Reviews

Album Review: Hey Violet Releases Brand New Moves EP

An emerging band Hey Violet will have audiences singing their tunes before they know it. The energetic LA band has gone through a few name changes before the name Hey Violet stuck in 2015. Ever since, they have been producing new music that will get you dancing along with them, including their new hit single “Guys My Age.” The five ... Read More »

Album Review: A Pentatonix Christmas

Pentatonix has done it again with their brand-new album “A Pentatonix Christmas,” their second Christmas album since the group formed in 2011. Completely a cappella, they have taken classic Christmas tunes and put a whole new spin on them, as well as keeping the songs’ recognizable tone. As a group, they have sold over 2.8 million albums in the United ... Read More »

Album Review: Ra Ra Riot Needs Your Light

Ra Ra Riot has done it again with their latest album, “Need Your Light.” Out of Syracuse, New York, the band embodies a classic indie rock sound and even includes a violinist as one of their main band members. The music has a distinguished rock beat and the violin can be easily heard, giving it a full sound and making ... Read More »

The Doctor Will See You Now: A Doctor Strange Review

On Friday, Nov. 4 the Marvel universe expanded its franchise with its newest superhero through the release of “Doctor Strange.” The film follows neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange after an extreme life-altering car accident causes him to lose the ability to use his hands. With all traditional medicine failing him, Strange is left devastated, but a small flicker of hope finds ... Read More »

The Good Feeling Review of Dent May’s Magnificent Ukulele

High Spirited and fun lyrics, “The Good Feelings of Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele” will either relax you or have you laughing at the silly lyrics. This album is an offshoot of May, using primarily ukulele throughout the album. Each song has either a high-spirited sound to it, or a slower, melodic mood that goes with a ballad. To ... Read More »

A Magical Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

On Friday, Nov. 18 author J.K. Rowling’s magical world full of witchcraft and wizardry returned to theaters with the release of her first movie screenplay, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Rowling’s newest addition to her fantasy world is a prequel to the events that occur in the Harry Potter series set in New York during the 1920s. The ... Read More »

Album Review: I’m Alone, No You’re Not by Joseph

The album, “I’m Alone, No You’re Not” by Joseph is a compilation of three sisters’ voices with haunting and tight harmonies. Listeners will be mesmerized by this group. All their songs have rustic tones, using lots of acoustic guitar, piano and percussion. Their lyrics are filled with heart and have good messages that are relatable to the listener. The opener, ... Read More »

Album Review: Jon Bellion and The Human Condition

A new artist in the world of music, Jon Bellion, brilliantly mashes electronic sounds with human made sounds to take the listener to another place in time. A converted Christian, Bellion crafts his songs to have a positive feel, while mixing it up with some heavier lyrics. No two songs of his are the same. They all have their own ... Read More »

Album Review: EP No. 1

Miynt experiments with airy sounds in her latest album, EP No. 1. Throughout the album, she uses high-pitched sounds to compliment her light soprano voice. It’s a short album, with only six songs, but each song is jam-packed with different sounds. The opener, “After the Gold Rush,” starts out with distorted, high-pitched sounds that seem to be underwater. This repeats ... Read More »

Album Review: How to Be a Human Being

Throughout the album “How to be a Human Being,” Glass Animals use unique sounds, outdoing themselves in  comparison with their previous album “Zaba.” From the low electronic beats to the sounds of high-pitched flute tones, Glass Animals manipulate and infuse the music in every song. The album features electric guitar, bass and drums, but there are also many overlays which ... Read More »