Opinion

Wrapping up black history month, I wanted to discuss some of my favorite black musicians who have influenced me today. The pioneers who have paved the way.

Born Nemah Hasan, Palestinian-Canadian pop rock singer Nemahsis recently went viral for singing Lorde’s “Team” a capella over photos and videos of her country, beautifully capturing her people and her land’s strength and resistance. The cover compelled me to learn more about her, and I was entranced by her siren-like voice and moving lyrics. Though […]

Extraordinary levels of performance and innovation have cemented black creatives as indispensable figures in the music industry.

February is Black History Month, where we celebrate the contributions made by Black Americans in various fields. As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s essential we recognize the impact of Black musicians on the music industry and pop culture today. While June is designated as African American Music Appreciation Month, it’s never a bad time […]

Last year, there was a period in time when all my favorite songs were titled “Satellite.” I have chosen to rank them to determine my favorite one.

The 80s bled with colors so bright you almost had to look away. With big hair, parties by night, and a societal progression towards a better world during the day, the 80s were about innovation in the most self-proclaimed way. The old records that your parents keep hold more secrets than you think. The roots […]

There’s something really special about witnessing beginner artists in your own generation learning how to work on their craft, find their footing in the music industry and learning how to be a successful artist. I’ve picked out two such artists, both of whom I’ve been following long enough on the internet to understand how their […]

With the announcement of BTS’s hiatus, the seven members entered a period as official solo artists. Kim Namjoon, known by his stage name RM, was the third to have his solo debut with Indigo on December 2, 2022. I wanted to take the time to commemorate the album, as it’s my favorite from BTS’s official […]

As we all know, Spotify stops gathering users’ listening data October 31st so their people can present us with our Christmas presents on December 1st: the long-awaited Spotify Wrapped. Though it’s always bugged me a bit that all of my listening activity isn’t shown, I’m especially bugged this year, as I’ve had an active November. […]

Sometimes you’ll listen to a new song on the radio and feel a sense of nostalgia, almost as if you’ve heard the song before. Turns out, the new song probably sampled a R&B hit from the 2000s.  Sampling involves taking a snippet from an older song from genres such as funk, disco, soul, etc., and […]

The last time Billie Marten came to Texas was in 2016.  The UK born artist gave a headlining show last Thursday in Austin at 3TEN ACL. Marten released her first EP, As Long As in 2015 and gained popularity in the soft indie genre. She is currently touring in support of her most recent album release, […]

American Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails was formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Trent Reznor started the band while working in a recording studio.

If you enjoy listening to relaxing music during your study sessions, you might be familiar with Lofi Girl. Even if you don’t listen to Lofi Girl, you are probably familiar with the lo-fi aesthetic of an anime girl sitting at a desk studying next to a window with a cat. Lofi Girl is a phenomenon […]

British band, Easy Life, have to stop using their name due to legal reasons, so I want to highlight some of my favorite songs of theirs.

If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand silence. Even while studying, you have to have something to listen to, whether it’s music or just white noise. Still, it can be hard to find the right music for studying, something that’s both sonically pleasing and not too distracting. If you’re looking for something like this […]

The 90’s and early 2000’s were full of girl power and gorgeous harmonies provided by memorable groups such as Destiny’s Child, TLC, The Spice Girls, and more. However, the recent boom in the Eastern K-Pop market has made it glaringly obvious that the West barely has any girl groups to keep up with demand, and […]

A good playlist consists of a diverse variety of sounds, an element of surprise, and flows together well. It is the act of creating a concept through a mix of lyrics and sounds from a variety of artists. Playlists can convey a certain mood, keep your music organized, or you can send it to someone […]

In this article, I’m writing about the artists who put extra thought into their album send-off. Here are some of my favorite closing tracks.

On Sept. 14, 1993, Morphine released their second studio album, Cure for Pain. Morphine was a band based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 90s Radiohead, Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Nirvana were on the rise, creating a surge of alternative music. Morphine made alternative tracks with a unique twist.  In 1989, lead vocalist […]

After seeing the Barbie movie in theaters, I realized the soundtrack is a pop girl’s dream summer playlist. Here are my top five songs on Barbie the Album: 1. “Speed Drive” by Charli XCX I went into this movie expecting Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s remix of “Barbie Girl” to be my favorite song on […]


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