The Black & White

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

New spring albums receive mixed reviews

June 14, 2018


Filed under Also in Print, Feature, Music

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


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

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

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

By Aaron Titlebaum

February 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase

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


Filed under Feature, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

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

Maggie Rogers shines bright on premier EP

By Aaron Titlebaum

April 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

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

Ryan Adams a ‘Prisoner’ to latest release

By Michael Gorman

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

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’

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

By Michael Gorman

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

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

‘Cat’s funk infuses comedy, substance

‘Cat’s funk infuses comedy, substance

By Michael Gorman

April 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

After garnering respect and popularity for his feature on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Thundercat released his first full project, “Drunk,” Feb. 24. The bassist brings the funk throughout the album, even adding his signature comedy, evident in his Twitter bio: “afraid to fart.”

Migos ignites ‘culture’ shock in rap

Migos ignites ‘culture’ shock in rap

By Michael Gorman

April 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Rain drop. Drop top. Migos are changing the rap game a lot lot.

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

Freshman plays viola in National Symphony Orchestra program

By Lily Jacobson

March 20, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

After walking into the Kennedy Center, the audience members sit down, close their eyes and allow the soothing sounds of the orchestra to fill their ears. Opening their eyes, most may be expecting to see a poised group of professional musicians with decades of experience, but instead, they see high school students.

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

Kid Cudi’s returns from rehab with mixed results

By Michael Gorman

February 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Music

Cudi’s newest album, “Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’” just doesn’t cut it, lacking his infectious energy and top-notch humming. Most of the songs are throwaways as Cudi’s featured artists can only take the album so far.