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From top left: 1989, Natalie Merchant, Ghost Stories, Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Ultraviolence, French Exit, Z, Alvvays, Hozier, I Will Not Be Afraid

10 albums turning 10

Bellamy Crehan, Staff Writer May 7, 2024

1. “1989” - Taylor Swift “1989” marked Taylor Swift’s exit from country music to pop, and became a huge hit, despite doubts, launching Swift to unparalleled fame. From hits like “Shake it Off” to raw and honest melodies about her personal...

Even more Gecs

Even more Gecs

Beck Mac, Staff Writer June 13, 2023

It is hard to label the music duo 100 Gecs. Some say they are hyper-pop, EDM, ska, experimental pop, electro-pop or any number of genres. In my opinion, 100 Gecs have created a new genre of music that can’t be defined by words, but by the noise and...

The Record: A beautiful release

The Record: A beautiful release

June 13, 2023

In 2018, indie-rock supergroup Boygenius (stylized in all lower case) made their debut with a self-titled EP. Now, almost five years later, the group is back and better than ever with their first full album “the record”. Boygenius is made up of...

Still Relevant Rebellion

Still Relevant Rebellion

Beck Mac, Staff writer March 26, 2023

The first time I listened to the “Lonesome Crowded West” album by Modest Mouse I was working another shift at my dead-end grocery store job. It instantly connected with me. Modest Mouse is instantly recognizable from the sound of drummer Jeremiah...

TikTok star Hemlocke Springs is a musical supernova that’s about to explode into stardom.

Hemlocke Springs: a rhythm that exceeds expectations

Miranda Ljung-Baruth, Creative Media Editor March 22, 2023

In October of 2022, a teaser of “Girlfriend”, a poppy 80s inspired song, went viral on TikTok. This was the work of Isimeme Naomi Udu, more commonly known by her stage name Hemlocke Springs. With only three singles released on Spotify, 25 year old...

Sylvan Esso. Photo: Clio Burns

Concert Review: Sylvan Esso stuns at Higher Ground

Clio Burns, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

On November 10, Higher Ground opened its doors to hundreds of people. They were all piling in to see Sylvan Esso, an electronic pop duo made up of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn. The duo, which I was mostly unfamiliar with prior to the concert, put on...

Legacy Records - 1981

I Love Rock and Roll: rocking out with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Miranda Ljung-Baruth, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

We’ve all heard the iconic title track to Joan Jett's second solo record, I Love Rock and Roll. The memorable stomps and claps in the chorus immediately transport you to a dingy dive bar in the 80s. But I think it's high time people recognize all of...

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 tours in the 27 years since their debut sent the...

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 all out left stranded on the high seas of this year....

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 front of a small stage. They were waiting to see...

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 of the songs, and dynamically paints pictures...

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