DAMN, The Powerful Fourth Album By Kendrick Lamar

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone

The release of a Kendrick Lamar album is truly a monumental moment in the music world. Over multiple albums, Kendrick Lamar has defined himself as the greatest rapper of his generation, and potentially his generation’s greatest artist. He broke onto the mainstream with 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, a concept album about his childhood, with an overarching theme of his home town, Compton. Continue reading “DAMN, The Powerful Fourth Album By Kendrick Lamar”

Coachella Lights Up The Festival Scene

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Coachella is the premiere music festival in America, boasting an eclectic lineup across a multitude of genres with unique artists that don’t normally tour in festival settings, impeccable organization from the staff, and not to mention the in-your-face culture of being at the festival of the year. This year, headliners included Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, as well as Lorde, Travis Scott, and Mac Miller. Continue reading “Coachella Lights Up The Festival Scene”

MHS Freshman Lilou Bouhier Embarks on a Promising Music Career

Photo courtesy of Lilou Bouhier, who practices guitar and singing 5 hours a day.

Lilou Bouhier, a freshman at Mamaroneck High School, is just like any other high school student, except for her unique musical career, which she embarked on just two years ago. She used singing as a way to escape the stresses of everyday life and as a medium for self-expression. Bouhier claims, “My favorite part of singing is when I get to connect with a piece of music that I’m singing, and really understand it.” Continue reading “MHS Freshman Lilou Bouhier Embarks on a Promising Music Career”

Talking Heads 77 Turns 40

Photo courtesy of NME: The Talking Heads, photo taken backstage at a concert in 1980.

Post-punk is an endlessly fascinating genre of music. Although deemed the style of music that followed the boom of punk rock music in the mid-70’s, post-punk bands existed even before the punk rock explosion. The output of these post-punk pioneers simply could not be placed into a genre, and therefore were only categorized when there was a phrase to claim the style of the bands. One of the most important groups of the post-punk era was The Talking Heads. Continue reading “Talking Heads 77 Turns 40”

XXXTentacion: Up and Coming Star or Dangerous Criminal?

Photo courtesy of XXL Magazine

Florida rapper, born Jahseh D. Onfroy, but more commonly known by the name “XXXTentacion” (pronounced “X-X-X-tentación”), has recently transitioned from Soundcloud obscurity to mainstream, with his up and coming hit “Look at Me!”. “Look at Me!” was released on Soundcloud back in late 2015, but has surged in popularity within the past months when famed rapper, Drake, premiered a new song that many claimed sounded like a rip off of XXXTentacion’s song. Continue reading “XXXTentacion: Up and Coming Star or Dangerous Criminal?”

Globe Editors’ Favorite Albums of 2016

Liam Katz ’18

1. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo

After a painfully long rollout, suffering varying different album names and tracklists, Kanye West’s 7th solo studio album, The Life of Pablo, was finally released on February 14th. This album caused controversy, as Kanye usually does, because of its obscene album art, ever changing tracklist, and somewhat vile lyrics. Continue reading “Globe Editors’ Favorite Albums of 2016”

PACE Students Show Their Talent in This Year’s Soundscapes Performance

Photo courtesy of Rosa Sofia Kaminski: A group performs during Soundscapes.

Soundscapes is an annual PACE show in which music is the sole focus. Students can play musical instruments or sing. It’s a great way to showcase all of the raw musical talent found at MHS away from the theater. Continue reading “PACE Students Show Their Talent in This Year’s Soundscapes Performance”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Photo courtesy of Loudwire: Pearl Jam was one of this year’s inductees.

On December 20, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally announced their 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s class is comprised of Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Joan Baez, Yes, ELO, Nile Rodgers and Journey.

Every year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chooses its class from a ballot process voted on by living inductees to the Hall, members of the music industry and other artists. Continue reading “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced”

A Poet at Heart

On October 16, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first musician to ever win the prestigious award. Dylan has been a respected artist since his emergence in the 1960s, influencing the world with his poetic lyrics and music. The Nobel Prize is considered a great honor–but does he deserve it? Continue reading “A Poet at Heart”

Danny Brown’s Dark Masterpiece Reviewed

“Atrocity Exhibition” is the opening track to Closer, Joy Division’s second and final studio LP. It provides an immediate counterpoint to their 1979 classic, Unknown Pleasures. Where Unknown Pleasures was ice cold, minimal and detached, “Atrocity Exhibition” was vibrant, angry and vigorous. Atrocity Exhibition, the latest album from Detroit rapper Danny Brown, is heavily influenced by both sides of Joy Division. This may raise a few eyebrows. Rap and Joy Division are usually not mentioned in the same sentence, yet Danny Brown’s love for Joy Division runs throughout his most recent album. Through dark, spacious beats and some of the most creative lyricism in the rap game, Danny Brown has crafted a masterpiece. Continue reading “Danny Brown’s Dark Masterpiece Reviewed”

