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It’s New Years Eve, and ’tis is the (end of the) season for listening to Christmas music! Here are (in my opinion!) the best pop/contemporary Christmas albums: The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show by Kacey Musgraves This second Christmas album by Kacey Musgraves is only better than her first, A Very Kacey Christmas, because it includes […]

As we all listen to our Spotify Wrapped playlists (and try to figure out what the hell our “top genres” list says), we can agree 2021 was a year of great music. Many new artists have emerged with incredibly successful debuts. Here are some artists who took over 2021, and how their success will go […]

When you’re going through a break-up, nothing hits quite like sad songs.  And no song could be truly devastating without some heartbreaking lyrics. From Frank Ocean to Phoebe Bridgers, some artists just really seem to understand our occasional need, as listeners, to cry it out to a great piece of music. Let’s get into it! […]

The authenticity and variety of West African music draws its inspiration from ancient Mandinka culture. Mandinka people are a sub-ethnic group of the Mandes, an ethnic family who originated from the former Mali Empire (13th to 16th century). Nowadays, they are found in the regions of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Northern Ivory Coast.  The Mandinka […]

Mayday Parade announced their 2022 tour, the 11th Anniversary Self-Titled Album Tour, last week. Their self-titled album was released on Oct. 4, 2011. Out of their 6 studio albums, their self-titled still has some of their strongest work. It is my personal favorite, and lead vocalist Derek Sanders’s favorite by them as well. To celebrate […]

PinkPantheress is the UK-based music phenomenon, with a prominent (but mysterious) online presence and an iron grip on the indie electronic scene. If you haven’t heard of PinkPantheress yet, chances are you’re not hugely involved with social media. Her music has heavily saturated the TikTok-Instagram-Twitter digital sphere, and her fan base has been growing exponentially […]

Friday was a long night. My partner in crime and I were greeted with a fully sold-out show at White Oak Music Hall, full of young couples yearning for an intimate journey that sourly reeked, reminiscent of a high school dance. After arriving a tad bit late to what soon unveiled itself as the tamest […]

If you’ve been on social media for the past couple years, then you know how pervasive TikTok has become on the Internet, consequentially spilling into aspects of real life and society. It has become the “it” social platform of choice for purposes including personal entertainment of course, but also business. Businesses across a wide variety […]

To be completely honest, this article has been a long time coming. Apollo XXI has been one of my favorite albums for quite awhile now–although it did take me several months to fully appreciate it. It’s an uncommon blend of funk, neo-soul, R&B, jazz, and indie rock elements, and it often takes first-time listeners a […]

After many delays and frenzied anticipation, renowned musician Björk finally took to the stage in her motherland of Reykjavík, Iceland, in a glorious return to performing as part of the “Björk Orkestral” shows. Each of the four shows, originally slated for June 2020, were set to be performed with varying members of the Iceland Symphony […]

Fall is right around the corner and we’re ready for it! Here are five albums to listen to for any occasion — whether it’s driving somewhere, hanging out with friends, or simply just staying home. Teens Of Denial by Car Seat Headrest This album is the perfect example of a good coming-of-age/dark academia indie rock […]

You might have seen or heard the slogan “Ici c’est Paris “ somewhere on TV. Well, the famous slogan simply means “This is Paris,“ which derives from the famous French Football club Paris St. Germain. Today’s article, however, will not be discussing French Football but rather French music, specifically: hip hop. In the American world, […]

In the early 2010’s, the hip hop community saw a handful of rappers and producers that would go on to greatly influence the next decade of rap. Arguably the most important among them, despite not being nearly the most popular, was SpaceGhostPurrp. Working as both rapper and producer, Purrp was able to craft his own […]

After four long years since her last album, Lorde’s highly-anticipated Solar Power was released. The album follows Melodrama, an album that many including myself would consider a masterpiece. The album, unfortunately, does not quite live up to the anticipation.  Solar Power is a very different album than its predecessor. Melodrama was, in some ways, a […]

A few weeks ago, while I was researching for my channel ORANGE article, I started thinking about the song “Forrest Gump.” I knew of at least two other songs which sang about Forrest at some point: “Doves in the Wind” by SZA and “All Day” by Kanye West. This got me thinking–how much crossover is there between […]

Are you ready to relive summer, love, and heartbreak with Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE? Frank Ocean’s 2012 album, channel ORANGE, captures the sickly sweet, tape-recorder nostalgia of summer so exquisitely that I’ve always wanted to do a track-by-track analysis. This album played a huge part in my summer, too. I had good days–beach days, nights […]

Let’s dive into “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper“, MF DOOM‘s album, track by track. Daniel Dumile, aka MF DOOM, remains one of the greatest figures of 90’s-2000’s hip hop. With his creative lyrics, dedication to small labels, and collaborations with producers such as Madlib, it’s no surprise his influence extends even to artists such as […]

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