Mac Miller displays newfound energy, endearing contradictions on ‘GO:OD AM’

To try and understand Mac Miller, it’s somewhat necessary to understand the conversations people are having about him. One might start by mentioning some of the talked-about contradictions of the young, white rapper from Pittsburgh: Miller has been able to flaunt his white-Jewishness like a badge of honor and make a name for himself, but he has […]


Tyler, the Creator continues juvenile brilliance with ‘Cherry Bomb’

Reverb is a weekly collaborative music review within the Arts section that explores new albums and covers new artists, whether indie or mainstream. Our goal is to explore and examine everything that modern music has to offer and to educate anyone who cares. Tyler, the Creator, the loud, inappropriate, all-caps-tweeting, innovative, trend-setting head of the […]


Courtney Barnett’s debut album delivers solidly quirky garage rock

Courtney Barnett’s “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit,” released March 23, starts with a story of a man who cut work to go watch the world from the top of a skyscraper. Barnett speaks from his perspective:  “I’m not suicidal, just idling insignificantly / I come up here for perception and clarity […]


Kendrick Lamar exposes societal downfalls, shines on new album

The best hip-hop record in recent memory opens with a simple sound bit, sampled off of the 1974 Boris Gardiner song, “Every N****r is a Star” [this song title was altered during the editing process]. Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” (2015) goes on to reaffirm, reject, tear, mend and scream this simple message of racial […]


Artist Spotlight: Todd Terje

Reverb is a weekly collaborative music review within the Arts section that explores new albums and covers new artists, whether indie or mainstream. Our goal is to explore and examine everything that modern music has to offer and to educate anyone who cares. It’s been a solid 30 years since the ’80s were cool, but […]


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