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By: Emily Brodke Image courtesy of the Kent State College of Nursing Over the next two months, graduating seniors (myself included) will be experiencing the end of many things as we know it. Graduation is imminent, and the real world is looming. Our classmates will soon be jumpstarting their careers, moving in with their significant […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: 3WW Artist: alt-J Record Label: Infectious Music Release Date: March 6, 2017 Rating:        On the third day of the third month of 2017, alt-J teased a new tune on their YouTube page. Three days later, they released that song, “3WW,” and announced that their forthcoming third album Relaxer would […]

Artist: Ed Sheeran By: Jenna Langan Title: ÷ Record Label: Asylum/Atlantic Records Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating:      Ed Sheeran has  finally broken his year long hiatus with third album, Divide. It seems there are two worlds that hold Ed Sheeran’s music: One captures the masses with pop and upbeat hits; the other swoons our […]

Image courtesy of Epic Records By: Wise Ellis Artist: Jidenna Title: The Chief Record Label: Wondaland-Epic Records Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating: Many of us recognize rapper Jidenna by his uniquely extravagant day-to-day style, and his 2015 Double Platinum single “Classic Man.” After releasing the songs “Long Live the Chief” and “Chief Don’t Run” in […]

Image courtesy of Warner Brothers Records By: Akii Butler Artist: BeBe Rexha Album:All Your Fault Pt.1 Label:Warner Bros. Rating: Bebe Rexha has made quite a name for herself. In 2015, she was featured on G-Eazy’s “Me Myself and I,” and that same year her vocals could be heard on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” In 2016, Rexha […]

By: Reid Smith Photo courtesy of bandcamp.com Album: Volcano Artist: Temples Record Label: Fat Possum Records Release Date: March 3rd, 2017 Rating: With their sophomore album, Temples sends a message that they’re more than a 60’s nostalgia act. The neo-psychedelic group from Kettering, England went from uploading their songs on YouTube to playing Coachella and […]

Photo courtesy of  MTV.com By:Tyler Thompson Review: Drunk Artist: Thundercat Label: Brainfeeder Release: Feb. 24, 2017 Rating:        Thundercat’s 23-track LP Drunk, is his absolute best to date that will have listeners buzzed with audible ecstasy. The bassist-virtuoso percolates his grooviest and funkadelic sound to boot while also tackling immensely personal assessments of life itself. He invites […]

By: Abbey Heslep Photo courtesy of Republic Records Artist: Lorde Record Label: Universal Music Group Release Date: March 2, 2017 Rating:    People finally got their first taste of Lorde’s much-anticipated second album yesterday with the release of “Green Light.” The New Zealand singer-songwriter was met with huge success on her first record, and fans […]

Photo courtesy of themountaingoats.bandcamp.com The Mountain Goats announced their latest album on February 22, along with the concept which will be its focus. The band is releasing an album about goth – because of course, The Mountain Goats would – and it’s fitting theme for the band. The Mountain Goats have flexed their goth muscles […]

By: Evan Harms Photo courtesy of Triple Crown Records   Artist: Heart Attack Man Album: The Manson Family Label: Triple Crown Records Release: March 3, 2017 Rating:   I chose to review this record not because of my extensive familiarity with DIY power-pop (or regular power-pop for that matter), but because of my absolute love for Heart […]


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