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Atlantic/Crush Records - 2021

Weezer is Rife With Experimentation on OK Human

Ayden Flanigan March 8, 2021

Of all the bands signed in the post-Nirvana nineties, Weezer’s success has been arguably the most consistent. The unassuming alternative-rock giants have kept a steady stream of new music and profitable...

Republic Records - 2020

Kid Cudi Returns to Earth with Man on the Moon III: The Chosen

Ayden Flanigan, Digital Editor December 18, 2020
The synth-laden hums of Kid Cudi’s 2009 debut Man on the Moon: The End of Day and its 2010 follow-up, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, rocketed him to stardom and injected the hip-hop genre with his spacey, conceptual sound.  Since then, Cudi has been seemingly less sure of his vision and vitality in the industry. As other rappers built huge careers off the psychedelic pop/hip-hop foundation he laid down, Cudi’s prowess faded. No longer a forerunner, Kid Cudi experimented, playing with deeper psychedelic sounds and even a double album of alt-rock songs, but these were not met with the enthusiasm of his groundbreaking early work. Now, a decade since his debut and four years since his last solo album, Kid Cudi released Man on the Moon III: The Chosen to a music scene that he helped craft. The record's richly intricate album art and intriguingly cryptic promotional videos lure his fans back with an air that Cudi finally has something he wants to prove: his artistry and his relevance.
Illustration by Zoe Maxwell

Harvest: a classic album perfect for the end of fall

Ayden Flanigan October 26, 2020

We’ve all seen the leaves changing around us, and the world is changing a whole lot, too. It’s hard to find anything to hold onto that will last right now. Music can be that anchor while we’re...

Concert Review: Dark Star Orchestra Shines at the Drive-in

Concert Review: Dark Star Orchestra Shines at the Drive-in

Ayden Flanigan October 13, 2020

Scores of cars lined up around the back of the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex on Saturday, October third. A march of dancing bear bumper stickers waiting to be corralled into carefully crafted rows in...

Album Review: Lucky Chops

Album Review: Lucky Chops

Henry Padnos April 2, 2020

With the release of Lucky Chops’ first fully original album titled Lucky Chops comes an explosion of brass, pop, jazz, and creativity. Throughout the eleven tracks, Lucky Chops fills the spaces...

Columbia Records - 1968

Classic records we recommend: Taj Mahal – The Natch’l Blues

Ayden Flanigan February 12, 2020

This week, I checked out Taj Mahal’s The Natch’l Blues for the first time. My father and I were talking music and he mentioned that The Natch’l Blues was one of the first albums he ever bought....

Warner Bros. - 1979

Classic records we recommend: Fleetwood Mac – Tusk

Ayden Flanigan February 6, 2020

I was on a little Fleetwood Mac kick this week. I’ve always kind of written the genre-shifting band a pass, especially their famous mid-70s hits. They came off as milk toast music made for middle-aged...

Seeing Other People album cover 
Courtesy: Foxygen

Foxygen casts themselves in a new light on Seeing Other People

Ayden Flanigan December 19, 2019

As we come up to the end of 2019,  I have been thinking about what albums have stuck in my brain. One such album is Seeing Other People by indie-pop archeologists, Foxygen. A recording group...

Taylor Swift surprises on Lover

Taylor Swift surprises on Lover

Ayden Flanigan November 5, 2019

Our Journalism teacher Mrs. Fialko, suggested (or ordered) that for this issue, I review an album that I would not usually find myself listening to. Luckily for me, country-turned-pop superstar Taylor...

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