Category: Opinion

SideTracked: Definitely a departure – Kanye’s ninth LP

The culture is conflicted on Kanye’s newest project. The record has received a large amount of critical backlash, with Consequence of Sound giving the record an F, their second-lowest possible score. Their writer’s manual claims an album receiving this rating is “proof that there is no God”—funny, given this review is over Kanye’s first attempt… Read more »

How Does One Handle Hardships?

Tires squealing. Black top glistening. The truck spun out of control and before I know it, the world is spinning. Blood stained hands, shaky breath, tear-filled eyes, and no way to get to school…but I was going to be okay. Screaming in the household. Hateful words that cannot be unspoken. I was running out into… Read more »

SideTracked: Ethically sourced pop punk

Editor’s Note: This column will deal lightly with allegations of sexual misconduct. I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. The idea you can love a song privately and then be ashamed of it in public is wild to me. Either something is good and you stand by it or it isn’t and you don’t. Despite this… Read more »

Romancing the Public

Rom-coms and Nicholas Sparks.  There are several people who love them and aren’t afraid to shout it from the rooftops, but mention a romance novel and they run for the hills. However, this is not the case for TV shows such as “Sex and the City” and “Jane the Virgin”, maybe even “The Carrie Diaries”,… Read more »

SideTracked: Rating Pitchfork’s ratings

We’re closing in on the end of the year, and the end of the decade. It’s the time of year when every entertainment publication is devoting all of their resources to tell their readers the best X things in the last Y years. I intend to do the same, but I’m holding out for a… Read more »

Snap Reactions: Kadaver, Municipal Waste, Lynyrd Skynyrd

by Chance Chamberlain Snap Reactions is a column where two new albums and one classic album will be reviewed briefly after just one listen through. This provides instant thoughts and feelings that are often lost with multiple listens of an album. This week’s releases are Kadavar’s “For the Dead Travel Fast” and Municipal Waste’s “The… Read more »

Snap Reactions: Danny Brown, Gatecreeper, Grateful Dead

by Chance Chamberlain Snap Reactions is a column where two new albums and one classic album are reviewed briefly after just one listen, providing instant thoughts and feelings often lost with multiple listens of an album. This week’s releases are Danny Brown’s “uknowhatimsayin¿” and *Gatecreeper’s “Deserted.” The classic album of the week is Grateful Dead’s… Read more »

Snap Reactions: Creeping Death, Sturgill Simpson, Black Sabbath

by Chance Chamberlain Snap Reactions is a column where two new albums and one classic album are reviewed briefly after just one listen, providing instant thoughts and feelings often lost with multiple listens of an album. This week’s releases are strong with Creeping Death’s “Wretched Illusions” and Sturgill Simpson’s “Sound & Fury.” The classic album… Read more »