Hitlist: Eminem + Beyoncé, and other fall gems

This season's new music


Majid Jordan’s sophomore album relies too heavily on synthesizers, lacks substance

While some songs create good listening experience, featured artists overshadow Majid Jordan


Introspection leads to deeply personal songs on Morgan Saint’s debut EP

Themes of love, relationships are echoed from song to song


Niall Horan delivers soft, easy listening sounds on first solo album

Echoes of One Direction can be heard in some ballads


Mark E. Bassy’s debut album offers relationship advice, versatile sounds

Collaborations with G-Eazy, Kehlani bring a musical variety


St. Vincent shows vulnerability in latest album, most intimate in entire discography

MASSEDUCATION juxtaposes pop sound with lyrics of loneliness


Cults show lyrical maturation, fall short on high-energy sounds

Their third album flows seamlessly, making it sound flat at times


Lights becomes transparent, vulnerable with latest album release

'Skin&Earth' creates a masterpiece of musical content, shows truth in lyrics


Macklemore proves creative capabilities as solo artist without long-term collaborator Ryan Lewis

'Gemini' has diverse track list with a song for everyone


Conversation Starter: Local Madison band talks new EP, music recognition

Members of the band are all UW alums or current students