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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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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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Why Justin Biebers Believe is his best album

Why Justin Bieber’s “Believe” is his best album

by Shalika Oza, Staff Writer // October 24, 2020

In January, three friends and I decided to sign a lease for a house just next to campus. We didn't think everything would turn out as it did, however,...

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Lianne La Havas released her own self-titled album, which explores romance and relationships.

Quick Take: The best albums of July 2020

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // August 19, 2020
From surprise mainstream projects (Taylor Swift’s “Folklore”) to under-the-radar successes (Flo Milli’s “Ho, Why is You Here”) to emotional swan songs (Logic’s “No Pressure”), this past month has delivered an abundance of great albums to indulge in. 
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Logic released No Pressure after announcing his surprise retirement from music on July 16.

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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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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