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Album Review: ’Reload’ The New Generation of KPOP

NCT DREAM, SM Entertainment

Devorah Segura, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The popular Korean based group NCT DREAM comes back after 9 months since their last release with their highly anticipated mini album ‘Reload’. The group accumulated over 500,000 orders in the 15-day pre-order window and gained over 380,000 in the first day sales.    The group has already proved themselves to b...

Picturing New Achievements

Picturing New Achievements

Litzy Casas, Reporter

November 1, 2018

Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine that began as a weekly newspaper in 1892, and became a monthly publication in 1973.  Photographers and models are selected for every monthly issue, but it was not until September 2018 that Vogue had a black photographer shoot the cover featuring the star, B...

Review: ‘Blond’

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016

Frank Ocean is back and better than ever. This R&B singer, rapper and songwriter definitely proved to his long-awaiting fans that his new album, “Blond,” was worth the wait. His last release, “Channel Orange,” is now four years old. “Blond” already feels like a transcending classic. ...

‘Kindred’ Passion Pit Album Review

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

June 2, 2015

The third studio album of the electro pop group Passion Pit is encompassed in their characteristic high-pitched vocals and habitual bouncy sound effects, to the point that songs seamlessly mold into a metaphorical fabric of music, while becoming borderline indistinguishable from each other. Several tracks...

Review: Passion Pit’s Lifted Up (1985)

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

February 20, 2015

After using their social media accounts to hint at new music, the electronic and synth-pop band Passion Pit released two new singles in the past two days; one of them being "Lifted Up (1985)." "Lifted Up (1985)" is the song that you can play in the background while doing work. The new single has a...

Review: Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary

Review: Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

February 10, 2015

After releasing their first single “Stolen Dance,” the German pair Milky Chance released their debut album Sadnecessary one year after they had originally released it in Germany. The duo is easily recognized on the radio for their unique vocals and simple, but catchy beats. Using their success ...

Album Review: Pentatonix, ‘That’s Christmas to Me’

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

December 18, 2014

The holiday season is the perfect time of the year to pop in a CD and listen to joyful, festive music. Pentatonix, an American a cappella group consisting of five members, released their new holiday album, “That’s Christmas To Me” on Oct. 21. The album contains their covers of classic holiday songs...

Album review: Ariana Grande, ‘My Everything’

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

She’s got one less problem without you, and you, and you, because she’s been racking up sales since the release of her second studio album,"My Everything" on Aug. 22. Ariana Grande is back with her familiar luscious vocals and R&B-influenced poppish beats, but also tests the waters by experimenting...

Album review: BANKS,’Goddess’

Amy Pham, Print Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

BANKS’ debut album “Goddess” debuted on Sept. 5 as a hosh posh of both heavily-modified, studio produced beats and natural-sounding acoustic guitar and piano. BANKS’ instrumental-prevalent style, along with her haunting vocals (comparable to that of Lorde) are an instant hit and a sublime addition...

ARTPOP review

Abraham Deleon

November 26, 2013

Review: Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP After selling three successful albums, releasing 13 platinum singles over five years, and going on a three worldwide tours for each album, Lady Gaga returns with her next musical installment to the world. ARTPOP is Lady Gaga’s fourth album, and has taken fans and pop cu...

Tegan and Sara concert review

Tegan and Sara concert review

December 13, 2012

      Tegan and Sara, a twin duo Indie band, performed live at the AT&T Performing Art Center in downtown Dallas on Oct. 11. They performed their new songs on the upcoming album, Heartthrob, which comes out in January 2013. The new songs were Not Your Hero, I Was A Fool, Messed Up and their new single Closer...