Album Review: 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

Review by: Megan Lee Artist: Taylor Swift Rating: 5/5 Taylor Swift has continued the rerelease of her first six studio albums with the release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on October 27. Originally released in 2014, 1989 was seen as Swift’s first full pop album. Amplifying the fun, poppyvibe of the original, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has cemented itself as a pure […]

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Song Review: Now And Then

Review by: Alisha Verma Artist: The Beatles Rating: 4.5/5 53 years after their break up, the Beatles have released their final song. “Now and Then” was recorded by John Lennon in 1977, three years before his death. With the help of artificial intelligence (A.I.), the song has been completed by surviving bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. When it was […]

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Album Review: Mercy

Review by: Alisha Verma Artist: John Cale Rating: 4/5 Even if you’ve never heard the name John Cale, his fingerprints can be found everywhere, from the scrappy beginnings of punk rock to modern R&B. Cale has cemented himself as a musical vagabond, a title that persists with the release of his new album, MERCY. The album opens with the title […]

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Album Review: Let’s Start Here

Review by: Shrija Shandilya Artist: Lil Yachty Rating: 4/5 Lil Yachty’s fifth studio album, Let’s Start Here, is indicative of his reform. He incorporates a more alternative and psychedelic rock sound while retaining some of his own vocal style. The album starts with “The Black Seminole,” a standout track that effectively sets the tone for the album. With synth and […]

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Album Review: Honey

Review by: Laurel Wang Artist: Samia Rating: 2/5 On first listen, Samia’s sophomore album, Honey, recalls Rupi Kaur, the thousand dying gasps of teen Tumblr blogs, and confessional poetry. But the album’s haunting introspection ultimately reveals little beyond a hollow sound, as if the twenty-six-year-old singer isn’t quite sure of what ghosts she’s running from, either. In an interview, Samia […]

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Album Review: HEROES AND VILLAINS

Review by: Shrija Shandilya Artist: Metro Boomin Rating: 5/5 As a sequel to the star-studded album NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES, HEROES AND VILLAINS plays to the strengths of all featured artists while incorporating Metro Boomin’s innovative take on trap to create a captivating yet cohesive album.   The first track, “On Time”, starts the album off bright and uplifting, featuring […]

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Album Review: Her Loss

Review by: Ali Sami Artist: Drake Rating: 4.5/5 “21, Can you do something for me?” Drake and 21 Savage’s most recent album, Her Loss, was released on November 4, 2022, and the duo did not miss. The album consists of 16 songs with a playing time of exactly an hour. Travis Scott was the only feature on the album, and […]

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Album Review: Midnights

Review by: Risha Chada Artist: Taylor Swift Rating: 4.5/5 Self-loathing, fantasizing about revenge, wondering what could have been, falling in love and falling apart. Through 13 beautifully crafted new songs, Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights, delivered on every single one of these five emotions. The album created an array of sounds and feelings that encompass the idea of “midnight.” Three […]

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Album Review: Entergalactic

Review by: Ali Sami Artist: Kid Cudi Rating: 4/5 Grammy Award-winning rapper, “Kid Cudi,” dropped “Entergalactic,” which could potentially be his last album, on September 30, 2022. Entergalactic consists of 15 songs and has a duration of 45 minutes, with features from Don Toliver, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign and many other acclaimed artists. Kid Cudi took a detour from […]

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Album Review: HDTV

Review by: Sean Speidel Artist: Tai Verdes Rating: 3/5 Breakout artist Tai Verdes’ second studio album, HDTV, proved that Verdes is more than a “one-hit-wonder” After gaining popularity on Tiktok for songs such as “A-O-K” and “Stuck In The Middle,” Verdes’ new release HDTV is an attempt to show that he is more than just a TikTok artist.   Overall, the […]

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Movie Review: Top Gun: Maverick

Review by: Ava Yungbluth Directed by: Joseph Kosinski Rating: 4.5/5  Some watched for the planes, some for the personalities, and others for pure nostalgia, but everyone was able to find something they enjoyed after watching Top Gun: Maverick.  The opening credits of Top Gun: Maverick showed a sequence of planes being readied on an aircraft carrier before taking off to […]

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Album Review: Traumazine

Review by: Shrija Shandilya Artist: Megan Thee Stallion Rating: 4/5 Megan Thee Stallion’s second studio album, Traumazine, is a perfect showcase of her iconic sound and versatility as an artist.   Megan Thee Stallion has had one of the most explosive careers of the late 2000s. Ever since her rise to fame in 2019, Megan’s influence has extended beyond the music […]

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Artist Spotlight: Pavement

Alisha Verma | The Chronicle Formed in Stockton, California in 1989 by Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg, Pavement has cemented itself as one of the most influential bands to come out of the 90s alternative rock scene. Whether he’s playfully half-singing, or shedding a blood-curdling scream, lead vocalist and guitarist Stephen Malkmus’ voice exudes an effortless charm reminiscent of a […]

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Album Review: Come Home the Kids Miss You

Review by: Bradyn Johnson Artist: Jack Harlow Rating: 3.5/5 Jack Harlow’s newest album, Come Home The Kids Miss You attempts to highlight his budding life in the music industry. Throughout the album I noticed that it was not super cohesive, the overall instrumentals and features like Drake, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne were one of the main things […]

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Album Review: Familia

Review by: Sean Speidel Artist: Camila Cabello Rating: 1/5 Camila Cabello’s third studio album, Familia, is an attempt to provide a deeper look into the heartache and self doubt caused by her breakup with longtime boyfriend Shawn Mendes. Unfortunately, the lack of a coherent sound prevents the supposed familial theme of the album from fully developing. Familia’s largest drawback is […]

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Album Review: Crash

Review by: Savannah Libby Artist: Charli XCX Rating: 3/5 Charli XCX’s fifth studio album Crash is the product of a turbulent mix of Charli’s passionate feelings about straying from the traditional path during her music career, explaining how she never conformed to the expectations set for her by Atlantic Records. The opening track “Crash” contains heartfelt lyricism, displaying synth and […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: INDIGO DE SOUZA

Della Johnson | Editor-in-Chief Indie rock artist Indigo De Souza exemplifies putting one’s soul into their music. Her dynamically complex discography offers emotional confessions and raw vocals, often shaking with passion and constantly contrasting her yells with softer croons, ranging into an objectively impressive higher register. Though dropping a few songs prior, her first prominent release was her 2018 album […]

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