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Julien Baker’s Turn Out the Lights is Elegantly Brilliant

Turn Out the Lights, released on October 27, is Julien Baker’s follow-up to her debut album Sprained Ankle, which was released in 2015. Turn Out the Lights is a gorgeous and delicate masterpiece, with a purity of vision that...
By Mike Crow | November 15, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Taylor Swift Reveals Edgy New Self with Reputation

Taylor Swift’s personas— we’ve seen them all. There was natural, country Taylor; giggling, girly Taylor; sophisticated Taylor; sleek Taylor; dramatic Taylor; victim taylor; and now we have a Taylor branded as edgy and revenge-driven. With the release of her...
By Rachel Harris | November 13, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Maryn’s Offer: Something New

The first sound that the album The Offer—by guitar and vocal duo Yowler— produces for the listener is the sound of water. I mean this literally and figuratively; the first song both starts with the echoes of water slipping...
By Clayton Musick | November 9, 2017 | Blog, Events, Featured Story, Music, Music Reviews

The Newest Kid on the Block: Lil Pump

A fresh new artist has entered the hip-hop ring, and his name is Lil Pump. Originally from Miami, Florida, the 17 year-old has made quite an entrance to the rap game. After releasing his first single, ”Gucci Gang”, on...
By Paige Garty | October 23, 2017 | Featured Story, Music, Music Reviews

Beck’s Colors Takes on Modern Pop Full Throttle

Beck’s cherished originality extends twelve albums before the recent release of his 2017 album Colors.  His hits—from “Loser” in 1996 to “Blue Moon” in 2014—have all maintained the strain that makes him unique: his ability to blend components of...
By Rachel Harris | October 20, 2017 | Featured Story, General, Music Reviews

King Krule – The OOZ

King Krule (Archy Marshall) returns to his unique shade of darkness in a howling third record that becomes an essential of 2017.   In 2013, Archy Marshall releases his debut record, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, under the name...
By Michael Reimer | October 18, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

St. Vincent Returns More Out of This World Than Ever

MASSEDUCTION is a New Take on Love, Drugs, and Feeling Like an Alien. With her breathy vocals, eerie melodies, and halo-esque hair, St. Vincent can’t escape being called “otherworldly.” She capitalizes on her particular vibe in the opening song...
By Meg Matthias | October 16, 2017 | Featured Story, General, Music, Music Reviews

About Time: Ethereal R&B with Occasional Missteps

About Time is Sabrina Claudio’s first full-length release, coming on the heels of her Confidently Lost EP, which came out in March of this year. About Time largely sticks with the airy, sensual atmosphere Claudio established on her debut...
By Mike Crow | October 12, 2017 | Featured Story, Music, Music Reviews

To the Sky and Back: Cry Cry Cry

  Reviewing this album was my first experience listening to any Wolf Parade songs extensively. The four piece group from Montreal does what it can to create a sound that is distinguishable and (to me, upon first listening) surprising....
By Clayton Musick | October 10, 2017 | Featured Story, Music Reviews

Call Him Or Don’t: Bittersweet Fantasy In ARRO’s New Single

Though it might be too early to say that Miami senior Aron Rosing is better known as recording artist ARRO, his recent Spotify single “Call Me” might just be good enough to get him there. With a surprisingly cohesive...
By Meg Matthias | October 6, 2017 | Featured Story, Music, Music At Miami, Music Reviews

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