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: Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 2

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director [Quality Control; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “OOPS”, “she ready”, “love me forever” Since his quick rise in 2016, Lil Yachty has been one of the most head-turning and mind-boggling rappers to blow up in recent memory. Thanks to his quirky style on albums like Lil Boat and Teenage Emotions, he…

Album Review: Lil Yatchy – Lil Boat

By Jonathan Fuchs, Copy Editor [Self-Released; 2016] Rating: 8/10 Key Tracks: “Intro (Just Keep Swimming),” “Up Next 2,” “1Night” Every now and then, an album comes along that challenges the minds of fans of a particular genre by tinkering with familiar sounds to create something new and different. Deafheaven did it to the metal community with Sunbather,…