Music review

Taylor Swift in Midnights promo, photo via Taylor Swift on Twitter.

In review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ a worthwhile listen

It doesn’t take much to understand the appeal of Taylor Swift. Her discography reaches nearly every audience, and her music encompasses the emotions that come with heartbreak, growth, love, revenge,…

Nick La Riviere and the Best Laid Plans jazz up Hermann’s Upstairs

Half the fun of going to a live event is the experience. There’s nothing quite like the rush of hearing a live band blare into life amongst a crowd of…

Northern-Irish singer-songwriter SOAK to release second album

At age 22, Northern-Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson, known by her stage name SOAK, is set to release her second album in April 2019. Grim Town will include fifteen original songs,…

Album review: Colony House’s ‘Only the Lonely’

Only the Lonely, the 2017 sophomore album of the band Colony House, is the perfect sequel to When I Was Younger that skyrocketed the band to success. With a mixture…

Lost in landscape, Passenger releases expansive new album

Passenger scours North America for a place to belong in latest record Runaway It’s been a few years since the mega hit “Let Her Go,” but now English singer-songwriter Passenger has…

Taylor Swift lives up to her Reputation

Taylor Swift’s Reputation is an ostentatious display of who she’s become as a person, an artist, and, subsequently, an icon. For anybody out of the loop, long gone are Swift’s…

Neon, trap beats, and attempted excursions: A review of Foster the People’s ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

Influences of psychedelia, funk, and 60s’ spatiality are as prevalent in today’s world of indie and electronica music as blues is to country or hard rock is to heavy metal.…

Frank Ocean’s Blonde unparalleled in its ambition

Frank Ocean has always had an air of mystery surrounding him — a reserved cool, a magnetic solitude. Watch him stand off to the side, eyes down while he sips on an…

Ryan Hemsworth shares inspiration for latest album

Ryan Hemsworth released his new, critically acclaimed album Alone for the First Time in Canada on Nov. 4, ahead of a series of live performances across North America in November.