Review: Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo

By: Brier Stucky Kanye West is no stranger to the extravagant album release, from the weekly single releases preceding My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, to the worldwide projections of his Yeezus single “New Slaves”.  But the rollout for his seventh solo album The Life of Pablo has been less extravagant and more scatterbrained than any of his past releases.  At the beginning of 2015, Kanye … Continue reading Review: Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo

Review: Rihanna’s Anti

By: Brier Stucky Anti, Rihanna’s eighth studio album, has been a long time coming.  Her first since 2012’s smash Apologetic, many suspected her to release her follow up last year after releasing a pair of successful singles in “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “American Oxygen”, neither of which appear on this album.  Seemingly out of nowhere, as with many recent major artists, Rihanna released … Continue reading Review: Rihanna’s Anti

Review: David Bowie’s Blackstar

By: Brier Stucky Blackstar, David Bowie’s 28th and sadly final studio album, is a challenging one to digest, and even more difficult to critique due to the circumstances. Released on January 8th, Bowie’s 69th birthday, the album had been out for just two days before Bowie passed after an 18 month battle with cancer. The news shocked the world, as well as myself, and while … Continue reading Review: David Bowie’s Blackstar

Review: Mac Miller’s GO:OD AM

By: Brier Stucky Mac Miller’s first two commercial albums were in many ways polar opposites of each other, with a very obvious contrast between the fun, party anthems of 2011’s Blue Slide Park and the dark, moody songs on his 2013 effort Watching Movies With the Sound Off.  Equally different was Miller’s lyrical style, with his first album embodying his persona as “easy Mac with … Continue reading Review: Mac Miller’s GO:OD AM

‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Review

        By Brier Stucky       “I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence. Sometimes I did the same.” This phrase pops up periodically throughout Kendrick Lamar’s latest album To Pimp A Butterfly. Each time it is expanded upon, but leaves off at a certain point in order to set up the upcoming track.  It’s a unique way to tie the album … Continue reading ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Review

Kenton Little & Jeff Spot Interviews

By Brier Stucky ​Interviews with Kenton Little, director of the short film Tone, and Jeff Spot, director of the short film Ode to Oysters. Kenton Little, director of Tone: 1. What inspired you to make this short film? The original reason I made this short was for my advanced video class, but I wanted to make something I would actually enjoy making too. Music is a … Continue reading Kenton Little & Jeff Spot Interviews

‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Review

By Brier Stucky Lupe Fiasco’s career has been a rather interesting one, filled with ups and downs. After being thrust into the spotlight by a high profile feature on Kanye West’s song “Touch the Sky” in 2005, Lupe went on to release two great albums, Food & Liquor in 2006 and The Cool in 2007.  After a nearly four year gap and feuding with his label, Atlantic, Lupe released … Continue reading ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Review