Articles tagged: Music


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“Lift Me Up” is a soothing, triumphant tribute from Rihanna

A minute left before the Oct. 28 midnight official release of Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up,” time slowed to an agonizing crawl as a million questions surged to the forefront of... Read more

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Curtis Waters’ “RIOT” and its funky fresh sound will make you want to, well, start a riot

Waters prefers to carve out a space for himself in the music industry, making music by his own definitions.

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“Out Of My System” is distinctly Louis Tomlinson and that’s why it works

Louis Tomlinson’s “Out Of My System” sounds like it belongs to an old One Direction album. Tomlinson’s latest single borrows from pop, rock, and punk sounds to collectively create one... Read more

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Protest through song: an ode to resistance in Hozier’s “Swan Upon Leda”

Content warning: this article discusses sexual assault. Reverence and rage do not often accompany each other, but to Hozier the two are notes on the same staff. Hozier is perhaps... Read more

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The definitive Arctic Monkeys guide in preparation for The Car

On Oct. 21, Arctic Monkeys are releasing The Car, their seventh studio album, making this fall the perfect time to get into the staple alternative rock band. Here’s everything you... Read more

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“Unholy” is a hot and heavy single with a lukewarm reception

After teasing the world on TikTok for weeks with snippets of their latest single “Unholy”, Sam Smith released the full version on September 22, 2022, and it has left many... Read more

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Noah Kahan’s “Northern Attitude” prepares us for earlier sunsets

Just in time for the change in the weather, Noah Kahan thaws hardened hearts with his song “Northern Attitude.” With this new single, the singer-songwriter follows up the release of... Read more

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Beyoncé, rebirthed: What Renaissance means for her legacy and more

But it’s on Renaissance where Beyoncé proves there’s no need to top herself—she instead transforms the musical geography altogether.

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Twelve Glee songs that are better than the original (and counting)

Glee, for all its many flaws, boasts one of the most extensive musical catalogs in television history. Since its debut in 2009, Glee quickly built a reputation for doing it... Read more

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10 songs to take you back 10 years, because music peaked in 2012

You read the headline. You kept reading. You’re looking for some 2012 bops. Let’s get on with the list.

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Conan Gray renounces a fractured relationship in his new single “Memories”

From the moment “Memories” begins, Gray makes it abundantly clear that he understands how best to tell a story rooted in disillusioned nostalgia.

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Pabllo Vittar and Rina Sawayama’s “Follow Me” is an exercise in excess

In her collaboration with Rina Sawayama, Vittar crafts a club banger with plenty of heart.

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The Voice predicts the 2022 Grammys

Album of the Year by Adora Adeyemi Prediction: SOUR (2021) Should Win: SOUR, Planet Her (2021), or Evermore (2020) While one would have expected music to slow down in the... Read more

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The Weekly List: The top five underground clothing brands you need to check out

Enjoy curating your totally unique and quirky, not-like-other-girls look with the indie brands below. 

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13 songs to get into K-pop for the unenlightened

Our 13 gateway songs aren’t everything the genre has to offer, but this introduction will get your feet wet and ready for more.

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Charli XCX pours a shot of liquid confidence with her new single “Baby”

“Baby” is the latest piece of evidence of her ability to continually innovate and expand her sound. 

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Weezer’s White Album (2016) is the perfect spring break soundtrack

If you’re looking for an album to accompany you on your respite from the stress of Georgetown academics this spring break, look no further than Weezer’s White Album (2016).

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Maddie Zahm cultivates community on TikTok with her latest single, “Fat Funny Friend”

TikTok’s latest viral single, however, confronts another kind of broken relationship: the one we have with our own bodies. 

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“The “Joker and the Queen” feat. Taylor Swift is, no-joke, an incredible love song

Sheeran uses card-related language to make surprisingly sweet and cringe-free puns about his relationship.

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100 gecs is glorious, excessive—and the future of music

Jargon aside, it’s clear that 1000 gecs is a delightful smorgasbord of excessive noise, and I am absolutely obsessed.