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Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, “GUTS,” features 12 tracks that range from depressing heartbreak ballads to rock anthems.

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ proves shockingly good artistic evolution

Alex Gaines ’25, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

When Olivia Rodrigo released her first single, “drivers license,” in 2021, she immediately shot to stardom, as the song hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 made Rodrigo the youngest artist to ever...

This is one of the better albums that I have listened to. I only wish that there were more songs in the album.

Metro’s new album “Heroes & Villains” exceeded extremely high expectations

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Hit rapper Metro Boomin announced Nov. 28, 2022 on Instagram that he would drop his album “Heroes & Villains.” Instantaneously this was followed up with a multitude of different posts from Metro,...

Drake and 21 Savages new album puts up a great performance.

Drake and 21 Savage album “Her Loss” sweeps Staples, despite 21 Savage absence

Cameron Almonte ’23, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, Drake and 21 Savage released their joint album, “Her Loss” after a week-long delay. The album is filled with many qualities fans expected, excelling in clever disses, strong vocals,...

Mitski is depicted in a matching red outfit and lipstick for the “Laurel Hell” Album cover.

Mitski returns to music with ‘Laurel Hell’

Lia Gordon ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 7, 2022

“[There's a] Mitski album release tomorrow. It's a great day for annoying people,” TikToker Sarsworld said. This sarcasm is in reaction to “Laurel Hell,” the sixth studio album by Mitski, the...

In MONTERO, Lil Nas X reveals his personal struggles with identity that had long travelled under the public radar, while also championing the hard work and perseverance that led to his success and stardom in the music industry.

Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’ reveals artist’s personal journey, illuminating prevalence of identity in the modern world

Allison Gillman ’23, Assistant Business Manager October 2, 2021

It cannot be denied that Lil Nas X, a successful, bold and bedazzled newcomer in America’s music industry who has repeatedly left conservative pundits clutching their pearls with his expressive work,...

Kayne West drops a new album, Donda, on Aug 29, 2021, which contains 27 songs and is his tenth studio album to write and produce.

Kayne West’s new album ‘Donda’ leaves fans disappointed

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor September 26, 2021

American rapper and producer Kayne West released his 10th studio album, “Donda,” on Aug. 29, 2021. Fans had been waiting for several months to hear the new music written by West and co-artists. The...

“OK Human is a sincere outlook on life during the pandemic

‘OK Human’ is a refreshing throwback to Weezer’s older music

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 30, 2021

Almost everyone has that one nostalgic memory of a particular song. For me, that was playing Band Hero on my Nintendo DS, singing “Troublemaker” so offkey that my voice cracks could probably wake the...

Metro Boomin and 21 Savage release their second album together, with more songs and an overall listening time of 44 minutes.

21 Savage, Metro Boomin kick off fall season with ‘Savage Mode 2’

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer October 10, 2020

21 Savage and Metro Boomin teamed up to produce the crowd-pleasing album “Savage Mode” in 2016. Since then, a second album has been highly anticipated due to the success and love of the original. Savage...

NAV released his third studio album, featuring 18 songs and a multitude of appearances from other artists.

NAV’s third studio album proves mediocre

Siri Kanter '20, Paper Opinions Editor May 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist NAV released his third studio album, “Good Intentions,” on May 8. Overall, “Good Intentions” delivered to the extent I had expected it to. It was not the most innovative, amazing...

Last Thursday, BLAME IT ON BABY appeared on spotify, apple music, and other music websites.

Second album this year further drives young rapper DaBaby’s music career

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff writer May 3, 2020

“Every single person in my life tell me I'm their hero,” DaBaby sings, which certainly applies at the time due to the global pandemic. Some might say this new album is saving them. Last Friday, “BLAME...

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