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“Full of doubts with a general smile,” Briston Maroney glows on Ultrapure tour

With overwhelming charm and a bit of nervous energy, Briston Maroney had the crowd in the palm of his hand.

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Kali Uchis’s lipsticked love letter to Latin music

ORQUÍDEAS is an exercise in experimentation, allowing Uchis to flex her vocal and sonic dynamism; even so, she never loses sight of the divinely feminine quality that’s always defined her music.

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21 Savage’s american dream is all bark and no bite

The album’s SHEIN-esque veneer of substance frays on the barest inspection, revealing a teetering foundation of gimmicks and genre clichés.

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On Higher, Chris Stapleton’s signature sound stays steady

Higher is a solid album, consistent with Stapleton’s well-established reputation in the country music sphere.

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Troye Sivan’s Something to Give Each Other is a return to utterly lyrical pop

STGEO presents far more warmth than the cool blues of Sivan’s sullen suburbia, lingering more on the highs of new love.

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Settling the Rivalry: Georgetown and GW Musicians Face Off at 2023 Battle of the Bands

I have been waiting for a proper Georgetown vs. George Washington (GW) showdown since my freshman year. The tension is impossible to ignore—whether bar-hopping in Foggy Bottom or shopping on... Read more

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Drake isn’t past his prime, but he’s certainly acting like it

Put simply, listening to Dogs feels like watching Drake go through a midlife crisis in real time.

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Scarlet doesn’t need your praise, but you’ll be giving it anyway

On Scarlet, an unapologetic Doja Cat showcases her vocal ability, lyricism, and sexuality with a brash confidence that oozes out of every track.

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Chappell Roan’s The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess is glamorous queer pop bliss

On The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, Chappell Roan is liberated in every sense of the word: unapologetically queer, flirtatious, and joyful.

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Laufey’s spell-binding Bewitched is akin to a storybook fairytale

On Bewitched, Laufey invites you to float up into her fantasy world, reminding us of the transportive magic of jazz.

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Victoria Monét stealthily taps into her starpower on JAGUAR II

On Jaguar II, Monét demonstrates mastery over R&B, bending the genre to her will while tapping into other sounds to further mold the album’s tropical feel.

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On his self-titled album, establishment-rejecting singer-songwriter Zach Bryan turns inward

Bryan’s second official album is a triumph of authenticity and self-examination in a concise format.

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Olivia Rodrigo unleashes her bloody female rage

On GUTS, the 20-year-old pop superstar bares the ugliest, messiest parts of herself in a staggeringly sophisticated work of pop-punk perfection.

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Reneé Rapp’s Snow Angel will melt your icy heart

Snow Angel is the perfect companion to keep you warm through the cold months ahead.

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With Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), Taylor Swift says “Long Live” to an iconic album

Speak Now (Taylor's Version) represents the pinnacle of Swift’s preoccupation with using her music to connect with fans and control her own narrative.

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Fall Out Boy returns to pop-punk mastery on So Much (For) Stardust

If a little pop punk and old-school emo have been missing from your life, So Much (For) Stardust is exactly what you need.

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On UGLY, Slowthai lets it all out

Slowthai’s dogged insistence on finding joy is deeply hopeful, and his commitment to exposing the ugliest parts of himself is undeniably cathartic.

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Step into Kali Uchis’ fantasy garden on Red Moon in Venus

Her third studio album, Red Moon in Venus (2023), is the most mesmerizing yet.

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Lana Del Rey takes the sad girls to church in Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd

While a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard suggests a hidden complexity to the physical plane, the album also demonstrates an added layer of complexity in its production.

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10,000 gecs: So many gecs, so little time

In 10,000 gecs (2023), Laura Les and Dylan Brady take their maximalist and absurdist sound to a whole new level.