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Quick Take: New albums by BROCKHAMPTON and Lana Del Rey showcase duality of music styles

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // April 21, 2021

There are two contrasting varieties of sound in music, and many far in between. Like yin and yang, the healing power of loud and quiet music represents...

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Quick Take: What makes Silk Sonic’s “Leave the door open” so nostalgic?

Quick Take: What makes Silk Sonic’s “Leave the door open” so nostalgic?

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 17, 2021

What happens when you combine two of the best R&B singers, live performers, and soulful beings that music has ever seen? Let’s dive in.  Begun...

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Graphic by Em Burgess.

Quick Take: March kicks off with releases from big-name artists

by Jacob Sullivan, Contributor // March 13, 2021

Since the start of 2021, music releases have seemed to be a minor discussion. The year for music has definitely started off slow, partly due to the heightened...

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Lana Del Rey, Drake and Weezer are a few artists who could be releasing albums in 2021.

Quick Take: Here’s some albums to expect in the new year

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // February 9, 2021

One of the countless lessons to be learned from COVD-19 is that the future can’t be perfectly predicted, and it’s clear this same ideal applies to...

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Quick Take: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Driver’s License’ showcases TikTok’s explosive influence in music industry

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // January 27, 2021

Amassing a loyal fanbase is one of the biggest hurdles standing between musicians and achieving commercial success, but at least it's getting easier. Contemporary...

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Quick Take: Music to Ease Your Mind During Exams

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // November 12, 2020

Midterm season is upon us, and though many students have already braved through the storm of exams, essays and Zoom lectures, there’s a lot of work left...

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Lianne La Havas released her own self-titled album, which explores romance and relationships.

Quick Take: The best albums of July 2020

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // August 19, 2020
From surprise mainstream projects (Taylor Swift’s “Folklore”) to under-the-radar successes (Flo Milli’s “Ho, Why is You Here”) to emotional swan songs (Logic’s “No Pressure”), this past month has delivered an abundance of great albums to indulge in. 
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