The Vermont Cynic

Rap album preaches to sinners

March 18, 2016

One Compton rapper has successfully fused jazz sounds and hip-hop instrumentals with iconic Christian imagery and ideology.Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, “untitled unmastered.” is the culmination of eight unreleased tracks that Lamar has made over the past three years while recording “To Pimp a Butterf...

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Kanye disappoints listeners with most recent release

Izzy Schechter

March 2, 2016

Kanye West has a reputation of being ridiculous and over-the-top, and his newest release “The Life of Pablo” has everyone’s knickers in a twist. The album provoked reactions from many college students before they had even listened to it, as it’s not available on conventional media platform...

Instrumental band preps for Nectar’s

Instrumental band preps for Nectar’s

March 1, 2016

Instrumental rock fusion group TAUK will be performing at Higher Ground March 2.Guitarist and alumnus Matt Jalbert said he, bassist Charlie Dolan and pianist Alric “AC” Carter became friends in middle school, and have been playing music together ever since. “We’ve always had some sort of band ...

Legend leaves a lasting legacy in final album

Legend leaves a lasting legacy in final album

Jensen Wainwright

January 28, 2016

David Bowie’s most recent and final album “Blackstar” was released only days before his death Jan. 10. The album is quite telling of the struggle of his final days. Bowie, as a musician, performer, actor and multimedia artist, paved the way for many musicians and artists today. Ku...

Rap artist’s new album fuses many music styles

December 4, 2015

Gangsta rappers are known for being cocky, but to showboat your versatility through the first half of your new album is something else. Freddie Gibbs’s album exemplifies that there cannot be a “Shadow of a Doubt” that Gibbs is one of rap's elite. He does this by mixing his Gary, Indiana style...

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