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Playlist of the Week Sep 15 – 21

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.blabbermouth.net “The Line” - Foo Fighters This is pretty much a formulaic Foo Fighters song with a strong guitar, strong vocals by Dave Grohl and powerful lyrics. However, this formula is pretty great, so this is definitely a fun listen. It combines the Foo Fighters’ characteristic sh...

Sam Smith returns with “Too Good at Goodbyes”

Amy Yu, Contributing Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Returning after a hiatus of two years since his last single and three since his last album, Sam Smith tugs on everyone’s heartstrings once again with the emotional ballad, “Too Good at Goodbyes,” the leading single off his sophomore album. In an interview with Zane Lowe of “Beats 1” on Sept. 8, the ...

Farewell to the old Taylor Swift

Sanchi Kalra, Contributing Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Never one to leave the spotlight for long, Taylor Swift has recently released two new singles. Her first single, “Look What You Made Me Do” was released on Aug. 24, and it took the Internet by storm. She released  “...Ready for It?” soon after on Sept. 3 after releasing a snippet during a co...

The National’s “Sleep Well Beast” showcases chaos in peace

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

I am slightly ashamed to admit that this has been my first experience with the band, The National. Released on Sept. 8, “Sleep Well Beast” is the band’s seventh studio album, and I was just one song in on the album when it made a fan out of me. It has come to us as the days start to grow shorter, as the clou...

Dhamakapella releases EP after winning season

Dhamakapella releases EP after winning season

Dalia Zullig, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Just before classes started Case Western Reserve University’s South Asian Fusion a cappella group, Dhamakapella, released their first EP on Aug. 23 entitled “Riyaaz.” It is available for streaming on all major platforms including Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music. The EP is three songs long,...

Playlist of the Week Sep 8 – 14

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Crybaby” by Paloma Faith Released last week as Paloma Faith’s first single in three years, this song is retro and fun with Faith’s characteristically touchy lyrics. It is rhythmic and reminiscent of 70s and 80s pop and is a nice change from the electro pop and trap rap that pervade the...

Slight Revision of “The Script”

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

From their very first single, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” released in 2008, to their now fifth album “Freedom Child,” The Script hasn’t strayed much from the formula. The Irish band’s self-entitled first album had hits we can probably all remember, like “Breakeven” and “Live Lik...

“Harmony” has few high notes

“Harmony” has few high notes

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Instead of trying to be individual dynamic personalities like the Spice Girls, Fifth Harmony is a blended group that makes sure everyone gets equal singing time. However, as they rose to fame, Camila Cabello became the center of attention, and left the group in December of 2016 to go solo—leaving fa...

Playlist of the Week: Sep 1 – 7

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Nemesis” - Benjamin Clementine “Nemesis” is one of the singles off of Benjamin Clementine’s 2015 album, “At Least for Now,” which won the Mercury Prize in England. The song showcases Clementine’s strong vocals and soulful lyrics, as well as his taste for instrumentals. With a new albu...

Kesha is back and better than before

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Eighth grade to high school for me was dominated by Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha). I loved the raunchy and blunt lyrics and her devil-may-care attitude. The shallow party music was my guilty pleasure. I was upset when Kesha stopped churning out new music. (Although it was later revealed to be a resu...

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