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Idle Bloom’s Flood the Dial

Idle Bloom’s Flood the Dial

Noah Stevens, Music Staffer

October 16, 2018


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There’s something to be said for music that needs to be listened to with the volume all the way up. Nashville rock outfit Idle Bloom’s new record Flood the Dial is nothing if not that kind of music. From the outset, the album is begging to be absolutely blasted from whatever speaker or headphon...

Review: Boy Pablo’s Soy Pablo

Review: Boy Pablo’s Soy Pablo

Solenne Smith, Music Staffer

October 15, 2018


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Norwegian indie pop star finds his path to fame with the release of “Everytime” in 2017. From there, his self-started career transcended simple Youtube stardom and currently, Boy Pablo holds over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Recently, Boy Pablo released EP Soy Pablo. Featuring upbeat a...

Nostalgia: how much is too much?

Nostalgia: how much is too much?

Sam Graziano, Web Staffer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Current Columns

Five years ago, my musical taste was very different from what it is today. At the time, I knew nothing about jazz, I hadn’t found my appreciation for composers like Bernstein, and I hadn’t discovered the rush of listening to harder acts like My Ticket Home or Architects. Half a decade ago, my musical...

Review: Jerry Paper – “Like A Baby”

Review: Jerry Paper – “Like A Baby”

Drew Dawson, Music Staffer

October 11, 2018


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Listening to Jerry Paper is like listening to the elevator music of the future (in a good way). Every track on Like A Baby will have you blinking slower and feeling foggy. There is something special about being able to make music that is some parts spacey, some parts funhouse, and just a touch of Mii ...

Review: Hippo Campus – “Bambi”

Review: Hippo Campus – “Bambi”

Michael Quinn, Music Staffer

October 11, 2018


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I prefer the sound of Bambi over Landmark if we’re comparing. They maintain their former sounds on a few cuts on the album like "Golden" or "Honestly," but it has a few songs that are on another level compared to their former works, like their first track "Mistakes," which has a very echoey, spacey...

In Our Feelings: Escapism Through Music

In Our Feelings: Escapism Through Music

Morgan Bluma, Web Staffer

October 11, 2018


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Recently, I asked on social media for anyone to send me songs that they felt enabled powerful emotion. I did not specify what kind of emotion because songs can incite all types of emotion, not just sad or happy. Ideally, all music and songs should evoke intense emotion so I wanted to see what people ...

10 Years of Spotify

10 Years of Spotify

Melissa Weinstein, Web Staffer

October 10, 2018


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What were you doing on Oct. 7, 2008? I was probably sitting at the kitchen table after a long day at school, doing my math homework while listening to Pandora Radio. With the Jonas Brothers and Hilary Duff at the tip of my fingers, I felt like the coolest fifth grader on the block. Little did I kn...

Review: Fucked Up – “Dose Your Dreams”

Review: Fucked Up – “Dose Your Dreams”

Shannon Durazo, Music Staffer

October 10, 2018


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Fucked Up- Dose Your Dreams (Merge) [punk rock/experimental] The new Fucked Up album is a wild ride from start to finish. What seems like a record that should be hardcore through and through, the listener is instead presented with a project teeming with just as many punk-ethic contradictions. In a genre ...

Joy Division is in Everything

Joy Division is in Everything

Milo Paul, Web Staffer

October 10, 2018


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I really like Joy Division. Like, really, really like Joy Division. You’d think a short-lived band from Manchester fronted by the wiriest David Bowie fan of the decade would have caused the briefest of murmurs at best—but no, it’s the exact opposite of what anyone, even Joy Division themselves...

Review: Holy Fawn – “Death Spells”

Review: Holy Fawn – “Death Spells”

August Greenberg, Music Staffer

October 9, 2018


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Holy Fawn - Death Spells (Whelmed) [blackgaze/shoegaze] The easiest way to describe Holy Fawn would be to make the observation that they combine dreamy shoegaze with dark post-rock/metal. Yet if someone were to tell that to me before I heard the music, I would have no idea how that sounds. Assuming this i...

Kacey Musgraves Makes Me Giddy Up And I’m Not Complaining About It

Kacey Musgraves Makes Me Giddy Up And I’m Not Complaining About It

Elyssa Dalaker, Web Staffer

October 9, 2018


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I’ll be the first to admit it: I hate country music. For some people, it’s a lifestyle, and props to them for enjoying it. Personally, there’s only so many lyrics about pickup trucks and drinking beer at sunset that I can listen to before my ears are ready to implode. I’ve always considered my...

Over/Under 4: Reginald Kenneth Dwight v. Jeffery Lamar Williams

Over/Under 4: Reginald Kenneth Dwight v. Jeffery Lamar Williams

Daniel Sohn, Web Staffer

October 8, 2018


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(In which we take a look at the underrated “High” and the overrated (but still good!) “Rocket Man”) Young Thug is a modern miracle. Few hip-hop artists today have achieved such broad success; he has topped the charts and garnered critical acclaim all while boldly defying hip hop norms with his entirely singular artistry. His fans range from...

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