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By: Mikala Lugen Title: Ghost In The Bottle Artist: Kitchen Dwellers Record Label: Independent Release Date: April 21st, 2017 Rating: Friday, Kitchen Dwellers released their second studio album Ghost in the Bottle. This is the band’s first studio release since their self-titled album produced four years ago. The bluegrass fellas celebrated their 11-track album debut […]

By: Conor Battles Album: DAMN. Artist: Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Release: April 14, 2017 Score:     There was never any second album, and that’s a good thing. The odyssey of DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s fourth LP and the followup to 2015’s lauded To Pimp a Butterfly, began with the surprise drop of “The Heart Pt. […]

By: Brandon Bounds Image courtesy of wikipedia.com Artist: The Chainsmokers Album: Memories…Do Not Open Record Label: Disruptor Records/Columbia Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        The Chainsmokers’ debut album is finally out! The iconic duo has had some big summer hits, including “Roses” and “Closer.” This time, they brought their fans a full-length […]

By: Conor Battles Title: Pure Comedy Artist: Father John Misty Label: Sub Pop Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:       There is a very simple way to observe the evolution of Father John Misty since 2015’s I Love You, Honeybear. The first words out of Josh Tillman’s mouth on Honeybear is the musical equivalent of sweet […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Title: LA DIVINE Artist: Cold War Kids Record Label: Capitol Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating:        California-based rock band Cold War Kids has been around for thirteen years now.  That time has seen the group release six albums, undergo a few lineup changes, and fluctuate in hype and popularity. […]

By: Alex Couts Album: You’re Not As ______ As You Think Artist: Sorority Noise Record Label: Triple Crown Records Release Date: March 17th, 2017 Rating: When Cam Boucher began writing for his side project Sorority Noise, he did not know that he would be simultaneously creating a strong platform for the open discussion of mental […]

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 […]

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. Temples went from uploading songs on YouTube to playing Coachella and performing on The Tonight Show over the […]

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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