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We Do Not Have to Die: The Socio-Political Potency of Hostile Mind’s “Monk”

We Do Not Have to Die: The Socio-Political Potency of Hostile Mind's

Milo Paul

April 27, 2020

I have mad respect for Aghiles Ahmim. For one thing, the dude’s my friend. For another, he’s stupidly efficient at making his art. I can’t say I have ever met someone as determined to invest such an insane amount of effort and passion into their work as this kid is, and I have met quite a few of...

MetaMusician: Album Flow and How to Kill It

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Sam Graziano

April 16, 2020

The order of songs on any given album holds some importance to varying degrees. This order is extremely important for a concept album or anything that tells a story from start to finish. In these cases, songs can be like scenes in a movie or chapters in a book; the story may seem incoherent if experienced...

Fresh Off The Boat: I Made Another “Quarantine Playlist” Check

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Yen Dang

April 15, 2020

Well, I'm very sorry for that TikTok reference, but I just can't help it (I think I really ruined my life the moment I downloaded that cursed app though our time together has been concerningly fun). Anyways, today is officially the last day of my self-quarantine period or also known as the "28 days...

Local Creators: 10APART

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Georgia Abdow

April 14, 2020

10APART is a local hip-hop duo from Montgomery County, Maryland, who has a growing fanbase in the DC metropolitan area. After releasing eight singles on Spotify, Jonny Zeleke and Mike Getachew plan to keep dropping songs and establishing their online presence. They are currently releasing one song per...

Headphoning it In: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Reimagined

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Madee Sadozai

April 13, 2020

For those of us who feel like stir-crazy wild animals right now, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a perfect escape from reality. In a symmetrical stop-motion world, Mr. Fox is trapped within his unfulfilling life and, along with his woodland family and friends, must face the consequences of breaking his animalis...

Remembering Adam Schlesinger

Remembering Adam Schlesinger

Lucy Weiler

April 2, 2020

Fountains of Wayne was the first band I ever saw live. I was still a kid, not even ten yet, but they had already been playing in my head for years. As a kid growing up in NYC, some of their songs felt prophetic. Lyrics from “No Better Place” and “Survival Car” felt like memories I was experiencing...

A Song for Each Sign

Zodiac Signs

JJ Smith

March 31, 2020

Astrology is a complex study of the relationships between the sun, moon, stars, and planets that ultimately come together to influence human’s actions. There are 12 different signs and each individual has a specific zodiac sign and horoscope depending on when their birth date falls. Each sign then...

MetaMusician: Isolated Together

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 21: The american singer based in Barcelona Tori Sparks performs on her terrace during the confinement due to the national emergency caused by Covid-19 on March 21, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to at least 186 countries, claiming nearly 12,000 lives and infecting more than 286,000 people. In Spain the number of cases approached 25,000 with over a 1300 deaths. (Photo by Xavi Torrent/Getty Images)

Sam Graziano

March 30, 2020

I've written before about the great communal experience of going to concerts. Being in the same place with others who share your love of a particular artist can be a powerful experience. On a good night, the audience can meld into one being, dancing and singing along to their favorite band. The energy...

Headphoning it In: “Uncut Gems” Reimagined

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Madee Sadozai

March 27, 2020

Reflecting on a time when movie theaters were still open, I have spent a substantial amount of my free time thinking about a film I saw earlier this year, Uncut Gems. Following their previous hit Good Time, visionary brothers Josh and Benny Safdie collaborated once more with production enterprise A24...

Serotonin for the Soul: A Playlist for Comfort

Serotonin for the Soul: A Playlist for Comfort

Marjorie Blum

March 26, 2020

The past couple of weeks have truthfully been some of the most alarming and paralyzing weeks of my life with leaving my life at college to move back home amidst the largest public health crisis of our lifetime. However, even when the world is turning upside down, music can still serve as the connective...

Quaran-tunes: Revisiting “I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside”

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Shannon Durazo

March 25, 2020

In March of 2015, Thebe Kgositsile aka Earl Sweatshirt gave the public a look inside the mind of a tortured isolationist in his darkest and most honest work yet, “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.” Now, five years later, the album is more relevant than ever in the era of social distancing...

Quarantine Szn: How are Bands and Artists dealing with COVID-19?

Quarantine Szn: How are Bands and Artists dealing with COVID-19?

Joseph Patella

March 24, 2020

With recent developments regarding COVID-19, many states have been placed on lockdown, and the federal government has started to recommend “social distancing,” which entails staying at least six feet apart from others, as well as not attending events or gatherings of more than ten people. As expected,...

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