Music Review: Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”

Music Review: Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”

By Courtney Fiegel Special for The Squall Pop sensation Justin Bieber, known for his most recent poor decisions, released his eleventh album since his first album, My World, was released in 2009.  Bieber needed an unforgettable comeback from his unacceptable behavior to redeem himself after the confiscation of his pet monkey in Munich, a DUI in 2014, and a brothel visit in Rio de Janeiro.   Purpose was made available for purchase on November 13, 2015. Purpose is an album that consists of music that sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard…

Music Review: Selena Gomez’s “Revival”

Music Review: Selena Gomez’s “Revival”

By Kelsey Crosby Special for The Squall In Gomez’s new album Revival she starts it off with the song “Revival” talking about how she’s breaking away from her old life in search for something better. Selena’s first line is, “I dive into the future, But I’m blinded by the sun, I’m reborn in every moment, So who knows what I’ll become.” Selena has a variety of music in her album from slow, calm music like “Nobody“ to more upbeat and fast songs such as “Me & the Rhythm.” Gomez pours her…

Music Review: Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams”

Music Review: Coldplay’s “A Head Full Of Dreams”

By Owen Wesorick Special for The Squall When I first listened to the album A Head Full of Dreams, it confused me, because somehow, Coldplay managed to span an entirety of different moods in their music, including upbeat, sad, and everywhere in between; yet every single song managed to sound exactly the same. That said, there was a definite difference in quality between several songs on the album. Some songs, such as “Hymn For The Weekend”, were actually really good. They included unique background beats and synth parts, which allowed for…

Music Review: Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho”

Music Review: Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho”

A pop punk side project makes their way into the spotlight. By Steven Li Special for The Squall Formed in a little village of Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Fall Out Boy made their way into our radios with their pop rock music. Rooting from Chicago’s hardcore punk scene, bassist Pete Wentz and guitarist Joe Trohman formed this band as a pop punk side project. Vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump and drummer Andy Hurley would join the band later. This four man group hit the stage with their first…

The Hidden Gem Reviews: Mexican Style

The Hidden Gem Reviews: Mexican Style

On their Mexican adventure, two Squallers found ‘the best burrito’ they’ve ever had By Amanda Fileccia & Lexi Heath     At the corner of Stadium and Liberty a local go to is hiding some of Ann Arbor’s tastiest treasures. Taco King is a fast casual restaurant that serves all of your Mexican needs. Attached to the restaurant is “Tienda La Libertad,” a Latin American grocery store. This added an authentic vibe but did not make up for the lack of background noise. It was extremely quiet except for the…

Music Review: Tungevaag & Raaban’s “Russian Roulette”

Music Review: Tungevaag & Raaban’s “Russian Roulette”

By Jenniina Kortesalmi Special for The Squall Tungevaag & Raaban is Scandinavian dance music producer duo. It consist of two DJ/producers, Swedish Robbin Söderlund and Norwegian Martin Tungevaag. This is their first album together but separately they both have produced albums before at the same Electronic Dance Music genre. They became a duo and started to produce music together in 2015. Besides Tungevaag & Raaban, Charlie Who? was working with them to produce this album. Russian Roulette was released on November 27, 2015. The album consist only of four songs: “Russian Roulette,”…

Music Review: Beyonce’s “4”

Music Review: Beyonce’s “4”

By Maddie Wright Special for The Squall In Beyoncé’s album 4 there are a variety of mature hit songs that express love in relationships that will make an impact on you to last a lifetime. Beyoncé is a powerful artists that has an interesting  a way to communicate and relate to many situations in her life that her listers are can relate to. Her songs in 4 are never a boring listen and never run short on making you want to listen more. Beyoncé is aiming for something challenging with…

Music Review: Lindsey Stirling’s “Lindsey Stirling”

Music Review: Lindsey Stirling’s “Lindsey Stirling”

By Bri Cannistraro Special for The Squall Who says music needs words to be amazing? If you do, listen to the Lindsey Stirling album by, well, Lindsey Stirling. She is a magnificent violinist with skill far that she puts into songs that no one could match even if they tried. She integrates other instruments into her work but her violin is what does the most amazing with it.

Music Review: Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour”

Music Review: Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour”

By Erin Evans Special for The Squall New artist, Sam Smith, released his debut album In the Lonely Hour in 2014, and since then, six of his tracks have raced to the radio. The young artist of 22 blends pop and sentimental soul in a dramatic manner. Almost two years after the release of his first, professionally recorded full-album, this album is still popular. The album begins with an upbeat, electronically mixed song that tells listeners of Sam Smith’s sincerity. He belts that “I [Sam] don’t have money on my…

Music Review: Childish Gambino’s “Camp”

Music Review: Childish Gambino’s “Camp”

By Joey Hiser Special for The Squall Donald McKinley Glover, also known as Childish Gambino is a famous rapper/actor. He first started his career off as a actor, comedian and an a musician. He was born at an Air Force base located in California on September 25, 1983. Glover is currently 32 and is still active in the military as of 2002 until now. He grew up with two loving parents who took care of him and went to a local high school and went on to continue his education career…