ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2018

2018, a compelling year for rising artists from a web of musical trajectories. 1. Noname – Room 25, [Self-released; 2018] By Kwase Lane, Staff Writer Everything that someone could love about Noname’s music is taken to the next level in Room 25. One of the great things about Noname is that she doesn’t wear out…

Kero Kero Bonito – Time ‘n’ Place

By Kiah Easton, Contributor [Polyvinyl; 2018] Rating: 7.5/10 Key Tracks: “Only Acting”, “Make Believe”, “Dear Future Self” Kero Kero Bonito is back with Time ‘n’ Place, their debut album on Polyvinyl Records. Only their second full-length album, they have taken an impressively-daring departure from their recognizable and catchy electropop, j-pop and hip-hop cross that propelled them into…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2018 Summer Bangers

Summer definitely puts us in all kinds of moods… Here’s what the summer of 2018 sounded like for ACRN! Devon Hannan, Editorial Director: Dance Gavin Dance — “Care” This post-hardcore track has all of the ingredients necessary for a certified summertime banger. From Dance Gavin Dance’s latest chaotic album Artificial Selection, “Care” is about a…

Album Review: Kero Kero Bonito – TOTEP

By Eli Schoop, Copy Editor [Self-Released; 2018] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Only Acting”, “Cinema”, “You Know How It Is” PC Music has made an entire niche out of repurposing and reproducing the bizarre musical trends of the naughties. Kero Kero Bonito, who features two prominent collaborators in Gus Lobban and Jamie Bulled, brought Sarah Midori…