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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 as an artist and musician to portray universal struggles, like loneliness, the longing to feel r...

Royal Reviews: Music Review ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’

September 24, 2015

Immediately following her gig as the host of this year’s MTV Video and Music Awards, Miley Cyrus dropped a surprise, free album titled “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.” If an unexpected and completely free LP from one of the biggest names in music isn’t jarring enough, the album itself is sure...

Album Review: ‘Our Own House’ by MisterWives

March 11, 2015

  Recently I was scrolling through iTunes’s new releases section and came upon a song titled “Reflections” by a band named MisterWives. Ever since then I can’t stop listening to the band. After downloading the song, it became an instant classic among the many others on my iPod. MisterWives...

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 to sound like the proverbial music snob, but I’ve always liked Green Day’s earlier work,...

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, from his biggest mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi” all the way up to his latest album “Indicud.” In m...

Music Review – “Helplessness Blues” by Fleet Foxes

May 4, 2011

Looking for an album with a cool folk sound, awesome harmonies and unforgettable lyrics? Fleet Foxes’ sophomore album “Helplessness Blues” came out yesterday, three years after their self-titled debut. The album is full of music that fans of folk bands such as Mumford & Sons and The Swell...

Music Review – TV on The Radio “Nine Types of Light”

April 20, 2011

Brooklyn based rockers TV On The Radio have yet again made an album filled with energy and unexpected musical genres on their new album “Nine Types Of Light.”  Unlike their last album “Dear Science,” released in 2008, “Nine Types Of Light” has a more psychedelic tone and light-hearted lyrics. Typically...

Music Review – “Towards the Sun” by Alexi Murdoch

March 16, 2011

Alexi Murdoch does not shy away from his traditionally intimate and soothing vocals in “Towards the Sun,” a follow up to his 2006 album “Time Without Consequence." The indie folk musician recorded all the tracks to “Towards the Sun” in a single night using a tape machine. In this new album, the London native shows his matura...

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