Category Archives: Music Review

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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Billie Eilish’s sound switches up styles in her new album


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor The haunting carousel ride that is Billie Eilish has become the poster child for the new genre of introverted pop. With the help of her brother Finneas O’Connell, the 17-year-old choir singer gone mad has brought our worst nightmare and best daydream together to create a monstrous medley you will not be able to stop listening to.

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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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