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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Movie Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Review by: Bradyn Johnson Directed by: Ryan Coogler Rating: 4/5  It was difficult to imagine a Black Panther movie without lead actor Chadwick Boseman, but Black Panther: Wakanda Forever proved to be a massive success. After Boseman’s abrupt passing, many were unsure about the future of the beloved character. Fortunately, director Ryan Coogler was able to make the transition between […]

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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: Don’t Worry Darling

Review by: Megan Lee Directed by: Olivia Wilde Rating: 4/5  Full of criticisms on the concept of perfection, Don’t Worry Darling might just be the most psychologically twisted film to hit the theaters this year. At first glance, the casting of Harry Styles as the lead makes the film seem like an amateur selection of Hollywood idols, yet the directing, […]

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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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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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Show Review: Never Have I Ever (Season 3)

Review by: Nishka Mishra Creator: Mindy Kaling Rating: 4/5 The third season of the Netflix original show “Never Have I Ever” was released this August and soared to the top of the charts. The show captivates teenage audiences with its relatability through the characters and romance that will leave you at the edge of your seat.  Never have I Ever […]

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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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TV Show Review: Bridgerton (Season 2)

Review by: Shravani Page Created by: Chris Van Dusen Rating: 4/5 The Netflix original series Bridgerton is back with a second season.  Its second season has worked its way back up to Netflix’s No. 1 in many countries and amassed millions of views within just days of its release. Bridgerton’s inclusive nature shines throughout the entire season, particularly with the […]

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Artist Spotlight: Conan Gray

Josie Lorenz | The Chronicle Pop artist Conan Gray has used his music to connect to young teenage heartbreak since his 2017 debut. He contrasts his soft voice during the verses with powerful and emotional hooks, which is best exemplified by songs like his 2022 single “Jigsaw”. One of his most well-known songs, “Heather” from the album Kid Krow, launched […]

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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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Movie Review: The Batman

Review by: Aditya Thiyag Directed by: Matt Reeves Rating: 4.5/5 “Something in the Way” was one of the most understated songs on Nirvana’s 1991 magnum opus Nevermind. Consisting of just a few chords, Cobain’s whispering vocals, and with many fans believing the lyrics to be about Cobain’s time homeless, it is a vulnerable record about a broken person seemingly struggling […]

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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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