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Album Review: Pure Heroine, Lorde

By: Chris Hope On October 12, 2013, Miley Cyrus’ then-controversial “Wrecking Ball” lost its two-week streak of topping the Billboard Hot 100 to a New Zealander relatively unknown to the United States named Ella Lani Yelich-O’Connor — Lorde. “Royals” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a consecutive nine weeks, though its impact and what it … Continue reading Album Review: Pure Heroine, Lorde

Album Review: IGOR, Tyler the Creator

By: Wylie Feaster One of the more fascinating artistic evolutions of our current generation, Tyler Okonma, better known as Tyler, the Creator, presents us with IGOR, his fifth studio album, hastily following Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, the 10-minute, six-song EP released last November. After the mutinous, uncompromising sounds of his earlier work … Continue reading Album Review: IGOR, Tyler the Creator

The Beautiful Elements of Bon Iver’s Self-Titled Record (AKA The Pieces That Speak to My Soul)

By Ilene Frances The 2011 self-titled record by Bon Iver is one of the few records that I return to numerous times throughout any given year. The heavenly hymns flow so gracefully from one song to the next and tell a story of resurgence from long winter (as described in the debut record For Emma, … Continue reading The Beautiful Elements of Bon Iver’s Self-Titled Record (AKA The Pieces That Speak to My Soul)