By Nina Bosnjak, Contributing Writer SCORE: 7.6 Typical of well-established and Grammy-winning bands, Cage the Elephant seems to rely heavily on the sound they’ve been producing for years. While it’s not necessarily a bad thing to keep the same sound, Social Cues, their fifth studio album, is arguably the safest of the five they have released in terms of its sound, but even with that, … Continue reading Social Cues, Cage the Elephant
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