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New Marvin Gaye tracks draw a parallel between yesterday and today


August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Not often does such an iconic artist have an entire posthumous album published, but Marvin Gaye’s “You’re the Man” sounds as appropriate today as ever. Though the tracks on the album were recorded in the early 1970s, all but two have been unreleased until now. The album is eclectic in message, varying from love songs to political

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Seven problematic things about “7 rings”


Amanda Cavoto—Arts & Entertainment Editor After releasing her album “sweetener” back in August 2018, which hit number one on Billboard 200 soon after its debut, Grande did not miss a beat for her next era and released her single and album title “thank u, next,” on Nov. 3, 2018. After seeing its massive success as her first number-one single on

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Lil Yachty diversifies on third album


Michelle Shnayder – Copy Editor Lil Yachty, an Atlanta rapper who describes his upbeat, invigorating and drug-fueled style as, “bubble gum rap,” released a new album, “Nuthin’ 2 Prove,” on Oct. 19th. Yachty has been in the hip-hop circuit since the beginning of 2015, and with the release of another album, the 21 year old artist is continuing his journey

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Trench matches Blurryface


Austin Elliott – Contributor Three years after acclaimed album, “Blurryface,” alternative rock-rap duo Twenty One Pilots returns with a new album, titled “Trench.” It is obvious that this piece needed hard work to deliver the same quality as its predecessor. The opening track and first released single, “Jumpsuit”, tries to match the build up that “Heavydirtysoul” provided, but it does not

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Time ‘n’ Place delivers on TOTEP’s promises


Jeff Lamson – Arts & Entertainment Editor Kero Kero Bonito’s departure from their previous style comes to fruition on “Time ‘n’ Place,” but is still uniquely their own. The first album, “Bonito Generation,” and the mixtape, “Intro Bonito,” followed a ship hop and J-pop influenced sound, with vocalist Sarah Midori Perry vocalizing in English and Japanese. These two projects were,

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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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