Artist Profile: Andrés

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Photos by Blacksheep Imaging] “When you’re up on a stage, don’t be the hero that they want, but what they need,” Andrés gracefully sings in the closing lines of his Heroes, Villains, and All That Jazz opener, “Andrespacito”. Reiterating his father’s teachings to be more than just a musical artist but…

ACRN’s Top 10 Disappointing Albums of 2018

1. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, [Domino; 2018] By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor From the minute that lead singer Alex Turner sings the first line, we can immediately tell that Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is an Arctic Monkeys album. Unfortunately, all other uncanny stylistic choices have gone by the wayside. Sometimes, choices…

Album Review: Drake – More Life

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor [OVO Sound; 2017] Rating: 6.5/10 Key Tracks: “Sacrifices,” “Gyalchester,” “Portland” Drake really wants to sound like he’s from East London, South Africa, Kingston, and Houston all at the same time: Also, he really misses Rihanna. These are the themes of More Life, a strange yet satisfying rebuttal to the stasis…