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Hell Is Round The Corner: An Autopsy of Trip-Hop

Let's discuss the record–scratching, tear–jerking, soul–sucking vibes of the '90's greatest export.

by KYLE WHITING

No, Taylor Swift Didn’t Write the Leftist Anthem.

Unpacking "The Last Great American Dynasty's" rise to become a bastion of hope for progressive Democrats.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

All the Stars Are Closer: Reflecting on Chadwick Boseman & the 'Black Panther' Soundtrack

Chadwick Boseman's tragic death has affected millions. Here, we examine his legacy through the Wakandan King's soundtrack. 

by GABRIELLA RABITO

Katy Perry Explores a More Mature Sound in 'Smile'

Perry discusses the themes of clownery, resilience, and joy that are relevant to us today. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Dancing to Club Music in the Time of COVID-19

Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga are back to give us some danceable, club-ready bangers. Too bad the clubs are closed.

by PEYTON TOUPS

Billie Eilish’s “my future” Was a Surprise in More Ways Than One

Eilish’s unexpected single is uncharacteristically hopeful—and that’s just what we need right now.

by EVA INGBER

Taylor Swift's 'folklore' is yet another masterpiece in her discography

The pop star trades bombastic synths for eclectic folk-pop on her breathtaking 8th studio album.

by PEYTON TOUPS

Mike Polizze's 'Long Lost Solace Find' is utterly unremarkable

Polizze's laid-back musical tone undermines the lyrics' potential for raw confessionalism.

by KYLE WHITING

Wharton alum Evan Thomas reconciles faith and identity on his debut album, ‘Foundations’

Though Evan Thomas just graduated Penn, he's already in the midst of a new phase of his life: making music

by CHARDONNAY NEEDLER

One Direction Is Still Making History

After 10 years, the band's fan base continues to prove their unwavering support. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Is TikTok creating a musical meritocracy?

Gen Z breaks down traditional barriers as TikTok helps boost musical fame

by DENALI SAGNER

The LP Show: The Future of Live Music?

Liam Payne shows how performers can adapt to the reality of social distancing in creating more interactive experiences for their fans.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

The Chicks share righteous, passionate anger on 'Gaslighter'

The country trio formerly known as The Dixie Chicks are assisted by Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent on their latest record.

by PEYTON TOUPS

100 gecs Returns with heavy-hitting remixes on '1000 gecs and The Tree of Clues'

The electronic duo's long-awaited remix album is the exact opposite of "lofi beats to study/relax to."

by FELIX CUI

Arca celebrates her identities on mutant pop record 'KiCk i'

On her fifth album, the Venezuelan producer desconstructs the pop diva.

by PEYTON TOUPS

Phoebe Bridgers Weighs Life, Love, and Loss on "Punisher"

The indie artist blends introspection, storytelling, and eeriness on her sophomore album.

by DENALI SAGNER

The Controversial Legacy of "Urban" Music

Despite its ubiquity, the 'urban' label has a problematic past and concerning present

by PEYTON TOUPS

Flying Lotus' 'You're Dead!': Black Death in Protest Music

FlyLo's 2014 album explores themes worth reexamination from a present perspective 

by PEYTON TOUPS

Naeem Balances Club-Ready Bangers and Sensitive Love Songs On 'Startisha'

Naeem (formerly: Spank Rock) transforms into his new persona on this sonically dense, experimental new album

by KYLE WHITING

The Dawn of a New Era: How TikTok is Changing the Music Industry

The way the increasingly popular social media app is allowing the masses to communicate with the music industry

by EVA INGBER

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