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Album Review: ‘Beyoncé’ by Beyoncé

January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014 By Signe Trewyn   Beyoncé’s amazing new self-titled album arrived on the music scene as a surprise to her legions of fans and the industry itself. The album went on to sell 80,000 copies within the first three hours of release and contains 14 songs and 18 videos. This...

Album Review: ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’ by Eminem

Album Review: ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2’ by Eminem

December 13, 2013

  In August 1996, Eminem made his debut with the release of his first independent album titled “Infinite.” With his bleach-blonde hair, tattoos, earrings and incredibly profane lyrics, Eminem flipped the rap world upside down on his way to superstardom. Seventeen years later, his latest...

Album Review: ‘Prism’ by Katy Perry

December 9, 2013

Review by Staff Writer Signe Trewyn   Katy Perry’s last album, 2010’s “Teenage Dream,” was known worldwide for five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. This is tied for the most in history with Michael Jackson’s 1987 album, “Bad.” What Perry’s new album “Prism”...

Album Review: ‘Bangerz’ by Miley Cyrus

November 13, 2013

  I received Miley Cyrus’ latest album, “Bangerz,” as a joke birthday gift from my boyfriend. I was pretty surprised (and only somewhat ashamed) that I didn’t entirely hate it when I finally realized it had passed its return period and I might as well give it a listen. I’m not going...

Album Review: ’20/20 Experience 2 of 2′ by Justin Timberlake

October 16, 2013

Review by Staff Writer Signe Trewyn   Over the years, I haven’t been an avid listener of Justin Timberlake, but his new album changed that. It was an enjoyable record and one of my personal favorites from Timberlake. “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” was one of the best-selling albums...

Album Review: ‘On Our Side’

Album Review: ‘On Our Side’

May 1, 2013

  The debut album “On Our Side” by Santa Barbara, Calif. band ERLAND is truly a hidden gem. ERLAND is made up of founder Erland Wanberg on vocals, guitar and harmonica, Nate Keezer on drums, Marko Srdanov on keys and Mike Mooneyham on bass. They released an EP back in early 2012 consisting...

Album Review: ‘Lotus’

Album Review: ‘Lotus’

March 6, 2013

  Christina Aguilera’s latest album “Lotus” is underappreciated and overlooked, plain and simple. The 16-track deluxe edition of “Lotus” was released in November 2012, and Aguilera’s first single from the album, “Your Body,” was released two months prior. This sexy single was...

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