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Album Review: ‘Room 25’

Album Review: ‘Room 25’

★★★★★ “Maybe this is the album you listen to in your car / When you driving home late at night / Really questioning every god, religion, Kanye, b—hes.” Packing a punch in only a minute and a half, the first song off Noname’s “Room 25” sets the tone for the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Music
CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Album Review: ‘Cry Pretty’ by Carrie Underwood

★★☆☆☆ Carrie Underwood takes few sonic risks in her latest studio album, “Cry Pretty.” Most of the album’s songs feature Underwood playing to her strengths, creating radio-ready country ballads that everyone can sing along to in the car. However, with “The Bullet,” a song about gun violence, Underwood dips her[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Marshall Mathers

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Kamikaze’

★★★★☆ Eminem lashes out at anyone and everyone on his latest album “Kamikaze,” reacting fiercely to the disappointing commercial and critical performance of his 2017 album “Revival.” The Detroit, rapper deploys lyrical tongue twisters and explores topics as diverse as Vice President Mike Pence and the Grammy Awards during his[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Made in America

Made in America Thrills Fans Despite Weak Moments

Over Labor Day weekend, the streets of Philadelphia flooded with what seemed like a sea of teenage girls in red tank tops and boys in basketball jerseys. They were headed to the same place: Made in America, a music festival featuring two days of EDM and hip-hop music, five stages[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

MAGGIE ROGERS

The Sound of Equality: Women Take the Stage at All Things Go Fall Classic Music Festival

This year, Ariana Grande proclaimed that God is a woman. Cardi B topped the charts with the Latin-inspired banger “I Like It.” Beyoncé strode onto the main stage at Coachella, to the applause of thousands of fans. In many ways, women are the heart and soul of popular music. Yet[Read More…]

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Bloom’

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Bloom’

 ★★★★☆ Although the Australian pop star tackles the same relationships and themes as on his previous projects, Troye Sivan’s latest album “Bloom” further cements the singer as a new and diverse voice in an ever-expanding pop scene through its heartfelt storytelling and solid production. As the songs alternate between upbeat[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
VANCE JOY

Concert Review: Vance Joy at The Anthem

Australian indie-folk heartthrob Vance Joy brought his boyish charm, masterful guitar playing and sultry vocals to The Anthem on Tuesday, June 12, as part of a tour celebrating his 2018 album “Nation of Two.” With his humble presence, Joy proved that a simplistic stage and acoustic performance can still create[Read More…]

by June 25, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

CONCERT REVIEW: Old Crow Medicine Show at The Anthem

For just the evening of April 28, the rousing and high-powered sounds of string band Old Crow Medicine Show turned The Anthem into an intimate and lively country bar. With no opening act, the crowd waited with palpable excitement for the band to begin the two-hour experience. Old Crow Medicine[Read More…]

J. COLE

Album Review: ‘KOD’

★★★★☆ J. Cole’s latest album “KOD,” which dropped April 20, does not stray from his usual reflection and critique of modern culture. The album documents heartbreaking stories of systemic violence, drug addiction and crippling emotional impairment, while simultaneously roasting trap culture, politicians and the broken system of U.S. society. However,[Read More…]

by May 22, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide