Review: Kelly Clarkson-Stronger (Deluxe Edition)
BY ALYSSA FISHER As she matures, making music seems to be getting easier for Kelly Clarkson. Her newest album, Stronger, lives up to it’s title, trumping not only the current pop-diva competition, but also all of her previous albums. Lyrically, the songs deal heavily with relationships and empowerment, two... Read more
Review: Childish Gambino – Camp
BY JEREMY HAAS Childish Gambino is a 28 year old, American rapper better known by his birth name, Donald Glover.  He initially gained popularity through his sketch comedy group, DerrickComedy.  He is more currently recognized for his acting in the NBC show Community. Glover started his rap project in... Read more
Review: Bjork – Biophilia
BY JACK BRADY After a 4-year studio hiatus, legendary Icelandic music icon Bjork returns with her seventh solo studio album, Biophilia. Combining the raw, organic creativity of Bjork’s music with cutting edge production techniques, the result is a sprawling creation with a range that extends from the cosmic to... Read more
Retro Review: Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden
BY DESIREE DEMOLINA When romantic imagination has us returning to the past, we forgo the present for the simplicity and perceived beauty of long-ago. Music is curious in this instance. It purposely endows us with the feeling of timelessness. Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden encompasses this effect. Released in... Read more
Village Of Horrors Is A Bloody Good Time
BY ALYSSA FISHER There was blood everywhere. Dripping down the walls, stained on the picture frames, even on splattered along the floor. It was a horrifying site, and I couldn’t believe I was there to witness it. On October 13, I somehow willingly entered the gates of The Village... Read more
Review: CCHS’s Drama Department Puts On West Side Story
BY HAILEE YAEGER Cooper City High School’s Drama Club put on a production of West Side Story on October 4-6, 2011 and to see a high school come together to do such a big name show was impressive. West Side Story, written by Jerome Robbins, is set in the... Read more
Review: Wilco-The Whole Love
BY BROCK LANDERS Wilco’s new album The Whole Love, the first they have self-released on their own dBpm Records label, shows a band that, nearly 20 years into their career, is comfortable in its own skin. In stark contrast to the restless boundary pushing and searching for identity on... Read more
BY JEREMY HAAS On Friday, September 23, the fathers of Pop-Punk, Blink 182, played a huge show at the Cruzan Amphitheatre.  The audience ranged from questionably dressed girls to frat boys and skaters, but the vast majority were young adults who grew up listening to this band.  The venue... Read more
Review: Demi Lovato – Unbroken
  BY HAILEE YAEGER After a two-year hiatus from the studio, Demi Lovato has released Unbroken, a new album that showcases a different sound from her previous work. The expectation was for Unbroken to have the same sound as her single “Skyscraper”, slow, emotional, and telling of her struggles.... Read more
Review: Widowspeak
BY JACK BRADY Widowspeak’s eponymous debut album is a mystifying concoction of smoldering wild-west indie rock suffused with psychedelic folk, electric blues, and classic surf rock. Like a midnight drive down a forgotten wilderness trail, the listener is utterly lost in the album’s eerie, nocturnal themes and haunting imagery,... Read more