Top five albums to come out of quarantine

An arrangement of the cover art for the albums discussed herein.

Tyler Kinzy, Managing Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 may have prompted some musicians to postpone albums or cancel tours, but that’s not to say the past several months have been devoid of good music. Below are my top five albums that have been released since the March 13 national emergency proclamation in response to the pandemic. 5. Thundercat - “It Is What It Is” Release date: April 3 Stephen Bruner was a key contributor t...

Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20” speaks to a world in limbo

Childish Gambino performs on the main stage on the infield before the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Pimiico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Tyler Kinzy, Deputy Managing EiC

April 1, 2020

Needless to say, these are tumultuous times. Billions are quarantined as COVID-19 runs rampant. The economy is spiraling into a historic crisis. It feels like an eternity has passed since fear of World War III dominated the headlines several months ago. Oh yeah, and the Earth is melting as we spe...

Full moon tunes

New albums from The Lumineers, (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX and Twin Peaks were released on Friday the Thirteenth this year, making the spookiest of days a little less scary.

Emma Caplinger, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 24, 2019

The Homecoming parade, football game and a full moon all fell on the infamously unlucky Friday, Sept. 13 this year. In all the (potentially spooky) chaos, you may have missed the drops of new albums from The Lumineers, (Sandy) Alex G, Charli XCX and Twin Peaks. These albums are all great listens for the o...

“Hollywood’s Bleeding” sheds light on the lifestyle of an A-list celebrity

Post Malone co-headlined the Firefly Festival in Delaware last month.

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Three years ago while striding out of Saint Laurent on Hollywood Boulevard, Austin Richard Post exposed to TMZ how he came up with his stage name “Post Malone:” a rap name generator. This information joined with the repeated lyrics and slothful backbeats in most of his songs give Malone a bit of a laz...

“Lover” will have you falling in love

Taylor Swift poses on the cover of her sixth album,

Kathryn McAuliffe, CEIC Intern

August 30, 2019

From her early days as America’s curly-haired and bright-eyed country princess to the media’s latest “good girl gone wrong” best known for her celebrity feuds, Taylor Swift has done it all, most recently completing her album “Lover” released Aug. 22. After announcing in her previous album ...

“thank u, next”: You want it? I got it

Students smile before reacting to Ariana Grande's new album.

Nayeon Ryu, Video Editor

February 25, 2019

2018 was one huge rollercoaster for singer Ariana Grande. From recovering from the 2017 Manchester bombing, her broken engagement with comedian Pete Davidson and the death of ex-boyfriend rapper Mac Miller, we’ve been able to follow Ariana’s life through every high and low. Specifically, we were able to...

“Bloom” Album Review


Lydia Roseman, News Editor

October 4, 2018

With early beginnings as a YouTube personality, Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan officially graduated from making videos to composing and recording his own music in 2014. Sivan released his sophomore album “Bloom” Aug. 31, 2018 after months of teasing the album on social media. Whi...

Half-Light album review

Half-Light album review

Sabrina Bohn, Features Editor

October 26, 2017

Rostam Batmanglij has been involved in multiple music projects throughout his career, including working with Frank Ocean, Solange Knowles and Carly Rae Jepsen, as well as playing in Vampire Weekend. I was devastated when Batmanglij announced he was leaving Vampire Weekend in January 2016, fearing the band woul...

Rainbow album review

Rainbow album review

Carly Anderson, Managing Editor-in-Chief Intern

September 14, 2017

Sony Music Entertainment After four years of radio silence (literally), Kesha is back with the release of her album Rainbow on Aug. 11, 2017. After losing her first battle in her sexual assault case against her manager of 12 years, Kesha collaborated with musician Zedd on his 2015 song, “True Col...

A Pentatonix Christmas review

A Pentatonix Christmas review

Dani Fischer, Arts and Entertainment editor

October 29, 2016

They have done it again. Pentatonix, a Grammy Award winning acapella group, released their third Christmas album on Oct. 10, entitled “A Pentatonix Christmas,” it reached the No. 1 slot on the iTunes pop chart within the first week of release. When I heard they were releasing another Christmas...

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