Tag Archives: Music

“The Off-Season” Album Review

By Ryan Croke J. Cole dropped his highly anticipated album The Off-Season on Friday, May 14, and fans were extremely excited for Cole’s first album since 2018. I will give you my thoughts on the new project, and determine whether it lived up to expectations.  Cole is a very popular rapper with a very large

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Garnet Valley Musicians Recognized by Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association

Message from Dr. Selfridge: Our music department is proud to announce the following students who earned recognition through the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. These students auditioned in a virtual format, and based on judges’ scoring, were named among the top student musicians in our region and state.  If you have these students in class, feel free to congratulate

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A Power Ranking of Radiohead’s Albums

By Humaam Said Radiohead is an English rock band formed in 1985. The band consists of 5 main members: Thom Yorke (singer vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar), Colin Greenwood (bass), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals), and Philip Selway (drums). Starting off as an alt rock band, Radiohead evolved in their style of music.

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A Ranking of Fearless (To Soon Be Compared to Taylor’s Version)

By Lila Troum On November 11, 2008, Taylor Swift, in production with Big Machine Records, released Fearless, Swift’s second studio album. This album contains hits like Love Story and You Belong with Me, which are popular, throwback songs that resonate with my childhood. On April 9, Taylor will be releasing Fearless (Taylor’s Version), a rerecording

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“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” Album Review

By Ryan Croke Ah, yes. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye West’s magnum opus. Arguably the most iconic hip hop album of the 21st century, if not all time. An album that has to be listened to by every hip hop and music fan in general. A critically acclaimed album loved by Kanye’s millions of

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A Serious Critique of the Grammys

By Ryan Croke *The opinions in this article do not reflect those of all GVHS students The pathetic excuse for an award show, The Grammys, that took place on March 14 was the final straw. Everyone across the world has had enough of the corrupt and outdated award show. There is a reason the Grammys

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nostalgia, ULTRA. Album Review

By Ryan Croke Frank Ocean, a popular R&B artist, and one of the most critically acclaimed figures in music in the 21st century, released his debut mixtape, nostalgia, ULTRA. to the world on February 16, 2011. It is still available for free download, and I will be sure to place a link you can visit

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Music Festivals and Concerts Halted by COVID-19

By Justin Kang Wanting an outlet from the daily stress and isolation that life brings, Americans have flocked to music festivals and concerts in astounding numbers. Thousands of concertgoers could be packed into an arena at a time, which was the exact downfall of these largely intimate and social events. With the arrival of the

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Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney Movement

By Lila Troum Britney Spears is an early 2000s icon, whose prominent hits have made all of the throwback playlists. Starting her career at only age eleven, her parents have been heavily involved in her journey to stardom. Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, has been a part of her journey, though it’s debatable whether he was

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“The Life of Pablo”: Five Years Later

By Ryan Croke The Life of Pablo is the 7th studio album from Kanye West. It was released on February 14, 2016, but was updated and changed multiple times since release. It just had its 5th anniversary, so I thought it would be good to look back on the album and how well it has

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