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Album Review

Blink-182 – California

Blink-182 – California

By: Matt Jiles From the opening drum hits on “Cynical,” it is immediately clear that blink-182 wants to be fast again. Fast, fun, and full of energy. With the addition of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba on guitar, blink-182 is reinvented and reenergized, yet staying true to their

Brian James

February 23rd, 2017

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Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

By: Zach Wilson This past May, Chance the Rapper’s third mixtape Coloring Book was released to critical acclaim. Despite the name his brand implies, this is perhaps just as much gospel as it is rap. It is a clear departure from his previous effort Acid Rap which leans more ...

Brian James

February 23rd, 2017

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Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas

Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas

By: Brian James (@bjamesISU)   It might be just a little early to begin listening to Christmas music, but Pentatonix is breaking the social norms with the release of their third Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas. Their last Christmas album, That’s Christmas to Me,

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November 8th, 2016

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Yellowcard – The Last Album

Yellowcard – The Last Album

By Matty Jiles (@mattyplayzbass)   “We went into this record knowing it would be the last, which is why we chose to have Ryan Key and Ryan Mendez produce it. The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us. We ...

Brian James

November 8th, 2016

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Anderson Paak – Malibu

Anderson Paak – Malibu

By: DJ Griot The distinguish voiced crooner Anderson Paak, who is a rapper, singer and producer from Oxnard, California, latest work is called Malibu, an album that whisks you away in a musicality not heard in a while. An even blend of jazz, hip-hop, and self-discovery. ...

Brian James

April 6th, 2016

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Panic! At The Disco – Death of a Bachelor

Panic! At The Disco – Death of a Bachelor

By: Matty Jiles It may feel like just yesterday that “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” took over the airwaves. Believe it or not, Panic! At The Disco released this song on their debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out a whole decade ago. Throughout one decade ...

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February 1st, 2016

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Disclosure-Caracal

Disclosure-Caracal

By: Megan Bockrath After reaching worldwide success in 2012, Disclosure just revealed why they are on top of the music world with their second studio album “Caracal”. Disclosure started in the early 2010s as a duo composed of siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence, with their ...

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December 3rd, 2015

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The Neighborhood – Wiped Out!

The Neighborhood – Wiped Out!

By: Jenny Goyer October 30th marked the release of the American soft alternative rock band: The Neighbourhood’s second full-length album titled Wiped Out!.  The group’s previous full-length, I Love You. broke records with the hit “Sweater Weather” and “Female Robbery”. ...

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December 1st, 2015

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5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

By: Matty Jiles (@mattyplayzbass) Opening for One Direction’s 2013 “Take Me Home” tour was the breakout moment for 5 Seconds of Summer. After this tour, the pop punk band came home to Australia to play a sold out tour, and signed to Capitol Records, which released their ...

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November 10th, 2015

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Mayday Parade – Black Lines

Mayday Parade – Black Lines

By: Matty Jiles (@mattyplayzbass)   In 2006, Mayday Parade’s debut album A Lesson in Romantics provided the pop-punk community with anthems of hardships, and was included on Rock Sound’s “The 51 Most Influential Pop Punk Albums of All Time” list. These songs got Mayday ...

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October 27th, 2015

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