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The News Reviews: Norah Jones’ ‘Visions’

Ben Overby, Staff Writer March 14, 2024

Norah Jones’ ninth studio album, “Visions,” is a soulful assortment of poignant pop songs. I’m far from a contemporary pop music enthusiast,...

‘Jackman.’  released on April 28 under Generation Now Atlantic Records. (Album cover courtesy of Spotify)

Jack Harlow dives into personal, reflective rhymes

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor May 4, 2023

Just a year after the release of his second studio album, Louisville-born rapper Jack Harlow is back with his third album, “Jackman.” His previous...

‘the record’ was released on March 31 under Interscope Records (Album cover courtesy of Spotify).

Reunited, boygenius navigates intimacy, relationships

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2023

Sprouting from the indie scene, the dynamic trio boygenius released their debut album “the record” blending their remarkable storytelling skills, crafts...

‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale’ was released on March 27 under Columbia Records. (Album cover courtesy of Spotify)

Tyler, The Creator surprises listeners with deluxe album

Emery Wainscott, Chief Copy Editor April 13, 2023

Tyler, the Creator returns to the breezy, soulful sound he revealed first on “Flower Boy” in “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale.” It’s...

‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’ released on March 24 under Polydor Records. (Album cover courtesy of Spotify)

Lana Del Rey bares her soul on vulnerable new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2023

Rich and writhing with candid confessions, introspective exploration and a poetic voice like none other, Lana Del Rey lifts up the curtain of her persona...

‘SCARING THE H***’ was released on Friday, March 24 under AWAL Records. (Album cover courtesy of

JPEGMAFIA, Danny Brown experiment with rap on new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2023

Riding along the outer limits of rap, “SCARING THE H***” is a maximalist maelstrom of hip-hop experimentation engineered by a boundary-pushing duo...

‘Desire, I Want to Turn Into You’ released on Valentine’s Day under the Perpetual Novice music label. (Album cover courtesy of Spotify)

Caroline Polachek pushes pop borders in new album

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2023

Nearly five years after her solo debut, Caroline Polachek returns with her sophomore album, and it’s bursting at the seams with energetic pop melodies. Polachek...

Raven was released on Feb. 10 by Warp Records (Album cover courtesy of Spotify).

‘Raven’ signifies Kelela’s powerful music return

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

With intense swells and calming decompressions, Kelela’s “Raven,” surging with elements of ambient-pop, electronic and R&B, shines a light on...

‘SOS’ was released Dec. 9, 2022, with TDE and is currently ranked No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 chart (Album cover courtesy of @sza on Instagram).

SZA dwells in heartbreak’s aftermath on ‘SOS’

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2023

After five years, she’s back, she’s ambitious and she’s dominating the charts. SZA’s sophomore R&B album “SOS” dives into avenues of rap,...

‘SMITHEREENS’ release was announced on Joji’s Instagram on Nov. 4. (Photo courtesy of Apple Music)

Hearts break in brevity on ‘SMITHEREENS’

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

Heartbreak and longing are melded into sorrowful laden lyrics and stripped acoustic instruments on Joji’s brief third album “SMITHEREENS.”  From...

Qui Yasuka aka Suki Baby is on the album cover for ‘Her Loss’ released on Friday, Nov. 4. (Photo courtesy of @champagnepapi on Instagram)

‘Her Loss’ sparks Drake’s redemption arc

Jakob Milani, Sports Editor November 10, 2022

In a year that has been full of great music, it seems only fitting that one of the biggest artists in the world would surprise us. Drake has collaborated...

‘The Car’ by the Arctic Monkeys was released on Oct. 21 by Domino Recording Co Ltd. (photo courtesy of @arcticmonkeys on Instagram

Four Brits ‘monkey’ around with baroque rock

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

After gaining popularity on MySpace for their seedy old-school rock sound, the Arctic Monkeys have explored beyond the boundaries of traditional rock instrumentation. “The...

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