Review: “This is America” by Childish Gambino

The music video is so full of allusion that if you watch it, you will just be reminded of the social struggle that currently exists.  It is insane.  When I watched it, my jaw dropped.  It is so easy to see how we just dance around the issues that are so prevalent.  You cannot ignore what Childish Gambino is trying to address.  It is so apparent.  We all send our “thoughts and prayers” but we are really just avoiding a resolution. 

Review: To Imagine by The Neighbourhood

Californian, alternative, indie band The Neighbourhood has released their fifth EP, To Imagine. The EP, coming after their 2017 release, Hard, was posted on the January 12.  Its first song, “Dust,” which addresses climate change, begins with an ominous tone, talking about waterless lakes and fish growing wings to escape. The buildup leads to a pre-chorus with isolated vocals that seem to direct criticism at corporations and politicians, followed by a high-energy chorus.  

Review: Drake’s Scary Hours

I am not a Drake fan– all of his music sounds the same to me, and that is exactly how I feel about his new EP, Scary Hours. The two songs released, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity” are essentially little diary pieces from Drake, which is cool and all, but all of his music just kind of sounds like “Hotline Bling” to me.

Review: Mania by Fall Out Boy

After listening to the new Fallout Boy EP Mania, I have a few takeaways. First: This album is bad, and second, this album isn’t Fallout Boy. I won’t pretend that Mania is the worst thing to hit my ears this year. I won’t even pretend that the leading single in the EP“Young and Menace” isn’t extremely catchy despite being a generic EDM banger.