Emo Prom 2019 Q&A: Tweens

By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer [Photo by Joe Medlen] Q&A with guitarist and vocalist Bridget Battle and guitarist Phil Valois of Tweens. So, you guys have been together for a while, right? Bridget: No, not necessarily. I’ve been a part of Tweens since about the latter half of 2012 and I had an initial lineup…

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: Twenty-One Pilots– Trench

By Lane Moore, Contributor [Fueled By Ramen; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key tracks: “Jumpsuit”, “Leave the City” One thing is apparent after exploring the newest Twenty One Pilots release, Trench: you either die an incredible band or sell out enough to put dubstep in your music (*cough cough* Fall Out Boy). With production being one of…

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – M A N I A

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Island; 2018] Rating: 3.5/10 Key Tracks: “Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea”, “Bishops Knife Trick” Post-hiatus Fall Out Boy stuck the biggest middle finger to the pop-punk/alternative community, claiming that it’s perfectly okay to sell out as mainstream, money-hungry musicians embracing the shallowest of radio anthems. As Fall Out Boy holds a…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…