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Top 5 Albums of Spring!

Top 5 Albums of Spring!

David Mardakhayev, Music Journalist
March 28, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews

5) Future: Future The super trapper is back with two back-to-back full length albums. Future dropped his self-titled album on February 17, 2017 and it was met with widespread acclaim. Bangers such as Super Trapper and Mask Off dominated the radio waves and were the subject of memes galore. Stellar ...

Run the Jewels 3: A Christmas Miracle

Run the Jewels 3: A Christmas Miracle

David Mardakhayev, Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews

Christmas miracles are amazing and 2016 had a great one. Hip Hop super duo "Run the Jewels," composed of Brooklyn producer/rapper El P and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, released the long anticipated "Run the Jewels 3" on Christmas Eve, and it does not disappoint. The album mixes the trademark RTJ style...

“The Stage”: An Analysis and Review

“The Stage”: An Analysis and Review

David Mardakhayev, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Music, Reviews

Celebrity deaths, mass murder, controversy, and Trumpian Policy has made 2016 an exceptionally bad year. The music scene hasn’t had anything too monumental this year either. However, on October 13th, hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold delivered a powerful track after three years of silence to bring...

A Gypsy With a Dream

A Gypsy With a Dream

David Mardakhayev, Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Music, Reviews

In the past twenty years, there’s been a lot of talk about innovation. Sub Genres that range anywhere from mumble rap to technical-death-progressive-space-thrash metal have seen the light of day.  The kick-starters of these musical niches have been credited as incredibly talented. In most cases, this...

American Beauty

American Beauty

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter
June 6, 2016
Filed under Music, Reviews

American Beauty, by the Grateful Dead, is an album I greatly admire. I remember the first time I heard it, I immediately wished I hadn’t, so that I could listen to it for the first time again.  A side character, in the hit cult show Freaks and Geeks, says something very similar to what I just did. S...

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under Movies, Music, Reviews

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite musicals. The film was revolutionary in its soundtrack, visual aesthetics, and characters. Although Tim Burton conceived the initial idea for The Nightmare Before Christmas, the actual director is Henry Selick. You may recognize some of Henry Seli...

David Bowie

David Bowie

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter
February 8, 2016
Filed under Music, Reviews

With the death of David Bowie last month, it has come to my attention that although many of us are familiar with David Bowie’s hits, we aren’t aware of the cultural impact he has had on society and the arts. David Bowie was a man of many achievements; he was a professional mime, Broadway actor,...

Tolkien In Music

Tolkien In Music

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter
December 4, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Ever since I can recall, I’ve liked The Lord of the Rings. Actually that statement is a complete understatement; I’ve always loved anything related to Tolkien, even if it deviates remotely from the source material, this includes: Peter Jackson’s motion pictures, the lesser known animated Lord of...

Music Corner- Robert Johnson

Music Corner- Robert Johnson

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter
October 4, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

Robert Johnson gained his musical prowess by selling his soul to the devil… or at least, that’s what people say about him. As a matter of fact, not much information exists about Robert Johnson; there are only two verified pictures of him, and a third picture’s authenticity is still being debated....

Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Part Two

Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Part Two

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter
June 2, 2015
Filed under Music, Reviews

There are some bands and artists whom I personally believe should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some of these groups have been nominated more than once, but none have been inducted. Which is rather strange since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted other genres, which have nothing...

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