The Orion

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and...

The cover artwork of Elton Johns seventh album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Image from MCA.

On This Day: ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ is the Elton John we know and love

Natalie Hanson // October 6, 2018

Editor's Note: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was released on Oct. 5, 1973, not Oct. 6. On Tuesday, Sir Elton John will begin his worldwide tour, "Farewell Yellow Brick Road." It seems only fitting, then,...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Stop listening to bad music

Sean Daly and Dongyoung Won // March 23, 2016

You walk into a party and hear "Ass so big I told her look back at it, look back at it, look back at it, then I put a fat rabbit on the Craftmatic, I am so high ... attic, I am so high like an addict."...

Best tunes for torture

Zachary Phillips // May 1, 2014

I once told my friend that I'd rather be water-boarded than listen to Katy Perry's "Roar" one more time. Although I was being hyperbolic, it turns out that these two forms of torture really aren't that...

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