Top Music of 2017: It’s the Final Countdown…

By Cynthia Dominguez, Entertainment & Opinions Editor Music continuously plays a role in the representation in shifts in popular culture. Taking into account the tumultuous nature of 2017, the music of the year encompassed the conflict from natural disasters to political disasters, and brought about countless pivotal albums. Ranked at #5 on Billboard’s Top Albums of the Year, Drake’s More Life was released on March … Continue reading Top Music of 2017: It’s the Final Countdown…

Album Review: 4 Your Eyes Only

By Cynthia Dominguez, Clarion Staff Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyes Only in December. The hip-hop album reached impressive positions on the charts, marking the achievement of Cole’s fourth number one album. The album contains songs reminiscent of Cole’s previous work containing intricate background vocals, captivating hooks, and striking lyrics. Cole began … Continue reading Album Review: 4 Your Eyes Only

The Summer Set, Stories for Monday

Music Review By Jenelle Lum, Clarion Staff The Summer Set has released their new album, Stories for Monday. For those of you who are not familiar with this band, they are a 5-member group (lead vocalist Brian Dales, guitarists Josh Montgomery and John Gnomez, bass guitarist Stephen Gnomez, and percussionist Jess Bowen.)   The Summer Set formed in 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The group has released … Continue reading The Summer Set, Stories for Monday