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The Black & White’s 21 best albums of 2021

The Black & White’s 21 best albums of 2021

By Alex Schupak December 31, 2021

In the months following the end of 2020 — which Time Magazine described as “the worst year ever” — a cautious optimism emerged, making way for a cultural shift ripe for reflection, healing and...

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

“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 performs on stage. Although the groups latest album has an empowering message, the songs lyrics feel cliche.

Little Mix falls flat with latest album

By Elyssa Seltzer January 4, 2019
Despite the high ranking, the album was far from impressive. Many of the tracks sound forced and cliché.
Paul McCartney and Lil Baby sing on stage. Both released albums—Egypt Station and Drip Too Hard—this Fall. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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

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.
Photo courtesy Epic Records.

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

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.
Album artwork by Capitol Records.

Maggie Rogers shines bright on premier EP

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.
Artwork by Ryan Adams.

Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

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.
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