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Humanz by Gorillaz

Humanz by Gorillaz

After more than half a decade since their last album, Gorillaz released their fifth studio album, Humanz. Before the release, they dropped six singles from the track, including “We Got the Power”, “Andromeda”, and “Let Me Out”. Gorillaz is one of the first virtual bands, a band consisting of fictional characters instead of a persona of an artist. The band […]

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Musically Inclined

Musically Inclined

What began as a pastime quickly turned into a passion, and possible future profession, for sophomore Zachary Phillips. Phillips started playing violin in the first grade. After years of practice, he eventually made the switch to saxophone by the sixth grade. He hasn’t stopped ever since. In fact, his love of music prompted him to take an even more drastic […]

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Chaos and the Calm

Chaos and the Calm

America has always harbored a fascination with British musicians. Recollections of 90’s bands, such as Oasis or The Spice Girls, easily come to mind, as well as more recent musicians such as Charlie XCX or Adele. Many of these acts will come and go with the wind– acting only as a brief phase in the world of pop culture (my […]

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American Psycho/American Beauty

American Psycho/American Beauty

Fall Out Boy steps unto the scene once again with their sixth album and most diverse work to date – American Psycho/American Beauty. Fall Out Boy’s music has evolved, varied, and completely stopped (the band took a two year hiatus from 2010-2012) since their origin in 2001. Beginning initially as a noisy punk band from the suburbs of Chicago, Fall […]

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2014 Forrest Hills Drive

2014 Forrest Hills Drive

Cole, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., has been rapping since the age of 12. After moving to New York for college, acquiring a record deal with Jay Z, and releasing a combination of multiple mixtapes and albums, here he is, 17 years later, releasing yet another collection of music. The album, 2014 Forrest Hills Drive, is a reminiscence of Cole’s […]

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Jack's Mannequin

The Best Ten Albums Since 2000

There have been many advancements since 2000. The World Trade Center incident occurred. Wikipedia, Twitter, and YouTube were launched, and hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. The first African American president was elected. It is easy to look only at the natural catastrophes and political events when examining the past fifteen years. However, much more has changed– including music. The evolution […]

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8tracks Top 10 Playlists

8tracks Top 10 Playlists

Move over, Pandora. The personalized online radio world has a new top player. Melodies and symphonies tuned to every possible mood are only a website away. 8tracks.com was launched by founders David Porter and Remi Gabillet in 2008, but the smartphone application has recently taken the popular Apple iPhone platform by storm. 8tracks combines social networking and custom radio into […]

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“Beyoncé” Review

“Beyoncé” Review

R&B superstar Beyoncé (creatively known simply by her first name) Knowles’s fifth solo album “Beyoncé” may host a simple name, but boasts an amazing success rate. The official album was originally released Dec. 13, 2013, but since that date more tracks have been spontaneously added to the collection. Beyoncé’s creative team managed to keep the album a secret– no tracks […]

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Sonic Highways

Sonic Highways

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_Highways#mediaviewer/File:Foo_Fighters_8LP_Sonic_Highways.jpg Most widely recognized as a post-90’s grunge band, The Foo Fighters have released record breaking hits such as “The Pretender” and “My Hero”. Close to ten years after their debut album, the band is still writing music. David Grohl, the frontman of The Foo Fighters, originally played drums for Nirvana. After Nirvana disbanded Grohl carried on his musical career […]

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1989 Review

I have never been the biggest fan of Taylor Swift, but this album is pushing me to change my mind. “1989,” released October 27, 2014, reveals Swift’s musical transition from a sweet country singer to a rocking mainstream pop artist. The album contains expertly constructed, although sometimes slightly repetitive, tracks about getting over heartbreak and having fun. Reminiscent of the […]

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