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Sunday, April 22, 2018

“Trumpeting Ecstasy” is a blistering shock wave of nihilistic rage

Before disregarding Full of Hell as a by-the-numbers grindcore, black metal, powerviolence or whatever extreme metal hybrid label you prefer (harsh grinding death is still my favorite), consider the versatility in their abrasive sonic...

“Slowdive” and the graceful maturation of ‘90s shoegaze

“Slowdive” is the final act in what the band would liken to a cinematic representation of their musical journey. Fitting, that their debut EP bore their name as well, as if to anticipate the...

Mary J. Blige reflects on heartbreak but evokes strength in “Strength of a Woman”

Following 2014’s critically acclaimed “The London Sessions,” Mary J. Blige released her 13th album, “Strength of a Woman” on April 28. Rewritten following her divorce with now ex-husband and manager Kendu Isaacs, Blige’s new album reflects on...

Andrea Bocelli “Passione” Review

Renowned vocalist Celine Dion once said, “If God could sing, He would sound like Andrea Bocelli.” “Passione,” the latest addition to Bocelli’s internationally recognized repertoire, further proves his complete grasp of classical opera. The...

Paramore fights through loss and depression with new synth-pop album “After Laughter”

Every time a well-established band comes out with a new record, a wave of fans come out of their dark corridors and proclaim that the band have lost their way — that they don’t sound like their “old...

Under The Radar: Issue 05

Artist: Xavier Omar Listeners looking for alternative R&B that’s a little more thoughtful and vocally developed than artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR and Bryson Tiller, can find just that in Soulection affiliate Xavier Omar, F.K.A SPZRKT...

Under the Radar: Haroula Rose, Snoh Aalegra and Injury Reserve

The Highlander appreciates artists in all forms, even those less renown. As such, in our "Under the Radar" series, we bring light to the underappreciated and incredibly talented. Enjoy. Haroula Rose If there is anything one can...

Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else explore the magic of collaboration on “Enjoy the Great...

In bridging his work as a solo artist and inviting a whole gaggle of friends, Spencer Radcliffe’s acute songwriting capabilities are broadened with “Enjoy the Great Outdoors” — a suitably titled 10-track record of...

Big Sean brings us into his life and aims to motivate on “I Decided”

At 28 years old, Detroit rapper Big Sean has certainly come a long way from humble beginnings. With poppy, lyrically shallow singles like “Dance A$$” the public reception of projects such as “Finally Famous”...

Future reconquers Atlanta’s throne?

He actually does no such thing. But, he did drop two albums within two weeks and that’s pretty crazy. There is something to be said about the rate at which trap artists push out...