Category: Album Reviews

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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The Ar-Kaics self-titled album

The Ar-Kaics self-titled album was released in 2014, which means I’m way behind the times. Hailing from Richmond, the Ar-Kaics label themselves as “trogdolyte teanbeat 60’s-style punk”. I label them as the lovechild of the Beatles and the Arctic Monkeys. The voices and guitar in some songs, such as “Get My Way” and “You’ll Be Mine” …

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Album Review: Fight Night Underground EP

My last review of this group was before the release of their whole EP. Call Me Back and Follow Through were already released, and both were flawless. The release of Fight Night’s EP Underground comes with three more songs: Living a Lie (ft. ChooKy), Forever, and Keep Me in Your Heart (ft. ian). Now I …

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Review: Oh, Hello with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney

Originating their characters on The Kroll Show on Comedy Central, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney decided to take their two-man show on the road. Oh, Hello features Nick Kroll as Gil Faizon and John Mulaney as George St. Geeland, two older gentlemen from the Upper West Side of New York City. On Gil and George, the …

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Up To Eleven – Matt’s Favorite Albums of 2015

My name is Matt, and I do a rock/metal show on WGMU Radio called Up To Eleven. I wrote about my five favorite albums of 2015. They are listed below. Being a companion to my show, this article is only about rock/metal. Sorry, Kendrick fans! Do yourself a favor and read what I have to say, …

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