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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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Kativa released their debut single, Ethereal, on Aug. 17.

Underground Sound: SDSU sibling duo forge new path with latest single ‘Ethereal’

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // September 11, 2020

From the minute students step onto college campuses they're expected to have a plan for the rest of their lives. They choose a major, look for internships...

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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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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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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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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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Asian American music collective hosts uplifting Youtube concert

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // May 9, 2020

In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage month, a YouTube live stream was held Wednesday night to showcase the most exciting Asian...

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ambré was in a Zoom meeting with SDSU students.

Grammy winner singer-songwriter spoke with SDSU music students over Zoom

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // April 29, 2020

Students may be going a little stir crazy, but San Diego State is offering interactive virtual events to help students stay sane. On Monday evening,...

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'Couchella' holds music fans over until the rescheduled festival in October

‘Couchella’ holds music fans over until the rescheduled festival in October

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // April 17, 2020

This past weekend was a sad time for many music fans because the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was supposed to commence on Friday April...

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Diplo is one of the many artists on Instagram who is partaking in live shows online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Music industry moves online with livestreams, fundraisers

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // April 14, 2020

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every sector of society has been impacted one way or another. Despite immense societal changes in the...

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These two music legends, T-Pain and Lil Jon, busted out their top hits in their live battle.

Iconic musicians compete in live Instagram battles

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // April 10, 2020

While music fans worldwide struggle to cope with canceled concerts and an abundance of free time, renowned record producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz are...

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