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Not so happy songs

Not so happy songs

Abigail Miller
April 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

It's inevitable that popular music varies over the years, but there are some songs that stand the test of time. Listening to music, we usually enjoy the tune that is pleasing to our ears--even though the lyrics that go with it may not be so pleasant. Some songs with the happiest and catchiest beats ha...

Top albums of 2016, Part 5

Top albums of 2016, Part 5

Trevor Young, Contributor
January 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

2. Car Seat Headrest, “Teens of Denial” “Teens Of Denial” is a particularly ambitious album from Will Toledo’s band Car Seat Headrest. Its twelve tracks cover over 70 minutes with multiple tracks on the release exceeding eight minutes in length, yet despite this, the album never once bores...

Top albums of 2016, Part 4

Top albums of 2016, Part 4

Trevor Young, Contributor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

4. Kanye West, “The Life Of Pablo” Kanye West’s seventh solo studio album is his messiest yet. “TLOP” is scattered, cluttered, mixed, confusing and ultimately a musical achievement. This release lists over 35 producers as collaborators on it’s massive 20 song track list as well as seemi...

Top albums of 2016, Part 3

Top albums of 2016, Part 3

Trevor Young, Contributor
January 11, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

6. Pinegrove, “Cardinal This group from Montclair, New Jersey came out of left field for me in 2016, and quite honestly, I was unsure about this release at first. Boy, oh boy, did it grow on me. Pinegrove is described on many music sites as Alt-Country but I’d argue this description as being far too...

Top albums of 2016, Part 2

Top albums of 2016, Part 2

Trevor Young, Contributor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

8. Danny Brown, "Atrocity Exhibition" It would have been easy for Danny Brown to release an album filled with party songs and bangers to appease the wider audience he gained after “Old.” Yet Brown did what all great artists do and chose to innovate and expand upon his sound, and boy does it pay ...

Top albums of 2016, Part 1

Top albums of 2016, Part 1

Trevor Young, Contributor
January 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

2016 was a wild year in the world of music, and while it had its fair share of disappointments, it also gave us a lot of wonderful, transformative and engaging music ranging from genres across the musical spectrum. Because of this, finding my own personal top 10 albums from the year proved to be a difficult...

Streaming vs Buying Music

Streaming vs Buying Music

Maya Ehikhamenor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

From motivating people to exercise longer in the gym to helping someone relax after a stressful day, music plays a huge role in everyday life. As years have gone by, technology has progressed and the use of it has increased. We now live in a digital age where music is accessible everywhere.The music wor...

A little bit of Country

A little bit of Country

Matt Gray, A&E Contributor
September 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

One of the most interesting group of singers I’ve ever heard is the country accapella group Home Free. You may think, “Country! Eww, I hate country music!” but you don’t have to love country to listen to this group, which has a unique, fun vibe that can appeal to everyone. Like Pentatonix...

Pentatonix announces full original album

Pentatonix announces full original album

Matt Gray, A&E Contributor
August 19, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Acapella royalty Pentatonix has recently announced their next album will feature completely original material. This is a smart move in my opinion; it will help to more permanently establish themselves as serious, independent musicians. Several years ago, the acapella group known as Pentatonix, named...

Musical Study Buddies

Musical Study Buddies

Sean Koepfinger
March 4, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

With midterms in full swing and spring break on the horizon, you may find yourself struggling to focus. I find that listening to music while working helps to block out distractions and keep my attention on my work. But what kind of music should you listen to? Many people would probably suggest classical,...