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British band Coldplay performing a concert in 2017.

Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” is its Own Higher Power

A strong awakening from the band’s nearly 2 year slumber.
Matthew Hauth, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Coldplay’s latest album, “Music of the Spheres,” burst onto the scene at 9 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2021, and it absolutely did not disappoint.  After announcing the release on Jul. 20 of this year,...

Alessia Cara performing her album “Growing Pains” at Times Square in 2018.

Alessia Cara Flourishes With “In the Meantime”

Cara’s newly released album left me craving more.
Abby Tucker, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Alessia Cara is back and better than ever. Her new album “In the Meantime” demonstrates her growth as an artist, from bubble gum pop to a more mature and moving sound.  “In the Meantime''...

Rapper KSI, JJ Olatunji, released his latest studio album, All Over the Place.

KSI´s New Album “All Over The Place” Shocks Listeners

A review of YouTuber KSI's new album release.
David Yatsina, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

Today, everyone is attached to social media stars; super fans know every little thing about their celebrity idol. However, KSI's album "All Over The Place'' shatters expectations. From a regular British...

Rodrigo’s album cover picturing her with “SOUR” spelt out on her tongue and stickers covering her face.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Debut Album was Far From “Sour”

An honest review of chart topping album “Sour.”
Ashleigh Thorson, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album, “Sour,” is the perfect record. It combines familiar genres with Rodrigo’s own flair through stories of her teenage years and the intimate emotions she’s felt. While...

Maroon 5’s cover art for their June 2021 studio album, “Jordi.”

Review of Maroon 5’s “Jordi”

The band’s most disappointing album to date.
Matthew Hauth, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

Maroon 5’s seventh and newest studio album, “Jordi,” released June 11, 2021, fully encapsulates the disastrous pitfall they’ve begun to experience since “Red Pill Blues.” The leading track,...

This era of Nicki Minajs career was her best to date, and ultimately led to her springing into the mainstream rap game.

The Nine-Year Anniversary of “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”

Rome definitely wasn't built in a day.
Jaelyn Sprague, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

As the month of April comes to a close, let us rejoice for the nine year anniversary of arguably Nicki Minaj's best album to date, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” This album was a defining piece of...

The Oakmont Vocal Vikings Club in one of their weekly Zoom club meeting.

Meet the Founders of Vocal Vikings

Learn about Oakmont’s singing club and the people who created it.
Diana Beevers, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The Oakmont Vocal Vikings club works together to sing a variety of different songs. The presidents of this club are junior Daylene Craddock and senior Nicholai Vidanes.  “When my parents weren’t...

The album cover for Zayn Maliks third solo album. It has its moments, but overall fell short.

“Nobody is Listening”, For Real

Zayn Malik's third solo studio album was a swing and an absolute miss.
Aubrey Smith, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Artist Zayn Malik released his newest album, “Nobody is Listening” this past January and it is outrageously British. This is obviously not a good way to review something as it holds no value or discernible...

Taylor Swift performing during the Red Tour in St. Louis on March 19, 2013.

Taylor Swift’s talent continues to reign forever and “evermore”

Catherine Mendoza, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

Taylor Swift surprise announced and released her tenth album “evermore” on December 11, 2020.  A mere five months after sister album “folklore” was released on July 23, 2020, “evermore”...

Dolly Parton in a fuchsia suit with red lace details.

Have “A Holly Dolly Christmas” with Dolly Parton’s newest Christmas album

Hang the stockings, string up some lights, and cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa while listening to Dolly Parton’s first holiday release in 30 years.
Gabriel Cortez, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Dolly Parton released “A Holly Dolly Christmas” as her first-holiday release since the 1990 release of “Home for Christmas.” With guests like Miley Cyrus, Micheal Bublé, and Willie Nelson, how...

Megan Thee Stallion at the Hollywood Palladium, L.A. in December 2019.

Megan Thee Stallion Brings Some “Good News” to 2020

Megan Thee Stallion releases her debut full-length album, “Good News”.
Samantha Loma, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Megan Thee Stallion released “Good News” on November 20, 2020. This is her debut album consisting of 17 songs featuring artists such as Dababy, SZA, City Girls, Young Thug, Big Sean and more.  Megan...

Jhené Aiko performing during The High Road Summer Tour in 2016.

Good Music for The Soul

How Jhené Aiko’s music has grown throughout the years
Pauline Santos, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Throughout the years, alternative R&B singer, Jhené Aiko, has definitely improved within her music style. Aiko began making music at 15 years old to being successful at 32 years old. With five of...

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