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Topic: Music

"Chemtrails" is Del Rey's seventh studio album.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Lana Del Rey’s outdated image of America

April 7, 2021 2 comments

If Phoebe Bridgers is the Twitter music star — outwardly moody and unsatisfied; “ghosting” friends and effusively crying; favoring words over decoration — Lana Del Rey is the alternative darling of Instagram.

Bieber seems to fall into the celebrity-fueled practice of treating social justice as part of his brand, or a trend, rather than an actual political commitment.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Justice’ as injustice: Bieber’s newest album’s disconnect between message, content

March 31, 2021 0 comments

In his sixth full-length studio album, “Justice,” Justin Bieber reveals vulnerabilities and maturity in a way we have not yet seen from him, but he falls short in making the connection between the album’s purported message of social justice and its actual content. 

Because of the budget cut, BCA has decided to scale Spring Weekend back to one day with three artists.

Arts & Culture

Brown Concert Agency to release Spring Weekend lineup April 3

March 29, 2021 1 comment

Though this year’s Spring Weekend will take a virtual format for the first time in University history, Brown Concert Agency is set to bring back the treasured College Hill event April 10. The lineup for this year’s festival will be released April 3.

“The World’s A Little Blurry” shows Eilish’s world for exactly what it is: crazy and complex but punctuated by moments of normalcy.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘The World’s A Little Blurry’: Billie Eilish releases new documentary

March 14, 2021 0 comments

The artist documentary appears to be a deceptively simple concept. It’s all too easy to assume that if you follow a superstar around with a camera for long enough, you’ll stumble upon depth and greatness. 

Toronto-based Tamara Lindeman grew up feeling connected to the natural world, incorporating it into her music today.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

The Weather Station releases new album Ignorance

February 21, 2021 0 comments

From the opening notes of Ignorance, the album is a culmination of Tamara Lindeman’s musical efforts. Using an avant-garde blend of jazz and folk, Toronto-based Lindeman has produced a piece of work that perfectly encapsulates the often harsh realities of present-age climate anxieties. 

HyunA’s latest mini-album “I’m Not Cool” features a set of catchy new hits celebrating the singer’s unabashed sense of self worth.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Comeback season: The queens of K-pop return with an affirming message of self-love and flawed authenticity

February 18, 2021 0 comments

With no end in sight to COVID-19, K-pop luminaries are offering some long-awaited escapist relief from pandemic doldrums with two of the biggest female soloists in the industry, HyunA and IU, returning with a heartfelt embrace of selfhood and all its imperfections.

The Gen Z-ness of TikTok Singers

Arts & Culture

The Gen Z-ness of TikTok Singers

February 16, 2021 0 comments

As if TikTok hadn’t already taken over the world, it has now come to dominate Spotify too. The young faces seen silently “Renegade”-ing and “WAP”-ing have taken their talents to the studio, churning out some of the most popular pop songs of the past few months. 

Aespa’s first single, “Black Mamba,” recently reached 100 million views on YouTube.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Aespa releases sophomore single amid widespread anticipation

February 10, 2021 0 comments

Released on Feb. 5, South Korean girl group Aespa’s second single “Forever” is a sweet, polished rendition of SM Entertainment Songwriter and Producer Yoo Young-jin’s early 2000s original.

Maggie Rogers looks back in Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Maggie Rogers looks back in Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016

February 7, 2021 0 comments

Maggie Rogers appeared on the music scene seemingly overnight. Blink and you probably would have missed it.

Ariana Grande expresses her “love language”, goes backward in new album “positions”

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Ariana Grande expresses her “love language”, goes backward in new album “positions”

November 1, 2020 0 comments

On Oct. 30, renowned singer-songwriter Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album “positions.” Her usual fast-paced rhythms have been swapped out for steadier beats and more explicit lyrics, but the album falls short of wowing fans with truly smashing hits.