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Playlist of the week Aug 25 – 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2017 “Younger Now” – Miley Cyrus Opening with the sounds of rain, a strumming guitar and the line “Feels like I just woke up,” this song embodies the maturation of Miley Cyrus. The song is breezy, emotive and pleasantly nostalgic. Cyrus keeps her country twang but combines ...

Playlist of the Week March 24 – March 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017 Drake—“More Life” Released unexpectedly this past Saturday, “More Life” is a collection of 22 songs that Drake labels a “playlist,” rather than an album. The jury is still out on if this is a marketing scheme, or a creative side to Drake that’s never been seen before. Regard...

Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

Playlist of the Week Feb 17 – Feb 23

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017

  Sampha — “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” ( The debut album of British artist Sampha “Process”  lives up to its widespread acclaim. With mystical instrumental portions that melt beautifully into electronically produced beats, the album plays out like a dre...

Playlist of the Week Feb 10 – Feb 16

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017

Source: Kehlani - Piece of Mind Kehlani released her long awaited debut album SweetSexySavage after a long career buildup that started in 2011 when her cover band Poplyfe took home fourth place on America’s Got Talent. Did I mention that she was only 15 when she was on America’s Got Talent...

Playlist of the Week Feb 3 – Feb 9

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2017

Source: Swet Shop Boys - T5 Former Das Racist member Heems and actor Riz MC (recently appearing in Rogue One) have teamed up to form Swet Shop Boys, releasing their debut album Cashmere in 2016. An enjoyable listen throughout, Swet Shop Boys balance entertainment an...

Playlist of the Week Jan 27 – Feb 2

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2017

Source: Foxygen - “Follow the Leader” This past week Foxygen put out “Hang”—an ambitious return to stability from a band known for its turbulence. Employing a whole 40-piece orchestra to execute frontmen Sam France and Jonathan Rado’s vision, “Hang” takes on a drastically larger sound ...

Playlist of the Week: Jan 20-26

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

January 20, 2017

Source: “THE NATURAL”-Kool AD Kool AD hasn’t been sitting on his hands since the breakup of Das Racist in 2012. In 2016 the Bay Area rapper released 10 albums on his bandcamp with a gargantuan total output of 282 songs. The releases in 2016 explicitly explored different subgenr...

Playlist of the Week: Dec. 9-15

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2016

Source: “Best One”-NxWorries NxWorries is a duo consisting of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, and the pair recently released the latest in the history of great collaborative albums on Stones Throw Records. Anderson .Paak arrived on the hip-hop scene in full force this year, del...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2016

Source: “Redbone”-Childish Gambino Childish Gambino has done a lot of reinventing himself in the past three years. When “Because the Internet” came out in 2013, Donald Glover was still splitting his time between “Community” and his relatively new music career. Since the...

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