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Album: First Things First Artist: Hodera Label: Take This to the Heart Records Release Date: October 20th, 2017 Rating:     Header photo by Brian L. Tice Jr. Successfully transforming elements of post-country into emo-power anthems is the specialty of up-and-coming band Hodera. Hodera is spearheaded by Mathew Smith from New Brunswick, New Jersey and […]

By: Dyan Reynolds Title: Humanz Artist: Gorillaz Record Label:Parlophone, Warner Bros. Release Date: April 28, 2017 Rating:        Everyone’s favorite virtual band is back, delivering 26 (that’s a lot!) new songs on their fifth studio album Humanz.  Among those 26 tracks are several of the year’s best pop tunes and a ton of excellent […]

By: Conor Battles   The Life of Pablo is one year old. The 365 days it’s existed have been as turbulent, weird and flat-out ugly as the long cycle of hype and disappointment that preceded its release. The Grammys have effectively closed the book on 2016 in music, and the fact that ‘Ye didn’t even […]

By: Conor Battles Album: RTJ3 Artist: Run the Jewels Label: Run the Jewels, Inc. Rating:        In the weeks leading up to his legendary bout with George Foreman in Zaire in 1974; the Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali endeared himself to the Congolese locals. As he jogged through the streets, the native children […]

In addition to our list of the top 10 albums of the year, the Black Squirrel Radio web staff collaborated to highlight some of the most underrated and underappreciated albums of 2016. This mix of lesser discussed pop music and undiscovered indie darlings will hopefully clue you into artists you should know in 2017.   ‘Lean […]

Recently the Black Squirrel Radio web staff collaborated to create the official BSR Top 10 Albums of 2016. Though this has been a pretty complicated year it has been a pretty impressive one in terms of music. The competition was tough but our final 10 contains a mix of some new voices and beloved legends. […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Album: American Nightmare Artist: Bad Rabbits Record Label: Bad Records Release Date: November 21, 2016 Rating:        Bad Rabbits, the Boston-based funk rock band, has never confined themselves to a single genre. From a stint as Slick Rick’s backing band to a spot the Van’s Warped Tour, these chameleons have found a […]

A look into The Front Bottoms’ Past Scribed by: Maggie Sugg photo courtesy of: http://img2-ak.lst.fm/i/u/ar0/97b4731cf90f75ead4cfb95870b7d575 I would deem myself a pretty big Front Bottoms fan. I’ve watched too many live performances on YouTube, have almost seen them several times (I’m a broke college student with no car and a couple of odds and ends jobs) […]

Photo courtesy of http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JoJo-Mad-Love.-2016-2480×2480.jpg JoJo’s Mad Love is everything you hoped it would be and more. Album: MAD LOVE Artist: JoJo Label:Atlantic Release Date: October 14th, 2016 Rating: Written By: Akii Butler It’s been nearly 10 years since R&B/Pop, singer-songwriter Jojo has released an album. After debuting in 2004, at the young age of 13, […]

Photo courtesy of play.wimpmusic.com Fall is a season with many facets to it, and there’s music to match it all. We see the death of nature around us as trees as flowers turn from green to brown and end up bare. Contrasting this is the beauty in the reds and oranges of the season. Just […]


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