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Kanye’s “Jesus is King” is searching for meaning

Kanye West, pictured at Coachella in April, presented a playback of his new album and film Oct. 23 at the Forum. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

To say Kanye West is undergoing a tumultuous career moment is an understatement. While the rap artist has always been surrounded by controversy, his brand of controversy is perhaps undergoing a sort of metamorphosis; his alleged support of President Donald Trump and apparent shift from secular rap to...

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” brings back a familiar sound with grown-up feel

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Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Taylor Swift is back again with new music. She released her seventh studio album, “Lover,” on Aug. 23, 2019. Like Swift’s previous albums, “Lover” has a special touch to it that makes it familiar yet also different in many ways. However, unlike her past albums, “1989” and “Reputation,” “L...

JPEGMAFIA’s third album is a glimpse into the future of rap

JPEGMAFIA's third album is a glimpse into the future of rap

Gabrielle Maynor, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2019

To say that JPEGMAFIA’s third album, “All My Heroes Are Cornballs,” represents a change in sound would be ridiculous—what was his sound before? On his instantly iconic sophomore project “Veteran,” a highlight from a year littered with experimental hip-hop, JPEGMAFIA proved that he could bend ...

Lana Del Rey releases highly anticipated new album

Lana Del Rey performs at a concert on the second day of Aerodrome Festival in Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic, Friday, June 29, 2018. Photo by Ondrej Hajek/CTK/Zuma Press/TNS.

Gabrielle Maynor, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2019

It has been eight years since “Video Games” launched Lana Del Rey to acclaim, seven years since a disastrous performance on SNL dimmed her rising star and six years since the Cedric Gervais’ remix of her "Summertime Sadness" cracked the top ten, her only song to do so. That is where many left ...

Six albums coming up in early 2019

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Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Editor

January 18, 2019

It can be difficult to find out which rumors in the music industry are truth and which are fact, but after combing through possible album releases and hints of tours, here are the top six albums that will actually be released this spring from the biggest pop, indie, and rock groups for the Spring of 2019.

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