The Collegian

EPITAPH RECORDS
Remo Drive relased EP “Pop Music” on March 9.

Remo Drive mixes pop music, indie rock elements in latest EP

Jay Sanchez April 4, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. Album: Pop Music Artist: Remo Drive GRADE: A Remo Drive, a rock band from Bloomington, Minnesota,...

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The National won Best Alternative Music Album at the 60th Grammy Awards this year for ‘Sleep Well Beast.’ They were nominated with bands like Arcade Fire and Gorillaz.

The National’s diverse, distinct ‘Sleep Well Beast’ fits evolving standards

Jay Sanchez March 14, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. Album: Sleep Well Beast Artist: The National GRADE: B “Sleep Well Beast” by The National...

WIKIMEDIA

The War on Drugs’ album ‘A Deeper Understanding’ strikes favorable chords

Jay Sanchez February 28, 2018

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. Album: A Deeper Understanding Artist: The War on Drugs GRADE: B If there is one thing I’m...

Damaged Reputation: Taylor Swift’s new album fails to meet expectations

Jay Sanchez January 17, 2018

Album: Reputation Artist: Taylor Swift Grade: D Taylor Swift really tries to roll out the punches in her newest album “Reputation.” She falls short on her lyrics and a lot of her songs seem unnecessary....

Time to get holiday jingle on with DRAM

Time to get holiday jingle on with DRAM

Jay Sanchez December 11, 2017

Grade: B Nothing says, “it’s time for snow, peppermint and Christmas lights” more than festive music. With the end of the semester drawing to a close, it’s time for everyone to start constructing...

MATADOR RECORDS
Julien Baker addresses her demons with a glimmer of hope in her second album, “Turn out the Lights,” released Oct. 27.

Julien Baker’s sophomore indie-folk album turns out no lights

Jay Sanchez November 8, 2017

Editor’s Note: The grading system used here is similar to the 10-point scale used in SDSU courses. GRADE: A If you enjoy listening to indie folk and emo bands but you haven’t listened to anything...

PINEGROVE

Pinegrove takes on local Sioux Falls record shop

Jay Sanchez November 8, 2017

Grade: A- Pinegrove performed at Total Drag, a Sioux Falls record shop, Tuesday, Oct. 17. Evan Stephens Hall, the lead singer and guitarist of Pinegrove, insisted they play at Total Drag, and not at...

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