Album Review: Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now

how i’m feeling now was born within and shaped by the current state of the world. Charli XCX, less than a year since her last project Charli, capitalized on the unique situations of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than growing sedentary in isolation, she took action using the internet to collaborate – not only with peers, but also fans.

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2019

25. Big Thief – U.F.O.F., [4AD; 2019] By Jonah Krueger, Staff Writer Big Thief’s U.F.O.F is just like it’s accompanying album art—dreamlike, deceptively simple, beautiful and packed full of details that are just obscured enough to avoid being fully grasped. It’s an album of compelling folk rock that pulls you in with some of the…

Album Review: Charli XCX – Charli

By Kiah Easton, Columns Editor [Asylum/Atlantic; 2019] Rating:  8/10 Key tracks: “Gone”, “Click”, “February 2017” It’s Charli baby! More than two years after Charli XCX’s glossy hyper-pop project, Pop 2, she has released her third full-length album, reflectively entitled Charli. A continuation of the PC Music affiliated, experimental pop developed in her latest projects, Charli…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2019 Summer Bangers

Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of 2019. Add them to your Back-to-School playlist while summer extends its stay! Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director: Tyler, The Creator – “GONE, GONE / THANK YOU”  The most iconic breakup song of all time, Tyler,…

Album Review: Charli XCX – Number 1 Angel

By Sam Tornow, Editorial Director [Asylum; 2017] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “Dreamer,” “3 AM,” “Roll With Me” Charli XCX has become synonymous with wealth. Her high-octane tracks and guest appearances preach the grandeur of fast cars, diamonds, Tokyo skylines and most of all, status. This lofty image fits cleanly alongside raved producer SOPHIE on the singer’s…

Album Review: Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom

By Jonathan Fuchs, Copy Editor [Vroom Vroom; 2016] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Vroom Vroom,” “Trophy” UK pop star Charli XCX has been busier than ever over the past few years. After releasing hit singles like “Boom Clap” and performing all over the world, she spontaneously announced her own record label Vroom Vroom Recordings and Vroom Vroom, a…