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Thursday, September 20, 2018

30 Seconds to Mars “Love Lust Faith + Dreams” Album Review

Southern California’s own 30 Seconds to Mars has released another stellar album with “Love Lust Faith + Dreams.” As the title suggests, the band explores themes of lost loves, chasing dreams, losing oneself and...

Radar 101: Introduction to today’s indie and alternative music

Searching for new music can be very intimidating due to a plethora of artists and genres available to choose from. However, searching for new music can also be the most rewarding experience when you...

Green Day “¡Uno!” Album Review

“Shut your mouth / cause you talk too much / and I don’t give a fuck anyway,” snarls lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day during the song, “Let Yourself Go,” off Green...

Picasso or Escobar: The Chronicles of Kanye West

Recently, a few of the most devoted Church of Kanye worshippers at the Highlander gathered and discussed the career of the Lord and Savior himself, Kanye West. What emerged from that discussion was the...

Pink Floyd: They’re old now

As a preface to this review, I would just like to say that I am a huge fan of Pink Floyd and always will be. However, Pink Floyd's latest and final album “The Endless...

Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones “Foreverly” Review

Cover albums are always a tricky thing. It’s difficult for musicians to encapsulate the original artist while incorporating their own twists and originality. This is where things get complicated on “Foreverly,” as Billie Joe...

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...

Black Veil Brides “Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones” Album Review

Prior to listening to their 3rd and latest album, “Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones,” Black Veil Brides seemed to me like a band whose gimmick heavily relied on an overabundance...

Shakira successfully incorporates mature themes in her new album

Shakira’s self-titled new album, “Shakira,” is a mixture of reggae, pop, Spanish and rock melodies combined with a few poetic and acoustic songs. This is the Colombian singer’s 10th studio album, and although she...

Under the RADAR: Issue 03

Artist: Ka A cross between Earl Sweatshirt and Ghostface Killah, Ka is a Brooklyn-based FDNY Captain turned rapper who’s been on the scene since the ‘90s, starting out with the underground hip-hop crew, Natural Elements....