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The face of music

The face of music

March 23, 2018

The 20th century was a wild time for music. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones became famous when a British music craze swept America. Chicago and The Eagles thrived with soft rock. Hip hop was created along with disco. Over the past 100 years, music has changed and changed u...

The power of music

The power of music

February 7, 2018

Music is influenced by many factors from love, jealousy, hate, politics and expressing the views of a person. Music is universal and can be used to spread messages from one person to another, spanning genres and artists alike. 1) “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland The song was released as par...

Worth the ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’

Worth the ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’

February 7, 2018

As the music video begins, the camera focuses on the eye of the boy. He begins to whistle the melody of the song. The angle changes. They do their signature moves which are difficult but performed expertly. On June 11, 2013, the official member line up for BTS was introduced to the public, and a fe...

The Grammys returns to NYC

The Grammys returns to NYC

January 30, 2018

The Grammy Awards have come a very long way from their first show in 1958. With the original record of the year “Mack the Knife,” to this year’s “24k Magic,” the evolution of music is presented in no better way. Opening music’s biggest night on its return to New York City is no simple ta...

No thanks for the memories

No thanks for the memories

January 23, 2018

Iconic. It’s the first word that pops into my head when I hear the mention of Fall Out Boy, one of the only alternative bands that sprung from the early 2000s and still manages to latch onto the mainstream platform in today’s music industry. Their new album, “Mania,” was released on Jan. 18, and ...

The science of earworms

The science of earworms

January 22, 2018

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? A song that no matter how hard you try, you can’t get it out of your head? Some people call them earworms, but the technical term is Involuntary Musical Imagery or INMI. INMI is a phenomenon that occurs spontaneously and without conscious control. Som...

Full of ‘tragic endings’

January 9, 2018

Eminem. Slim Shady. Marshall Mathers. Whatever you call him, the self-titled “Rap God” is back on his game with his newest album, “Revival.” Continuing his series of albums including “Recovery” and “Relapse,” Mathers switches up his flow and his motives in his latest release. The album...

Conspiracy or prophecy? Dethroning the King of Pop

Conspiracy or prophecy? Dethroning the King of Pop

December 20, 2017

Michael Jackson, or the "King of Pop," has been adored by thousands worldwide. His music is forever ingrained into American culture, yet the beloved singer could not avoid scandal. Jackson met 13-year-old Jordie Chandler in May of 1992, when Jordie and his mother come out to meet their favorite si...

A soothing melody

A soothing melody

December 11, 2017

It’s December. Not only does this mean Christmas is right around the corner, but it also means that end-of-semester exam time is approaching us, stomping toward us like a big scary giant that’s teasing us with the possibility of failing tests. To help keep the giant out of our heads, listening to ...

Keith Urban’s ‘Female’ is unprecedented in country music

Keith Urban’s ‘Female’ is unprecedented in country music

December 4, 2017

I was driving down the road, trying in earnest to find a decent song on the radio, until I finally gave up and settled on a residential country station. Most people recoil when I tell them I like country music, but then again, I like a lot of music. I’m pretty much your average chameleon when it comes...

Call it what you want

Call it what you want

November 29, 2017

Taylor Swift has once again gifted the world with yet another collection of original songs straight from her heart. Her 6th album, “Reputation,” is her first album that has appeared three instead of two years after her previous album. It includes 15 new, diverse pop songs ranging from more ballad-type melodies like “New Years Day,” to ...

A rise in a unique music group

A rise in a unique music group

November 1, 2017

They sing together, voices thick with emotion, composing a profoundness of sound that draws people in as the fascination of the audience is comparable to a magnetic pull. The group’s voices blend together forming soothing harmonies. Each high and low voice sings their own particular part, perfecting...

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