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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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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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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 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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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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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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Review: The 1975's third album captures a world online

Review: The 1975’s third album captures a world online

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // December 5, 2018

It’s been more than 20 years since the Gallagher brothers posed the question, “How many special people change?” on Oasis’s “Champagne Supernova,”...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Alt-rock Spanish band brings energy and heart in its newest album

by Stacy Marquez, Staff Writer // January 29, 2018

Composed with a melody of percussion, strings and vocals, Vetusta Morla’s fourth studio album, “Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar,” evokes unique Spanish...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Taylor Swift confronts herself on “Reputation”

ALBUM REVIEW: Taylor Swift confronts herself on “Reputation”

by Julianna Ress, Senior Staff Writer // November 20, 2017

“This ain’t for the best / My reputation’s never been worse so / You must like me for me,” Taylor Swift sings on “Delicate,” from her latest...

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Ariel Pink travels through a distorted, lo-fi mix of genres from the ’60s through ’80s

by Noah Callahan, Contributor // October 6, 2017

With a lo-fi aesthetic, pop singer-songwriter Ariel Pink scores alternative, retrofuturist versions of reality where the popular and cult cultures of the...

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