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Angel Olsen encompasses her musical oeuvre in ‘Phases’

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

Hail The Sun’s ‘Secret Wars’ should not be a secret

Hail the Sun first formed in 2009. (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records) Emily Toomey Connector Editor Hail The Sun just released a surprise five track EP titled “Secret Wars,” and it is no surprise that the best things in life are kept a secret. Their latest release is definitely their best to date, as they

Lady Gaga takes on glam pop with “Joanne”

This is Lady Gaga’s fifth album since her debut in 2008. (Courtesy of Interscope) Chris Romano Connector Staff It has been three years since the world has last heard a Lady Gaga album, with the exception of her duet album with Tony Bennett, “Cheek to Cheek,” released in 2014. The glam pop ruler has taken a

‘Layers’ by Royce 5’9” stands tall

“Layers” is the sixth solo album by Royce 5′ 9″ (Courtesy of Bad Half Entertainment) Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Ryan Montgomery, better known as Royce 5’9” (formerly Royce da 5’9”), is known for being one of the top lyricists in the hip-hop game. He is a Detroit rapper who got his start in 1997,

‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ takes on race and fame

This is Macklemore’s third album since his debut in 2005 (Photo courtesy of Macklemore LLC) Alexa Hyde Connector Staff Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dropped their self-released sophomore album, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” on February 26, four years after their platinum certified debut album, “The Heist.” The album follows the progression of Macklemore’s life since

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die release ‘Harmlessness’

Photo courtesy of Epitaph Records Emily Toomey Connector Staff There is certainly no doubt about it, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die has one of the most unique musical styles in the alternative music scene. Having almost as many members as the words in their name, it

Album review: ‘The Beauty Behind the Madness’

There is no question about it, Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd seemed to have come out of nowhere. Known equally for his strange hairstyle and extremely profane lyrics, the 25-year-old Ontario native has been around for a while now, starting off his career by uploading songs to YouTube under the

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