Category Archives: Music Review

Roosevelt’s sophomore album not as good as debut


Austin Elliott – Contributor German artist Roosevelt returns with his new album, “Young Romance,” for the City Slang label. This is his first album in two years, the last being his somewhat successful self-titled debut peeking at No. 11 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Similar to his self-titled first album, Roosevelt sticks to a synthpop, almost vaporwave-esque vibe. This

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BROCKHAMPTON “Iridescence” album review


Donovan Wilson – Contributor “Iridescence” is BROCKHAMPTON’s first album for RCA Records following a contract signing earlier this year. It also makes history for the band by being the first project without former member Ameer Vann following sexual assault allegations against him, also earlier this year. As this series of events unfolded and the album changed names and statuses time

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Jesus Piece exceeds expectations on “Only Self”


Cesar Gonzalez – Contributor “Only Self,” by Jesus Piece of Philadelphia might just be the most devastating hardcore record of 2018. Something that many hardcore bands are guilty of, is hit-or-miss on their first full-length efforts and not understanding that a record is so much more than just a collection of songs. Granted, if the songs are written well, then the

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Grande’s new sound creates highs and lows


Amanda Cavoto – Copy Editor Ariana Grande took a chance with her promotional team for her latest album, “Sweetener,” released on Aug. 17, 2018. With her new strategy of heavy promotion on social media platforms such as creating a separate Instagram for the album and constant sneak peaks on her Instagram stories, she left fans anxiously waiting for its release.

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Album Review: Zayn’s ‘Mind of Mine’


Alex Palmieri – General Assignment Reporter It seems since Zayn left One Direction, his career has been on an upswing. Late last month, he released his hit new album “Mind of Mine.” The album was released March 25 as an R&B and alternative genre. The album consisted of the premiere hit song “Pillow Talk.”      Damon Bickham, sophomore communications major, said he

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Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Untitled Unmastered’


Clark Herring – Special to the Southern News Eerie, ominous, soulful, rocking, and rapping, all characteristics that define Kendrick Lamar’s newest work, “Untitled Unmastered.” The album, which is available for streaming on Spotify, is a collection of songs the rapper worked on during the process of creating his grammy nominated masterpiece “To Pimp A Butterfly,” which released in early 2015. None of

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Album Review: Say Anything’s “I Don’t Think It Is”


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter Without any prior warning or marketing, “Say Anything” released their seventh full-length studio album, called “I Don’t Think It Is.” The follow-up to “Hebrews” was available for streaming through the Equal Vision Record’s Youtube channel. Later that afternoon, the band released the quality MP3s through iTunes for purchase and Spotify and Apple Music for streaming purposes.

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