Kyla Walker PO ’21 explores the popularity and theory behind backmasking, the act of embedding secret codes in vinyls.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’21 pens an ode to the Chicago alternative rock band Wilco and their new release, “Ode to Joy.” “Filled with their signature stripped down songs, soft vocals and haunting lyrics, Wilco continues to create meaningful music that’s sure to stand the test of time,” she writes.
Kyla Walker PO ’22 contrasts the introspective, intimate quality of bedroom pop to the collaborative spirit of garage band music.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’22 explores the fluidity of TNIGHT’s sound in their latest releases and what it means for EDM.
Music columnist Kyla Walker PO ’22 investigates if rock and roll has gotten lost in the waves of the new music of the twenty-first century.
In this week’s music column, Ella Boyd SC ’22 reviews Jenny Hval’s album “The Practice of Love,” praising it for its soulful lyrics and multi-faceted portrayal of love. “Hval reminds us that love does not always need to be an extravagant, ring-on-the-finger, mind-blowing, orgasmic, romantic experience. Love can be mundane, and still be beautiful and just as worthwhile.”
In this week’s music column, Kyla Walker PO ’22 discusses the relevance of formal education in music composition. She writes, “The absence of music theory should not invalidate [modern] artists’ work.”
JPEGMAFIA’s boundary-pushing music channels humor and poeticism, earning him the label of “genre-defying noisemaker.”
The bassline recaps the musicality and origins of Abbey Road, The Beatles’ last group album, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
“Still Summer In The Projects” may be 03 Greedo’s last release for a while as he is currently in jail for drug and gun possession.