Jordan Oulela, University of Texas at San Antonio
Although the artist’s latest release was initially met with a lukewarm reception, many are now considering the album to be a worthy standout.
Darby Williams, University of Michigan
Indie-pop sensation AJR’s newest EP explores self-reflection and what it means to be a grown-up — whatever that means.
Olivia Wisse, Hofstra University
On her recent record, indie-pop star Marina advocates for feminine power, non-conformity and a progressive future.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
The band’s fans were pleasantly delighted when they released two albums, ‘Green Blue + Indigo Violet’ and ‘Rainbow Mixtape,’ which followed shortly after postponing their anticipated tour.
From her debut album to her more recent work, the musical talent and originality of the singer-songwriter remain more than evident.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
The EP channels anxieties toward a bleak reality, employing the upbeat nature of indie-pop alongside feelings of loss, emptiness and the desire to escape.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The band has managed to create a unique sound and aesthetic with every new album, leaving many wondering what else they might have in store.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
She entered the spotlight in 2013 but has since taken a break from the public eye. Is the New Zealand singer about to make a comeback?
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