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The 1975 (Photo by Samuel Bradley | Courtesy Billboard)

The 1975 Scale Back with ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer October 24, 2022

  There’s a case to be made that The 1975 created the sound of 2014. For a certain age, the debut self-titled album of the British group was a defining piece of work, a flashpoint to a specific...

The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer (Courtesy Harper Voyager)

‘The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer’ Opens The Next Chapter in Janelle Monáe’s Discography

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer June 25, 2022

  Janelle Monáe's “Dirty Computer” universe saw the artist and actor take control of a narrative that pushed the boundaries of what a concept album could truly be. “Dirty Computer” revolutionized...

Beach House (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Beach House Begins Incremented Release for Anticipated Album ‘Once Twice Melody’

By Avery Greig, Arts Editor December 15, 2021

  Beach House is back, baby! Get ready for the micro-dosed, four-chapter release of Beach House’s eighth studio album "Once Twice Melody." Dream-Pop Sovereign Returns Fans of the Baltimore-based...

Cinders Band in Concert (Courtesy of Cinders Official Website)

Party through the Pain with Cinders Album ‘No One’s Home’

By Avery Greig, Arts Editor October 30, 2021

  Salt Lake City-based “rowdy, acoustic alt” band Cinders releases their third album "No One's Home" to remind listeners to dance their troubles away. Progression to Party “No One's Home”...

Album art for Finneas Optimist. (Courtesy of Finneas YouTube)

Finneas’ Debut Album ‘Optimist’ is a Vulnerable Portrait of Love That Stands on Its Own

By Lee Kedem, Arts Writer October 22, 2021

  Finneas is a performer with an immense amount of talent and, while his capabilities have been shared with the world through some singles he has released, we know him mainly through the music...

Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon. (Courtesy of Graham Tolbert)

Big Red Machine’s ‘How Long is It Going to Last?’ is a Team Effort

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer October 4, 2021

  Big Red Machine’s sophomore album “How Long is It Going to Last?” feels like sitting around a campfire and listening to friends play music. It’s an intimate, wistful album that underneath...

Screenshot from Wolf Alices The Beach II music video. (Courtesy Wolf Alice YouTube)

A Painfully Artistic Dissection of Wolf Alice’s ‘Blue Weekend’ and its Visual Repertoire

By Avery Greig, Arts Editor July 23, 2021

  From eccentric cross-dressed dance competitions and medieval role-playing to exemplifying "main character energy" on public transportation, the British pop-punk band Wolf Alice had given us...

Demi Lovato in her YouTube documentary series “Dancing With the Devil.” (Courtesy OBB Media)

Review: Demi Lovato’s ‘Dancing with the Devil… The Art of Starting Over’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer April 21, 2021

  Demi Lovato has walked into 2021 and laid herself bare before the world to tell her truths. Her emotionally heavy YouTube documentary “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” directed by Michael...

Cover for Fearless (Taylors Version).(Courtesy Beth Garrabrant)

‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Echoes Empowerment

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer April 15, 2021

  When Taylor Swift announced that she would begin re-recording her award-winning catalog of music, there was a lot of mixed emotions from fans and critics alike. The new recordings would allow...

(Courtesy of Y. Peyankov | Unsplash)

Surprise! Planned Album Drops are More Fair to Artists and Fans Alike

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 28, 2021

    Shock value has a big grossing potential in the media. Much of our news coverage, social media posts, and scripted entertainment are created to catch attention, and the music industry...