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New and old fans of Taylor Swift have things to love in this re-release album.

“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” from a new fan’s perspective

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor April 16, 2021

Historically, I haven’t been a Taylor Swift fan. Though her music has been around for as long as I can remember, whether playing on car radios or in grocery stores, it was never something I actively...

Alexander 23’s much anticipated new album was actually created almost on accident.

Alexander 23 speaks on his new album “Oh No, Not Again!”

Yvonne Pan, Development Editor February 19, 2021

With a title reminiscent of Britney Spears’ 2000 hit song "Oops! ... I Did It Again," Alexander 23’s new album “Oh No, Not Again!” was released on Friday, Feb. 19. “What was kind of exciting...

Wrap yourself up in a flannel and get ready to enjoy Taylor Swift's new album.

Taylor Swift’s “evermore” is more than just another “folklore”

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 12, 2021

2020 was a crazy year for Taylor Swift. Coming straight off of the release of her 2019 album “Lover,” Swift seemed on track for a typical year, going on tour across the world with her new pop ballads....

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

Playlist of the week 12/04/20
TJ Disabato, Staff Columnist 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...

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

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

Jackson Rudoff, Copy Editor 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
TJ Disabato, Staff Columnist 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
TJ Disabato, Staff Columnist 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
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor 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 wants to leave his listeners smiling and feeling good with his music.

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.
Yvonne Pan, Development Editor 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

Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor 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...

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