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Short Hits: Mid-April music releases have something for old-heads and new-gen fans

Short Hits: Mid-April music releases have something for old-heads and new-gen fans

by Jacob Sullivan, Staff Writer // April 21, 2021

The passage of the week means the gift of Friday releases has come yet again. April 16 came with the release of Conway the Machine’s new album “La...

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Doja Cat and SZA reign over their pink planet in ‘Kiss Me More’ music video

Doja Cat and SZA reign over their pink planet in ‘Kiss Me More’ music video

by Evelyn Martinez, Contributor // April 21, 2021

Amala Dlamini, also known as Doja Cat, released the official music video for her latest single “Kiss Me More.” The song features singer/songwriter...

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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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Doja Cats Streets music video takes inspiration from Amsterdams Red Light District and the TikTok silhouette challenge.

Inside The Tape: Doja Cat goes back to the “Streets” in latest music video

by Evelyn Martinez, Contributor // March 24, 2021

On March 8, Amala Diamini, better known as singer/songwriter “Doja Cat,” released her latest music video “Streets,” from her popular second studio...

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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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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 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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Music artists Chloe x Halle, Alicia Keys, Giveon, Rina Sawayama and UMI highlight part one of The Daily Aztecs 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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