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Adele celebrating the release of her fourth studio album 30.

Review: Adele’s ’30’ packs new styles with the same heartbreak

by Aaliyah Alexander, Opinion Editor // December 1, 2021

Once again, the heartbroken, the taken, the singles and everyone in-between have united to listen to the much anticipated album “30” by Adele.  Revealing...

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Review: An Evening with Silk Sonic bridges old and new school

Review: ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ bridges old and new school

by Ryan Hardison, Arts & Culture Editor // November 18, 2021

Nearly nine months after releasing their show-stopping debut single “Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic, a kinetic duo consisting of R&B superstars...

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Screenshot of Majid Jordan imploring fans to call the number displayed in the post to discuss their wildest dreams.

Review: Duo Majid Jordan create retro love songs on ‘Wildest Dreams’

by Trinity Bland, Managing Editor // November 3, 2021

The 1980s have influenced pop music once again!  Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan — made up of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman...

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Cover of Joy Crookes debut album Skin.

Review: Joy Crookes’ ‘Skin’ is a portrait of one’s strength and beauty

by Aaliyah Alexander, Opinion Editor // October 21, 2021

A beautiful story with chapters on relationships, mental health and politics is captured in London-based artist Joy Crookes’ debut album “Skin.” Five...

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Review: Demi Lovato explores tragedy and resilience in new documentary and album

Review: Demi Lovato explores tragedy and resilience in new documentary and album

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // May 5, 2021

“Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over” felt as if artist Demi Lovato was closing a difficult chapter of her life’s story she doesn’t...

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The cover art for Benny The Butchers latest studio album, The Plugs I Met II

Review: Benny the Butcher and Harry Fraud deliver their best on “The Plugs I Met II”

by Jacob Sullivan, Staff Writer // March 24, 2021

The corner of Genesee Street and Montana Avenue in Buffalo, New York is no tourist attraction. A rugged patch of concrete down the street from a Lutheran...

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Graphic by Em Burgess.

Quick Take: March kicks off with releases from big-name artists

by Jacob Sullivan, Contributor // March 13, 2021

Since the start of 2021, music releases have seemed to be a minor discussion. The year for music has definitely started off slow, partly due to the heightened...

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Quick Take: Best recent R&B releases to revive your playlist

Quick Take: Best recent R&B releases to revive your playlist

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 3, 2021

So far in 2021, music releases have been slow and steady.  Electronic, rap and alternative artists have had a few worthwhile showings, but many of...

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Here is a look at the cover art for Judas and The Black Messiah: The Inspired Album (Courtesy of RCA Records)

“Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album” is a fitting sonic addition to Fred Hampton’s legacy

by Jacob Sullivan, Contributor // February 22, 2021

Albums inspired by movies can oftentimes be a hit or miss.  A lot goes into the planning of the album. Who should be on it? Who should produce it?...

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Ariana Grande, Aminé, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and The Strokes are the artists that round out our picks for part two of 2020s Albums of The Year.

DA Staff Picks: The Best Albums of 2020, Part Two

As the year comes closer to an end, here is the second installment of the DA Staff picks for best albums of 2020. Check out Part One. Ariana Grande –...

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Hearing Double: Taylor Swift drops second surprise album of 2020 with folklore sister album evermore

Hearing Double: Taylor Swift drops second surprise album of 2020 with “folklore” sister album “evermore”

by Kirstie Burgess, Staff Writer // December 21, 2020

In the early morning hours of Dec. 10, Taylor Swift hinted that something was coming by posting nine photos on Instagram to create one whole image. What...

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Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash.

Review: Chromeo’s Quarantine Casanova echoes feelings of love and hope during pandemic

by Kayla Brown, Staff Writer // November 23, 2020

With life moving from in-person interactions to online platforms because of COVID-19, the dating scene has looked quite different since last March. For...

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