Category: Album Reviews

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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Mike On The Mic’s Top 5 Albums & Songs of 2016

Michael Bamarni | Top Five Albums Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool Radiohead’s first release in five years will stand the test of time as being one of their best releases ever. For a band that has been around for over twenty years and with multiple classic albums already in their discography that is quite …

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Lit&Local: The Strokes’ Valensi, Sheds “New Skin” With CRX Tour

Nick Valensi, NY-native and Frontman of CRX joins WGMU staffers Jackie Reed and Mikey Bamarni in an exclusive phone interview to talk about his fall tour. Known as the guitarist for headlining band The Strokes, having him a part of WGMU is something that Reed and Bamarni assumed to not just let go, or “Give [It] …

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WALLS Kings Of Leon Album Review by Mikey B.

Kings of Leon have been around now for quite a while. Their debut album was released all the way back in 2003 when rock music was popular and able to reach pop radio stations. Many radio stations and magazines said they were like the Southern Strokes due to their melodies that could fit perfectly on …

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Lit&Local: ErinleBeats’ Release of New EP “Beat EP Vol. I”

David Erinle (his stage name, ErinleBeats) is a producer from Maryland who strives to become the new face of hip hop. His new EP, “Beat EP Vol. I”, was released last week, and it features a collection of songs reflective of his unique style and musical passion. The EP is a rendition of beats inspired by producers like Kanye West, Travis …

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Album Review: Rain and Laura by Wylder

Indie-folk band Wylder has continued to impress me with their beautiful and catchy music, and this new album is no exception. Rain and Laura was released about a week ago, and the songs are awesome. “Sunstroke”, “Bayhouse”, and “At the End (Pt. 2)” are songs that we’ve had on the station, and that listeners have loved. …

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