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Music Review: Unique country artist scores hit

Christian Larson, Reporter October 19, 2021

For over a decade, Mickey Guyton has been the only Black female artist signed to a major Nashville label. She made her proper debut in 2015 with her single “Better Than You Left Me,” which was a moderate...

Earl Sweatshirt’s latest musical feat: FEET OF CLAY review

Adam Foss, Reporter November 18, 2019

Earl Sweatshirt’s new EP “Feet of Clay” sounds like a collection of leftovers from his previous album “Some Rap Songs.” Leftovers or not, the EP maintains many of the qualities that made “Some...

Changing it up with Danny Brown’s “uknowhatimsayin¿”

Changing it up with Danny Brown’s “uknowhatimsayin¿”

Adam Foss, Reporter October 8, 2019

In Danny Brown’s “uknowhatimsayin¿,” Brown puts a positive spin on his dark and troubled thoughts. Rapper Danny Brown has released challenging music throughout his career. From his initially...

A look at BROCKHAMPTON’s latest album, GINGER

A look at BROCKHAMPTON’s latest album, GINGER

Adam Foss, Lifestyles Reporter September 10, 2019

BROCKHAMPTON, the self-proclaimed “best boy band since One Direction,” released melancholic and emotional “GINGER” Aug. 23, 2019. Nearly every track has somber instrumentals with lyrics covering...

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Earl Sweatshirt experiments with “Some New Rap Songs”

Trenton Abrego November 30, 2018

For the first time since 2015, Earl Sweatshirt has released a full-length EP. “Some Rap Songs,” is the junior album from the Los Angeles-based rapper. Earl Sweatshirt has had quite the year, again....

EPITAPH RECORDS 
Joyce Manors Million Dollars to Kill Me on Epitaph Records.

‘Million Dollars to Kill Me’: Joyce Manor showcases wide-ranging skills

Trenton Abrego September 22, 2018

Grade: B+ California-based, Joyce Manor, released an album on Friday, Sept. 21 entitled “Million Dollars to Kill Me.” In their 10th year and fifth-full length album, Joyce Manor got back to some...

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...

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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...

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