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Album Review

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Justin Bieber – Purpose

By Nick Rice Disclaimer: I would like to start by explaining that this album is a little different from what I am used to listening to. Given that, I did my best to review this album in a way that is unbiased and artistically fair. I enjoyed listening to something that was ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie – Blackstar

By: Zach Wilson David Bowie was never a stranger to pushing social and musical norms; unorthodox concepts and instrumentation are omnipresent in his catalog of albums dating back to the 1960’s. Bowie thrived on producing outlandish-yet, widely accessible-material, and ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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The Weeknd – Starboy

The Weeknd – Starboy

By: Unique Boyd If you don’t know who The Weeknd is by now, then it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock. Starboy is the third studio album by The Weeknd and may be his biggest yet. The album opens up with the title track, ‘Starboy’ featuring Daft Punk. “Switch up ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

By: Unique Boyd The album opens up with ‘Ultralight Beam’ that gives us that gospel like soundtrack. This song features Chance the Rapper (so it’s an automatic hit), Kirk Franklin. Kelly Price, and The Dream. While West refers to this album as a “Gospel album” it’s far from ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

By: Zach Wilson Radiohead’s 2011 effort King of Limbs was one of the most uninspired albums in Radiohead’s nearly unblemished discography. It was too short and less memorable than most of the group’s other work. While it was still a decent album despite its flaws, it was not

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Rihanna – ANTI

Rihanna – ANTI

By: Kirstin Bounds Rihanna is nominated for a total of eight Grammy awards due to her artistic accomplishments in 2016, thanks to ANTI, an album that brought us unforgettable hits like “Work” (feat. Drake), “Needed Me”, and “Love on the Brain”. These three tracks themselves ...

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Marrin Morris – Hero

Marrin Morris – Hero

By Kirstin Bounds We heard lyrics from Maren Morris in songs performed by Kelly Clarkson (“Second Wind”) and Tim McGraw (“Last Turn Home”), but the year 2016 brought the singer herself into a brighter light with her debut studio album Hero. Nominated this year for Best ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage

Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage

By: Riley Naughton I am not one to listen to very much R&B-Hip Hop music compared to the average redbird here at ISU, but wow what an amazing album! Sweet, Sexy, Savage, is incredible. This is Kehlani’s first full length album not including her other EP’s. The title is ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Weezer – Weezer (The White Album)

Weezer – Weezer (The White Album)

By Nick Rice Weezer, also known as The White Album is Weezer’s 10th studio album, and their fourth self-titled release. First off, I was very excited when I found out that Weezer was going to be releasing another self-titled full length, given that their previous self-titled

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Adele – 25

Adele – 25

By: Riley Naughton The third in the Adele trilogy of Albums is 25, if you haven’t heard of this magnificent album have you been living under a rock? In a coma? Frozen for Science? I am sure that most of you know Adele Adkins to be the sappy soul who churns out songs for the ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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