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Album Review: ‘American Dream’

Nick Harrison is a Hoya Staff Writer. ★★★★★ “I can’t make you a promise,” front man James Murphy sings on “Change Yr Mind,” the fourth track on LCD Soundsystem’s fourth and newest studio album, “American Dream.” Promises have certainly been relevant to Murphy’s career: He once promised that LCD Soundsystem’s[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Interview with Georgetown Band Almeda

Interview with Georgetown Band Almeda

The Washington, D.C. music scene is among the nation’s best, boasting stadium-sized concert halls and offbeat venues all within a few streets of each other. Georgetown students, however, need look no further than their own campus to find exciting new sources of music and performance. Bands formed by students often[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Features, Music, The Guide
Growing as a musical artist, Detroit rapper Big Sean shows a strong desire to inspire personal growth in his listeners through his fourth studio album “I Decided.”

Album Review: ‘I Decided.’

Detroit rapper Big Sean has consistently produced music that reflects on both the demanding nature of the rap industry and his own hard work and struggle toward success. In this sense, “I Decided.,” his fourth studio album, is reminiscent of his past work. However, his latest album is unique in[Read More…]

ALBUM: ‘The Divine Feminine’

Mac Miller’s latest album, “The Divine Feminine,” is a milestone for the Pittsburgh rapper. Despite his unimaginative 2011 debut album, “Blue Slide Park,” leading many people to write him off as generic and uninspired. Miller exceeded expectations with his psychedelic 2013 album, “Watching Movies with the Sound Off.” His sophomore[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

ALBUM: ‘Genesis’

★★★★☆ Rapper Domo Genesis’ eponymous album “Genesis” is aptly named: Although he has been rapping for years, it is his first solo studio album. Domo, a rapper from the Los Angeles area, is primarily known for being a member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, comprised of artists such as[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

ALBUM: ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

★★★☆☆ Seattle rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis are by now familiar with each other – to say the least. Having first collaborated on 2009’s “The Vs. EP,” which featured Macklemore rapping over Lewis’ alternative rock samples, the pair began gaining popularity in the Pacific Northwest. However, they remained virtually unknown[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Secret in Their Eyes

★★★☆☆ “Secret in Their Eyes,” directed by Billy Ray, provokes questions about the meaning of justice and how far one is willing to go to get closure. The film stars Julia Roberts as Jess, an FBI investigator whose daughter is raped and murdered. Despite the efforts of her co-workers Ray[Read More…]