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What am I listening to? 12/6/19

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

December 6, 2019

Saving Grace—Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren made his name as one of the first auteurs in rock in the early 1970s. On his third studio album, “Something/Anything?” he produced and wrote every song and played all the instruments on 18 of the 25 songs. On “Something/Anything?” and its follow-up, ...

Markham: What am I listening to?

Markham: What am I listening to?

Chris Markham, Copy Editor

November 22, 2019

“What's Up Danger”—Blackway and Black Caviar from the "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" soundtrack Sony just confirmed a sequel to the animated movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" a couple of weeks ago, and I'm already hyped. So, I've been listening to the soundtrack to celebrate, and ...

Rudoff: What am I listening to?

Rudoff: What am I listening to?

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web & Multimedia

November 15, 2019

Chamber of Reflection–Mac DeMarco My roommates would groan at this one. This song has been my most played on Spotify for, I think, three years in a row. Now, I recognize the meme status that comes with being a white boy who’s too into Mac DeMarco, but this is truly one of those songs I will neve...

Countdown to Finals/Last Day of Class

Countdown to Finals/Last Day of Class

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 26, 2019

April comes to a close, we often find ourselves caught between a few moods: celebration of the warm weather, anticipation of finally returning home to comfier beds and of course, existential dread propagated by final exams. Rather than suit this latter feeling with a playlist of vaguely nihilistic ...

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Playlist of the Week–Bops and Bangers

Chris Heermann, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2019

This week’s playlist focuses on songs you might hear at a classic Friday or Saturday night party. Knowing all of these songs will make you the coolest person in your social group and will enhance your enjoyment of the loud social gatherings. Sicko Mode–Travis Scott Somehow this song is always playi...

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Playlist of the Week – 29 March 2019

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

March 29, 2019

Even though spring break was only two weeks ago, it feels like it’s been a month since we’ve had a break. It’s hard being on campus when all you want is to be anywhere else. As we count down the days until the end of the semester—it’s 41 days, by the way—enjoy these songs about the lows (and...

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Playlist of the Week – 3/22/2019

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2019

Are you someone with obscure music tastes? Do you enjoy flexing how underground the bands you listen to are? For this week, we’ve created a playlist just for you appreciators of the underappreciated. Enjoy a selection of five songs mined from the depths of Spotify, each of which have not been streamed...

POTW: Indie spring break jams

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019

Spring break is right around the corner, which means that instead of living on a constant homework grind, you’ll have time to live that idealized young adult life you always saw in movies. But one thing is still missing: the perfect mix to complement your shenanigans. How can you put this mix togeth...

Playlist of the Week – 2/22/2019

Playlist of the Week – 2/22/2019

Jackson Rudoff, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2019

It’s the week after Valentine’s Day, which means you’re probably recovering from one of two things: a day filled with love or one filled with Tinder-assisted heartbreak. If you do fall into the latter category, not to worry, we’ve got a playlist catered to you. Enjoy these five tracks from th...

Playlist of the Week 2/15/19

Playlist of the Week 2/15/19

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

February 15, 2019

In celebration of Singles Awareness Day (Feb. 15), we bring you these songs about not being in love from halfway across the world. Enjoy these K-pop hits that will keep you warm in this cold, cold winter. What the Spring, by 10cm In the spring of 2016, the indie duo 10cm announced that they would be ...

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