Category Archives: Music Review

Surprise EP ‘Feet of Clay’ reflects a new unique style


Jackson Volenec — Reporter Rapper Earl Sweatshirt has released the surprise EP “Feet of Clay,” following his critically acclaimed album release last year “Some Rap Songs,” featuring seven tracks and 15 total minutes of runtime. Earl Sweatshirt is an artist who rose to prominence in the wave of hype from the influential music group Odd Future, being one of the

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Review: Odom’s single ‘Under Pressure’ inspired by mentors and movies


Jacob Waring — Online Editor Rarely does music nowadays function as a synchronized dance between the vocalist and the musical elements embedded within a song. However, “Under Pressure” by Leslie Odom Jr is exactly that. “Under Pressure” dropped on Sept. 13 and will be one of the songs featured in Odom’s upcoming album, “Mr,” that’s dropping in November. His light

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Danny Brown makes his own ‘Best Life’


Jackson Volenec — Reporter In the new single “Best Life” from rapper Danny Brown’s upcoming new album, the artist uses the talents and skills he has obtained throughout his career, but with a simple throwback style that reminisces his first albums and the 90’s boom-bap rap music that inspired them. This is not an observation that requires deep analysis, as

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Daring JPEGMAFIA album pays off


Jackson Volenec — Reporter Despite JPEGMAFIA’s long career making music, with some projects dating back to 2007, his most recent record, “Veteran” that came out last year, put him on the map. “Veteran” had large success in the underground hip-hop scene and the Internet, with many praising it as one of their favorite albums of 2018. It’s It is not

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SiR’s “Chasing Summer” captures the season


Essence Boyd — News Editor Singer, songwriter and record producer Sir Darryl Francis, better known as “SiR,” debuted his second official album “Chasing Summer” on Aug. 30, and it is definitely a mood. The 14-track album is not chasing anything as it places you back into those steamy summer days and unforgettable summer nights. The album includes features from artists

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Songs of the summer offer nostaglia and empowerment


Amanda Cavoto — Arts & Entertainment Editor Music has an interesting way of leaving a mental watermark on each of the four seasons here in Connecticut. Songs seem to have a lasting impact that can transport people to the time period in which they first heard it. Let us take a look at the songs that will be a staple to the

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Irish singer brings multicultural sound


August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Delicately beautiful Persian vocals, Spanish-style classical guitar, Middle Eastern winds and strings: influences from around the globe round out the newest album by Irish singer Glen Hansard. The album, “This Wild Willing,” is the most experimental project Hansard has released in recent years. The artist spent time in Paris, France while recording the album, and invited new

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