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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The posthumous record we’ve all been waiting for

First off, let’s address the elephant in the room. This is not another cash grab attempt exploiting the reputation of J Dilla. This is an album he wanted to release back in 2002 to...

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...

The Hives “Lex Hives” Album Review

Swedish garage rock band The Hives have released their first full-length album in five years, but don’t stray far from their signature style. The album, titled “Lex Hives,” is irritatingly hyper-repetitive at times. The opening...

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...

Beyonce “Beyonce” Review

Beyonce Giselle Knowles has come an extremely long way since 90s R&B girl group, Destiny’s Child. After a 10-year solo career and 17 Grammys, and in the midst of the mid-December holiday craze, Beyonce...

Heat Music Festival 2012

UC Riverside’s annual Heat Music Festival continued this year with an incredibly successful show featuring eclectic and highly acclaimed musicians. Three different stages provided ample options for a variety of musical tastes. The Highland Stage...

Cage “Kill the Architect” Review

In the midst of mainstream releases from the likes of Drake and DJ Khaled comes a new project from the underground rapper and notorious troublemaker, Cage. No newcomer to the hip-hop scene, his most...

Warpaint “Warpaint” Review

Women have successfully dominated the music industry recently, from big pop stars like Beyonce and Katy Perry to promising newcomers like Lorde. And now, after a four-year hiatus, there’s indie-rock band Warpaint, who prove...

Lana Del Rey remains in the honeymoon phase of her career with “Honeymoon”

Lana Del Rey’s third studio album, “Honeymoon” finds her back to crooning beautiful, downtempo, melancholic ballads. Departing from its predecessor “Ultraviolence,” “Honeymoon” is much slower, elegant and controlled, with the overwhelming anguish cooling into...

Young the Giant “Mind Over Matter” Review

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Young the Giant’s lead vocalist Sameer Gadhia sums up the difficulty of finding their voice in their second album “Mind Over Matter.” The different mixes of music...