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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Holden Hillis experiments with sound in new album Twenty Summers

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 16, 2021

In the final twilight of summer break and under the dawn of the back-to-school season, junior Holden Hillis released his latest album, Twenty Summers, to Spotify on Aug. 24.  Its acoustics, electrics...

“JESUS IS KING” in review

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter December 5, 2019

On his ninth studio album, Kanye West turns his focus towards God, creating a short album with some notable triumphs, yet which overall shows little substance and zero musical growth. The highly controversial,...

Neko Case’s New Album a Blaze of Hope, Redemption, Style

Emma Dahl September 26, 2013

Neko Case never disappoints. Ever since Blacklisted, her 2002 release, the level of quality of her alt-country/folk/indie rock/Americana songwriting has never faded. Her newest release, the wordy The...

‘Love This Giant’ full of eccentric life, purpose

Emma Dahl September 27, 2012
Emma Dahl turns her critical eye to "Love This Giant," a new collaboration between Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) and the Talking Heads' David Byrne.

Ingrid Michaelson explores dark vulnerability with ‘Human Again’

Mallory Martin May 3, 2012
With the release of her fifth album, Human Again, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson exposes us to a darker, less romantic side of her talents.

Andrew Bird weaves deep pop melodies in new album

Clara Bartlett April 5, 2012
Besides being a whistling virtuoso and a lyrical genius, Andrew Bird is capable of taking a song that begins as a simple melody and weaving it into something incredibly complex and beautiful. With his new album 'Break It Yourself,' including a song featuring St. Vincent, Bird doesn’t disappoint.

Best of recent album releases

caitlinhardee December 13, 2011
I didn't even listen to the previews before buying this album—it's Coldplay, so you know it'll be good. The question is, will it be curl up and read a book with a mug of tea good, or soaring heart-seizing cosmic choirs of inspiration good? As it turns out, some of both. It's vintage Coldplay, personal and moving, shifting between a racing, thrumming tapestry of guitars and synths with Chris Martin's characteristic whoa-ohhh's on "Hurts Like Heaven,"to a rough, low break-your-heart croon on the more subdued track "Us Against the World."
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