Kanye West’s top 5 televised performances since 2008

In honor of his latest string of jaw-dropping televised performances, here are Yeezy’s five best. To make a difficult task slightly less difficult, only pre-2015 performances are eligible.

| Music Editor

Hozier concert review: Take me to The Pageant

Don’t take me to church; take me back to Tuesday night at The Pageant, where I can relive the incredible Hozier concert just one more time. The night moved along perfectly, every moment carefully orchestrated.

Greer Russell | Contributing Writer

Album review: ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ by Imagine Dragons

As the myth goes, the name Imagine Dragons is the anagram of a phrase that held special meaning for the members of the band. Never having revealed what the original phrase was, Imagine Dragons leaves both fans desperately wondering what motivates the band and critics mocking their seemingly superficial process and pointed secrecy.

Wesley Jenkins | Staff Writer

Album Review: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ by Drake

This is an existential isolation, one that comes with the harrowing recognition that you’ve become a commodity, a cultural industry unto yourself. The kind that overloads your central nervous system and forces you into a paranoid stupor.

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Where’s Waka Flocka? Cadenza reacts to MKTO at WUStock

So, now that the flames from the WUStock reveal have died down, it’s time to consider what we have left in the ashes. Our artist is MKTO, and if you (like a large part of the student body) are scratching your head in confusion, then just pull up YouTube and search its most famous single, “Classic.” If you’re going to know anything by the pop/hip-hop duo of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller, that song is the one.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Album Review: “Reflection” by Fifth Harmony

Take an initial listen to Fifth Harmony’s latest album, “Reflection,” and you might think that you’re listening to a compilation rather than a cohesive release.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

The top albums of 2014

As we fully move into the new music releases of 2015, it’s hard not to look back at some of the greatest albums that shaped the industry in 2014. Here is one final recap of the top albums of 2014. While Cadenza continues to consider and eagerly await 2015’s full-length releases, we can only hope that they match the quality of the 2014 offerings.

| Music Editor

Album review: “Talking is Hard” by Walk the Moon

To sum up “Talking is Hard”: it is a good album, but some of the trademark energy is gone. The album’s lead single, “Shut Up and Dance,” is more musically aligned with the first release, and that’s probably why the band picked it for the single.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Album Review: “The Endless River” by Pink Floyd

This is the end of the line for Pink Floyd. Or, at least, so says guitarist David Gilmour, who called “The Endless River” the band’s final studio album. Syd Barrett is long gone. Bassist Roger Waters left back in the ’80s, claiming no further affiliation. Keyboardist Richard Wright passed tragically in 2008. Only Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason remain.

| Staff Writer

Experimental hip-hop comes to STL: Review of 3-act show at The Demo

If you’re a fan of rap and you’re looking for new music to check out, look no further.
Last Wednesday, I went to an experimental hip-hop show at The Demo, which featured artists Busdriver, clipping. and Milo. The venue, a hole-in-the-wall on Manchester Avenue, was the perfect space for this small concert.

Rima Parikh | Staff Writer