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Cleopatra review

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Cleopatra

The Lumineers have a solid fan base, and although they added some new variety with this release, they did not lose their sound.

Our Rating: 8.3/10

Gwenn Pietrowski, Staff Writer
April 28, 2016 • 22 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

The Lumineers have a solid fan base, and although they added some new variety with this release, they did not lose their sound.

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The Black album review

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The Black

Asking Alexandia's "The Black" is an excessive screamo mess.

Our Rating: 4.0/10

Nell Jaskowiak, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016 • 20 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, featured a&e, music

Asking Alexandia's "The Black" is an excessive screamo mess.

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Everything You’ve Come to Expect review

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Everything You've Come to Expect

They returned with the same sound as the first album with influences from early David Bowie music and Scott Walker; that, in combination with a 15-piece orchestral accompaniment, an organ, a celeste, a harpsichord and a collage of other obscure instruments,

Our Rating: 9.7/10

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016 • 94 views
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The second of three entries by the front man of the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner, and solo artist, Miles Kane (also known as The Last Shadow Puppets) was finally released 8 years after their debut album together. Everything You’ve Come to Expect is the complete and utter opposite of its name. But first, a short history.

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Low Kii Savage review

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Low Kii Savage

The fact that she still lives a normal life despite her fame comes through in all her songs, but none more so than “Feels”. With lyrics like “I got way too many feels, way too much emotion” Kiiara creates a relatable song in a way that only a 20-year-old artist living in the midwest can.

Our Rating: 9.5/10

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016 • 100 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

At first listen, the strong pop melodies and catchy hooks in her songs make Kiiara sound like just another Scandinavian singer making her mark in electro pop. The difference, however, between her and other pop stars is huge; she was born and raised in a little town in nearby Illinois and has only released six songs. Add that to the fact that she works a day job at a hardware store, and you have a puzzling artist that leaves many questions unanswered.

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Dying Light review

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Low Kii Savage

The fact that she still lives a normal life despite her fame comes through in all her songs, but none more so than “Feels”. With lyrics like “I got way too many feels, way too much emotion” Kiiara creates a relatable song in a way that only a 20-year-old artist living in the midwest can.

Our Rating: 9.5/10

Alex Rossi, Staff Writer
March 31, 2016 • 158 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, games

At first listen, the strong pop melodies and catchy hooks in her songs make Kiiara sound like just another Scandinavian singer making her mark in electro pop. The difference, however, between her and other pop stars is huge; she was born and raised in a little town in nearby Illinois and has only released six songs. Add that to the fact that she works a day job at a hardware store, and you have a puzzling artist that leaves many questions unanswered.

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10 Cloverfield Lane review

10 Cloverfield Lane review

Grant Aden, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016 • 111 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, movies

The free eternal fear that exists within everyone, the fear of the apocalypse, the fear of losing everyone you love—these things are extremely difficult for movies to capture effectively.

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The intro album review

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The intro

With her debut EP titled the intro, Berhe presents four dreamy songs with floating piano and melodic vocals.

Our Rating: 7.5/10

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern
March 20, 2016 • 131 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

With her debut EP titled the intro, Berhe presents four dreamy songs with floating piano and melodic vocals. Most surprising in Berhe’s work is her ability to match her voice with instrumentals without overpowering, as well as her impressive songwriting skills in general. The structures of all four songs were clean and refined – but particularly “Lost Boy” – was novel enough to peak at 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. Berhe plans to release another album in the spring.

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I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it review

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I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

At cursory glance, the new album seems to be a repeat of their 2013 album, but looking closer, it is unique and interesting in it's own ways.

Our Rating: 5.4/10

Justin Cupps, Staff Writer
March 9, 2016 • 173 views
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The new album is, according to the band, is remarkable and incandescent, and I don’t necessarily agree.

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Death of a Bachelor review

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Death of a Bachelor

Once Urie pulls his ideas together and stops trying to be the former Panic!, his career is going to launch even higher.

Our Rating: 7.0/10

Dani Fischer, Staff Writer
March 7, 2016 • 209 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music, showcase

On Jan. 15 Panic! at the Disco released their new album, entitled Death of a Bachelor, much to the amazement of fans who thought the band was broken up.

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The Life of Pablo review

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The Life of Pablo

I dispute that this is Kanye's becoming of Pablo Picasso but find that there are a few redeeming moments amongst the intentional mess.

Our Rating: 6.4/10

Jacob Cupps, Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2016 • 317 views
Filed under arts & entertainment, music

Thus tweetedth Yeezus, "Let there be Life (of Pablo.)"

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