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RCA RECORDS

Album: ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy’

Mac Dressman is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★☆☆☆ The title of A$AP Mob’s latest album may be telling — it is as if the group got “too cozy” after the success of its latest album, and neglected to put the same amount of effort into “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy.”[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, 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
CARPARK RECORDS

Album: ‘Life Without Sound’

★★★☆☆ Music, like all other forms of art, has an ability to affect us at our most basic emotional level. Music has a feeling, an almost tactile sensation, which can allow us to experience the world in new and interesting ways. In its new album, “Life Without Sound,” Cloud Nothings[Read More…]

by September 1, 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
Album Review: ‘Painting Pictures’

Album Review: ‘Painting Pictures’

★★☆☆☆ Born in 1997, Dieuson Octave — better known by his stage name, Kodak Black — is younger than many Georgetown students. Although still new to the rap industry, the rapper has been making music since the age of 12, exhibiting talents far beyond his years. He recently entered the[Read More…]

by June 5, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Humanz’

Album Review: ‘Humanz’

★★★☆☆ When the British virtual band Gorillaz began recording its fifth studio album, “Humanz,” in 2016, its creators, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, invited collaborators to join them in celebrating a “party at the end of world where [Donald] Trump has become president.” Albarn and Hewlett hoped that their album[Read More…]

by June 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Recent Album Releases

Recent Album Releases

Harry Styles ‘HARRY STYLES’ Formerly a member of British pop sensation One Direction, Harry Styles released his first solo studio album, “Harry Styles,” on May 12. Stepping away from his earlier boy band stardom has led Styles to makes his first real attempt at developing into a bona fide rock[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Music, Summer Highlights, The Guide
Upcoming Releases

Upcoming Releases

Lil Yachty — Teenage Emotions Set to debut on May 26, the cover art and track list for Lil Yachty’s “Teenage Emotions” reveal the rapper’s stated vision and hope to encompass all aspects of teen life in his newest album. The rapper — best known for hits like “Minnesota” and[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Music, Summer Highlights, The Guide
Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

Album Review: ‘DAMN.’

★★★★★ At the end of “Ab-Soul’s Outro,” the penultimate track on Kendrick Lamar’s 2011 debut album “Section.80,” the Compton, Calif. rapper emphatically declared, “I’m not the next pop star / I’m not the next socially aware rapper.” Over the next four years, however, this proclamation would prove quite false: the[Read More…]

by April 30, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

Album Review: ‘Being No One, Going Nowhere’

For indie rock buffs across the country, this is an exciting decade. Since the genre broke into the mainstream in the early 2000s, the style and tone of the music has radically matured, departing from its grunge and classic rock roots to becoming an entirely new genre. STRFKR’s new album[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide