By Geordon Wollner, Art Director SCORE: 8.5 I was petrified, frozen. Not out of fear, but out of curiosity. Looking up from the crowd, I was shrouded by a manic and frenzied energy pacing wildly above me. It had manifested in the form of a single glance in my direction from Grian Chatten, FONTAINES D.C.’s harbinger of song and style. I wanted to move — … Continue reading Dogrel, FONTAINES D.C.
By Tyler Moore, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.5 Though she is only seventeen years old and relatively new to the music scene, Billie Eilish has already become a household name. Eilish debuted in 2016 with her haunting single, “Ocean Eyes,” which she co-wrote with brother and producer Finneas. The siblings have continued to team up on Billie’s somewhat critically contentious 2017 EP Don’t Smile at Me, … Continue reading When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
By Nina Bosnjak, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.7 Wallows is a band that found success through singles, namely “Pleaser,” which released in April 2017 and made it into Spotify’s lists of songs recommended to practically anyone that has a slight interest in indie rock. After their singles gained traction they finally put out their first full length album, Nothing Happens, which walks listeners through the transition … Continue reading Nothing Happens, Wallows
By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer SCORE: 9.1 Flume opens his latest release with an acknowledgement of his massive popularity and all that goes into it. “Hi this is Flume, and you’re listening to my new single. Tap the artwork to listen…” is all that can be clearly understood before a multitude of Flumes begin repeating the Spotify-esque advertising mantra. As soon as this business is … Continue reading Hi This is Flume (Mixtape), Flume
By Tyler Moore, Staff Writer Score: 9.3 Singer/songwriter/producer Hozier has just released his sophomore studio album, Wasteland, Baby!, the follow-up to his 2014 self-titled album. On this album, Hozier tackles themes of hope, love and despair, and does so with immense grace and power. Hozier’s vocals on this album are near perfection when it comes to translating the emotional depth that his lyrics display. He shows … Continue reading Wasteland, Baby!, Hozier