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Sunday, April 22, 2018

“Beach House 3” is just as honest as it is fun

Ty Dolla $ign is a singer, first and foremost, who is more than capable of dropping some bars on a track. What makes him such a pleasure to listen to is his strength in...

“Without Warning” is haunting in the best possible way

In an unprecedented short amount of time, Metro Boomin has gone from unknown Morehouse College dropout to hip-hop’s most sought-after producer. This year alone, he produced one of the year’s biggest rap songs with...

What’s on our RADAR for 2017

As 2017 opens before us, and the potential for so many new possibilities begin, we here at Radar wanted to highlight some of the projects we are excited about in the upcoming year. From...

“Meaning of Life” shows a new, soulful Kelly Clarkson

There’s no denying that Kelly Clarkson’s name alone evokes a sense of nostalgia. She became the first winner of hit TV show “American Idol” before creating the iconic break-up song, “Since You’ve Been Gone.”...

“Laugh Now, Fly Later” is a bland appetizer for a tipping point in Wiz...

Wiz Khalifa is a hotly-debated rapper whose brand of stoner rap has cultivated a dedicated fanbase as well as a fair show of critics who cannot identify with him. He tends to avoid anything...

“Memories Don’t Die,” especially when they’re this scarring

In 2016, Tory Lanez released his debut solo project, “I Told You,” an album that was riddled with problems from the start. It not only reflected Lanez’s lack of individuality in comparison to other...

Even off their A-game, Future and Thugger come together with flare

Discussing current trends in hip-hop inevitably comes around to highlighting the importance of Future and Young Thug, the Atlantan rap titans whose postverbal eccentricities elevated their auto-tuned slurs from the exception to the norm....

How Taylor Swift reckons with her reputation on her fortress of an album

The digital dances of the internet — the soft block, the finsta, a deleted subtweet — distinguish the ways in which we tend to ourselves and each other online. The choreography is complex and...

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” unearths new gems amongst familiars

Angel Olsen is human, and like any seasoned artist who’s been emotionally roughed up, she translates those experiences into verses that range from raw and languishing — like her 2016 album “My Woman’”s closer,...

Beach House “Bloom” Review

Beach House released their fourth album, “Bloom,” on May 15. The dream-pop/indie-rock duo formed in 2004 with Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand. Since, the pair has gained positive feedback from all their albums, but...