Jackson Sinnenberg


A cappella concert sings winter away

Spring in the District and the approaching advent of summer herald some of the biggest music events of the school year. On April 11, the a cappella community, led by... Read more


AdMo’s latest Asian joint is full of BUL

BUL, Korean for “fire,” is the most recent in a series of trendy—read: caters to yuppies—Asian restaurants to open in the heart of Adams Morgan. Like other joints along this... Read more


Critical Voices: The Gaslight Anthem, Get Hurt

On the New Jersey punk rock band’s fifth LP, frontman Brian Fallon lost sight of the road beyond his dashboard and steered the Gaslight-mobile straight into Heartbreak Hotel. This is... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Critical Voices: Lucy Hale, The Road Between

Lucy Hale takes a road straight through mediocre pop country on her debut LP, The Road Between. The singer turned actress turned…singer…spends the album trying to be herself but comes... Read more


Critical Voices: Criminal Hygiene & Dagos, Raid b/w Dinosaurs Are Sad

The East and West coasts have always had their musical differences. The two are united, however, in the new split release by Los Angeles rockers Criminal Hygiene and Georgetown’s own... Read more


Critical Voices: Eric Churches, The Outsiders

“Outsider” is the perfect word to describe Eric Church’s state of mind on his fourth studio album. On this LP, Church, a country troubadour, makes the transition from hometown boy... Read more


Critical Voices: Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes

In his new LP High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen continues his role in being a recorder of the bleak and the joyous moments of life in America. Springsteen’s albums since the... Read more


Critical Voices: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, Foreverly

It’s not every day you have Green Day’s frontman and Ravi Shankar’s daughter getting together to a record an album, but that’s exactly what happened with Foreverly. The LP is... Read more


Critical Voices: Wooden Shjips, Back To Land

Although they call their latest album Back to Land, Wooden Shjips seems to be lost at sea. On their fourth LP, the band uses a mix of Doors-inspired organ and fuzz-out guitar riffs to create a collection of trance-like, five-minute trips. “Ghouls” features a repeating organ riff that sounds so classic, you might wonder if you’ve heard it somewhere else before.


Critical Voices: Paul McCartney, New

Paul McCartney is the only artist on earth who could get away with calling a new album “New.” New is not even all that new, as the album is pervaded by classic McCartney sounds and visions from his pre-Beatles days. But does this matter? Of course not. What does matter is that this is one of Sir Paul’s best solo works to date.