Category: Album Reviews

Album Review: MGMT’s Little Dark Age (2018)

MGMT show they aren’t done writing beautifully trippy pop songs. Top Tracks: Little Dark Age, Me and Michael, TSLAMP, Hand it Over Rating 9.1/10 By: Mikey Bamarni MGMT did something a little different when they released their first single “Little Dark Age”, the title track, to the world back in October. They went 80’s goth. …

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Album Review: Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods (2018)

 Despite a horrible album roll out, Man of the Woods hits almost all of the right notes. Top Tracks: Man of the Woods, Higher Higher, Flannel, Livin Off The Land Rating: 7.2/10 By: Mikey Bamarni Now, with over 20 years of Justin Timberlake in our lives we have made it to Man of the Woods …

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Mikey B’s Top Five Albums & Songs of 2017

By: Mikey Bamarni Best Albums of 2017 5. Ti Amo – Phoenix In June of this year, I reviewed this newly released album by Phoenix; yet here we are in December and the record is still just as amazing. It’s even more incredible due to the fact that the album has vibes reminiscent of summer. …

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Album Review: COIN’s HWYKIYNT (2017)

COIN’s second album is a familiar pop series that embodies a mixed bag of emotions, all with a stagnant and cheerful disposition. Top Tracks: Talk Too Much, Hannah, Malibu 1992 Rating: 7/10 By: Jackie Reed COIN is leading a front in the independent pop artist game. Their newest album, How Will You Know If You …

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Is 2017 the Year of the Gorillaz?

Rachel Handschuh WGMU Blogger Many people in recent years have been wondering for the past few years about the Gorillaz’s musical comeback, and 2017 may be giving them an answer. In 2016, the group began to release on Twitter a series of videos and artwork which came to be known as the Book of Noodle, …

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Album Review: As It Is: Okay

Rachel Handschuh WGMU Blogger As It Is is an up and coming pop punk band from the United Kingdom. Their second album, Okay, was released on January 20. This album has a good mixture of upbeat songs and continues their theme of having deep and meaningful lyrics. The first half of the album includes songs …

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Are Music Videos Dead?

Kaitlyn Koegler WGMU Blogger It’s a question many music fans have asked, and certainly one that doesn’t come without its merits. After all, one of the first suggestions that pops up on Google when typing in, “do music videos” is “do music video still exist?” While many of us know they certainly still exist, to …

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From Teens to Twenties: Lorde Announces 2nd Full-Length Album

Kaitlyn Koegler WGMU Blogger After nearly four years since the release of her last album, Pure Heroine, 20-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde will be dropping a new album this year. Releasing her newest single “Green Light” March 2, Lorde is supposedly releasing her new album this summer per Pitchfork. “Green Light is officially out in …

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Coachella 2017: Three Artists to Watch

Kaitlyn Koegler WGMU Blogger Under the beating sun of the California desert, famous annual music festival Coachella is just around the corner. And, like many years before, an impressive line-up of well-known superstars and rising underdogs will be taking the stage once again to perform at one pop culture’s most well-known festivals. Sporting a huge …

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Just By Chance: Chance the Rapper’s Rise to Stardom

Kaitlyn Koegler WGMU Blogger It was an unprecedented event; a rapper with no record label behind him winning three Grammys. Becoming the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only album, Chance the Rapper (born as Chancellor Bennett), is a 23 year-old rising star with three mixtape releases under his belt. Releases all pioneered …

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