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Bruno Mars draws on Jackson influence to bring ‘24k Magic’

Bruno Mars draws on Jackson influence to bring ‘24k Magic’

By Michael Gorman
December 21, 2016
Filed under Feature, Music

With “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars proved that while Michael Jackson may have died years ago, the King of Pop’s influence lives on. Read More »...

Sting like a bee on ’57th and 9th’

Sting like a bee on ’57th and 9th’

By Michael Gorman
December 15, 2016
Filed under Feature, Music

With his first rock album in 13 years, Sting jumped right back in the crossroads of rock n’ roll with “57th and 9th.” The title is a reference to the intersection in New York City that Sting crossed every day to get to the studio where much of the album was recorded. Read More »...

The Weeknd’s vocal capacity makes up for lack of experimentation

The Weeknd’s vocal capacity makes up for lack of experimentation

By Michael Gorman
December 13, 2016
Filed under Feature, Music

After his smash hit single “Starboy,” released in September, The Weeknd released his album by the same name Nov. 25, but struggled to keep his momentum going. Read More »...

Rock veteran Neil Young ‘respects Mother Earth,’ produces latest live album: 3/5 stars

Rock veteran Neil Young ‘respects Mother Earth,’ produces latest live album: 3/5 stars

By Michael Gorman
December 6, 2016
Filed under Music

Neil Young released his newest live album “Earth” June 17. The album features Young’s live performances while incorporating sounds of animals and nature. Read More »...

Khaled’s ‘Major Key’ has minor errors: 3/5 stars

Khaled’s ‘Major Key’ has minor errors: 3/5 stars

By Michael Gorman
December 6, 2016
Filed under Music

Capitalizing on his Snapchat-based popularity, DJ Khaled released “Major Key,” July 29. Read More »...

After long wait, Ocean makes waves with new album, ‘Blonde’: 4/5 stars

After long wait, Ocean makes waves with new album, ‘Blonde’: 4/5 stars

By Michael Gorman
December 6, 2016
Filed under Music

After Frank Ocean had hinted at a new album in February 2013, saying he was “10, 11, songs into this next thing,” fans have been eagerly awaiting its release. Read More »...

Chili Peppers spice it up in revival of their glory days: 3.5/5 stars

Chili Peppers spice it up in revival of their glory days: 3.5/5 stars

By Michael Gorman
December 6, 2016
Filed under Music

“The Getaway,” released June 17, is exactly the revival the Red Hot Chili Peppers needed. After the failed 2011 release of “I’m With You,” fans wondered if the band they had grown to love had changed after decades of exceptional music. Read More »...

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