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A Review of “The Tortured Poets Department”

A Review of “The Tortured Poets Department”

Ellie Leibman, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD) is Taylor Swift's eleventh studio album. It has been in the works shortly after her 2022 album, Midnights, was released. Swift’s usual co-writers, Jack Antonoff and...

Beyoncés Country Album: Cowboy Carter

Beyoncé’s Country Album: Cowboy Carter

Isabella Conrado and Amanda DiTomasso April 30, 2024

On March 29th, Beyoncé released her highly anticipated country album, Cowboy Carter. In less than one week, Beyoncé bounced to the top of the Billboard Top Country Album charts.  With her previous...

Some are saying that Miley Cyruss latest album, Endless Summer Vacation, is her best effort to date.

Miley Cyrus ups her game with Endless Summer Vacation

Brooke Smurlick, Entertainment Editor April 28, 2023

American singer/actress Miley Cyrus has been in the spotlight for most of her life and in recent years has focused mainly on her music career. Her latest studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, released...

Even with its flaws, Heroes & Villains is Metro Boomins best effort to date.

Heroes & Villains proves to be Metro Boomin’s best effort despite flaws such as Travis Scott’s lackluster effort

Sachin Moosai, News Editor March 24, 2023

Leland Tyler Wayne, better known as Metro Boomin, released Heroes & Villains in December 2022. This album was highly anticipated as Metro Boomin’s previous albums such as Savage Mode II and Without...

The Weeknds After Hours til Dawn Tour show at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami was a crowd pleaser.

The Weeknd’s After Hours til Dawn Tour rocks the Hard Rock

Martand Agarwal, Staff Writer September 1, 2022

Four-time Grammy Award winner Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, headlined at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on August 6. Taking place in the heart of Florida, this alluring performance...

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamars first album since 2017, a two-disc offering well worth the wait

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar’s first album since 2017, a two-disc offering well worth the wait

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

Kendrick Lamar’s new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers dropped on May 13, and since then people have been constantly streaming the album. This is a two disc offering, and they both address problems...

The Weeknds latest album, Dawn FM, will not disappoint his fans.

The Weeknd’s Dawn FM a fan pleaser, despite its flaws

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer February 2, 2022

The Weeknd recently dropped his latest album, Dawn FM, 16 songs with features from Tyler, the Creator and Lil Wayne. The album also features narration from actor Jim Carrey. The Weeknd describes his album...

Something for Thee Hotties showcases Megan Thee Stallions  talent for unapologetic, hard rap lyrics along with unique beats.

Megan Thee Stallion’s Something for Thee Hotties features freestyles and unique beats which are sure to satisfy fans

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion released her most recent album Something for Thee Hotties on Oct. 29. Megan Thee Stallion is known for her feature on “WAP” by Cardi B; however, she proved herself as more than...

MONTERO, which reveals the inner Lil Nas X, is an album of the year contender.

MONTERO a great display of the multi-faceted Lil Nas X

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer November 26, 2021

Lil Nas X dropped his album, MONTERO, on Sep. 17. His previous album, titled 7 came out on June 21, 2019, so this latest album has been long anticipated by fans. Lil Nas X is known for being able to perform...

Drakes Certified Lover Boy, his sixth album, does not live up to the hype.

Drake delivers a disappointing collection of hits and misses with much anticipated sixth album Certified Lover Boy

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

Drake’s highly anticipated sixth album, Certified Lover Boy, was released on Sept. 3, 2021, to mixed reviews. Some critics and fans deem it as the album of the year while others believe it’s one-dimensional...

Billie Eilishs new album, Happier Than Ever, has been supported by several new music videos and a concert film on Disney+. A world tour to support the album will kick off in 2022.

Billie Eilish’s much anticipated new album, Happier Than Ever, reveals a different side of the popular singer

Brooke Smurlick, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Billie Eilish’s long-awaited album Happier Than Ever is finally here. The cover art of the album, as well as the songs on the album, showcase a different side of Eilish and her millions of fans are loving...

Twenty One Pilots (Josh Dun [left] and Tyler Joseph) recent album Scaled and Icy ushers in a new era for the group.

Twenty One Pilots’ new album offers a “feel-good” vibe

Lauren Albano, Staff Writer June 16, 2021

On Friday, May 21, Twenty One Pilots ushered in a new era of alt-pop with their sixth studio album, Scaled and Icy. The musical duo, consisting of frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, blessed fans...

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