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“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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Lana Del Rey, Drake and Weezer are a few artists who could be releasing albums in 2021.

Quick Take: Here’s some albums to expect in the new year

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // February 9, 2021

One of the countless lessons to be learned from COVD-19 is that the future can’t be perfectly predicted, and it’s clear this same ideal applies to...

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B.L.E.U., also known as Karim Arafah, promotes his newest album “Euphoria,” which came out on Jan. 22.

B.L.E.U’s innovative sound becoming a hit with students

by Flower Smith, Staff Writer // February 4, 2021

Economics sophomore Karim Arafah is an aspiring singer, songwriter and record producer who is attracting some rise and attention from students at San Diego...

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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 2020's 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

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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Music artists Chloe x Halle, Alicia Keys, Giveon, Rina Sawayama and UMI highlight part one of The Daily Aztec's Albums of The Year.

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

by Ryan Hardison, Trinity Bland, and Aaliyah Alexander // December 9, 2020

After a stressful year exacerbated by a devastating pandemic, a tense presidential election, and the increasing effects of climate change, the year 2020...

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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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Quick Take: Music to Ease Your Mind During Exams

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // November 12, 2020

Midterm season is upon us, and though many students have already braved through the storm of exams, essays and Zoom lectures, there’s a lot of work left...

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Logic released

Review: Logic reflects on his influences, career and personal life in final album “No Pressure”

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // August 6, 2020

On July 16, Logic took to social media and announced his retirement from his decade-long rap career. According to the posts he made, he plans to focus...

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Review: Taylor Swift explores emotions and relationships in

Review: Taylor Swift explores emotions and relationships in “folklore”

by Kirstie Burgess, Staff Writer // July 31, 2020

On July 23, Taylor Swift released her eighth studio album, “folklore,” in a surprise announcement on social media.  Many artists have dropped surprise...

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Freddie Gibbs performs at the Adult Swim festival on November 16, 2019

Quick Take: best new albums worth listening to this summer

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // June 25, 2020

Music can be a helpful distraction from everything going on outside, but musicians are finding stunning and creative ways to integrate real-world issues...

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Noah Cyrus released her second EP

Noah Cyrus explores personal challenges and relationships in new EP

by Aaliyah Alexander, Staff Writer // June 12, 2020

Unlike many other albums, “The End of Everything” by Noah Cyrus leaves listeners with a heavy heart and overwhelming emotions. The lyrics of each...

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