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Ed Sheeran Divides from norm, brings new sound

Ed Sheeran Divides from norm, brings new sound

March 9, 2017

After leaving fans in love with his album Multiply, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran took a yearlong break, bringing high anticipation for his newest album Divide, which fully released Friday, March 3. In this case, the wait was definitely worth ...

Foxygen’s “Hang” elevates indie pop

Foxygen’s “Hang” elevates indie pop

January 27, 2017

In music, there is always a fine line between being influenced by an artist and simply ripping off their sound, and the band Foxygen has been known for ripping off classic artists such as David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, along with...

Frank Ocean’s Blonde fails to meet expectations

Frank Ocean’s Blonde fails to meet expectations

August 27, 2016

The word ‘anticipation’ isn’t enough to capture the attitude of millions of people begging Frank Ocean to release a new album after his 2012 hit Channel Orange. It was far from perfect, but Ocean’s potential was clear.  While this new project,...

Rocking Rockville

Rocking Rockville

May 11, 2015

Insane mosh pits, crazy crowds and loud music filled the Jacksonville Metropolitan Park as the annual Welcome to Rockville festival closed its two days of festivities on April 26. With over 40 bands participating, the festival was an extreme success...

Alabama Shakes’s “Sound and Color” brings next-level soul

Alabama Shakes’s “Sound and Color” brings next-level soul

April 29, 2015

When describing the musical abilities of Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard, “sing” itself is insufficient. The word cannot contain the emotionally taxing and intensely poignant vocals she exhibits on the group’s sophomore album, “Sound...

Mourn’s debut album dishes out naive genius

Mourn’s debut album dishes out naive genius

March 11, 2015

It is difficult to find a band/artist that manages to capture both unbridled teenage passion and matured instrumental and lyrical brevity in one record. Friends, the search is over. Mourn, a teenage punk quartet from Barcelona, released their self-titled...

Taylor Swift steps out of her comfort zone with 1989

December 9, 2014

The timeless, “red lipped, classic” singer Taylor Swift has done it again, evolving past simplistic guitar solos to a full on pop culture revolution. Hitting number one on the U.S. billboards and selling over a million copies in just one week proves...

Five Finger Death Punch kills it at UCF

Five Finger Death Punch kills it at UCF

October 27, 2014

If you hate incomprehensible screaming, insane guitar solos, metal horns and sexual innuendos; hard rock concerts might not be for you. However, it was every head banger’s dream as Five Finger Death Punch rocked the CFE Arena in UCF. Five Finger De...

Little Machines mixes beautiful sounds, poetic lyrics

Lauren Lee, Graphics Editor

October 10, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Music, Reviews

Lights, a Canadian electro-pop artist, has debuted her third full length album entitled Little Machines. The album was released on Sept. 23 and is available on iTunes. With electronic music becoming more popular, Lights’ new album is a great one, especially if you want music that reminds you of running around without any worries. Her new album is a mix of both her oldest album, The Listening with more free beats and synthesizer sounds and Siberia, an album that focuses...

The Griswolds impress with debut album

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

October 8, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Music, Reviews

When your lead single has already become an indie pop hit, receiving radio play in foreign countries and pumping up the fans of the bands you open for, the pressure to leave a mark with your music rises drastically. The Griswolds, however, accomplished just that through the recent release of “Be Impressive,” their first full-length album. In this highly anticipated project, the Australian group does not disappoint, delivering a collection of pop-infused choruses and...

Former White Stripes front man rocks Jacksonville

Former White Stripes front man rocks Jacksonville

September 22, 2014

After spending two and a half hours driving to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center, half an hour getting into my seat, and a whole hour pretending to enjoy an opening act about as engaging as her mic stand, you could say I was ready for a show. Jack...

Sia deserves 1,000 forms of praise

Peyton Whittington, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Music, Reviews

14 minutes; that’s all it took for singer-songwriter Sia Furler to crank out Rihanna’s hit single, “Diamonds.” In the past four years Furler has made her talents known to the world not through her voice, but through those of other chart-topping artists such as Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera and Flo Rida. The Aussie legend has stepped back into the spotlight through the unveiling of her latest solo album, “1,000 Forms of Fear,” released July 4 and available on...

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