Album Review: SWMRS – Berkeley’s On Fire

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Fueled By Ramen; 2019] Rating 4.5/10 Key tracks: “IKEA Date”, “Bad Allergies”, “Trashbag Baby” All bands, at some point, need to step out of their comfort zone and find a path to direct their progression. The hardest part, however, is finding a balance in an axis of experimentation and mastery,…

Album Review: MGMT – Little Dark Age

By Maria Lubanovic, Copy Editor [Columbia; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Me and Michael”, “James”, “Hand It Over” Little Dark Age is MGMT’s fourth full-length album – their first in over five years. Full of the blips and vocals that made them popular in the first place, Little Dark Age delivers track after track of…

Group Feature: ACRN’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Will 2018 be as bright as 2017 for music? Here are our most anticipated albums of 2018! Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Current Joys – A Different Age Nick Rattigan has never made a bad record before. Whether it’s with guitarist Jacob Rubeck as Surf Curse or by himself as Current Joys, every record he’s been a…