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The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM” is the perfect purgatory playlist

Amaya McDonald January 9, 2022
The release of “Dawn FM” indicates a promising year for music in 2022 and reminds us all that even while we may be stuck in limbo, dawn is coming, and it is vital that we stay hopeful.
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Kanye West finally releases “Donda” album

Amaya McDonald August 29, 2021
The highly anticipated album was originally scheduled for release on July 22. In the weeks leading up to the album’s release, West moved into the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia where he held two album listening events over the summer. 
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Glades trio gets listeners “Dancing in the Mirror” with their latest album

Amaya McDonald May 10, 2021
The pop-trio known as “Glades” released their sophomore album, “Planetarium,”  on Friday, April 30. Lead singer Karina Savage sat down to speak about “Planetarium” and the group’s evolution with The Statesman.
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“Rare” by Selena Gomez celebrates recovery and self-love

Melissa Azofeifa January 19, 2020
Selena Gomez’s latest album “Rare” is a celebratory album, having been released on Friday Jan. 10., five years since the release of “Revival” in 2015. The album celebrates Gomez surviving a tumultuous couple of years.
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Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” is different but still controversial

Isabelle Panza November 3, 2019
Kanye West's new album is nothing short of controversy despite his new apparent lease on life. "Jesus is King" released on Oct. 25.
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The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

The Lumineers want you to get to know the Sparks family

Sara Ruberg September 15, 2019
Three generations of crime, tragedy, drug addiction and alcoholism ravages the Sparks. Their stories come to life in a small, yellow house that stands alone in a field — perhaps symbolic of each character's loneliness and distance.
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Amidst the Chaos Review

Amidst the Chaos Review

Melissa Azofeifa April 18, 2019
Sara Bareilles’ new album, “Amidst the Chaos,” can sound monotone and certain songs almost blend into each other, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a listen.
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Review: J. Cole’s “KOD” is chill and soothing

Gabby Pardo April 29, 2018
J. Cole’s fifth album, “KOD,” is a soothing and layered 42 minutes of passionate wordplay.
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Tyler, the Creator’s “Cherry Bomb” Bombs

Kunal Kohli April 15, 2015
Tyler, the Creator's career is marred with chaos. He is politically incorrect and follows no rules but his own. His latest album, "Cherry Bomb," is a testament to it.
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Big Seans Dark Sky Paradise shows that he can hang with the big boys

Big Sean’s “Dark Sky Paradise” shows that he can hang with the big boys

Kunal Kohli February 25, 2015
Big Sean has evolved. He is no longer the butt-obsessed, young artist yelling ad-libs or leaning on featured artists to get record sales.
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Indie rock group Vampire Weekend leaves listeners thirsty for more

Jessica McKay September 22, 2014
“Modern Vampires of the City” is indie rock sensation Vampire Weekend’s latest album. The album has not only helped the band maintain their success, but also flourish in the rock community.
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Taylor Swift’s “Red” may be different, but it still pleases fans

Will Rhino November 4, 2012
Since the release of her self-titled album six years ago, Taylor Swift has become even more relevant in the pop culture and music landscape with her fourth studio album, "Red."
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