The Vermont Cynic

St. Vincent’s new album is an epic of self-reflection

Kelsey Neubauer

November 10, 2017

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Annie Clark has been deemed a contemporary “female Bowie,” by critics since she first began producing music as St. Vincent. In her most recent album, she examines the personal veracity of an imposed on her - Bowie’s androgynous indie-pop successor. Reviews of her album by esteemed music critics at major paint her...

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

Spooky video games to play this Halloween

November 2, 2017

Video games are one of my favorite pastimes, whether I want to have fun with friends or wind down after...

Wu-Tang Clan’s storied saga survives on new album

Wu-Tang Clan’s storied saga survives on new album

Dhalia Maleh

October 25, 2017

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It's time for mumble rappers like Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty to move over because Wu-Tang Clan is back. “Wu-Tang:...

“It” balances scares and laughs

Dahlia Maleh

September 30, 2017

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I have seen my fair share of scary movies, but the 2017 movie adaption of Stephen King’s novel “It” had something beyond the typical jump scares. The movie follows a hilarious group of boys in Derry, ME, who refer to themselves as the “Losers Club.” They try to find who, or what, is kidnapping their classmates...

Hip-hop boy band takes personal approach to new album

September 17, 2017

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America has never been more ready for a new boyband, and BROCKHAMPTON is ready to fill that void in all our hearts. The 15-member ensemble changes the standards for what a rap group should be in 2017. Only 45 days after dropping their first album, “Saturation I,” they blessed their fans with “Saturation II.” The...

LCD Soundsystem makes thoughtful return

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017

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In 2011, America and the rest of the world said goodbye to LCD Soundsystem, a band that played a major role in the indie scene of the 2000’s. Now, LCD Soundsystem is back and examining a nation with a different face - giving a reality check on the complexity of the “American Dream,” as the album is titled. Founded...

Rapper comes into his own on debut album

Kelsey Neubauer

September 9, 2017

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Twenty-four year old Vic Mensa’s first studio album, “The Autobiography”, formally introduces the world to the talents of a rapper who has double-vision– personally, politically and musically. Mensa’s deeply personal account of his life as a biracial, middle-class native Chicago South Sider and punk rock-inspired...

Electronic artist doesn’t let technology get in the way

William Cottiss and Rachel O'Neill

April 28, 2017

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Cashmere Cat, the moniker of electronic producer and artist Magnus August Høiberg, presented himself on stage at Higher Ground, casually placed a potted plant beside his soundboard, and began. Cat set his scene with cascading melodic lines and layered walls of low-frequency sound reminiscent of his early, simple production...

New Kendrick Lamar album is DAMN-good

New Kendrick Lamar album is DAMN-good

April 27, 2017

The self proclaimed king of both the east and west coast is back with a brand new album. Kendrick...

Community comes together for chili contest

Community comes together for chili contest

April 19, 2017

My parents make the best chili. In fact, I love it so much that it’s the meal I ask to eat almost every...

Dance show seeks to challenge the audience

Anna Gibson

April 14, 2017

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The works of art that make us think the most often emerge out of real-life experience and bold, creative risk. Dan Yablonsky’s dance piece, “Non-Mechanical Tools of Human Advancement,” is one such work, as it challenges our conception of what a dance piece can be. Yablonsky graduated from UVM as an English major...

Student play tells story of early female US politician

Healy Fallon

April 14, 2017

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We often take for granted the facts and dates we mindlessly absorb from our history textbooks, but there’s always another side to the story. In honor of March, Women’s History Month, the University Players performed “Like Any Other Woman” this past weekend at the Black Box Theatre. Set in the small town of Argonia,...

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