Give It Another Spin

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone: “Members of Black Sabbath pose for a photo”

On February 13, 1970 Black Sabbath made their self-titled debut and later released their acclaimed album Paranoid. This was not just an album release— it was the beginning of heavy metal. The album was dark, heavy and haunting; no one had released a sound quite like theirs. While their debut was undeniably great, many cite Paranoid as their best album to date. Continue reading “Give It Another Spin”

Music Students Earn All-State Honors

Photo courtesy of Mamkschools: Mamaroneck High School’s All-State musicians gather for a photo

This year will set a new record in The Mamaroneck School District for the most students chosen to perform at the All-State Music Festival. It will take place in Rochester from Dec 1 to Dec 4. Twelve students were accepted, however only eight will perform at the festival. To go along with this great accomplishment, Mamaroneck is also sending 34 students to perform in the Area All-State Festival scheduled for November 10, 2016 at SUNY Purchase. Continue reading “Music Students Earn All-State Honors”

The Globe Reviews “Perfect Strangers” By Deep Purple

Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia: “Album cover for Deep Purple’s 1984 release”

I don’t believe that I was born in the wrong time period because I think that is a very ignorant thing to say. I do wish I could’ve experienced the music. I can’t even explain how envious I am of my parents who attended concerts performed by The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Motley Crue and many others. I can’t observe the time so I listen to it. I truly believe that the 1960s’ to the 1990s’ was the best era of music, especially rock. I’m not going to criticize the music that is played on Z100 or 92.3 because that music was not made for me and there is definitely nothing inadequate about it. Do I wish they played rock? Yes. I am starting this column for the rock lovers who don’t connect with today’s music media. This column is also for people interested in rock and those who like to learn about different genres of music. I am going to review my favorite albums and encourage readers to listen. Continue reading “The Globe Reviews “Perfect Strangers” By Deep Purple”

Frank Ocean’s Second Masterpiece

Photo courtesy of iTunes

After leaving his fans dying for more music since “channel ORANGE” came out way back in 2012, Frank Ocean has finally made his return with a second album, “Blonde.” This long-awaited album has quickly become an alltime favorite of many. Ocean’s sophomore album as a whole differs in many ways from his first album. Some aspects that were equally prominent in “channel ORANGE” as well as “Blonde” were the various interludes and short transition songs/dialogues. Continue reading “Frank Ocean’s Second Masterpiece”

Under the Radar Artists Rock Governor’s Ball

Gov Ball 2016 was one of the more unique music festivals in Gov Ball’s short history. The Sunday show was controversially cancelled due to weather, although many attendees would say that the weather on Saturday was even worse. However, the quality of the artists was absolutely amazing, with plenty of artists playing fantastic sets. Here’s a recap of some of the best artists that may have gone under the radar. Continue reading “Under the Radar Artists Rock Governor’s Ball”

Twenty One Pilots “Ride” Into the Spotlight

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The summer’s hottest band

Over the last few months the band Twenty One Pilots has appeared on the radio regularly for the first time. This band did not become famous overnight. Tyler Joseph, vocalist and keyboardist, and Josh Dun, drummer, formed the band in 2009 in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. They started out by playing shows anywhere they could, like outside of their town’s Chick-Fil-A and anywhere else they could be in front of their fans. After years of persistence, gaining recognition from doing things like performing at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, they are finally getting their break. Continue reading “Twenty One Pilots “Ride” Into the Spotlight”

Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at PACE’s Latest Show

Photos by Hannah Kahn: “The show featured dance, original, student-written plays, and musical productions and was unique for allowing non-PACE students to try out and perform.

The glamour, the costumes, the talent… All of them make up the incredible show that is Performing Arts Festival (PAF.) It consists of many skits, musical pieces, and dances, which are choreographed, composed, written, directed, and/or arranged by juniors and seniors in PACE. Each piece was unique and original in its own way. Continue reading “Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s Look at PACE’s Latest Show”

Music, Molly and Mayhem: Welcome to Drug Ball

Artwork courtesy of Sophia Lepore

Governor’s Ball, a popular music festival on Randall’s Island, was held just last weekend. Tons of Mamaroneck High School students and people from all over the tristate area attended this lively festival. Over the years, the music festival industry has become increasingly popular. Continue reading “Music, Molly and Mayhem: Welcome to Drug Ball”