By Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
To deal with the anxieties of college, find the rituals that help center you and then be intentional enough to use them.
Four-part rock group Daddy’s Beemer delivers passionate ballads with deceptively intricate arrangements and good vibes.
The rap collective, who released three albums in 2017 alone, are exploring new frontiers in hip-hop, both sonically and thematically.
‘Pop 2’ is Charli’s most challenging release to date, pushing the genre’s boundaries and disputing commonly held truths about real pop.
Miami-based synth-pop group Souvenir defies the recycled, washed-out sounds of the genre with preternatural talent and candor.
From Charli to Carly and Dua to Lorde, here are 2017’s best pop hits.
The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 2018 Grammys, and if they snub Kendrick a third time, that’s on them.
Through her latest ensemble of pop and electronic beats mixed with naturistic instrumentals, Björk shows reinvention does not have to be derivative.
TC Superstar frontman Connor McCampbell brings charming, off-beat synthpop on stage with a pure love for performance.
The usual m.o. for negative press—pass a self-imposed ban, promise things will be different and then, when the smoke blows over, return to business as usual—might not work this time.
What do you get when you take a nerdy, Harvard-educated musician and try to put him in the public eye as a rockstar? Pacific Daydream.
Have you ever wondered why some things are best expressed in song?
Graphic designer and visual artist Victoria Escobar, a student at Maryland Institute College of Art, steeps her work in anthropology, sometimes verging on the macabre.
Marshall’s third full-length release shows another young, once-in-a-generation talent for production, songwriting and artistry.
Annie Clark, indie-rocker extraordinaire, has returned with a new album, a new haircut and a new persona: dominatrix at the mental institution.
For when the going gets tough, but your tough doesn’t want to get going.
How can a band with such a spotty track record hold our attention for thirteen years?
Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kestrel Hendrickson claims Miyazaki as an influence, and channels his profound, yet approachable style.
The politics and lessons of XXXTentacion’s abusive behavior—which is by no means exclusive to him—and rash of domestic abuse among young hip-hop artists.
On her fifth studio release, Zika Rosa Danilova tries to reach great heights, but ultimately cannot fulfill her ambitions.
For a series that has been so rich and layered in its earlier seasons, ‘Game of Thrones’ has become hollow in its final stretches.
The quartet has returned with a beautiful, immersive album that’s innovative for Grizzly Bear—and that’s saying something.
Wanbli Gamache, a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, creates immersive spaces that aestheticize digital decay.
After five long years trapped by contract to an abusive music producer, Kesha returns with an album full of humility, love and integrity.
Given how critical music is to media, the real question is what took so long?
In her new album, ‘Lust for Life,’ Del Rey takes another step toward becoming the person she wants to sound like.
Sacramento City College student Parker Newman is making a name for himself in the stand-up community for his dark, sharp humor and endless stream of self-deprecation.
USC student, filmmaker and New Dehli native Aman Adlakha reflects on screening his short film, ‘The Spaceman,’ at Cannes and the crossroads of Indian cinema.
These are the albums that are (or should be) defining the decade.
Whether you’re crushing, heartbroken or head-over-heels, 2017 has provided a variety of songs for all kinds of love. Here are six of the best.
Here’s some guidance on how to give some guidance to a younger sibling applying to college.
After the success of “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” the indie-pop quartet has struggled to find their voice in the oversaturated market that they helped create.
Good things come in small classes.
The girl who shook up mainstream music with ‘Royals’ is releasing her sophomore album. Will she meet expectations? Or rebel against them?
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