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Coronavirus closure: Music worth trying

Conan Gray shows his growth from his first five-song EP,

Ali Wank, Guest Writer

April 4, 2020

"Kid Krow" takes flight as artist Conan Gray’s debut album, and it truly shocked fans all over the world. The album is the perfect soundtrack to your coming-of-age film, filled with late nights with friends and the worst heartbreaks you could imagine. This album goes deeper into his own life...

Local singer, songwriter seeks to make it big

Tindel performing one of her original songs at The Agora.

Danniele Patterson, Guest Writer

May 23, 2016

Arielle Tindel has been involved with music since she was 6 years old and now writes and performs her own songs. Tindel’s writing process of her songs can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a few weeks but it is something she loves to do. She said, “It’s sort of something that’s always come natu...

Vinyl making victorious comeback

Shown is the album

Ariana Chriss, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Nothing compares to the experience of a vinyl record. It is truly the finest way to listen to music, unlike the intangible tracks downloaded from iTunes these days. When I say “experience,” I really mean it. You don’t just click a button and, voila! , your music is there. If you want to buy...

Lamar’s nominations will redeem Grammy snubs

To Pimp a Butterfly is receiving acclaim for its pure musicality blending elements of rap, jazz, and R&B. The album has received several Grammy nominations—including “Album of the Year” and “Rap Album of the Year.”

Joe DeNardo, Chief Editor

December 16, 2015

The 11 Grammy nominations for hip-hop prophet Kendrick Lamar hope to ease the pain of diehard fans that cringe over the blind-eye given to the rapper during his previous award run. Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is being hailed as a modern classic, not only in the genre of rap, but also music as a who...

‘Made in the A.M.’ reflects the beauty of the night

British boy-band One Direction performs Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Julianne Kerver, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Made in the A.M. is One Direction’s fifth studio album. The band has grown so much over the span that critics craved a more mature sound and One Direction delivered. What’s so unique about this album compared to their others is the overall composition-achingly beautiful lyrics mixed with gentle p...

Indie album Atlas captures universe through music

Album cover taken from Sleeping at Last's website. // Name: Atlas: Year One // Rating:  4/4 // Musician: Sleeping at Last // Genre: Indie Alternative/Rock // Record Label: Independent //Price: $15.99 // Tracks: 30 // Run Time: 2 Hours 8 Minutes


January 6, 2015

Atlas: Year One is Sleeping At Last’s newest album, and it lives up to its name, mapping new territory in music. Atlas delivers a vast arrangement of sounds, with haunting vocals by Ryan O’Neal, and eclectic arrangement of instruments. This orchestral-led album uses an incredible number of musical...

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