Thursday, June 29, 2017

Songs of the Week (10.16.16)

John Legend - "Love Me Now" “Love Me Now” is a soft-sung love ballad, courtesy of our own John Legend. After a three-year drought following the release of “Love in the Future,” John has returned...

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Song of the Week: “Could You” by Baynk Release Date: Dec. 26 Legend goes that Kiwi youngster Jock Nowell-Usticke uploaded his new single to Soundcloud shortly before losing his laptop on a week-long surf trip. Returning home, he...

Songs of the Week (10.23.16)

Eminem - "Campaign Speech" For nearly eight minutes, Eminem raps to nothing more than his own vocal rhythm with only the lightest accompanying track. He gives us his presidential revenge fantasy, a mishmash of references,...

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Song of the Week: “FML” by Kanye West Kanye West is a crusader of the id. His spiky personality is the result of having fought against marginalizing perceptions of him since the beginning, when he...

Songs of the Week (10.30.16)

Drake - "Fake Love" Drake was never the same after being punched by Diddy on a fateful 2014 day, igniting within him a sense of masculinity that had him pounding away at the gym and...

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Song of the Week: “untitled 08” by Kendrick Lamar Kendrick’s newest ambition, “untitled unmastered,” is clearly a descendant of “To Pimp a Butterfly,” both thematically and musically. Its finale track, which debuted months ago on...

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Song of the Week: “Alive” by Glass Caves “New jackets, same hairstyles.” Glass Caves returns with a strong alternative rock anthem in “Alive.” Piercing vocals reflect a Kings of Leon sound, providing strength and passion that...

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Song of the Week: “Happiness” by NEEDTOBREATHE In its more tempered qualities, NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Happiness” does admittedly feel blase compared to its stripped down efforts on 2014’s “Rivers in the Wasteland.” But perhaps it simply suggests...

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Song of the Week: “Leave a Trace” by CHVRCHES Rating: 5.0/5.0 Release Date: September 25 CHVRCHES rediscovers the addictive electronic vibe that sent them from Glasgow basements to Coachella stages in their latest release. Achieving success with...

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Song of the Week: “Lake by the Ocean” by Maxwell At a time when artists are sticking to the public's eyes by releasing six albums a year, there are a few refugees who have strayed...