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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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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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Panda Bear releases new album titled “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper”


Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  Noah Lennox also known as “Panda Bear”, is growing more mature and experienced as his music career advances. Lennox is certainly no stranger to the music industry, especially with his ongoing career with the successful indie band “Animal Collective.”  His solo career as “Panda Bear” has implemented his talents as a vocal and electronic

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Modest Mouse returns with new album: Strangers to Ourselves


Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  The year was 2007, G.W. Bush was in the final years of his presidency, the first Transformer film hit the shelves and both indie and mainstream audiences were still feeling the vibe of Modest Mouse’s album, “Good News for People Who Love Bad News.” The album itself was full of frontman

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