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Lil Nas X rocks both audiences and critics with his first studio album, “MONTERO”

Lil Nas X rocks both audiences and critics with his first studio album, “MONTERO”

(Photo Courtesy of Columbia Records) Troy Lafond Connector Staff When “Old Town Road” went viral in 2019, its success felt unprecedented and unrepeatable. Lil Nas X showed clear talent in songwriting and performing, but striking viral gold twice is nearly impossible. However, with his triumphant and impressively vulnerable debut album “MONTERO”, Lil Nas X shows

‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’: Lana Del Rey produces an album featuring dreamy folk songs that embrace youth and freedom

(Photo Courtesy of  Universal Music) “Chemtrails Over the Country Club” was originally pitched as a spoken word album before its official release. Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Lana Del Rey is back with another album after a couple of years where she seemed to have been a singer of the past. “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”

Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” is a Career Standout for a Pop Sensation

(Photo courtesy of Universal Music) Through powerful storytelling emanating from every track and a lush production landscape, “folklore” stands as one of the most impressive albums Swift has ever released.  Troy Lanford Connector Editor  The music career of pop sensation Taylor Swift has been one of the biggest of this generation to watch unfold. Starting

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

Big Sean’s “I Decided” decided to be mediocre

“I Decided” is Big Sean’s fourth studio album since his debut in 2007. (Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings) Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff Detroit rapper Big Sean has been on the scene for a while and is one of the biggest names in modern rap music, but he hasn’t done a whole lot to

“The Devil Don’t Sleep” is Brantley Gilbert at his best

Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor It has been just under 3 years since Brantley Gilbert’s last album, “Just As I Am”, hit the country music scene, and one listen through “The Devil Don’t Sleep” will leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Southern country/rock-and-roll star hasn’t been sleeping much either. While out on his last

‘Voyager:’ A beautiful journey into self-introspection

Hannah Manning Connector Editor It only took Fleece until their second studio album to branch out and get ambitious, and the result was dazzling. “Voyager,” released on Jan. 19, is a concept album that addresses a question that haunts many: if you could go back in time to speak to your younger self, what would