The Collegian

Earl Sweatshirt experiments with “Some New Rap Songs”

Earl Sweatshirt experiments with “Some New Rap Songs”

Trenton Abrego

November 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

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. On Jan. 3, 2018, his father, Keropetse Kgositsile, a South African poet and activist, died. Some fans m...

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

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

Trenton Abrego

September 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

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 of their roots, while staying true to their newer influences. Over the years and albums, Joyce Manor has starte...

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

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

Jay Sanchez

April 4, 2018


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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, released a new EP with a different sound and style. The band released its first full-length alb...

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

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

Jay Sanchez

March 14, 2018


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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 is one of those albums to play in the car while driving away after a fight with your significant oth...

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

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

Jay Sanchez

February 28, 2018


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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 sure of when it comes to this album, it’s this: Adam Granduciel, The War on Drugs lead singer and so...

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

Jay Sanchez

January 17, 2018


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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. I’m not the biggest fan of pop or electronic pop. This album is over produced but, as...

Time to get holiday jingle on with DRAM

Time to get holiday jingle on with DRAM

Jay Sanchez

December 11, 2017


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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 their holiday playlists. If you enjoy traditional Holiday tunes, but love a nice twist on the c...

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

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

Jay Sanchez

November 8, 2017


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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 by singer-songwriter Julien Baker, you may want to do so. Baker has been filling the ears of her li...

Pinegrove takes on local Sioux Falls record shop

Pinegrove takes on local Sioux Falls record shop

Jay Sanchez

November 7, 2017


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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 The Icon Lounge, even though Total Drag can only hold about 80 people. Pinegrove has had a number ...