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Top 5 Musicals You Need to See

Top 5 Musicals You Need to See

by Erica Jane, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, movies & tv, music, SHOWCASE

Bored with your spring playlist? Tired of the same three songs playing on the radio? Done with mainstream, indie or underground bands? Have no fear, musicals are here! Ever since the summer of 2015, musicals have trumped today’s hit list. A mixture of harmonies and catchy instrumentals, you’ll have...

Top 5 Underground Artists You Need to Hear Now

by Erica Jane, Senior Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Looking for music to lounge around to or listen to when you’re not listening to your history lecture? These artists, underappreciated but fresh, will give the category underground a new meaning. 5. Smino Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Smino is an aged soul stuck in a 25 year old’s body. He raps sickly sweet, his beats pounding through listener’s earpho...

Drake’s “More Life” review

Drake’s “More Life” review

by Brisa Muscaglione, Senior Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: More Life Record Label: Young Money Entertainment Release Date: March 18, 2017 Rating: 6.5/10   Usually anything Drake, otherwise known as Aubrey Drake Graham, is worthy of your time and money. However, Graham’s latest low-key, surprise release, More Life, isn’t something ...

Khalid’s “American Teen” album review

Khalid’s “American Teen” album review

by Chandler Patrick, Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album: American Teen Record Label: RCA Records Released: March 3, 2017 Rating: 10/10 Who would have guessed that 19-year-old Khalid Robinson from El Paso, Texas, would become an almost overnight sensation, with one of the hottest singles of the year, “Location” , peaking on Billboard’s The Hot 100 a...

Ed Sheeran’s “÷” album review

Ed Sheeran’s “÷” album review

by Hailey Rodis, Co-Entertainment Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: ÷ (Divide) Record Label: Asylum Records UK Release Date: March 3, 2017 Rating: 10/10 The time has finally come, after months of waiting Ed Sheeran announced that he would be releasing another album, ÷ (Divide) and it is all anyone could have asked for. It’s no secret th...

Jay Som’s “Everybody Works” album review

Jay Som’s “Everybody Works” album review

by Erica Jane, Senior Reporter
March 25, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: Everybody Works Record Label: Polyvinyl and Double Denim Records Release Date: March 10, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Young and hungry, Melina Duterte brings brilliance in her new album, Everybody Works. With careful lyrics and pristine charm dancing into every song, Everybody Works is Duterte’s f...

Big Sean’s “I Decided.” Review

Big Sean’s “I Decided.” Review

by Brisa Muscaglione, Senior Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: “I Decided.” Record Label: GOOD Music Release Date: February 3, 2017 Rating: 9/10   Big Sean’s latest album, I Decided., made me decide that this is one of the hottest albums dropped so far this year. Big Sean, otherwise known as Sean Anderson,  earned the...

Kehlani Ashley Parrish’s “SweetSexySavage” review

Kehlani Ashley Parrish’s “SweetSexySavage” review

by Brittany Blanco, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: SweetSexySavage Record Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: January 27, 2017 Rating: 10/10 Kehlani Ashley Parrish, a R&B/Hip-Hop artist, released another long-awaited debut album, SweetSexySavage, on Jan. 27. Kehlani has always been a huge fan of dancing, but later on she fell in l...

The xx’s “I See You” review

The xx’s “I See You” review

by Erica Jane, Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

London’s gracious, synth-boosted and pop influenced trio, the xx has returned with their new album, I See You. The band’s signature nature carries on through this release; their dreamy melodies pounce through every chord and hymn the ten songs offer. Their hit release speaks to fans deeply; it gi...

Bastille’s “Wild World” Review

Bastille’s “Wild World” Review

by Hailey Rodis, Senior Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Album Title: Wild World Record Label: Virgin Records Release Date: September 9, 2016 Rating: 8/10   With the release of their debut album, Bad Blood, back in 2013, the British indie pop band, Bastille, hit the top ten charts with many of their singles. For the next three years...

The Divine Feminine Review

The Divine Feminine Review

by Chandler Patrick and Alanis Mims
September 26, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Title: The Divine Feminine Record Label: Warner Bros. Records Release Date: September 16 Rating: 10/10   Friday, Sept. 16, marked the day superstar rapper Mac Miller released his fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine. The Pittsburgh native is the last person you’d expect to releas...

Suicide Squad Album Review

Suicide Squad Album Review

by Annaka Cieri, Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, music, SHOWCASE

Title: Suicide Squad: The Album Record Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: August 4, 2016 Rating: 9/10 In attempt to pump up moviegoers, preceding a movie with a large fan base and movie album will be released with songs tied to the film in some way featured on the album. Usually, it is...

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