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Clash of the Hip-Hop Titans

Clash of the Hip-Hop Titans

The decade-long rivalry between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar exploded into a historic rap battle, as the two greats traded numerous diss tracks and captured the attention of the world in the process.
Adam Belmares and Gabe Parker
May 13, 2024
Is Taylor Swift A True Tortured Poet? A TTPD Review

Is Taylor Swift A True Tortured Poet? A TTPD Review

Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album promises a lot of poetics, but Swift’s past prose have been much more successful.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
May 6, 2024
Killer Klassix: Midwest Blue - “Alarm Clock EP”

Killer Klassix: Midwest Blue – “Alarm Clock EP”

Given its more “independent” nature and very concentrated sound, the EP holds up against the very time it opposes thematically throughout the entirety of the album.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
April 8, 2024
“Eternal Sunshine:” Doesn’t Ariana Grande Know That The Internet Never Forgets?

“Eternal Sunshine:” Doesn’t Ariana Grande Know That The Internet Never Forgets?

Ariana Grande released her seventh album “Eternal Sunshine” about the highs and lows of being in love in an R&B, synth pop display.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
March 18, 2024
Killer Klassix: The True Blue - 2017 Singles

Killer Klassix: The True Blue – 2017 Singles

While initially challenging, the band flourished under the challenge, further pushing the sound of alternative pop, and adding their own artistic flare to each track produced during the beginning of the year.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024
Killer Klassix: The True Blue 2016 Singles

Killer Klassix: The True Blue 2016 Singles

In the case of The True Blue, the search for identity is somewhere between prose-driven lyrics and small, thematic melodies that parallel experiences in life.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
Killer Klassix: Too Close To Touch: “Too Close to Touch EP”

Killer Klassix: Too Close To Touch: “Too Close to Touch EP”

Keaton’s vulnerable lyrics paired with Moore’s pop-influenced basslines and layered with Marble and Kidd’s intricately emotive guitar melodies makes for a brilliant debut effort that is equally romantic and ambitious.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 19, 2024
Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance - “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean EP”

Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance – “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean EP”

Though there is a large lack of belief in a higher power or faith, the EP makes a very successful effort to highlight the inner turmoil of the human psyche.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024
Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance- Demos EP

Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance- “Demos” EP

It’s something interesting to follow a band from their initial demos to being one of the biggest bands in the scene and only generating a bigger and bigger fan base.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024
Killer Klassix: Hands Like Houses -; “Snow Sessions” (Re-Imagining of Ground Dweller)

Killer Klassix: Hands Like Houses -; “Snow Sessions” (Re-Imagining of Ground Dweller)

In the case of “Snow Sessions,” Hands Like Houses is made up for every artist who ever took advantage of the onlooker, breathing life and meaning into every note, chord, frame and melody composed for the four-track experience that is this EP.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
January 30, 2024
A Re-Arranged Anomaly of The “Zelda: Ocarina of Time” OST

A Re-Arranged Anomaly of The “Zelda: Ocarina of Time” OST

Remixes of a selection of tracks from “Ocarina of Time”’s OST are avant-garde remakes that sometimes impress and other times disappoint
Areej Khalid, Staff Writer
December 11, 2023
Killer Klassix: First Class - “Somewhere In The Grey”

Killer Klassix: First Class – “Somewhere In The Grey”

I guess if there is another EP that I found more human in its emotional exploration for finding middle ground, its title provides enough of an answer.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
October 30, 2023
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