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Where you read it first | Monday, April 15, 2024

Ascher Kulich


Erykah Badu’s 'But You Caint Use My Phone' proves modern, soulful

Erykah Badu’s newest release, an 11-track mixtape titled “But You Caint Use My Phone," is her second project of 2015 and the official follow-up to her fifth studio album, “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh” (2010). Badu is most famous for her neo-soul records, including her debut “Baduizm” ...


Grimes' 'Art Angels' excellent, ambitious pop record

Claire Boucher, a.k.a. Grimes, is a singer and producer from Vancouver. She’s become a darling of indie music listeners, especially after the release of her third album, “Visions” (2012) -- her strongest to date. “Visions” was met with acclaim from critics and fans alike; it’s a strange, ...


A Tribe Called Quest reissues debut album 25 years later

One of hip-hop’s most iconic and beloved groups, A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ), has been relatively quiet since it split up in 1998 after the release of its fifth and final album, “The Love Movement” (1998). New York-born Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad formed the now-legendary ...

The Setonian

Beach Slang showcases youthful punk rock on debut album

There is a plethora of modern punk rock bands with angsty, nostalgic angles, still reminiscing on their childhood and making music with sad wails and uninspiring guitar chords. The 1990s were fun and crazy for sure, but that mantra can get tiring. Beach Slang, a newly formed outfit from Philadelphia, ...


Guide to upcoming music releases of 2015

The past 10 months or so have been jam-packed with great music releases. From industry legends like Sufjan Stevens and Björk, to newer artists such as Julia Holter and Vince Staples, music-lovers have had a lot to be excited about. There has, of course, been a fair share of forgettable projects, ...

The Setonian

DJ Spinn blends hip-hop, footwork on 'Off That Loud'

Footwork is a style of dance music that evolved out of the Chicago house music scene in the 1980s. It’s similar to juke -- fast, beat-skipping drums recorded with generally lo-fi sound production -- except that it’s more complex in its syncopated, repetitive halftime rhythms and frequent use of vocal ...

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