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Look at Me!: The Underlying Power in LCD Soundsystem

Look at Me!: The Underlying Power in LCD Soundsystem

VerÌ_nica Del Valle

April 3, 2018


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Few things are unequivocally true in the world of music, but at least two are heralded as unspoken rules as. One: music is a game of power. Two: power is not meant for the marginalized. The intersections of power and voice allow for non-men and LGBT+ individuals to be written out of the narratives...

Over/Under 2: The Bad Mood Kanye

Over/Under 2: The Bad Mood Kanye

Daniel Sohn

April 3, 2018


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In which we take a look at the overrated “Runaway‰” and the underrated “Pinocchio Story‰Û We sure do love confessional songs. Maybe it‰'s the idea of humanizing celebrities—just as paparazzi candids of stars pumping gas allow us to peel away at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, self-deprecation allows artists to amplify ...

Weekly Album Roundup: March 30

Weekly Album Roundup: March 30

WVAU Music Staff

March 30, 2018


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WVAU Music Staff reviews new albums each week! Here‰'s what the group has reviewed for the week of March 30. Capital Boogie Ravyn Lenae - Crush EP   Raveena - I Won't Mind/Wherever You Go Popish Rhye - Blood AAA (Guitars and such) Frankie Cosmos - Vessel (Sub Pop) [dream pop] // Dre...

Take Me Back Home Part 1 – Miami

Take Me Back Home Part 1 – Miami

Katherine Mickewich

March 30, 2018


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Upon deciding what to write this week, I became inspired by thinking all of the people i‰'ve met at AU. Though American is not the most racially diverse place, it is pretty geographically diverse. I‰'ve met people here from Missouri to Hawaii to South Korea, and most of my friends are from vastly different...

For These Lovely Bones or Whoever

For These Lovely Bones or Whoever

Rosa Pyo

March 27, 2018


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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