Category Archives: Reviews

EP Review- John Mayer’s Wave Two

"I actually, for the first time in my life, believe I recorded exactly what I was feeling." These are John Mayer’s words from an interview with Rolling Stone magazine about the latest EP from his upcoming album “The Search for Everything.” The album itself will come out on April 14th, however, Mayer has been releasing…
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Mac’s Back: A Review of Mac Demarco’s New Singles

The king of Jizz Jazz himself, Mac DeMarco, stumbled back onto everyone’s radar late January, debuting two new singles off his new album This Old Dog, set to release on May 5th. Following up his 2015 mini-LP, Another One, DeMarco finished up this album after transitioning to Los Angeles from his house by the water…
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Lorde Returns- Singles Review

The Queen has returned. While most UF students were enjoying their spring breaks, visiting tropical destinations or knocking over motorcycles, I was holed up in my room, listening to “Green Light” on repeat. After an extended hiatus, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, more commonly known by her stage name, Lorde, released two singles from her sophomore…
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Album Review: Dams of the West’s Youngish American

Dams of the West’s first album, Youngish American, is a mixture of garage rock, indie, and alt-punk, with a blend of lyrics that fluctuate between funny and profound. Dams of the West is the first solo project of Chris Tomson, writer, multi-instrumentalist, and most notably drummer of Vampire Weekend. The album was released on February…
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Tourist History Turns 7: A Love Letter To My Favorite Album

It was in the back of my friend Ryan’s car on the way to crew practice that I first heard Irish band Two Door Cinema Club’s single “What You Know” for the first time. Everyone and their mom knows the song to some degree nowadays, but six years ago it was still on the up…
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The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings Album Review

​“Average” is not a word I thought I would use when referring to The Orwells. The garage rock band from a small suburb in Elmhurst, Illinois have been delivering heavy and consistent material since 2012; however, with their new album Terrible Human Beings, they fall short of this consistency for the first time. ​Thankfully, they…
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All Time Low airs Dirty Laundry

The inner 13-year old in me was screaming this weekend and it’s all thanks to Alex Gaskarth and co. Hailing from Towson, Maryland, All Time Low, made their triumphant return to the punk rock scene with a catchy new single, “Dirty Laundry” and accompanying music video. “Dirty Laundry” is the band’s first piece of music…
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MUNA About U Album Review

“About U” is the debut LP of the Electronic Pop trio MUNA. With a sound that incorporates meaningful pop vocals, trippy electric guitar fills, electronic down-tempo beats and amazing harmonies overloaded with soul and power, MUNA might have just found the formula for what might be one of the most complete pop albums of 2017.…
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Album Review: Last December

From the get go, Astraphobia launched itself onto the Florida rock scene with all the distortion and power expected from a band of its nature. “Last December”, written collectively by the band delivers hard hitting guitar riffs, dynamic percussion and gritty, throbbing bass that gives the songs an edgy throttle. This solid hard rock debut…
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I Decided Album Review

Big Sean is back after two years with the 14-track LP, I Decided, his fourth studio album. The Detroit-based rapper began teasing his next project in late 2016 with the single “Bounce Back”, which has since gone gold. He followed with the release of singles “Moves” and “Halfway Off the Balcony”. On February 3rd, he…
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