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Kanye preaches to the choir

Kanye preaches to the choir

Spencer Batute, @batutie_

October 31, 2019

From 808s to 3:16, legendary rapper and hip-hop producer Kanye West has covered plenty of ground throughout his musical career. West presents his spiritual journey and renewed faith in God in his ninth studio album, “Jesus Is King,” released Oct. 25. The most significant aspect of this new record...

‘Abbey Road’ turns 50

‘Abbey Road’ turns 50

Spencer Batute, @BatuteSpencer

October 3, 2019

50 years have come and gone, and The Beatles’ beloved “Abbey Road” still stands as strong as did when it first released in 1969. Following the lead of last year’s 50th anniversary remaster of “The White Album” and 2017’s remaster of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Abbey R...

Migos lacks ‘hype’

Migos lacks ‘hype’

Jordan Neel, jneel@lmcexperience.com

February 1, 2017

Atlanta trio Migos’ second studio album “Culture,” released Jan. 27 is a solid effort, but doesn’t show much growth compared to “Y.R.N. (Yung Rich Nation).” The hype behind this group has been at an all-time high as they have brought urban anthems from “Versace,” “Hannah M...

New ‘Citrine’ album heals fans

Beatriz Hernandez, bhernandez@lmcexperience.com

October 6, 2016

With its name deriving from the crystal meaning success, Japanese-American artist Hayley Kiyoko’s latest EP “Citrine,” released Sept. 30, was destined to be a hit. As Kiyoko was recovering from a concussion she had suffered earlier this year, the citrine crystal she carried with her during the w...

Zayn lets us into his “Mind”

Zayn lets us into his “Mind”

Taylor Stroud, tstroud@lmcexperience.com

April 4, 2016

Exactly one year after his public departure from boy band One Direction, Zayn Malik – who now identifies simply as ZAYN – released his first solo album “Mind Of Mine” Friday, March 25. As a pop and R&B fan who is indifferent about One Direction’s music, I was intrigued to hear what ZAYN...

Oranssi Pazuzu shows range

Oranssi Pazuzu shows range

Michael Martinez, mmartinez@lmcexperience.com

March 3, 2016

Oranssi Pazuzu is a Finnish band that has been creating waves in the underground scene with their compelling mix of black metal and spacey psychedelic rock. Their latest album, “Värähtelijä,” continues to tread new ground in a genre that has seen a fair amount of experimentation lately. According...

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