Archive | Album Reviews

Album review: Kanye West, ‘Cruel Summer’

For many, it often seems like a love or hate relationship with Kanye West and his music. But while the release of his newest LP “Cruel Summer” still holds true to the rapper’s artistry, the album evokes neither love nor hate.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: Green Day’s new release goes back to their roots

Since the rise of dubstep and house music, the mainstream music scene has been missing traditional rock and roll. However, the rock band Green Day is bound to change that status with their latest album release, “¡Uno!”

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: Zac Brown Band becomes musically ‘Uncaged’

“Uncaged,” the latest album from the Zac Brown Band, is currently the number one album on Billboard.com, and it’s easy to see why.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: John Mayer — ‘Born and Raised’

This ain’t rock. This ain’t country. This is John Mayer. And, yes, he did it again. John Mayer, notorious for his egotistical brashness and profoundly crude words and acknowledgements, is seen through a different scope.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: Fiona Apple revamps classic roots by stripping down sound, combining genres

After keeping her fans in the dark for seven years, Fiona Apple reveals she has stripped down her sound and baldly demonstrates a new level of sophistication in her songwriting. Combining almost cryptic lyrics and lean piano, Apple creates a layered album which captures a wide range of powerful emotions.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: “Born and Raised” redeems Mayer of his darker days

Since the release of his first album in 2001, John Mayer has earned a reputation as a singer-songwriter who produces quality music and continuously impresses live audiences with his mesmerizing guitar licks.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Movie review: Norah Jones delivers heart-breaking hit

Movie review: Norah Jones delivers heart-breaking hit

The title of Norah Jones’ new album says it all. “Little Broken Hearts” is Jones’ fifth studio album and an clearly breakup album.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: B.o.B’s latest puts listeners on cloud nine

Album review: B.o.B’s latest puts listeners on cloud nine

B.o.B’s “Strange Clouds” takes the rapper to new heights with a more developed sound.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: Jack White shows off all his musical sides with new album

Album review: Jack White shows off all his musical sides with new album

From former upholsterer to blues-rock virtuoso, the one and only Jack White has paved a successful road for himself. Having originally made history with two-piece rock group the White Stripes, White has since embarked on a solo journey with the long-anticipated Blunderbuss, released today.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

Album review: Jason Mraz loses creativity on bland concept album

Jason Mraz has fallen in love. Or so he claims on his new album, “Love is a Four Letter Word,” in which the theme of love is runs through all 12 tracks.

Posted in Album Reviews, Arts & EntertainmentComments Off

UWire Blog

Subscribe via E-mail

Subscribe for weekly UWire college media updates

Or Follow UWire on Twitter for regular updates