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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

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Kid Cudi Sounds More Pedestrian Than ‘INSANO’

By Oliver Ni, Senior Sports Editor January 31, 2024

After over 15 years of Kid Cudi producing some of hip-hop’s most experimental and imaginative music, we reconvene to ask the age-old question: which iteration of him are we getting? The man on...

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Marks the Return of the Pop Bible

‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Marks the Return of the Pop Bible

By Clayton Kincade November 1, 2023

★★★★★ Faded Polaroid photos, unfettered cherry red lipstick, suave noir sunglasses, sweaters at the beach during the unbearably sticky summer, white seagulls everywhere and beautiful nightmares...

‘The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We’ Invites Listeners to Mitski’s Moving Americana

‘The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We’ Invites Listeners to Mitski’s Moving Americana

By Jordan Guzzi September 27, 2023

★★★★☆ Come for the heart-wrenching lyrics that make you audibly go “ow” and stay for the beautiful arrangement that makes Mitski’s seventh album one of her best releases to date. American...

It’s (Be)witching Hour and Jazz is Officially Back.

It’s (Be)witching Hour and Jazz is Officially Back.

By Isabella Wylie September 13, 2023

★★★★☆ With the release of her sophomore album, “Bewitched,” Icelandic-Chinese recording artist Laufey Lín Jónsdóttir has already broken records for jazz music.  The album has...

‘GUTS’ is a Fitting Second Act from Olivia Rodrigo

‘GUTS’ is a Fitting Second Act from Olivia Rodrigo

By Jasmine Criqui September 13, 2023

★★★★☆ When your debut album wins you three Grammy awards, it can be hard to know where to go next. Play it safe and stick to the proven formula, or swing for the fences, secure in the knowledge...

With ‘Sundial,’ Time for an Explosive Return

With ‘Sundial,’ Time for an Explosive Return

By Oliver Ni August 31, 2023

★★★★☆ Five years since the release of her last album, Noname has finally returned to the hip-hop scene — with a vengeance. Noname, born Fatimah Nyeema Warner, released her third full-length...

Lana Del Rey’s Most Open Album Yet

Lana Del Rey’s Most Open Album Yet

By Gaang Choi March 29, 2023

★★★★★ Lana Del Rey’s best albums unfold boundlessly: gathering U.S. pop culture references over decades, shredding toxic relationships detail by detail and exploring the intimate bonds...

‘Cuts & Bruises’ Gets in Some Good Punches

‘Cuts & Bruises’ Gets in Some Good Punches

By Celeste Viana March 16, 2023

★★★★☆ Expectations run high for your band when the lead singer’s father is the most famous musician to come out of Ireland in the last century. Such is the case for Inhaler, an indie rock...

‘ASSEMBLE’ is Frustratingly Disappointing

‘ASSEMBLE’ is Frustratingly Disappointing

By Sofia Wills March 15, 2023

★★★☆☆ Despite some phenomenal tracks, tripleS’ mini-album “ASSEMBLE” struggles to be a cohesive project. tripleS is a 24-member rotational K-pop girl group in which, depending on...

SZA’s ‘SOS’ Achieves New Levels of Depth and Emotional Complexity

SZA’s ‘SOS’ Achieves New Levels of Depth and Emotional Complexity

By Grace Blendonhy February 1, 2023

★★★★☆  SZA’s new album, “SOS,” has sat at the top of the Billboard 200 for the sixth week in a row, and it does not look like it is going anywhere anytime soon.  33-year-old...

Smino Lavishes Listeners with Pure Affection

Smino Lavishes Listeners with Pure Affection

By Oliver Ni November 10, 2022

★★★★★ Smino’s signature smoothness returns with much love. Four years after releasing “NOIR,” Smino has dropped his third studio album “Luv 4 Rent,” treating fans to 51 minutes...

Lil Nas X Reckons With Fame on Long-Awaited 1st Studio Album MONTERO

Lil Nas X Reckons With Fame on Long-Awaited 1st Studio Album ‘MONTERO’

By Paxton Perry September 29, 2021

★★★☆☆ Since being catapulted from relative obscurity to superstardom with 2019’s record-breaking hit “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X, born Montero Lamar Hill, had a high bar to meet on his...

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