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

FM!, Vince Staples

By Rishabh Kishore, Staff Writer SCORE: 8.3 Thank you, Vince. Although there is an unbelievable amount of music that is put out every week, only a few albums stick out and stay in a daily rotation the way FM! does. The album is classic Vince; FM! is groovy, hard and chilling with lyrics that constantly remind you about his old stomping grounds of Long Beach, CA’s northside. However, much … Continue reading FM!, Vince Staples

IC-01 Hanoi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

By McKenzie Maccaux, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.0 Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been at the forefront of the modern psych-rock genre, releasing their fourth album, Sex and Food, in April of 2018. In IC-01 Hanoi, the band maintains their distorted, textured sound, but begins experimenting with freeform, sonic jazz influences and Vietnamese instruments throughout the exploratory album. Structurally, IC-01 Hanoi is comprised of seven instrumental tracks that are listed as “Hanoi … Continue reading IC-01 Hanoi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

BALLADS 1, Joji

By Deeba Abrishamchi, Staff Writer Score: 5.7 In early 2013, the video that we all know today as “The Harlem Shake” went viral. The outlandish phenomenon was started by George Miller, better known by his music moniker, Joji. Five years later, Joji is doing things a little differently: his art involves singing, producing and performing. After his unadorned first project In Tongues – EP, he … Continue reading BALLADS 1, Joji