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An Informal Album Review: the Gorillaz

William Izzo, Life Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE

My excitement swelled when I saw an Instagram post March 23 by one of the coolest, animated/mysterious groups of my childhood: the Gorillaz, announcing their new album “Humanz.” That day brought four new singles, “Saturnz Barz,” “Andromeda,” Ascension” and “We’ve Got The Power.” I...

An Informal Album Review: “Process”

An Informal Album Review: “Process”

William Izzo, Life Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE

British musician Sampha Sisay, or simply known as Sampha, delivered fans a strip-down take on the popular alternative electronic genre on his latest album, “Process,” released Feb. 3. Most people probably hear the name Sampha and are genuinely confused. When our News Editor, Tom Jenkins, told me ab...

‘This Is Steve’: An Informal Album Review

‘This Is Steve’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

Although you may have never heard of him, Delicate Steve is back with his latest release “This Is Steve.” To me, the album automatically differentiates itself from the slew of other instrumental rock albums out there. The music sounds happy, bombastic and above all, energetic as all get out. My in...

‘Awaken My Love!’: An Informal Album Review

‘Awaken My Love!’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

Childish Gambino’s latest “Awaken My Love!” is out, and I have to say, I was really surprised at first. Gambino, or Donald Glover, depending on what he’s doing at the time, hasn’t been super vocal about the album’s release, aside from releasing singles like “Redbone,” so I wasn’...

‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’: An Informal Album Review

‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

A Tribe Called Quest has been seemingly revived from their hibernation, and have blasted their way into the mainstream charts with a blend of their classic style, and contributions from some of the hottest acts today has to offer. “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service” is ATCQ’s f...

‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’: An Informal Album Review

‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Reporter
October 27, 2016
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

D.R.A.M. released his debut album “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” on Oct 21 and I have to say, I’ve been steadily repeating the album again and again. Now, D.R.A.M. stands for “Does Real Ass Music,” and as corny as that might seem, he really does make some real ass music. Born Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, D.R.A.M...