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REVIEW: Swift shakes off her country roots in ‘1989’

REVIEW: Swift shakes off her country roots in ‘1989’

Bianca Cegatte, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

The year 1989 brought us the GameBoy, B-52’s “Love Shack," “The Simpsons” and most importantly, our favorite ex-country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. From Love Story, the song that made her mark, to Red, the soundtrack to her most recent tour, Swift has always released expected songs pertaining...

The fault in alt-j

The fault in alt-j

Alyssa Ierna, Life Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

One of my favorite things about alt-J is that they have a unique style. A song of theirs could be playing and I would recognize it immediately. “It’s All Yours,” definitely delivers that “alt-J sound.” The album brings chill vibes and steady beats. Listening makes me feel like I’m hanging...

Where are they now: Benjamin Booker

Where are they now: Benjamin Booker

Vijata Patel, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Six years to pursue music, two years to get signed and only a few days before the biggest concert of his life. Hillsborough alumnus Benjamin Booker is now on the Coral Skies Festival tour with bands such as Cage the Elephant and Tokyo Police Club. Just years before, he was merely a teenager watching...

Kendrick Lamar has done it again

Kendrick Lamar has done it again

Anthony Suarez, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

He loves himself, and we love him. When Kendrick Lamar released his debut album “good kid, M.A.A.D city” in 2012, he revitalized a genre of hip-hop that had long been neglected: telling a long-form story through the tracks.  Then Lamar appeared on Big Sean’s “Control” and called out every...

‘Souled Out’ should be sold out

‘Souled Out’ should be sold out

Vijata Patel, Entertainment Editor

September 17, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

I used to wonder what total happiness would feel like. After listening to Jhene Aiko’s debut album “Souled Out,” I know. The nature of her voice combined with the electro and PBR&B (alternative R&B) instrumentals gives the album a perfect juxtaposition. I feel like someone has dropped...

We’ve ‘Seen It All’ before

We’ve ‘Seen It All’ before

Anthony Suarez, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

The most disappointing thing about “Seen It All: The Autobiography” is its wasted potential. Since Jeezy dropped the “Young” from his name, I’ve expected greater things from him other than pure “coke rap,” yet that’s almost all he delivers on this album. The title suggests this album...

REVIEW: Mandatory Fun is a Weird Al Bummer

REVIEW: Mandatory Fun is a Weird Al Bummer

Annie Aguiar, Opinion Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Weird Al Yankovic is a household name. The 54-year old parodist has been releasing albums since 1983, but only recently reached the top of the Billboard charts with his newest album, “Mandatory Fun.” With parodies and pastiches (an imitation of a style rather than a specific song) of acts like...

Hail to Iggy Azalea

Hail to Iggy Azalea

Aleesha Mundra, Photo Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

First thing’s first she’s the realest; step aside Beyoncé because Iggy Azalea is taking the crown as queen. Coming from modest beginnings, the Australian native moved to Miami at age 16 to pursue her rapping career. Azalea raps about her struggles of achieving fame. She was never handed a...

Coldplay’s new horror story

Coldplay’s new horror story

Shelby Shoup, Entertainment Editor

May 30, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Coldplay set out to make its new album hauntingly beautiful, but it ended up being scarily bad. “Ghost Stories,” the latest attempt by Coldplay to create worthwhile music, has tanked even worse than “Mylo Xyloto” of 2011. Filled with empty synths, auto-tuned falsettos, and The xx-style beats,...

Black and “Blue”

Aleesha Mundra, Photo Editor

May 30, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

It’s back to basics for the rock and roll duo The Black Keys. Vocalist/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s eighth studio album “Turn Blue” implements blues and vibes that makes you yearn for the 1960s. It is suspected that the hit “Fever” will reach indie stations across...

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