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Indie artist debuts relatable album

Indie artist debuts relatable album

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec editor March 2, 2017

David Jacobsen is an independent solo artist and singer/songwriter whose music in his new album, Chagrin, focuses on both personal and general issues that affect all of us. He uses his personal experiences...

Royal Reviews: Album Review ‘Honeymoon’ Lana Del Ray

October 7, 2015

Review by Logan Peaslee Lana Del Rey has released her third album, “Honeymoon,” and proven that the third time’s not always the charm. “Honeymoon” can be summed up in one word—boring. The...

Royal Reviews: Album Review ‘Love Somebody’ by Reba McEntire

April 30, 2015

  Fresh from the hype of the Academy of Country Music Awards that aired last Sunday night, I was in search of some new country music I heard in the show. To my delight, I found an album recorded...

Royal Reviews: Album Review Kendrick Lamar ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

April 8, 2015

  I was getting pretty sick of the hip-hop scene as of late. There’s just so many mediocre artists like Kanye “Yeezus” West whose relationship with Kim K. stirs up more excitement than his...

Review by
Mackenzie Banasik
Staff Writer

Royal Reviews: album review ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ by Fall Out Boy

February 4, 2015

Fall Out Boy’s new album, “American Beauty/American Psycho,” released Jan. 20, no doubt marks a change in Fall Out Boy’s career, as the overall sound is more pop-oriented than their previous releases. The...

Royal Reviews: Album Review ‘Uptown Special’

January 21, 2015

  Mark Ronson’s new album “Uptown Special,” released Jan. 12, features Ronson’s vocals along with many other artists including Stevie Wonder, Andrew Wyatt, Kevin Parker, Mystikal, Bruno...

Album Review: ‘1989’ by Taylor Swift

November 6, 2014

  One great fact about Taylor Swift is she relishes the opportunity to make creative album titles; this time, the title 1989 celebrates her birth year. The 13-track album is inspired by music of...

Album Review: ‘Ryan Adams’ by Ryan Adams

October 2, 2014

  The voice-adjusted cry of Ryan Adam’s voice echoes over the first track of his new, self-titled album. “Give me something good, give me something good,” the artist sings. I don’t know...

Album Review: “Xscape” by Michael Jackson

September 3, 2014

  When I found out via Facebook that my all-time favorite artist Michael Jackson was about to release a new posthumous album titled “Xscape,” I practically flew off my seat with excitement....

Album Review: “Demolicious” by Green Day

May 6, 2014

May 7, 2014   A 2014 Record Story Day exclusive, Green Day’s “Demolicious,” is a compilation of demos and unreleased tracks from the 2012 “¡Uno!,” “¡Dos!” “¡Tré!” trilogy. Not...

Album Review: “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon”

April 1, 2014

April 2, 2014 The hype surrounding Kid Cudi’s “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon” was pretty insane. Leading up to the album’s release, it was billed as a combination of all his sounds,...

Review by Lauren Piek
Staff Writer

Album Review: ‘High Hopes’ by Bruce Springsteen

February 26, 2014

  Bruce Springsteen brings us his 18th studio album with “High Hopes,” a collection of covers, outtakes and revisited works. With a career spanning over five decades, Springsteen’s constant...

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