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Playlist of the Week Jan 19 – 25

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

This week we’re listing some of the most talked-about tracks released this winter. “Filthy” - Justin Timberlake Ever since it was announced that Justin Timberlake will be this year’s performer at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, there have been rumors of new music. On Jan. 2, Timberl...

Who is the real Slim Shady?

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Like Eminem’s previous work, his ninth studio album "Revival" is colossal, with 19 tracks clocking in at over an hour and 15 minutes. He is still the same Slim Shady on some of the tracks, spitting ridiculous punch lines, telling stories that involve him as a murderer and talking about his relationship w...

A quirky kind of Christmas

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It seems like everyone is making Christmas music lately, from Gwen Stefani to Miley Cyrus to DMX (please listen to DMX’s recently released “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer,” you won’t regret it). Sia joined the ranks with her first Christmas album, “Everyday is Christmas,” released Nov. 17....

Holiday Playlist of the Week

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“That’s Christmas to Me” — Pentatonix This song belongs to what is perhaps my favorite winter holiday album to date, funnily enough named “That’s Christmas to Me.” If I could write about five songs on this album, I would. But I’m disciplined, so here is my short in-depth anal...

Thrice comes to Cleveland for first album in three years

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Post-hardcore pioneers Thrice are taking their heavy, sophisticated sound to the Agora Theater & Ballroom in Cleveland this Saturday at 8 p.m. The show is part of a nationwide tour, co-headlined with Circa Survive, supporting their record “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere,” which was released...

Taylor Swift shapes her “reputation”

Amy Yu, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After a three-year long hiatus in music— but not in celebrity gossip—Taylor Swift has returned with the Nov. 10 release of her sixth studio album, “reputation.” Despite the album not being accessible on streaming services such as Spotify, it sold a whopping 1.216 million copies within its first...

Head to toe Tove Lo

Head to toe Tove Lo

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Tove Lo has carved out a niche in the music industry that is uniquely her own. Much like Lana Del Ray, some may be skeptical of her antics (singing about drugs and lots of sex), but both artists have never faltered from who they want to be. And now, what Tove Lo does, she does the best. If you don’t...

Playlist of the week: Dec 1 – 7

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “1000” - N.E.R.D feat. Future N.E.R.D’s new album, “No_One Ever Really Dies,” drops in a little more than two weeks, and the trio released a new single, “1000,” on Nov. 29. It’s the second official single off the album, after the Rihanna collaboration, “Lemon....

Playlist of the Week Nov 17 – 23

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Wanted You” - NAV feat. Lil Uzi Vert On Nov. 9, NAV suddenly dropped his new single “Wanted You,” featuring fellow hip hop artist Lil Uzi Vert. Lil Uzi opens the track, talking to NAV’s girl on the phone, clearing the way for NAV’s verse. The two sound great together as they rap ...

“Love is never a waste of time”

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Sam Smith’s “The Thrill of It All” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, his first album to do so. So maybe the world doesn’t need to hear anyone say how incredible Smith’s vocals are, how his lyrics are an emotional punch to the gut or how he has made leaps and bounds in production...

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