October 22, 2017

Picks of the Month: February

Album: Tegan and Sara’s latest effort, “Heartthrob,” combines elements of indie pop, rock and new wave. The album has been positively reviewed from fans and critics. The album’s singles, “Closer” and “I’m Not Your Hero” are sure to be hits among T&S fans.   App: The widely renowned multi-player app, “Fun Run,” follows a group of  woodland creatures that must overcome an obstacle course set up by opponents. The App is currently one of the highest grossing apps at the iTunes store.         Movie: After much anticipation, “Warm Bodies” saw a worldwide release on Feb. 1. The…

One Direction fails to show growth

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Preceded by a critically acclaimed performance on the X-factor, One Direction released its sophomore effort, “Take Me Home,” on Nov. 13. Despite the massive hype built around “Home,” the album fails to venture far from the debut, “Up All Night.” The lead single, “Live While We’re Young” closely resembles their previous chart topping singles, while also maintaining the success. The teen pop track features heavy production on a catchy chorus that exclaims the need to “Live While We’re Young.” Despite a peak at number three on the billboard hot 100, the group’s highest charting single…

Picks of the Month: October

Movie: Paranormal Activity 4 The fourth installment of the massively successful series will follow another individual who is stalked and attacked by a paranormal force.  The movie was released on Oct. 19, and it will follow the events that occurred immediately after the end of the second film.   Album: “Red” by Taylor Swift Taylor Swift will re-emerge with her latest album, “Red,” on Oct. 2 to all major retailers, including iTunes.  The album ventures far from Swift’s previous albums as it fuses elements of pop into the country genre.  The album is expected to debut with large sales.  …

Picks of the Month: September

Movie: House at the End of the Street Releasing today, Jennifer Lawrence of “The Hunger Games” takes a stint in horror with the story of a divorced mom and daughter buying a “dream house” until strange events begin to happen and secrets about a double murder unfold.   Album: Battle Born After a four-year hiatus, The KIllers released their fourth studio album “Battle Born” on Sept. 18.  The album was preceded by the lead single, “Runaways” and is expected to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.   App: Songpop Send challenges to your friends by listening…

P!nk reemerges with ‘The Truth about Love’

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor With the release of her sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love,” P!nk continues to define herself as one of music industry’s most influential and talented artists. The 13-track album features the sultry lead single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” which has found its place in the top 10 of the billboard hot 100. The anthemic single features a hard-hitting chorus about women empowerment and independence. “Try” is undoubtedly the strongest track on an album full of potential hits. “Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone’s…

Picks of the Month: June

Movie: Prometheus The highly anticipated science thriller will be released on June 8.  The film will revolve around an unknown alien attack among civilians who travel to another world.   Album: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats The sixth album, “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats,” from the classically trained pianist, Regina Spektor, was released on May 29. Below is a link to one of the songs on the album, “How.”   App: Draw Something One of the highest selling apps on the iTunes store has gone viral.  “Draw Something” allows friends to compete against one another in a…