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For These Lovely Bones or Whoever

For These Lovely Bones or Whoever

Rosa Pyo

March 27, 2018

“Ribs‰” is from Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, and is often overshadowed by the more popular “Royals.‰” Of course, when a such a song receives a Grammy, it‰'s hard to ignore. Nonetheless, it is a song I find deeply underappreciated because it is a rava avis, a rare bird in an industry...

Mercury‰’s In Retrograde, Commence the Mosh: Punk Horoscopes

Mercury‰’s In Retrograde, Commence the Mosh: Punk Horoscopes

Milo Paul

March 26, 2018

We live in harsh times. The weather lies to the weatherman, the mailman bites the dog, a pornstar has more power than the president… yessir, these are strange, harsh times. But! We still have astrology to distract from the cognitive ineptitude plummeting this here beautiful continent into the depths...

Teenage Girls and “Real‰” Music

Teenage Girls and “Real‰” Music

Johanna Zenn

March 26, 2018

As a teenager trying to separate myself from everyone else, I tried my hardest to let everyone know that I listened to “real‰” music, meaning that I wasn‰'t listening to top 40. I thought this made me the most different and special person on the planet. Alas, I‰'m definitely not the only person...

Are Actions Louder Than Words?

Are Actions Louder Than Words?

Morgan Bluma

March 23, 2018

Just watched the newer film, Call Me By Your Name, and I have fallen in love with the soundtrack. If you haven‰'t seen it yet, stop reading this and go watch it right now and then come back. The song that really stuck out to me and basically slapped me in the face with such strong emotions was thi...

Celtic Punk: Everyone‰’s Favorite Genre to like on St Patrick‰’s Day

Celtic Punk: Everyone‰’s Favorite Genre to like on St Patrick‰’s Day

Jonathan Skufca

March 23, 2018

Another Saint Patrick‰'s Day gone, another multiple pints of Guinness downed, and another big boost in royalties for Celtic Punk bands like Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. I‰'ve mentioned this before, but I genuinely enjoy this genre and basically listen to it every single day. So, in celebration...

Weekly Album Roundup: March 23

Weekly Album Roundup: March 23

WVAU Music Staff

March 23, 2018

WVAU Music Staff reviews new albums each week! Here‰'s what the group has reviewed for the week of March 23. Hip hop Citizen Kay - Belly of the Beast AAA (Guitars and such) Dream Wife - Dream Wife (Lucky Number) [Punk rock] European women's trio of today's punk style. // RIYL: The Strokes, The Kills, Yeah Yeah Yea...

The Death of ‰The Dynomutt‰’: In Memory of Phife Dawg

The Death of ‰The Dynomutt‰’: In Memory of Phife Dawg

Shannon Durazo

March 22, 2018

On this day three years ago, March 22nd 2015, a lethal combination of diabetic complications and kidney failure took the life of Malik Izaak Taylor, better known by his stage name Phife Dawg, a founding member of New York City rap group “A Tribe Called Quest‰” and without a doubt one of the most...

Not Just the Opening Act Anymore

Not Just the Opening Act Anymore

Nora Turner

March 22, 2018

Australian rock trio Camp Cope are the girls who don‰'t care the popularity contest. Their sophomore album, How to Socialise & Make Friends, captures an age-old fight against the mainstream music scene in a time when that fight is constantly changing. But this band steps up to the challenge. The...

10 weeks at the top; A look into the success of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters‰”

10 weeks at the top; A look into the success of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters‰”

Shannon Durazo

March 10, 2018

When Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, two childhood friends and folk connoisseurs from Queens, New York, released their 1970 record, Bridge Over Troubled Waters it was their most ambitious and experimental work to date. The duo spent the majority of the 1960‰'s, and the four records they released during...

Classical Music Can Be Catchy?! No Way… (But Yes Way)

Classical Music Can Be Catchy?! No Way… (But Yes Way)

Morgan Bluma

March 9, 2018

I have listened to Lindsey Stirling since she first started and dropped her first songs. I remember when she appeared on American's Got Talent and she just got crushed by the judges. I couldn't believe their responses to her unique talent that I instantly feel in love with. When she first started to...

7 Boss Chick Anthems To Get You Pumped for International Women‰’s Day

7 Boss Chick Anthems To Get You Pumped for International Women‰’s Day

Leanna Faulk

March 8, 2018

Every year on March 8th, the international community celebrates women‰'s accomplishments throughout history and across nations. Social media timelines are filled with only a few of the most inspiring and courageous women to walk this planet. It‰'s no secret that the music industry holds some of the...

A Short Review of the relationship between the Album format and the Rock Opera

A Short Review of the relationship between the Album format and the Rock Opera

Jonathan Skufca

March 8, 2018

I‰'ve written extensively about how much I love concept records and rock operas. I‰'ve also lamented how the album as an art form has not been as appreciated by the general public as it has in the past (although that is slowly changing—we‰'ll discuss later). And I was inspired to write this week‰'s...

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