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Music

Alessia Cara Explores Her Inner Fishbowl on ‘In The Meantime’

Every challenge is an additional exhibit within Cara's self–contained bubble.

by EVAN QIANG

Illuminati Hotties Brings the Pop–Punk Revival Back to the Fringes

‘Let Me Do One More’ is the crown jewel of a year that produced plenty of rippers and very few skippers.

by WALDEN GREEN

Injury Reserve's 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix' is a Jarring Reflection on a Turbulent Year

The Arizona group's second studio album comes after a devastating loss.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Street’s Highly Anticipated Fall Music Releases

Newsflash: Adele and ABBA are back!

by EMILY MOON

Satanic Shoes and Fake Pregnancies: Lil Nas X's Marketing Genius

How Lil Nas X uses provocative marketing tactics to promote queer voices.

by DEREK WONG

Are Music Reviews Really That Important?

Pitchfork and other publications have stopped caring about the music.

by EVAN QIANG

Phoebe Bridgers Embraces Sad Girl Autumn at the Mann

The indie rock musician graced the Skyline Stage on Sept. 22 and brought a wave of tranquility with her. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Kacey Musgraves' 'star–crossed' is a Tragedy Without a Villain

The country–pop singer explores life after divorce in the follow–up to her award–winning 'Golden Hour'.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Dawn of Chromatica: A Confounding Hyperpop Fantasia

The star–studded remix album is a chaotic document of the current hyperpop scene.

by PEYTON TOUPS

How CHAI Is Subverting the East Asian Feminine Ideal

How the Japanese rock band grapples with the acute desire to be cute

by KATHRYN XU

‘Certified Lover Boy’ Delivers Classic Drake

In the highly--anticipated 'Scorpion' followup, Drake raps about fame, women, and his son--topics his fans are all too familiar with. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Little Simz's ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ is the Best Rap Album in Years

The artist takes listeners on an hour–long journey into the constantly fluctuating life of an introvert.

by EVAN QIANG

Halsey’s 'If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power' is a Testament to Their New Musical Direction

Collaborating with two former members of Nine Inch Nails, Halsey discusses the difficulties of motherhood on their fourth album.

by EVAN QIANG

‘Are We There Yet?’: The Pennchants on Pushing Through the Pandemic

Evan Bean, Bauti Gallino, and Jack Vernon Lee take us behind the scenes of the a cappella group’s new studio album.

by WALDEN GREEN

Solo Female Artists Lead Billboard Top 200 For the First Time in Over a Decade

Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, and Olivia Rodrigo accomplish an impressive feat in an environment that often works against them.  

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Remembering Aaliyah: R&B Icon and Pioneer

Aaliyah’s music is finally streaming 20 years after her death, but it isn’t without controversy.

by EVAN QIANG

Ye’s ‘Donda’ : Unpolished, Masterful, and a Study in Morality Plays.

The rapper's latest album has moments of greatness, but are they overshadowed by whom it features?

by VARUN SARASWATHULA

'Solar Power' Isn't What You Think It Is

One her third studio album, the pop star from New Zealand builds a castle of sand.

by PEYTON TOUPS

What Are Artist–Themed Dance Parties Anyway?

As COVID–19 restrictions eased, fans make their way to clubs to participate in "dance parties" playing their favorite artists' music. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

WILLOW Stands on the Shoulders of Punk Rock Giants on 'lately i feel EVERYTHING'

Like the rest of us, Willow is done with 2020.

by PEYTON TOUPS

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