Artist: 
Million Miles
Label: 
Self-Released

A collection of singles fashioned into an EP, Berry Hill EP consists of four enjoyable singles that may appeal to those who are fans of Amy Winehouse or Norah Jones. Although Million Miles - aka musician Sophie Baudry - is not American, she could have fooled me; the songs feel decidedly bluesy and folks-y, and I'm not surprised that the EP's four songs were recorded in Nashville, as it sort of walks the line between soul, blues, and country. Baudry's voice is sweet and enjoyable to listen to, and her lyrics are relatable and empowering.

Sounds Like: 
Norah Jones
Sounds Like: 
Amy Winehouse
Name: 
Katie Fapp
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
Medasin
Label: 
UpRise Music

IRENE is Medasin's new mix that he refers to as his "pre ep ep." It is amazingggg. The ep is a mix of more chill beats with a couple very bass-heavy songs sprinkled throughout. "Conspiracy theory" is one of them, and it's ironically heavy but chill at the same time. The ep starts with "Intro", an ambient track that builds up anticipation and eventually drops a really smooth, catchy beat. "Melody X" is a track that appears twice, the original being a lighter, melodic tune.

Sounds Like: 
flume? (skin companions)
Name: 
Nicole Kim
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
Project Paradis
Label: 
Self Released

I will be the first to say, I am absolutely clueless when it comes to EDM. I only listen to mainstream EDM that every person on the planet knows of. Project Paradis's Paradis EP may simply be something that my brain cannot comprehend enough to appreciate. The description of the EP is wild, just like the music, which you can check out on Project Paradis's SoundCloud.

Sounds Like: 
KRANE - trap with heavy drops and distorted sounds (like on his songs "PCP" and "Hollow")
Sounds Like: 
Virtual Riot - distorted, intense, and LOUD (ex: Datsik & Virtual Riot - "Nasty")
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
Drake
Label: 
Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records

Drake's "God's Plan" is another basic but good Drake song. The overall vibe of the song is reminiscent of "Views" with a repetitive but hypnotic beat in the background while Drake has a catchy hook. The most iconic line to come out of this single is already circulating Twitter. "She said do you love me? I tell her only partly, I only love my bed and my mama. I'm sorry." That line can give you an idea of what the lyrics of the songs are like, the usual braggadocious lyrics we have been hearing from mainstream rappers.

Sounds Like: 
Big Sean - sing-rapping and similar beat to what you might find on "I Decided."
Sounds Like: 
PARTYNEXTDOOR - R&B vibes but not as smooth as PARTY on this
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
Lars Finberg
Label: 
In The Red Records

This album combines garage punk with synth and electronic sounds. Most of the songs have an upbeat yet slightly off tune that is pleasant to listen to but is slightly unsettling as it is not the type of beat and notes that you typically hear in most music on the radio. The faster songs are definitely the best songs, as the fast beat tends to air best with garage and electronic sounds.

Sounds Like: 
Of Montreal
Sounds Like: 
TV Girl
Sounds Like: 
Franz Ferdinand
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
They Might Be Giants
Label: 
Idlewild Recordings

This album has a fun, catchy, upbeat tune with serious undertones discussing topics of love, loss, and depression. The singers explore different aspects of life and death through the album through catchy songs that sound reminiscent of the children's music they have written in the past. The lead singer sounds a lot like Benjamin Gibbard, although the songs are quite a bit different than what you'd hear from Death Cab for Cutie or The Postal Service.

Sounds Like: 
Benjamin Gibbard
Sounds Like: 
Cake
Sounds Like: 
The Mountain Goats
Name: 
Jessica Murray
Date Reviewed: 
02/20/2018
Artist: 
SOJA
Label: 
ATO Records, LLC

If I do say so myself, I admit I’ve been off my game as a fellow CD reviewer of KAMP Student Radio. However, I figured doubling up on genres that I enjoy (one of which being this CD review of SOJA: Poetry in Motion being a world-jazz selection) would get me back into the groove of things.

Sounds Like: 
I really couldn't put my finger on it even if I had to
Name: 
Maximilian Serventi
Date Reviewed: 
02/19/2018
Artist: 
New Track City
Label: 
New Track City

At a first glance, the album cover says a lot about this trio of rappers based out of Federal Way, Washington, as Lose Sight of the Shore is “shore”-ly a sound that captivates what seemingly is fleeting in this day and age with rap and hip-hop. For one, I saw this album in our hip-hop collection and, needless to say, I have been bumping this 9-track album for about the last two weeks I’ve had it on my person (sorry Mr. Trujillo). New Track City is comprised of the brother-rapper duo of Bem and Chi.

Sounds Like: 
Wale (rapper Chi. Stone sounds like Wale and he works it)
Sounds Like: 
Curren$y (like Weekend at Burnie's Curren$y met up with Kanye's College Dropout and bada bing bada boom --> New Track City)
Name: 
Maximilian Serventi
Date Reviewed: 
02/19/2018
Artist: 
Franz Ferdinand
Label: 
Domino

After a five year gap filled with inter-band collaborations, everyone’s favorite Glaswegian rock band is back, and boy oh boy is their return a welcome one. Paraphrasing Alternative Music Director Andrew Boring – Franz Ferdinand is a band that sounds the same on every album, but that also makes every album sound different. I wholeheartedly agree, and Always Ascending is no different.

Sounds Like: 
Arcade Fire
Sounds Like: 
Muse (a lá The 2nd Law)
Name: 
Katie Fapp
Date Reviewed: 
02/19/2018
Artist: 
poetry for punks
Label: 
poetry for punks

poetry for punks is an emo band from Los Angeles that I found when I was looking through new releases on bandcamp. From what I have gathered, Chronic Akrasia, is his first album. The definition of akrasia is the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will. How emo! The album is six tracks, and a brisk 13 minutes of low-fi, acoustic, crooning, bedroom emo. This album is the audible equivalence of the thoughts that go through your mind while listening to Elliott Smith alone on a rainy night.

Sounds Like: 
a teenager emulating Elliott Smith's saddest song
Sounds Like: 
XXXTENTACION
Name: 
Michael Jepson
Date Reviewed: 
02/18/2018
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