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A semester unlike any other is coming to a close—here’s some music to reflect

Playlist of the week 12/04/20
December 4, 2020

This is the final edition of The Observer of the semester, and boy has it been a difficult semester for everyone reading this—regardless of whether or not you were on campus. Unfortunately, I was at...

In this homage to radio, Oneohtrix Point Never produces his most consistent work yet

Turn off your mind, relax and flow downstream to the sounds of beeps and boops.
December 4, 2020

Oneohtrix Point Never is one of those artists everyone has probably heard but can’t recognize. Recent credits include work for The Weeknd and FKA twigs, who capitalized on his deft touch with splicing...

Songs of hope after a divided election

Playlist of the Week 11/13/20
November 13, 2020

After last week being one of the most boring weeks I have ever experienced (I’m being sarcastic, if you couldn’t tell), it is time to kick into high gear with some great music. I think most of us have...

Spooky songs for the season

Playlist of the week 10/30/20
October 30, 2020

It is nearly Halloween, and with ghastly ghouls and goblins come great songs. Not all of these songs are about Halloween, and one is scary in a completely different kind of way than the typical Halloween...

How I learned to stop worrying and love the algorithm

Playlist of the week 10/23/20
October 23, 2020

This week, I let my Apple Music algorithm pick my songs for me. With the rise of streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, music is more accessible than ever before. Because both services have curation...

Yung Gravy talks about the message he wants his listeners to take away from his music

Yung Gravy wants to leave his listeners smiling and feeling good with his music.
Yung Gravy wants to leave his listeners smiling and feeling good with his music.
October 9, 2020

“It thumps, carefree, gas” were the three words Yung Gravy chose to describe his sophomore album “Gasanova,” released on Friday, Oct. 2. “I was working at a summer camp and when the kids would...

“Gimme Some Truth” celebrates 80 years of John Lennon

“Gimme Some Truth” celebrates 80 years of John Lennon
October 9, 2020

Oct. 9, 2020 marks what would’ve been the 80th birthday of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century: John Lennon. Much of Lennon’s life has been mythologized through the years, from...

Music for the early semester

Playlist of the week 9/11/20
September 11, 2020

“Lazy Line Painter Jane” – Belle and Sebastian This classic ‘90s indie song was stuck in my head for the majority of last week, thanks in large part to a rolling bass that intensifies at...

Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” is the album no one knew they needed

Let yourself slip into the woodland and cottagecore vibes of Taylor Swift’s new album.
September 3, 2020

On July 24, Taylor Swift released her surprise eighth studio album “Folklore,” which has just reached its fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album charts. To date, the album has reached over...

Playlist of the week: Vibe check edition

April 20, 2020

This week, my extra free time, or rather, time that would have been better spent concentrating on class, led me to go down some old and new musical roads. Some of these songs were high school staples,...

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