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Topic: album review

Folk-pop artist Okay Kaya explores personal trauma in her second studio album, “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself.”

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Okay Kaya bends genre to explore melancholic humor

February 13, 2020 0 comments

Okay Kaya’s second studio-length album is a cathartic recollection and release of intimate memory. “Watch This Liquid Pour Itself,” released Jan. 24, pushes Kaya’s genre-bending sound further than past experiments; here, she oscillates between moments of wistful, folkish R&B and bullish disco.

070 Shake’s first studio album examines emotional, relational turmoil

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070 Shake’s first studio album examines emotional, relational turmoil

February 4, 2020 0 comments

In 070 Shake’s debut album, “Modus Vivendi,” the rising artist employs sanguine, dreamy studio production while lyrically reflecting on relationships. But, the 22-year-old still seems to be polishing how studio experimentation can serve her genre-less introspection. Released Jan. 17, the GOOD Music-produced record showcases the highly anticipated voice heard first […]

The album’s first song, “No Water,” is accompanied by a music video that revolves around the intersection of the surreal with the everyday. Simon released the album under the name "Dogmanjones."

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Brown senior releases debut album

December 3, 2019 2 comments

Gabe Simon ’20 released his debut album, “Mr. Adrian Goes to Kihei” last week under the stage name of “Dogmanjones.” Now available on Spotify and Apple Music, Dogman’s tracks resist any sort of neat denomination.

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s new seven-track EP “Feet of Clay” explores the death of his girlfriend, grandmother and father.

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Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Feet of Clay’ lands with concision, eccentricity

November 14, 2019 0 comments

Through an exploration of the subconscious and a confrontation of grief, rapper Earl Sweatshirt reveals more of himself than ever before in “Feet of Clay” — an album only 15 minutes long.

FKA twigs, a cross-genre English singer-songwriter, released her second album “MAGDALENE” Nov. 8.

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FKA twigs’ second album ties personal suffering to religion

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In her second studio-length album “MAGDALENE,” cross-genre artist FKA twigs employs her emotion-laced voice as a medium for self-reflection, dancing between genuine emotion and cliched heartbreak.

In a sharp turn toward the gospel genre, Kanye West embarks on an exploration of spiritual humility in his ninth studio album, eliciting a divided reaction from fans and critics alike.

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Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

October 31, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date.

bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

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bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

October 24, 2019 0 comments

Rising pop singer Megan Bülow, who is known by the stage name bülow, delighted fans with the Oct. 4 release of her five-track EP “The Contender.”

The Californian singer established his own indie record label just this year, under which “PMD” was self-produced, managed and facilitated.

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Marc E. Bassy’s 3rd studio album ‘PMD’ marks new artistic direction

October 7, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 27, Marc E. Bassy released 14 new tracks on his album “PMD.”

Lana Del Rey, American singer, songwriter and pop culture icon, is known for her melancholic tunes and captivating voice. Her new album features songs such as “Bartender” and explores the depths of intimate nostalgia.

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Lana Del Rey releases new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ to critical acclaim

September 11, 2019 0 comments

On her fifth major-label studio album, “Norman Fucking Rockwell!,” Lana Del Rey delivers 67 minutes of  psychedelic, soft-rock ego trip. Rich with references to Californian Laurel Canyon rock, the album’s greatest strength is what its popularity says about her audience’s attraction to nostalgia.

Taylor Swift’s seventh album, “Lover,” is far from her last album, “reputation.” Her latest album features 18 tracks on the central theme of multi-dimensional love.

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Taylor Swift’s new album ‘Lover’ charms fans

September 9, 2019 0 comments

In 2017, Taylor Swift unveiled a darker, angrier side of her personality through her sixth album, “reputation.” The controversial album lived up to its name and challenged the way people perceive Swift — both musically and personally.