Music

The Rutgers Review’s Favorite Albums of 2017

For our 2017 Reflections we asked our contributors to write a little bit about their favorite albums from the past year. Here are their choices. Lorde - Melodr...

Still Snotty: Dead Boys Live in Concert

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Dead Boys’ debut album Young, Loud, and Snotty. In its honor, Johnny Blitz and Cheetah Chrome resurrected the group with ...

See.SZA.Run.Shit

When I find a musical artist on my own, I often become quite selfish and protective of them. I’m always worried that the artist I have developed a connection wi...

An Open Almost Break-Up Letter to Weezer

Dear Weezer, As I sit in my car and blast your 1996 masterpiece Pinkerton — an allusion to Madame Butterfly — I feel an urge to comment on your newly release...

Drugs and Hip-Hop

In May of 2012, B.o.B released Strange Clouds, which my eighth grade self pegged as the best thing since sliced bread (or, more accurately, the best thing since...

A Genius Rebuttal: Democratizing Criticism

By virtue of the internet, the millennial generation has developed a unique relationship to music. Its distribution, its production, and its consumption have al...

A Genius Debate: Not So Genius?

Lyrics are an essential aspect of music for many listeners. In order to appreciate what they are listening to, many fans read the words of the song while the mu...

Gripping Death and Death Grips

This summer, Death Grips released their new album Bottomless Pit. When they announced a three-show mini-tour including a show at Terminal 5 in New York this Sep...

An Electric Eclecticism: Shy Shape

Photo Courtesy of Shy Shape   One of the best parts about going to Rutgers is the music scene that has been cultivated here in New Brunswick. It feels ...