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Editor’s picks: Our opinion editor’s songs to reflect on

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Rachael Bayuk

March 17, 2019

Everyone needs free time to think out their life. Chill to these tunes over spring break. 100 Bad Days - AJR. This song makes jokes out of your misfortune, but you’re actually laughing along. Listen to this song if you need a positive outlook to get through the day. Talk - Khalid. Let’s ...

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Editor Brian Luong: 10 songs that get me through the day

Brian Luong

February 22, 2019

When making this playlist, I didn’t have a theme or mood that I was trying to get across. These are songs I just have a lot of random memories attached to - some good, some bad. I hope you all enjoy these songs as much as I have.  The playlist can also be found on Apple Music and Spotify.       Back In The Day - Ahmad   The way in which Ahmad captures his past with such clarity makes you...

Sad Boy / Girl Playlist

Sean Martens and Nicole Henson

October 3, 2017

Aphasia - Pinegrove - CardinalIvy - Frank Ocean - BlondeYou Took Your Time - Mount Kimbie (feat King Krule) - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth715 CR∑∑KS - Bon Iver - 22, A Million(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano - Sampha - ProcessSugar for the Pill - Slowdive - SlowdiveCool with You - Her's - Songs of Her'sThe Amulet - Circa Surv...

6lack album review

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Rachel Reyes

January 30, 2017

FREE 6LACK - 6lackRate: 3/5If you are a fan of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd or Bryson Tiller, then 6lack’s music will have no trouble fitting into your Spotify playlists. While artists were releasing new albums left to right, an unknown artist released a hit debut album that is slowly making its way ...

Big Sam’s Funky Nation brings Noladelic Funk to national relevance

Sam “Big Sam” Williams courtesy of Matt Kelly and Michael J. Media.

Rylee Pedotti

October 17, 2016

New Orleans boasts an impressive roster of homegrown talent, including Jazz legends like Louis Armstrong, the Marsalis Brothers as well as current mainstream acts like Harry Connick Jr. and Frank Ocean. Adding to the list, Sam "Big Sam" Williams, founder and band leader of Big Sam's Funky Nation,...

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’- Nostalgic, yet futuristic

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Carly Plemons

August 28, 2016

After four years of anticipation and lost hopes, Frank Ocean's newest masterpiece, "Blonde," dove into the hearts of its listeners; or at least of those who could listen to it due to its exclusivity on Apple Music. Ocean's newest and most awaited release has a mix of nostalgic, yet futuristic sound. Th...

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