Rich Brian’s debut, ‘Amen,’ blesses the charts

Rising artist Rich Brian, the 18-year-old rapper from Indonesia, releases his debut album

The Weeknd steers us through heartbreak in ‘My Dear Melancholy’

The album consists of six songs with a total run time of 22 minutes. The album’s size takes you on an emotional journey through The Weeknd’s eyes.

Ten essential David Bowie tracks that will live forever

Last week, we lost one of the most iconic artists of our time as David Bowie passed away at 69. Bowie left behind...

Record Review: Summer 2018 has arrived in Kali Uchis’ ‘Isolation’

As winter retreats and snow continues to melt, the promise of summer glimmers in the near future, Kali Uchis’ debut studio album "Isolation" hints...

Hazia’s new album is more than gloom and doom

It's easy to forget that the synth-heavy indie rock album "Watch it Burn" is a local release.

Top five basketball songs

The percentage of songs associated with basketball that actually have something to do with basketball is freakishly small.

Track Review: Kanye’s ‘No More Parties in LA’ Will Make you want to Party...

As part of his upcoming album, “Swish,” set to release on Feb. 11, Kanye West is releasing a new song almost every Friday as...

‘Slime Season 3’ fails to stick

Atlanta’s trap scene has become increasingly popular with the rise of artists like Future and Young Thug. The music itself has become synonymous by...

Localize It: This False Ghost releases their debut EP

Titled "Love Dies//Rewind," This False Ghost brings new music to the table

‘Lazaretto’ proves Jack White’s musical genius

Artist: Album: Genre: Release date: Rating: Jack White "Lazaretto" Blues Rock June 10, 2014 4/5 stars Jack White’s second album “Lazaretto” is something to either download or grab off the shelves of the store...

Green Day returns to their roots with ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day is back, after the odd but unique triple album (yes, triple) in 2012s "Uno," "Dos," and "Tre" albums, they are now releasing...

‘Repave’ by Volcano Choir

Unlike the simple warmth of The Shouting Matches or the backwoodsy cabin-music feel of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir is something of an electro-orchestra wunderkind. Imagine Vernon’s characteristic falsetto in Bon Iver blended intriguingly with heavy drums and slightly glitchy synths and guitar riffs.

Blonde is the breath of fresh air we didn’t know we needed

2016 has been an incredible year for music so far. Numerous releases...

Metal, post-hardcore genre limitations shattered in ‘Issues’

Album: “Issues” Artist: Issues Genre: Nu-metal, metalcore, post-hardcore Label: Rise Records Release Date: Feb. 18, 2014 4/5 stars   What happens when a pop R&B singer gets together with an unclean...

Zayn Malik’s ‘Mind of Mine’ does not disappoint

In the fall of 2015, after announcing that he will be leaving the world-renowned boy band One Direction to focus on his solo career...

BoA makes American debut

Album: "BoA" Artist: BoA Record Label: SM USA Arsenal Record BoA (pronounced like the snake) is a Korean hip-hop/dance sensation in Asia.  After taking most major Asian...

10 Tracks to get you ready for graduation

The last four years have been emotionally exhausting. Maybe you got and regretted getting food surprises from the Cuddy. You were definitely late to...

New Macklemore music video taps into the raw, heartbreaking reality of substance abuse

It is not out of the ordinary for the well-known Seattle-based rapper Macklemore to shed a light on some heavier topics in his music....

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Untitled Unmastered’ is exceptionally striking

Back in Dec. 2014, Kendrick Lamar was the last musical guest on the Colbert Report. He performed an untitled song that saw Kendrick take...

The Lumineers sophomore release searches for its smash hit

Since the emergence of Mumford and Sons, folk pop music has peaked as a faux and unauthentic folk music that a mainstream audience can...

Rihanna’s “Anti” is Anticlimactic

Surprise albums have become a norm in music. Everyone from Death Grips to Beyonce have had their hand in surprising their fans with new...

Keep it in rotation with Mick Jenkins’ ‘THC’

You may have heard of Mick Jenkins this year with features on Noname’s album Telefone and Chance the Rapper’s discarded Coloring Book song ‘Grown...

Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ serenades with emotion and power

Solange is known for pushing the limits when it comes to music, so I knew I needed to prepare myself for her newest release,...

Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d city” revival of West Coast hip-hop

Earlier this week 25 year-old, Kendrick Lamar, Compton, Calif., emcee, released his major label debut “good kid m.A.A.d. city.”

Local bluegrass band Well Strung earns fans, First Tap stage

Local bluegrass and country band Well Strung has recently earned local fans, and the stage at Bear Tooth Theatre Pub's April 5 First Tap. Well Strung will be featured at the 9 p.m. event where the brewery will introduce this month's new beer, Dientee Del Oso.

New color, same Weezer in ‘The White Album’

Over the last 23 years, Weezer has been one of the staples in popular music. From their classic 1994 “The Blue Album” that featured...

Review: Iron and Wine – Archive Series Volume No. 1

If you spent this Valentine's Day alone and want to feel sorry for yourself “Archive Series Vol. 1” just may be the pity party...

Azalea ball hogs on ‘Team’

Back in 2012, a friend showed me one of Iggy Azalea's first music videos. The song was an explicit ode to the female organ....

Chance preaches and the world rejoices for ‘Coloring Book’

The two weeks of exclusive rights that Chance the Rapper signed over to Apple Music for his third album/mixtape are up and it is...

‘New Horizons’ for Flyleaf

After a decade as lead singer for Christian alternative band Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm (nee Mosley), is parting ways from the group to pursue the next chapter of her life — but not before leaving fans with one last album to remember her by.