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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

The Rubicon

Featuring reggaeton, pop and R&B influences, the tracks on “ORQUÍDEAS” are primarily in Spanish, making it Uchis’s second album comprised of songs in her first language. (Screen capture from Te Mata Official Video by Kali Uchis on YouTube)

[ALBUM REVIEW] Kali Uchis blends genres beautifully in “ORQUÍDEAS”

Clara McKoy, Director of RubicOnline January 19, 2024
This is the Colombian American artist's fourth album.
ON AND OFF TIK TOK. Ice Spices new album has grown popularity through viral Tik Tok videos using snippets of her songs. She has over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify and incorperates R&B and rap into her music.

Spice moves from TikTok to the mainstream with her new album Like…?

Ivy Raya, RubicOnline February 8, 2023
Ice Spice's songs incorperate a buttery smooth R&B feel with rap lyrics; enjoyable both on and off TikTok.
While each track Though each track on Five Easy Hot Dogs is alone repetitive, the album’s sound isnt droning or boring; DeMarco never settles into one place for too long before picking up and hitting the road again.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mac DeMarco chooses the rhythm of the road with Five Easy Hot Dogs

Siri Pattison, RubicOnline January 30, 2023
Released on Jan. 20, Mac DeMarco’s sixth studio album is the record of a vagabond.
SHOWSTOPPER. Finneas OConnell performs his music at the Austin City Limits music festival. While his younger sister Billie Eilish has stepped into the spotlight in the music industry, OConnell has made a name for himself as well.

[ALBUM REVIEW] O’Connell’s hit debut album Optimist highlights his identity as a solo artist

Clara McKoy, RubicOnline October 21, 2021
Finneas O'Connell dropped his new album on Oct. 15, which offers a delightful blend of emotional ballads and more upbeat tracks.
Ctrl is an album with personal, relatable lyrics, created by an artist with star power talent.

[ALBUM REVIEW] SZA’s new song sparks interest in past music

Hobbs Lillygreen, Staff Writer December 16, 2020
The new release of "Hit Diffrent," by SZA and Ty Dolla $ign bring up SZA's past album ctrl.
Yung Gravy possess to promote his album, Gasanova, on his official Instagram account, @yunggravy

[ALBUM REVIEW] Yung Gravy brings the heat with new album Gasanova

Zekiah Juliusson and Liv Larsen October 19, 2020

Minnesota born rapper, Yung Gravy’s new album is full of energy, exciting features and retro songs and beats. Although the full album was released on Oct. 2, Yung Gravy previewed two songs, “yup!”...

The 1975 released their fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form, on May 22nd.

[TRACK BREAKDOWN] The 1975 push boundaries, finding a mixture of hits and misses

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline May 22, 2020
Notes On A Conditional Form is an impressive amalgamation of different genres and styles for the 1975.
[THROWBACK REVIEW] Travis Scott combines styles to produce Rodeo

[THROWBACK REVIEW] Travis Scott combines styles to produce Rodeo

Thomas Reinhart, Staff Writer February 20, 2020
Travis Scott's Rodeo, which is filled with great, unique songs as well as wonderful features provided by credible artists, is the best Rap album of 2015.
Hip-hop artist Mac Millers posthumous album Circles is a stylistic departure of his previous work yet still incorporates the aspects that make him unique as an artist.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles blends new and old

Henry Burkhardt, RubicOnline January 27, 2020
” It is within the space between the two themes of “happy and carefree” and “troubled by life and existence” that the genius of Circles emerges.
Post Malone waits paciently as Album drops for excited fans. 

[ALBUM REVIEW] Post Malone shows vulnerable side on Hollywood’s Bleeding

Will Schavee, RubicOnline September 9, 2019
Post Malone's third album includes spring's popular single, "Sunflowers" but offers so much more.
Paak has a big team; he has background vocals on almost every track and a band. Picture from his set at Coachella (Apr. 12, 2019).

[ALBUM REVIEW] Anderson .Paak’s new album is a classic

Lynn Reynolds, RubicOnline Editor April 15, 2019
Anderson Paak's fifth album was released on Apr. 12.
BROCKHAMPTON performs at Lollapalooza (from left Bearface, Joba, and Kevin Abstract). After losing founding member Ameer Vann the band had to work around performing songs with his verses.

[ALBUM REVIEW] New BROCKHAMPTON album proves strength

Liv Larsen, Interactive Storytelling Team September 25, 2018
BROCKHAMPTON's fifth album proves they are still capable of making good music despite losing core member Ameer Vann.
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