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Surprise Gorillaz track honors afrobeat drummer Tony Allen

Breaking their pattern of posting a track approximately one month apart from each other, Gorillaz’ “Song Machine” initiative released a new track on May 2. The unexpected track “How Far?” features rapper Skepta and drummer and songwriter Tony Allen. The track was released earlier than previously scheduled tracks in honor of […]

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The Phantom Thieves steal hearts again in ‘Persona 5 Royal’

This article contains spoilers for “Persona 5” and “Persona 5 Royal.” The Phantom Thieves have re-emerged from the shadows to steal hearts once again. Released in the US for PS4 on March 31, “Persona 5 Royal” follows in developer Atlus’s standing tradition of releasing updated versions of previous games in […]

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‘Aries’ fails to continue Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ potential

Continuing their “Song Machine” initiative, which sees a new track released almost every month, Gorillaz released their latest track, “Aries,” on April 9. “Aries” features Peter Hook from Joy Division on bass and music producer and drummer Georgia on drums, a change different from the prior iterations of “Song Machine” […]

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Dua Lipa combines past and modern pop on ‘Future Nostalgia’

Few modern albums take the risk of combining decades-old stylistic choices with new arrangements and succeed in the process. Dua Lipa is a British singer famous for her 2017 debut self-titled album along with her collaboration with Calvin Harris on the song “One Kiss.” “Future Nostalgia” was released Mar. 27 with […]

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Hell on Earth arrives in ‘Doom Eternal’

“Rip and tear until it is done.” These are the words that echo through a player’s mind as they fight off the hordes of Hell in “Doom Eternal.” The game was released March 20 and is the sequel to the 2016 reboot of the classic video game franchise “Doom.” “Doom […]

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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ gives players an escape

I’ve spent the last week on a private island resort, free of any worldwide pandemics. This island, named “Epicana,” is where most of my adventuring takes place in Nintendo’s newly released game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” Released March 20, the game centers on you living in a town with anthropomorphic […]

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‘Birds of Prey’ soars above expectations

This article may contain spoilers for “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.” There’s a saying that goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.” However, “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey” highlights a group of unique women coming together against a common enemy. The movie, narrated by Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) picks up […]

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Gorillaz shouldn’t be sorry for ‘Désolé’

Returning a month after their previous single, “Momentary Bliss,” Gorillaz released their newest song “Désolé” on Feb. 27. The second single from the “Song Machine” initiative, “Désolé,” features Malian actor and singer Fatoumata Diawara. Gorillaz creator Damon Albarn and Diawara had previously worked together on Albarn’s project “Rocket Juice and […]