Slack Tide finds identity with new album

by Janii Yazon Slack Tide, a band that identifies strongly with the East Coast, displays a universal understanding of music, its functions, and its possibilities. Their debut album Water Monkey dedicates itself to the inconsistencies of identity. It finds home throughout New England; the band moves across state lines as seamlessly as they switch between…

Album Review: “Mind of Mine” by ZAYN

By Lauren Lopez If you’re looking for baby pictures of Zayn Malik, you probably wouldn’t expect to find them in stores. But on March 25, Malik’s baby picture lined the shelves of stores as the cover of his debut solo album, Mind of Mine. The obvious difference between his baby pictures and the album cover…

Album Review: “Purpose” by Justin Bieber

By Abigail Visco Justin Bieber has changed drastically over the last few years, both for better and for worse. After being discovered on YouTube, Bieber began his music career in 2009 at age fifteen when his first studio album, My World, was released. The album was an instant success. It sold over 137,000 copies in…

Album Review: “SG” by Sea Ghost

By Phillip Morgan A little over a year ago, Sea Ghost was just a fledgling band of high school friends making wonderfully absurd music videos in the suburbs outside Atlanta, Georgia. It wasn’t until they teamed up with Atlanta rapper ILoveMakonnen on the track “Running Away” that the Internet deemed them worthy of attention, and even…

A Tale of Two Concerts

By Lauren Lopez Not many people intend to like a boy band. But while listening to the radio, it’s often too hard to ignore songs like One Direction’s first hit single, “What Makes You Beautiful.” The battle is lost when the song is finally downloaded, then played repeatedly for weeks. All too soon, concert tickets…

Album Review: “Of Beauty and Rage” by Red

By Isabella Dionne On February 24, Christian metal band Red released their fifth studio album, titled Of Beauty and Rage. It is the first album written by the band without the influence of founding member Jasen Rauch, who, despite recording or touring with the band since 2009, had continued to contribute to songwriting up until…

Album Review: “B4.Da.$$” by Joey Badass

By Aidan Connelly At the time of this album’s release, Brooklyn rapper Joey Badass is already somewhat of a figurehead in modern hip-hop. He made his name in 2012 with his 1999 mixtape, and since then he and his Pro Era crew have established themselves as the primary new-school old-schoolers, with their twenty five some…

Album Review: “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” by Thom Yorke

By Aidan Connelly After the surprise release of Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, I get the sense that Thom Yorke releases will always be events of sorts. The man’s made so much good music throughout his twenty-year span in the music industry; even more fascinating has been the consistent evolution to the type of music he releases,…