Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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For several weeks of Fall 2011 The Roundup has had a poll in the bottom corner of its main page asking you, our readers, which music album you were anticipating the most this year. The choices were Blink-182’s Neighborhoods, Drake’s Take Care, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, Switchfoot’s Vice Verses, Scott McCreery’s  Clear as Day, and J. Cole’s  Cole World: The...
Above the checkered-walled unisex bathroom in Webster Hall in New York City, neon signs provided the sole source of light in a dark bar. The place looked abandoned, almost completely vacant and very gloomy. It's macabre tone weighed down on the eyelids of Dylan Walker, vocalist of Full of Hell, noisy patrons of "artsy grind core." The band closed out...
On Fridays, artists ranging in clout and genre drop their music for their audience’s listening pleasure. And while Spotify and Apple Music both have “New Music Friday” playlists, The Roundup doesn’t want the Jesuit community to have to sift through those playlists for songs that either bop or flop.This is the second installment of the New Music Friday series, featuring...
Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake, is back with his third studio release, Nothing Was The Same. With a well-intentioned appreciation for rap classics, as well as an obvious but almost adeptly executed attempt at reinventing his image, Drake makes the best album of his career.The project opens up with the extremely flashy song, "Tuscan Leather," which upon first hearing...
The solo project of producer/rapper/actor/writer Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) has flexed his creative muscles after his sophomore album of late last year. Taking time off from writing for NBC shows like Community and 30 Rock, Glover found time to make a brand of alternative hip-hop, a style of rap that has recently emerged and can be seen with artists like A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper,...
I'm going to be completely honest with you. I really did not like Eminem's last album, Revival. Eminem tried to go all pop and get emotional, but he fell flat on his face. Even the best track, River (feat. Ed Sheeran), wasn't the real Eminem that most rap fans have come to know. The album flopped commercially and critically as well....
I'm going to be honest with you right from the start: I'm a massive Kanye fan. Anyone that has tried to talk music with me knows that he's one of my favorite rappers of all time. That said, I was not happy with him last Friday morning. The Hype Recap For those who don't know, Kanye West has a history of...
We live in a time where rappers can put out albums that have been hyped up for months and are backed up by major labels or they can drop a track on SoundCloud and blow up overnight. Finding the needles in the haystack can be difficult, but I've listened through the tracks and albums of the summer, and I'm...

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