Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett

By Rishabh Kishore, Contributing Writer SCORE: 9.2 Courtney Barnett has been busy. After releasing her first album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, and subsequent touring, she collaborated with Kurt Vile to produce an album with both artists playing off each other’s incredible songwriting prowess. The album (Lotta Sea Lice) showed a conversational type of lyricism with a unique style of singing. For … Continue reading Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett

Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

By Tyler Moore, Contributing Writer   SCORE: 7.0 Shawn Mendes is Shawn Mendes’ self-titled third project following the albums Handwritten and Illuminate. Some have proclaimed Mendes as an icon and one of the industry’s hardest workers for already having a three albums by the age of 19.  In his self-titled album, Mendes continues his trademark of poignant songs of young love featuring an acoustic guitar here … Continue reading Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Liquid Swords, GZA

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Liquid Swords, GZA … Continue reading Liquid Swords, GZA

Complicit EP, Gang of Four

By Brendon Peppard, Contributing Writer & Mara Blumenstein, Contributing Writer SCORE: 5.5 Gang of Four has a history of acting as an outlet for western political anxiety. Entertainment!, the group’s 1979 full-length debut, was funky and neurotic. With lyrics that unite teenage angst and cold war paranoia, the album serves as a dynamic reference point for the emotional climate at the outset of the new decade. … Continue reading Complicit EP, Gang of Four

Lord Willin’, Clipse

By Dan Winogradoff, Albums Editor Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Lord Willin’, Clipse … Continue reading Lord Willin’, Clipse