Frank Ocean

Arlo Parks’ first album brings empathy at a time of trouble

“Collapsed in Sunbeams” is a tranquil and pure interpretation of modern alternative, R&B and pop.

| Staff Writer

The Frank Ocean floodgates open with release of ‘Endless’

After taking a seemingly endless hiatus from the music industry, Frank Ocean made his comeback this past Thursday with the release of his first visual album.  

Maha Tiimob | Freshman Press Writer

Donuts and Demonism: tracking the influence of Odd Future

Watching the video for Tyler, The Creator’s “Yonkers” five years after its release, it is striking just how raw the Odd Future brand was. As statements of intent go, this is arguably as compelling as it can get. Tyler, The Creator—de facto leader of the then-burgeoning Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All—seemed far beyond his 19 years, and seeing something so perfectly formed perhaps signalled that a regression (or at least a lack of progression) was looming.

| Staff Writer

Cadenza’s most anticipated pop culture of 2016

Cadenza is always excited about pop culture, but 2016 has promised us more than a few fragrant gems to drool over. Here are the shiniest apples of our collective longing eye.

Cadenza’s summer preview

As finals begin to consume our sanity, here’s what’s filling Cadenza’s delirium-induced fever dreams of warm weather and not spending all night in Olin.

The Grammys golden opportunity

The Grammys are an annual exercise in frustration and wasted potential. While a considerable amount of excellent music is released each year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences chooses to recognize a frighteningly small amount of it, opting instead to pat undeserving industry stars on the back for their continued dominance of the Billboard charts.

Mark Matousek

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