The Black and White

“Intimate, real and relatable”: H.E.R releases fifth album

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 22, 2019

After releasing I Used to Know Her: The Prelude Aug. 3, Gabi Wilson, better known as H.E.R., recently released a conclusion EP: I Used to Know Her: Part 2 Nov. 2.

Little Mix falls flat with latest album

Little Mix performs on stage. Although the group's latest album has an empowering message, the songs' lyrics feel cliche.

By Elyssa Seltzer

January 4, 2019

Despite the high ranking, the album was far from impressive. Many of the tracks sound forced and cliché.

Album Reviews: Egypt Station travels back to the 60s; Drip Too Hard lacks originality

Paul McCartney and Lil Baby sing on stage. Both released albums—Egypt Station and Drip Too Hard—this Fall. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

By Shehrez Chaudhri

December 12, 2018

Beatles’ legend Paul McCartney takes his listeners on a musical trip with his latest album, “Egypt Station,” released Sept. 7. The album features McCartney’s first new music since his 2013 hit album, “NEW.”

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

June 14, 2018

The Black & White reviews four spring albums: "Cosmic" by Bazzi, "Die Lit" by Playboi Carti, "KOD" by J. Cole and "beerbongs & bentleys" by Post Malone.

Album Reviews: Black Panther and Superorganism Release New Music

Album Reviews: Black Panther and Superorganism Release New Music

By Aaron Titlebaum

April 18, 2018

The recently released album for Marvel superhero film “Black Panther” brings together a group of all black artists to mirror the majority-black cast of the film and stays true to the film’s themes of strength and power. The album, released Feb. 9 and curated by Kendrick Lamar,  offers a strong statement of diversity that is uncommon in the music and film industries.

Album Reviews: Camila Cabello and First Aid Kit release new music

Photo courtesy Epic Records.

By Aaron Titlebaum

February 16, 2018

Former standout member of girl group Fifth Harmony Camila Cabello released her self-titled debut album Jan. 12. Folk-Americana duo First Aid Kit released their fourth album “Ruins” Jan. 19.

Album Reviews: Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift release new music

Album Reviews: Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift release new music

By Aaron Titlebaum

January 5, 2018

Miley Cyrus has evolved from Disney starlet to rebel to tie-dyed hippie with an album. Cyrus premiered ‘Younger Now’, which showcases a collection of 11 country-pop songs, Sept. 29.

Maggie Rogers shines bright on premier EP

Album artwork by Capitol Records.

By Aaron Titlebaum

April 30, 2017

From the forests of rural Maryland to the forests of the French Alps, up and coming artist Maggie Rogers enchants her listeners with a blend of folk and pop music on her most recent recording.

Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

Artwork by Ryan Adams.

By Michael Gorman

April 17, 2017

From the first chords of “Do You Still Love Me,” Ryan Adams confirms that his latest album, “Prisoner,” is wrought with emotion, following his recent separation from actress Mandy Moore.

Kehlani brings sweet and sexy, lacks savage on ‘SweetSexySavage’

Artwork by Atlantic Records.

By Michael Gorman

April 17, 2017

Drawing comparisons to a young Rihanna, Kehlani has been making waves in the R&B world.