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Opinion—The importance of Tracy Chapmans 1988 album

Opinion—The importance of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 album

Andie Balenger, contributing writer February 8, 2022
As someone who grew up idolizing strong female artists like P!nk and Alanis Morissette, I began to wonder what great artists I had neglected during my years spent drowning in hair bands and soft rock. Incredible female artists have been bucking the system for decades, shamelessly speaking their truths while changing the face of music — I had simply been failing to seek them out. So at the beginning of the new year, I set out on a passion project: a musical journey of appreciating the most iconic female artists of all time.
Opinion—Sick of her celebrity: a review of Lorde’s Solar Power

Opinion—Sick of her celebrity: a review of Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor September 10, 2021
Before the release of the album, Lorde discussed in a series of interviews that “Solar Power” would be dealing with themes relating to her personal experience with celebrity culture, spirituality and the celebrity identity.
Dynamic Duo Maddie & Tae goin a long way

Dynamic Duo Maddie & Tae goin’ a long way

Jackie Jahfetson October 24, 2019

Since “Girl in a Country Song” debuted at No. 58 on the Country Airplay chart back in 2014, Maddie & Tae have been revamping the male-dominated genre, and making headlines for themselves as talented,...

Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello goes solo

Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello goes solo

Jamie Glenn April 12, 2018

Former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello embraces her Cuban influences with her first solo album since leaving the R&B pop sisterhood behind. With her self-titled album “Camila,” it is clear out...

Jamie Lidell drops the funk on fifth LP

Jordan Beck March 14, 2013

It might be hard to believe with the weather the Upper Peninsula has been experiencing lately, but spring is right around the corner. Whether you’re planning to head somewhere warm in a few weeks...

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