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Playlist: Simpin’ in the Rain

Melissa Joseph // December 9, 2019

1. Fool in the Rain - Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin’s genius riffs and lyrics in “Fool in the Rain” make it a unique and charming song that’ll make you want to dance in the rain. The...

T-Pain performs onstage during day two of Nickelodeons Second Annual SlimeFest at Huntington Bank Pavilion. Image by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Nickelodeon.

Playlist: The best songs ever

Mitchell Kret // September 2, 2019

Content warning: playlist contains explicit and sexual language.I usually go through phases where I listen to a genre or artist excessively until it gets old, then rotate to the next style. It can help...

Billie Eilishs debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? released on March 29, 2019 (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images).

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Rayanne Painter // April 5, 2019

She’s dark, moody, cynical, but somehow soft. Billie Eilish isn’t your typical 17-year-old.Looming on the horizon as one of the most anticipated albums of the past few months (or years), Eilish...

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...

The film Saturday Night Fever featured a muti-platinum soundtrack that contains many of the disco tracks on this playlist. Image from IMDB.

Playlist- Dive into disco with these 10 funky tracks

Alex Coba // December 10, 2018

I love disco! Disco always gets a bad rep for no reason, but the '70s disco era featured some of the greatest musical tracks that people still listen to today. The disco movement started out as an underground...

The cover of Bassnectars Into the Sun.

Playlist: 10 offbeat electronic tracks

Grant Schmieding // December 3, 2018

I’m not someone who can explain every niche, off-label brand of electronic music. This playlist is not intended to focus on any specific type of electronic music. It’s just a small collection...

A still from the music video by Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing Heads Will Roll. Image from Polydor Ltd.

Playlist: Beyond ‘Monster Mash,’ our favorite Halloween picks for the season

While Halloween songs have never reached the level of cultural oversaturation as the Christmas genre, there's more to listen to to get in the mood for the season than the usual tracks you'll hear at any...

The song by Queen Dont Stop Me Now is used to high effect in this fight scene in Shaun of the Dead. Image from IMDB.

Playlist: 10 Best Songs used in Action Movies

Natalie Hanson and Ulises Duenas // October 15, 2018

The right song, combined with the right scene in an action movie, can turn any moment into a classic. Whether by pure skill or a keen sense of sound with scene, there's a reason why some songs are difficult...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

If it’s a good song, it should be 6 minutes

William Rein // April 17, 2015

A really good song isn’t afraid to go the extra mile and push at least six minutes. While the three minute radio model is fine for club bangers, it’s really tragic for an objectively good song....

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