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Japandroids new album doesn’t always find balance between vocals and instruments

After a five-year wait, the Japandroids released their anticipated album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” on Jan. 27. The lead single of the album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” is...

Migos ends all of hip-hop forever

Everyone has heard it by now— “Bad and Boujee” by Migos’ has been dominating the charts ever since its release early in December. This track has gone on to be Migos’ most popular song to...

Under the Radar: Issue 15

Divine Council UTR Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Divine Council comes at you with a more laidback spin on the traditional Atlanta trap sound, with beats similar to those of artists that have become staples...

Interviews with Kendrick Lamar and Musiq Soulchild

Kendrick Lamar Interview Poised to be the West Coast’s knight in shining armor, Kendrick Lamar delivered his first performance at UCR on Saturday night. This year could also mean another first for Lamar; the release...

A Tribe Called Quest returns with triumphant glory

Legendary hip-hop outfit A Tribe Called Quest returns to the music scene after an 18-year hiatus with “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.” The record spans 16 tracks and features...

“Apocalipstick” is a healthy new addition into Cherry Glazerr’s repertoire

Cherry Glazerr, in a word, is kick-ass. The female-fronted alternative punk rock band’s newest record, “Apocalipstick,” is proof of that. An album packed with fuzzy and aggressive guitar riffs, and lead singer and guitarist...

The xx’s “I See You” is experimental yet still retains an indie sound

The xx’s third album, “I See You,” was released on Jan. 13, 2017 and is the band’s first project in four years. Compared to 2012’s “Coexist,” their third album experiments in the dance and...

Wiley comes back with most audacious album yet

U.K. grime has been poised for a U.S. takeover for at least a year now — last year, Skepta’s “Konnichiwa” was the first grime album to debut on Billboard 200, reaching number 160. Furthermore,...

Crosses “Crosses” Album Review

After two EPs and a ton of anticipation from fans of Chino Moreno — lead singer of the immensely popular nu-metal band, Deftones — Crosses’ dark and atmospheric full-length album is a hit. Combining...

Katy Perry “Prism” Review

California girl Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, “Prism,” is full of hit songs which reflect her bubbly and eccentric personality. Although several of her lyrics are basic and simplistic, Perry’s messages are full of...