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Maluma’s Surprise Mini-Album ‘#7DJ’ Honors Reggaeton’s Roots in Jamaica

Maluma’s Surprise Mini-Album ‘#7DJ’ Honors Reggaeton’s Roots in Jamaica

(Photo Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment) This album reflects Maluma’s seven days spent in Jamaica pre-pandemic. Sydney Lee Connector Editor Colombian artist Maluma experiments with reggaeton’s roots on his latest album “#7DJ.” Born as Juan Luis Londoño Arias, the 27-year-old artist timed the release of his surprise mini-album with his birthday on Jan. 28. The

‘It is What it Is’ Album by Thundercat: The album that pays tribute to a rapping legend and reflects on life itself

(Photo Courtesy of Pitchfork) Tim Delay Connector Contributor Thundercat, also known as Stephen Bruner, released his album “It Is What It Is” on April 3 earlier this year. This album comes over a year after fellow artist and friend, Mac Miller, passed away in 2018. The two were very close friends and collaborated often. Many

Miles Davis’ Album “In a Silent Way”: A Review in Rhythm

(Photo Courtesy of Rolling Stone) Luke Lagos Connector Contributor Whether listening to music on Spotify or on a record player, there will inevitably be music that stands out amongst others. An album that hits home is Miles Davis’, “In a Silent Way”. It is a good feeling when you can listen to something 50 years

‘Tickets to My Downfall’ by Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker: The new pop-punk album from a drumming icon and a former rapper

(Photo Courtesy from Machinegunkelly.com) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Pop punk is hitting the music scene in 2020 with the release of “Tickets to My Downfall” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. The album was released on Sept. 25 and has received a lot of attention. This track features 15 raw and energetic songs

MGMT leaves their ‘Dark Age’ with new album

MGMT formed in 2002. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records) Patrick Connell Connector Staff For over a decade, the three singles off MGMT’s debut album— “Kids,” “Time to Pretend” and “Electric Feel”—have been entrenched in the common lexicon of popular culture, appearing in dozens of movies and television shows. But then their two follow-up albums have

Angel Olsen encompasses her musical oeuvre in ‘Phases’

“Phases” is Angel Olsen’s first compilation album as a solo artist. (Courtesy of Jagjaguar) Patrick Connell Connector Staff Last autumn, indie-folk rocker Angel Olsen released her sophomore album “My Woman” to widespread critical acclaim, and as a result, she garnered a much wider fan base. Though it has been considered very good, the album had

Sleep On It’s debut album is anything but ‘Overexposed’

Formed in 2012, Sleep On It is a band based in Chicago, Illinois. (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Sleep On It finally released their first studio album, “Overexposed.” Their first album is definitely a success as they stick to their traditional pop-punk roots and even have a song featuring the lead

‘Going Grey’ is absolutely fantastic

“Going Grey” is the Front Bottom’s fourth studio album. (Courtesy of Bar None Records) Dorian Taylor Connector Contributor The Front Bottoms, an up and coming indie rock and alternative band from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, followed up their 2015 album “Back on Top” with a more energized and exquisitely produced album titled “Going Grey.” In

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