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Nordic’s mood-based beats

Nordic's mood-based beats

Margaret He, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2020

From study sessions to late-night parties, there’s always a perfect song to listen to — no matter how you feel or where you are. Often, the only issue is figuring out the soundtrack that will perfectly capture what you’re feeling. Nordic has handpicked our favorite songs for every mood and mindset....

October media meltdown

October media meltdown

Mireya Avalos, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Featured Playlist Throwing it back to the 60s, 70s, 80s and a pop of the 90s, Spotify user Alix Smith’s “oldies” playlist is a definite go-to when you need a pick-me-up. With songs like “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations and “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies, Smith compiled a group ...

Love songs through the decades

Love songs through the decades

Ryan Brownell and Sam Goetze

February 14, 2019

The '10s: “LOVE” by Kendrick Lamar Throughout the album “DAMN”, Kendrick Lamar delivers one of the most emotionally and sonically deep songs of 2017 titled “LOVE.” ft. Zacari. The song has cemented its place as one of the best love songs of the decade. Too often, love songs are saturated ...

Spring album reviews

Spring album reviews

Jonah Austin, Reporter

April 24, 2018

Black Panther: The Album Hitting the top of the Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar’s “Black Panther: The Album” definitely lives up to the movie that shares its name. All of the songs are either inspired by or made for the film, with songs such as “Paramedic!” and “Pray for Me” finding a pla...

“The Thrill of It All” review

Brian Xie, Reporter

December 29, 2017

With his previous album “In the Lonely Hour” selling over six million units worldwide and winning four Grammys, it’s no surprise that singer-songwriter Sam Smith returned with powerful vocal strength in his 2017 album “The Thrill of It All.” Smith, known for his haunting ballads center...

Album review: alt-J’s “RELAXER”

Album review: alt-J’s “RELAXER”

Alex Haworth, Reporter

June 28, 2017

Alt-J’s new album certainly lives up to its name. The third album from the English indie rock band, “RELAXER” delivers a distinct new feel compared to the band’s previous albums. “An Awesome Wave,” released in 2012 and “This is All Yours” from 2014 are pretty consistent in terms o...

Best Albums of 2016

Best Albums of 2016

January 17, 2017

Album Review: Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!”

Album Review: Childish Gambino's

Jack Donahue, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 10, 2017

Childish Gambino has always been hard to pin down. On Dec. 2 the rapper released his first album in two years. Titled “Awaken, My Love!.,” it stands as a bold experiment and vast departure from his previous work, but it’s a risk that pays off completely. Earlier in his career, Gambino was known for...

Album Review: Bon Iver’s “22, A Million”

Album Review: Bon Iver's

Kyra Bilgic, Co Editor-In-Chief

October 18, 2016

Following a moment of fame after winning “Best New Artist” at the 2012 Grammys, Bon Iver’s latest Album “22, A Million” is at once a testament to isolation and to Justin Vernon’s unfinished journey towards self discovery. Still singing with the same haunted falsetto, Vernon has managed to...

“Get Weird” with Little Mix

Hannah Zaharia, Business Manager

December 18, 2015

Two years after dropping their sophomore album Salute, the girls of Little Mix are back with the confident, pop-perfect masterpiece that is Get Weird. The group had originally finished their third album last November but made the decision to scrap it and start over again. It was worth the wait. Aft...

“Will Write Songs 4 Money” – Left at London’s new EP

Puff’s  handmade album cover for Left At London’s newest album “Will Write Songs For Money.” Puff uses singular they/them pronouns.

Lily Aksan, Reporter

May 22, 2015

Left At London’s album “Will Write Songs 4 Money,” released on April 1 by senior N. Puff,  is certainly something extraordinary. With the majority of the tracks on the album created as commissions for other students, each song holds an amount of uniqueness as well as an appealing sound. The ent...

Album review: “Hesitant Alien”

Album review:

Lily Aksan, Reporter

November 6, 2014

It’s been a little over a year-and-a-half since the band “My Chemical Romance” parted ways on March 22, 2013. After 12 years with the band, former front man Gerard Way has returned to the music industry with a bang. Now a solo artist, Way has been given more room to convey his own concepts. Thi...

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