BY ELENA K. CRUZ TRAVIS SCOTT’S “ASTROWORLD”; KELELA’S “TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES”; JOJI’S “BALLADS 1”; AMINE’S “ONEPOINTFIVE.” SO MANY ARTISTS HAVE RELEASED ALBUMS RECENTLY IN WHICH EVERY SINGLE SONG IS TITLED FULLY IN CAPS. AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY. IS IT TO SUIT AN AESTHETIC? MAYBE. BUT THE MORE ARTISTS WHO COPY THIS […]
Asian Doll – Headspin (feat. YBN Nahmir) (POWERFUL) If you’re looking for a new banger this weekend, this is it. “Headspin” is the last track off Asian Doll’s new album, Icy Princess, and by far one of the best songs in the set–the off kilter rhythm in the hook drives you to want more, and […]
By Theo Bloom (Yung Forehead Wrinkles) The year 2018 has been a fantastic year for music; there have been incredible albums released in a wide-ranging swath of genres. Despite this, there is one category of music that seems to be left to the wayside: Novelty music. Truly silly natured novelty music seems to be a […]
Jerry Paper – Everything Borrowed (STUMBLING) Featuring the warped synths and smooth grooves that have become his signature sound, “Everything Borrowed” has Jerry Paper cry about the trivial value people place on social order and objects. Despite the dire subject matter, the chill vibes sent through the stumbling beat will keep you moving. By Evan […]
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By Lily Kraxberger Hallam George’s new song is soulful and down to earth, featuring smooth and funky guitar lines and varied vocals (plus a killer whistling hook to start). As a bonus, he includes sounds from his new home of Boston under the track, making it fresh while retaining his usual personality.
By Theo Bloom Chic makes a forceful and funky return to the spotlight after a 25 year hiatus with the album Its About Time. The standout track of the bunch is Boogie all Night, an NAO supported track. Maybe disco isn’t dead after all?
By Cam Fuller The new singles from experimental artist Kagami Smile are rooted in classic house and ambient sounds, but hold enough of their own style to stand out. Though combining the two styles isn’t totally new, Smile’s reverb-soaked take on electronic music is original enough to almost be considered a new genre.
By Elad Gov-Ari The Introductory track to Lala Lala’s newest album “The Lamb,” is certainly a contradiction from name and actuality. The song Destroyer pairs mellow guitars in the verses to a contrasting ‘heavier’ vocal melody in the chorus which shapes up to a pretty played out sound, and leaves destruction pretty far out of mind.
Review by Colton Robertson BROCKHAMPTON graced us with its fourth studio album, “Iridescence,” on Sept. 21. The self-proclaimed boyband continued with the uniqueness it has been known for with its arrival. “Iridescence” is a work unlike any I’ve seen ever, only to be compared to previous BROCKHAMPTON projects. What sets this release apart from their […]