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Review: Lorde's

Review: Lorde’s “Solar Power” is a sun-soaked comeback album

by Kennedy Humphrey, Contributor // August 31, 2021

It’s been a mystery among fans of Lorde when the New Zealand-born pop star would make her comeback. Recently, on Aug. 20, the artist released her third...

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Why you should care about sampling

Why you should care about sampling

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // May 4, 2021

Without knowing it, millions of listeners have been exposed time and time again to the ear-catching strings of “Tere Mere Beech Mein,” a Hindi love...

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Why Justin Bieber's

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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Fiona Apple released her latest album

Quarantine’s best albums, chosen by The Daily Aztec’s Instagram followers

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // May 15, 2020

The extent of the COVID-19 virus in the music industry is still uncertain because concerts and festivals have been postponed, canceled or switched to virtual...

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The Weeknd dropped new, noteworthy music which brings a new twist to 80s synthpop.

The Weeknd drops new music with a twist on classic pop and disco

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // April 3, 2020

The Weeknd reemerges into the music scene with his reimagination of an ‘80s synth-pop sound through his fourth studio album “After Hours.”  In...

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Don Toliver in 2017.

Travis Scott’s protege releases debut album with distinct, new sound

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // March 30, 2020

After a bombastic feature on Travis Scott’s record label posse album, “Jackboys," bustling rapper and singer Don Toliver makes a splash with the release...

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Lil Uzi Vert  poses for the cameras.

Lil Uzi Vert exceeds expectations with new album

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // March 19, 2020

After a two year hiatus brought by label woes and countless delays, Lil Uzi Vert exceeds all expectations with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore...

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BTS dropped new album and reached over 4 million preorders.

Album review: BTS dropped their new album creating a surge in the industry

by Sofia Gomez, Contributor // February 26, 2020

The global sensation, BTS, released their highly anticipated album "Map of the Soul: 7" early Friday morning on all streaming services.  BTSBTS stands...

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Gil Scott Heron by Roger Woolman

Legendary musician’s album gets remixed

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

Nine years after his death, Gil Scott-Heron is still an inspiration to many black musicians. Chicago-based jazz drummer Makaya McCraven was given the...

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Mac Miller's album takes fans full circle

Mac Miller’s album takes fans full circle

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // January 29, 2020

The new decade started with a bang for the music bubble as major recording artists such as Eminem, Selena Gomez and Halsey released new albums for hardcore...

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New EP “The Circus” opens decade with stories about chaotic society

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // January 22, 2020

Illustrative storyteller and talented emcee Mick Jenkins started off the new decade with a bang releasing his new EP project titled, “The Circus.”...

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Tory Lanez throws it back with his fifth Chixtape

Tory Lanez throws it back with his fifth Chixtape

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // December 4, 2019

On Nov. 15, rapper and singer Tory Lanez released “Chixtape 5,” an album that flips popular favorites from the past decade into a new sound for the...

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