Music

Revisiting 2017's XXL Freshman Class

Are the artists talented enough for superstardom? 

by PAUL LITWIN

A Distorted View of Lo–Fi Hip–Hop

You may not think you know it, but you've definitely heard it before.

by HOLDEN CAPLAN

Art Meets Science: Why Study Music Works

Find your beat this midterm season.

by SOPHIE XI

An Album for Every Year of My Teens

A progression through tastes and personal development.

by CHRIS TROOP

Shifting the Gaze: A World Where Women Are Not Objects

The Kelly Writers House–sponsored event explored the challenges faced by women in the music industry.

by SHERRY TSENG

Meme Rap: It’s Becoming More Ridiculous in the Best Possible Way

As internet memes become more and more absurd, so does meme rap.

by NATALIA JOSEPH

The Grammys are Simply Doing It Wrong

Once again, hip hop was snubbed at the major awards show.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

WQHS: Meet Penn's Radio Warriors

College radio demystified.

by MICHELLE PEREIRA

Williams Cafe Really Jams

Wilcaf may be the best place on campus to discover new music.

by NOAH KEST

Classic Music, Contemporary Composers

Meeting Penn's graduate student composers

by CATHERINE DE LUNA

Mumble Rap Needs to Go

The subgenre is ruining the hip–hop industry.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

How Kygo’s Stagnation Reflects a Troubling Trend in Popular EDM

Creativity among many popular EDM artists seems to be on the decline.

by PAUL LITWIN

A Definitive Ranking of the Top Halftime Shows

From Queen B to PMC.

by ISABELLA FERTEL

Migos' 'Culture II' is Just a Collection of Noises

Do NOT listen to all two hours.

by NOAH KEST

Go Birds: Seven Songs for the Underdogs

Celebrate the Eagles' underdog success story with these scrappy tunes.

by MICHELLE PEREIRA

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