Always Ascending Review

by Alex Marchante Nearly a decade and a half has passed since Glasgow band Franz Ferdinand released their hit single “Take Me Out” as part of their first, self-titled album in 2004. In 2018, the band released Always Ascending, their fifth studio album and first effort after the departure of original band member Nick McCarthy who…

Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017

by Sammy Smith This year has been a great year for hip hop. With the genre being more popular than ever, fans were able to witness the rise of hip hop to America’s No. 1 choice in music. The genre and the culture dominated conversations everywhere from Cardi B’s rise to stardom to Grammy nominations. With…

Who is AteloMidas? Behind the Scenes with Anonymous Rapper

By Sammy Smith On the evening of Monday, November 13, in a dark art classroom on the second floor of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, a young man walks in the room for an interview, sits in a chair and asks me one question. “You sure they won’t be able to see my face?”…

Silent Disco in Athens

By Leah Stratton Silent Disco has moved from national music festivals to Athens bars. Silent Disco is a rave-style party that allows attendees to experience pristine sound quality through a headphone system. The Silent Disco trend started at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and The Governors Ball, but has now migrated to the Highwire Lounge…

Our Trap Beyoncé: Cardi B

            By Jayla Johnson All I can say is, 2017 has been the year for Cardi B! Within three years, Cardi B went from “A regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx”, to topping the music charts with her most successful single, Bodak Yellow to getting engaged to her fiancé Offset….

My honest opinion of Views

By Maceo Maddox Yes, I’m aware that Views came out some time ago but one cannot diagnose an album from the first few listens. It takes time and listen after listen to fully grasp the concept, lyrics and progression from start to finish. I can now say that I have reached that point.. Drake’s platform…

Sept 5th album review

By Brian Lucear Take the vibe of 90s R&B and add a dark and mysterious aesthetic and a slight dash of modern  trap production and you get Sept 5, the debut album of OVO’s latest signees DVSN. Pronounced “division”, the duo consists of producer Nineteen85 and falsetto crooner Daniel Daley. The ten track album was released…

The prisoner’s dilemma

By Tony Walsh   Recently, I was listening to Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album, untitled unmastered. and it reminded me of what a great project his 2015 Grammy award-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly was. If you haven’t gotten the chance to experience either projects, go give them a listen. But, not until you read this,…

For all?

By Brian Lucear On February 14, 2016, after much anticipation, Kanye West officially released his seventh solo studio album The Life of Pablo As Ye finished his Saturday Night Life performance of “Ultralight Beam,” he frantically and maniacally announced to the world that the album was now available…on Tidal.com. Eager fans immediately downloaded the app…

What Makes A Good Beat?

By Emmanuel Agyemang “Music is a drug.” This isn’t just a popular statement of the fake-deep. Listening to the music you enjoy has a variety of beneficial effects. For example, listening to music can speed up the perception of time, making tedious tasks go by faster (Cracked.com). Listening to moving music causes the mood-altering chemical,…

What A Time To Be Alive Review

By Rahul Sharma This is Future’s universe; we’re just lucky to be a part of it. 2015 has been the best year of Future’s 5+ year career, and his recent hot streak started in late 2014 when he released Monster, the first mixtape that would kick-start his unprecedented streak of projects through 2015. Since then,…