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THE WEEKND

Album Review: ‘My Dear Melancholy’

After solidifying his success with the 2016 Daft Punk-produced album, “Starboy,” The Weeknd returned to his musical roots with his March 30 EP “My Dear Melancholy,” characterized by moody beats and pained crooning. “My Dear Melancholy” cuts through the fluff of The Weeknd’s seemingly cool disinterest to reveal the beating[Read More…]

SOCCER MOMMMY

Album Review: ‘Clean’

★★★☆☆ Soccer Mommy’s debut album, “Clean,” is anything but that. Confronting complicated relationships, the move away from home and skinny-dipping with boys, the lyrics of Soccer Mommy — whose real name is Sophie Allison — are piercingly raw and relatable. The mix is intentionally muddled, staying true to the bedroom[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT

Album Review: ‘Black Panther: The Album’

With the hype surrounding the release of Marvel’s 2018 film “Black Panther,” which features a predominantly black cast and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film ever in the United States, the pressure to make an album worthy of a billion-dollar film was tremendous. With a star-studded lineup and a variety[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
LIL YACHTY

Album Review: ‘Lil Boat 2’

★☆☆☆☆ On “Lil Boat 2,” Lil Yachty attempts to cement his place among fellow Atlanta rap stars like Migos, Young Thug and 2 Chainz but falls short, as personality and energy are swapped for rinse-and-repeat beats and uninspired flows. After the almost overnight success of his 2015 viral hit “One[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
FALL OUT BOY

Album Review: ‘Mania’

★★★☆☆ When exploring new musical styles, Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album “Mania” often falters and is strongest when the group sticks to the sound that made it popular. The project is a continuation of the group’s move from the realm of punk to the realm of pop, but this[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Punken’

★★★★☆ “Your name is Emekwanem Ibemakanam Ogugua Biosah / Emekwanem means, ‘Don’t f–k with me.’” In these first two lines of his debut album “Punken,” menacing Houston rapper Maxo Kream introduces himself by his birth name. After a long pause, a dark drum beat rises and Maxo emerges to set[Read More…]

GENIUS.COM

Album Review: ‘Say Less’

★★★☆☆ Twenty-one-year-old singer and rapper Roy Woods blurs the lines between rhythm and blues and rap, though he leans more toward the former, producing atmospheric tracks across the emotional spectrum through the 16 tracks on his debut album. “Say Less” excels because of Woods’ slick vocal flow and abundant energy,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide, Uncategorized
RCA Records

Album Review: ‘War & Leisure’

★★★★☆ Rhythm and blues star Miguel may be the only singer charismatic enough to release a sunny radio jam centered around the M16 assault rifle and make it feel sexy rather than ignorant. “War & Leisure” features a confident Miguel who infuses vibrant party music with subversive references to political[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
DFA RECORDS

Album Review: ‘American Dream’

Nick Harrison is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★★ “I can’t make you a promise,” front man James Murphy sings on “Change Yr Mind,” the fourth track on LCD Soundsystem’s fourth and newest studio album, “American Dream.” Promises have certainly been relevant to Murphy’s career: He once promised that LCD Soundsystem’s[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide