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Review: ‘Blond’

Review: ‘Blond’

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews, Showcase

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. ...

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

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

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


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

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


Filed under Music, Raider Reviews

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...