The Killers Return with Wonderful Wonderful

In 2012, Las Vegas locals The Killers released Battle Born, an album which didn’t quite meet the quality their previous albums possessed. This album preceded a five-year hiatus for the band. During that time, Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, branched off to release music of his own for a solo career. Flowers has stated that … Continue reading The Killers Return with Wonderful Wonderful

Kehlani Connects with Fans on New Record

Kehlani, also referred to as "Lani Tsunami," happens to be exactly that — a force of nature. The 21-year-old R&B siren puts fans in a auditory trance with tunes on her highly anticipated major-label album. SweetSexySavage is Kehlani's shining, artistic moment — evidenced by the time she took with this project. In a time where artists are flooding the … Continue reading Kehlani Connects with Fans on New Record

Review of A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

  A Tribe Called Quest really made an impact in '90s rap music. To wait 18 years between albums may leave some fans wary of what is to come, but We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service does not disappoint. On Nov. 13, 2015, the group performed on the same night as … Continue reading Review of A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree proves to be a stylistic shift for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The album is heavily influenced from the death of Cave's 15-year-old son Arthur, who died from an accidental fall off a cliff. In later recordings, the album had lyrics amended to capture the ideas and themes of death, personal grief … Continue reading Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics

When you hear the term pop-punk, you either think “what does that even mean?” or you think of bands like blink-182, All Time Low or Sum 41. But sadly, you never think City Lights. City Lights is one of the most underappreciated bands of the genre. Their sound defines pop-punk, yet they continually fly under … Continue reading City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics

Rihanna Releases New Album Anti

After the release of the Drake collaboration “Work,” a sub-par, promotional track for Rihanna’s eighth studio album Anti, the fate of the singer’s latest installment was nothing short of questionable. The solo, lined with Jamaican Patois and sexual innuendos, utilizes constant repetition throughout the chorus, almost to the point of annoyance, with Rihanna singing, "[w]ork, … Continue reading Rihanna Releases New Album Anti

Delirium: Ellie Goulding’s pop-album experiment

Just as Delirium’s symphonic intro suggests, Ellie Goulding's third studio album will be a success for the synthpop singer, with unexpectedly unconventional beats and catchy choruses to match them. The 28-year-old London native, most commonly noted for her ingenious “1 part EDM, 1 part pop” recipes, set aside her EDM roots for this installment—embracing more … Continue reading Delirium: Ellie Goulding’s pop-album experiment