Mick Jenkins – Smoking Song (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD) (SMOOTH) The last song off of Mick Jenkins’ new album is perfectly titled. Opening up with a smooth bass line and flourishing woodwinds, he creates a rich jazz vibe right off the bat. Combined with his voice, which adds to the intimacy of the song, Jenkins transports the […]
Takeoff – Last Memory (SEAMLESS) The “mute of the Migos,” Takeoff, has announced that “The Last Rocket” will land on Nov. 2. Along with the announcement, Takeoff released the single “Last Memory” a melodic, yet choppy tune that displays his ability to weave seamlessly throughout verses with assistance from his ad-libs. By Isiah Sneed […]
By Allison Schulz Just days before It’s Me: Ross performs at KCOU’s Birthday Bash on Nov. 3, the local band’s frontman Ross Menefee sat down with KCOU’s Allison Schulz. Menefee talked about the band’s new album, his journey toward making genuine art and, most importantly, his alter ego as Professor Swag. KCOU: How has the […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
By David Colton: Self, Room 25 Noname slides into the first verse of her debut album like the smooth piano beat has already been stuck in your head for six months. She effortlessly floats across this entire album, lyrically and spiritually.