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Weezer’s ‘Teal Album’: A true tribute to rock (Review)

Weezer’s ‘Teal Album’: A true tribute to rock (Review)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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The popular alternative rock group Weezer has released a new album which they have named Weezer (The Teal Album). While the album is recognizable by the color teal, it is officially called Weezer, just like every other album by the band.   The Teal Album came from seemingly nowhere, being released randomly on Jan ...

“A Brief Inquiry” into The 1975’s new album (Review)

“A Brief Inquiry” into The 1975’s new album (Review)

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


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The 1975 is back with a very diverse and thought-provoking new album. Their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, was released on Nov 30, 2018. The dramatic opening in the first song entitled “The 1975” immediately caught my attention. A chorus of synthesized voices s...

Twenty One Pilots creates brilliant backstory for upcoming album ‘Trench’ (Review)

Twenty One Pilots creates brilliant backstory for upcoming album ‘Trench’ (Review)

Carol Etzel, Magazine Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018


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Twenty One Pilots is back with new music, and this time they’ve also created an entire universe. In 2017, drummer Josh Dun accepted an award for the most dedicated fan base at the Alternative Press Awards. He said, “Tyler wishes he could be here; he’s actually off severing ties with Dema.” N...

Failed romance leads to success for Maroon 5 (Review)

Failed romance leads to success for Maroon 5 (Review)

Maddison Young, A&E Junior Editor

December 21, 2017


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Maroon 5 knows what's "Best 4 U" as their new album shows. Red Pill Blues, Maroon 5’s new album, shows the theme of failed romance rather consistently throughout the whole album and is also very relevant in their previous albums as well. It is a 15-song album which lasts a little over an hour ...

Smith gets emotional, again (Review)

Smith gets emotional, again (Review)

JT Kuhn, A&E Writer

November 14, 2017


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Sam Smith's new album The Thrill of It All lights up the music industry, showcasesing many different types of music. There is slow melancholy music that is intended to get the listener “in their feels” as they listen, which is similar to the songs “Too Good at Goodbye” and “Scars.” A...

Will Little Mix find success in the U.S. with ‘Glory Days’? (Review)

Will Little Mix find success in the U.S. with ‘Glory Days’? (Review)

Chaela Williams, A&E Editor

December 2, 2016


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After being the first group to win The X Factor (UK), singers Little Mix has been selling out arenas and having No. 1 singles in the U.K. However, the British girl-group has yet to find their success in the U.S. The quartet released their fourth album, Glory Days, on November 18 and it became i...

Tove Lo’s ‘Lady Wood’ offers emotional highs and lows (Review)

Chaela Williams, A&E Editor

November 14, 2016


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NoSwedish singer Tove Lo released her second album Lady Wood on October 28 of this year. Lady Wood is Lo’s “darker and dreamer” follow-up album to her 2014 debut, Queen of  the Clouds. Lady Wood consists of two chapters, “Fairy Dust” and “Fire Fade” Lo describes the two chapter...

Zayn proves to be successful with ‘Mind of Mine’ (Review)

Zayn proves to be successful with ‘Mind of Mine’ (Review)

Chaela Williams, A&E Writer

March 29, 2016


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After a year of waiting, Zayn released his highly anticipated solo debut album, Mind of Mine. Ironically, the album was released on the same day Zayn left his former boy band, One Direction, last year on March 25 to become a “normal 22 year-old.” Later that year he was signed to RCA Records which le...

Was “Anti” Worth the Wait? (Review)

Was “Anti” Worth the Wait? (Review)

Chaela Williams, A&E Writer

February 8, 2016


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After the highly impatient wait for Anti, Rhianna finally released her 8th studio album through Jay-Z’s music streaming site, Tidal, for free. After three years of waiting, is this album really worth it? Before releasing Anti , Rihanna dropped the lead single “Work” featuring Drake. After liste...

Puth’s ‘Nine Track Mind’ brings redundancy to doo-wop (Review)

Puth’s ‘Nine Track Mind’ brings redundancy to doo-wop (Review)

Chaela Williams, A&E Writer

February 2, 2016


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With decent tracks and relatable lyrics, Charlie Puth's debut album, Nine Track Mind, is close to being successful, if only he would have toned down the 50s-60s vibe. Rising star Puth started his career on YouTube, posting covers which gained him a little popularity but he became a household name aft...

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