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Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Entertainment

Moana, released Nov. 23, 2016, follows the titular Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of the Chieftain of her tribe, as she sets out to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her remove a curse placed on her home islands. Moana is an excellent addition to the ongoing Disney legacy. As usual...

Swift embraces new genre, tops the charts

Swift embraces new genre, tops the charts

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor
November 2
Filed under Entertainment, Replay

Known for her quirky personality and love songs, Taylor Swift’s 1989 effortlessly transitions her sound from country crooner to pop sensation. Along with the genre switch, Swift’s usual boy-centric theme is thrown out almost completely, centralizing instead on new beginnings and embracing oneself....

Alternative band wows with latest release

Alternative band wows with latest release

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor
April 12
Filed under Entertainment

The Flaming Lips’ front man, Wayne Coyne, explained in a recent interview how progressive playing at South by South West is, seeing as each year everything changes. The same goes for their ability to transform intoxicating lyrics and colored sounds into full-length albums. This American neo-psych...

Twenty-two years later, band still wows

Twenty-two years later, band still wows

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor
February 14
Filed under Entertainment

I was in seventh grade when I first heard of the Irish band My Bloody Valentine. It was a warm June night and I sat in my bedroom, going from one Youtube video to another. Then, I saw a link to a song called “Sometimes” off of the group’s 1991 album, Loveless. Immediately the heavy silence ...

Yo La Tengo brings fresh sounds to indie rock

Yo La Tengo brings fresh sounds to indie rock

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor
January 29
Filed under Entertainment

Fade is the thirteenth studio album from New Jersey band Yo La Tengo. Since 1984 this group has always stayed true to their particular signature sound. This album offers Yo La Tengo’s at times jaunty, largely low-key side with a mellower side and quiet pep. Each track proves to be layered with h...

“Hats Off” to Chevelle

Sebastian De Castro, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Entertainment

The trio Chevelle proved themselves as true rock stars with their sixth album, “Hats Off to the Bull.” After a slight decline in their popularity since 2002’s “Wonder What's Next”, Chevelle returns with heavier guitar riffs, deep and melodic lyrics, steady drum beats and a killer bass. It’s...

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