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Music

The Best Albums of 2020 (That You Probably Missed)

If you didn't miss these—congrats! You have Street–certified Good Taste™.

by KYLE WHITING

Love in the Time of Streaming Services

Spotify Wrapped gives us the gift of reflection and individuality to conclude a year of isolation. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Street's Favorite Albums of 2020

There were a lot of great albums released in a not–so–great year. Check out our favorites.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Meet Mia Giovina: The TikToker Who Transforms Your Favorite Songs

How listening to a video of Harry Styles' isolated vocals led to Mia gaining 100,000 followers on TikTok.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

'Plastic Hearts' is not Miley Cyrus's Rock Phase

The singer–songwriter has been known to explore different influences while still staying true to her pop roots.

by ARIELLE STANGER

AC/DC's New Album 'Power Up' Tops the Charts Already

After a difficult decade for the hard rock legends, they've come through with an amazing record.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

What the #FreeBritney Movement Shows us About Female Autonomy in the Music Industry

Spears' conservatorship battle reflects a larger reality of stifled expression from women in music.

by EMILY MOON

Hadji Gaviota Wants You To Be Honest With Yourself

The Penn alum talks dismantling pre–professionalism and discovering his identity ahead of his latest album.

by KYLE WHITING

Does the Music Industry Actually Care if You Voted?

Between payola and voting initiatives, major recording companies have a mixed track record on the subject of democracy.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

What Does An Election Sound Like?

Let's explore how politicians use specific songs and sounds to shape their messages.

by NORA YOUN

CHIKA Reclaims her Power on ‘Industry Games’

Meet the “best of the new school” who shirks the conventions of the music industry.

by KAI SONG

You Create Music When You Talk: Pamela Z's Interdisciplinary Work Stretches Definitions

The multimedia musician begs the question: Can any noise be beautiful?

by NORA YOUN

Why are we so obsessed with celebrities' bodies?

Billie Eilish's body shouldn't matter. Neither should Lizzo's, Kanye's, or anyone's, really.

by TREASURE BROWN

Meet Michael Pearson, a Leader in the Penn Music Community

Pearson takes us behind the scenes of his band Slowsie and discusses the world of music at Penn.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

Meet Jonah Jurick, the Artist Also Known as Hei$t

Musician Inspiration | Hei$t introduces himself and his creative process through his “Holy Grail” playlist.

by EMILY MOON

Even Virtually, The Philadelphia Orchestra is a Must–See

Philly Orchestra provides a break from reality with a Grammy–winning pianist, the music of an ailing body, and more.

by NORA YOUN

The Immortal Life of ABBA

Exploring the magic behind ABBA's  generational staying power.

by MEG GLADIEUX

Róisín Murphy reclaims the Dance Floor on 'Róisín Machine'

The veteran alt–pop icon reintroduces herself on her first record in five years.

by PEYTON TOUPS

A Playlist for If You are Desperately Missing Philly

The history behind your favorite Philadelphia—themed tunes.

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

Newsflash: Greta Van Fleet is not Led Zeppelin 2.0

The young rockers’ new single reignites the debate over their originality.

by PHIL STEINKRAUSS

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