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Miley Cyrus’s Perfect “Week Without You”

Amy Yu, Contributing Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

“Week Without You”—the fourth single off of Miley Cyrus’s comeback album “Younger Now,” coming out Sept. 29—is a twangy tune about breakups. Released Sept. 21, the song returns Cyrus to her country-inspired pop roots, a theme that seems to be present throughout her upcoming album. In this new...

Is everything “Wonderful Wonderful” for The Killers?

Alex Clarke, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Killers are known for their songs, “Mr. Brightside,” “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young,” all of which have lyrical storytelling, catchy rock choruses and an air for the dramatic. “Wonderful Wonderful,” the American band’s fifth studio album released Sept. 22, feels like...

Playlist of the Week Sep 29 – Oct 5

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.spotify.com “Heavy” - Anne Marie From Anne-Marie, the voice behind the massive hit “Rockabye,” comes a summery pop jam with strong vocals, an addicting beat and catchy lyrics. This single comes out after her collaborations with Snakehips and is a welcome return to the punchy pop she started with. The lyrics center on a...

Post Malone sets Agora on fire

Post Malone sets Agora on fire

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On Sept. 20, The Agora Theatre and Ballroom saw crowds it had never seen before thanks to rapper Post Malone, who is currently touring North America for his album, “Stoney.” Malone performed for a sold out Agora but not without problems. As the crowd began to build inside, the temperature began to ris...

Playlist of the Week Sep 22 – 28

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “rockstar” - Post Malone feat. 21 Savage Two days before 2016 ended, Post Malone changed his Twitter alias to “Beerbongs & Bentleys,” and fans began to speculate that a new single was coming from Malone. He later clarified that “beerbongs & bentleys” was a whole projec...

Not a second to waste

Alex Clarke, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Odesza’s album “A Moment Apart” made me think solidly of one word: “Kaleidoscope.” It’s high and light while thick and dance-floor worthy, with voices being the center melody while also a faded harmony. Part of the fun of listening to it is sectioning out the parts that create this wave of ...

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...

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