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Top 10 rap albums of 2019

Artists release albums every year that capture audiences' attentions; 2019 was no different.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 22, 2020


“Cheap Queen” review

20 year-old Mikaela Straus, better known as King Princess, released her debut album

Kate Schreiber, features writer

December 10, 2019

Mikaela Straus, known to the world as King Princess, perfectly blends an 80s-inspired keyboard and electric guitar with the emotions of a gut-wrenching break up on her debut album “Cheap Queen”.  While Straus continues to utilize her familiar rich, classic vocals reminiscent of fan-favorite hit “1950...

Frank Ocean releases “DHL”

Cover of Frank Ocean's recent orignal single,

Kiden-Aloyse Smith, copy editor

October 21, 2019

Frank Ocean released original single after two years, "DHL."

Hollywood bleeds for Post Malone

Post Malone creates a fresh, memorable sound in his third album,

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

October 16, 2019

Read this review of Post Malone's third album, "Hollywood's Bleeding."

Justin Timberlake “Man of The Woods” album review

Justin Timberlake

Riley Arns, sports writer

February 13, 2018

  “Man of the Woods” is Justin Timberlake's fifth solo album and 11th studio album so my biggest fear when listening to it was whether or not Timberlake could make good music while keeping the music new and fresh. Well, he didn’t start off too hot as the first song on the album, “Filthy...

Pion-Ear: Blue & Lonesome review

Pion-Ear: Blue & Lonesome review

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

January 14, 2017

As the Rolling Stones’ lead guitarist Keith Richards said back in the day, “If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you may as well use two feet.” The Stones lived this mantra to the fullest throughout the 60s and 70s, and while dodging police and for the most part avoiding legal trouble,...

Pion-Ear: De La Soul’s “And the Anonymous Nobody”

Pion-Ear: De La Soul's

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer

October 21, 2016

Nobody could have predicted the return of the legendary hip hop group that made hits like “Ring Ring Ring” and “Me, Myself and I.” De La Soul, a group that revolutionized the world of rap in the 1990s alongside names such as Queen Latifah and A Tribe Called Quest, are back in the game after an almost-12-year...

Pion-Ear: Killswitch Engage’s “Incarnate”

Pion-Ear: Killswitch Engage's

Matt Small, web staff

April 1, 2016

Killswitch Engage's 6th studio album, Incarnate, sets a new standard for metal albums. Diving deep into topics such as societal racism, personal suffering, and questioning spirituality keeps their sound fresh but still recognizable. Possibly living up to the greatness of 2004’s The End of Heartache or...

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