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Heavy rotation and remembrances

Playlist of the week 2/26/21
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor February 26, 2021

All images courtesy of WikiCommons. 2021 has already been an eventful year for the music industry. From musician deaths, to corporate buy-outs, to re-recordings, so much has happened that it’s been...

“Love and Rock: Tunes for Valentine’s Day “

Playlist of the week 2/12/21
TJ Disabato, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I would use my first playlist of the new semester to commemorate that special day. It would be the grandest of clichés to state that this past year...

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...

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...

Tunes for turbulent times

TJ Disabato, Staff Columnist October 2, 2020

After taking a week off the Observer for my mental health, I—along with everyone else in the Case Western Reserve University community—have been thrown back into the thick of it. CWRU just hosted the...

Music for the early semester

Playlist of the week 9/11/20
TJ Disabato, Staff Reporter 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...

In memory of Chadwick Boseman

In memory of Chadwick Boseman

Playlist of the Week
Shreyas Banerjee, A&E Editor September 3, 2020

This week has seen the unfortunate and sudden passing of Chadwick Boseman at the age of 43 after a private four year battle with colon cancer. Though Boseman had only been in the public consciousness as...

Playlist of the week: Inspiration for staying inside

TJ Disabato, Staff Reporter August 27, 2020

Recently, school districts and universities alike have reopened their doors, despite a global pandemic raging on. The University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have already...

Playlist of the week 8/21/2020

Playlist of the week 8/21/2020

TJ Disabato, Staff Reporter August 21, 2020

“Burning Down the House” – The Talking Heads (Trigger warning) It was a jarring summer, full of eye-opening accounts of sexual misconduct made by our fellow students on our campus, with many of...

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