“Heaven Upside Down” won’t pass the pearly gates 1

By Mackenzie Dineen – Arts Editor 

Released on October 6, Marilyn Manson’s “Heaven Upside Down” can hardly be referred to as Heaven, whether turned on its head or not. Manson’s great variety of styles are his claim to fame, but most fans can agree that his choices have wavered in strength over the past ten years. Since his new pop-oriented image displayed on previous album “Born Villain”, Manson had a rather large bout of success when he paced himself with a more steady sound fitted to his age.  More…

Migos aims to shift the “Culture” Reply

By Laurent Sicard – 1851 Staff

If you weren’t familiar with Migos before their second chart-topping hit “Bad and Boujee,” you are now. The hip-hop trio has returned with its second album “Cul- ture.” The group consists of rappers Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff and the new album fea- tures guest appearances from DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and Travis Scott. Released on January 27 and almost an hour in length, “Culture” displays the group’s strengths, despite a few loose ends.

More…

“Don’t Sleep” on Brantley Gilbert’s new album Reply

By Seán McGlone – News Editor

Country star Brantley Gilbert released his newest album “The Devil Don’t Sleep” on January 27. This is Gilbert’s first album since 2014 and features a mix of both the classic Gilbert music fans have come to know along with some new flavor.

brantleybw

Brantley Gilbert released his fourth album on January 27 with the single “The Weekend.” (Photo Courtesy of Billboard)

More…

Birds sing on Travis Scott’s new album Reply

By Laurent Sicard – 1851 Staff

On September 2, rapper Travis Scott (formerly known as Travi$ Scott) returned with his follow up to last year’s well received “Rodeo” album. “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” was released as an Apple Music exclusive, but can now be found on Spotify and iTunes. On his latest project, Scott has cultivated some of his best trap music to date, with guest appearances from the likes of mentors Kid Cudi, Kend-rick Lamar, Andre 3000, Bryson Tiller and even Justin Bieber.

More…

Grouplove’s fun, but forgettable album 2

By Krista DeJulio – Co-Editor-in-Chief

There are times when you just need to pop a Grouplove CD in your car and take a long drive. Grouplove’s lyrics about the beach and aliens, which are sung, and some-times shouted, are a great way to destress. Grouplove is fronted by both a male and female singer, Christian Zucconi and Hannah Hooper (who are also married and have a baby), and backed up by three other very important members. The band just released its third studio album “Big Mess” on September 9, and are currently on tour.

More…

A ‘wild world’ for Bastille fans Reply

By Megan Palumbo & Mackenzie Dineen – Sports Editor & Co-Arts Editor

After gracing the music industry with their hit single, “Pompeii,” the British indie-pop band Bastille released a new album this month titled “Wild World.” Their rich vocals, favorable beats, and creative blends of sound “Wild World” is a must listen to for the new school year.

More…