Assume Form, James Blake

By Logan Rude, Editor-in-Chief Score: 8.9 As of the time I wrote this review, Wisconsin had fallen into the depths of winter. It snowed three times this week. The cold has filled the air with melancholia. We’re all searching for something to make ourselves happy. Enter James Blake’s fourth album, Assume Form. It’s been a bit under three years since Blake released a full body … Continue reading Assume Form, James Blake

Heard it in a Past Life, Maggie Rogers

By Tyler Moore, Contributing Writer Score: 7.5 Heard it in a Past Life is the debut studio album by singer/songwriter/producer Maggie Rogers. Rogers first came onto the scene at the age of 22, when her working single “Alaska” was played for hit producer Pharrell Williams back in 2016 during a visit to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. “Alaska” now reemerges alongside eleven … Continue reading Heard it in a Past Life, Maggie Rogers

Best of 2018

By EMMIE Staff When crafting our Best of 2018 lists, it was hard to find some commonalities: everyone found different projects to be more entertaining, heart wrenching and/or spiritual than others. For purposes of open debate and open thought, this is the best possible outcome. More importantly though, this is indicative of the year that music presented to us; in short order, too much awesome music came … Continue reading Best of 2018

Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 9.5 For this review, I shall only refer to Earl Sweatshirt, the name most people are probably more familiar with, as Thebe Kgositsile, his birth name. If you need reason why, here’s a snippet from Some Rap Song’s twelfth track, “Veins”: “Earl is not my name, the world is my domain, kid.” The third-to-last track of L.A. cult moniker … Continue reading Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt