Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
“NH2” is coming, folks.
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
He will have you reminiscing about your first love in every song.
Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Her spoken word is just as genius as her writing.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
The bop brings R&B vibes and creative sounds.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
The raw debut album is a narrative toward self-discovery and meaning.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
One up-and-coming artist and her Friends are fusing pop and jazz into musical masterpieces, one song at a time.
Christopher Duggan, Boise State University
With ‘Phantom Palace,’ Kevin Johnson introduces his own brand of ‘time travel pop.’
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
‘The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists’ can teach plenty of lessons — some more valuable than others.
Lauren Do, Davidson College
You might not want to throw out those college degrees just yet.
A crowd at the Neurolux in Boise, Idaho took a trip into the Melancholy Box of Infinite Sadness and will never be the same.
Veronica Kuffel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
How iconic bars like the Gay 90’s have been dragging a stubborn society to a more welcoming future.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
The hilariously foul-mouthed Australian puppet comedian has a big introspective side.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
One of the U.K.’s fastest-rising producers is expanding his signature style.
Tom Pinto, Ringling College of Art and Design
Dr. Luke: doctor of music but ruiner of morals and reputations
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
Listen outside of your comfort zone.
Rebecca McKinley Parsons, Wake Forest University
Taylor’s signature cryptic messages are back.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
After much anticipation, is ‘The Big Day’ everything it’s been made out to be?
Even though he’s gone, the New Orleans funkmaster lives on through memories and samples alike.
Morgan Thomas, Baylor University
Simple efforts can make a big difference.
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
The chilling climate change warning is a stunning blend of activism and art.
Haley Cohen, Quinnipiac University
This Dream Theater album’s lyrical insight into mental illness is still relevant today.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Only Postmodern Jukebox could see Eminem in gypsy jazz.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
If you find yourself in a music rut, don’t despair.
Zailin Peña, Southern Adventist University
Dive deep into the true crime genre this summer.
Charlotte Susser, University of Chicago
Gretchen McCulloch shows readers that there’s more to internet language than you think.
Taylor Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin
The musician’s latest release reframes our issues as an opportunity for self-improvement, rather than an excuse for self-pity.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
The powerhouse musician ups the ante by doing two simultaneous tours, Enigma and Jazz & Piano.
Emma Dailey Mitchell, Columbia College Chicago
Gotta protect ‘em all.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
Nigerian musician Burna Boy could be the next breakout artist.
Why simply read horror stories when you can create and star in your own?
The Chicago MC’s debut album is a 22 track love letter to God, marriage and his wife that’s heavy on enthusiasm and light on most everything else.
And they’re all women.
Sydney Hawkins, Alabama A&M University
Rap and hip-hop is once again turning to Africa for inspiration.
Marie Christensen, George Fox University
The latest Timothy Zahn novel caps off a trilogy about the beloved ‘Star Wars’ villain.
Classical music isn’t dead, it’s just evolved into something greater.
Giddy up boys, Spacey Kacey is the new sheriff in town.
Amber Amortegui, Palm Beach Atlantic University
This crooner’s heavily soulful sound is filled with hard work and heartbreak.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
It’s not all about trucks, beers and hometown girls.
Smith’s second album is a considerably rare yet beautiful approach to rap music.
Nicole Peterson, Geneva College
The latest album by the Christian rapper dives deep into themes of pain, depression and introspection.
The Flaming Lips still have it decades later.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
The Kingdom of Ravka is leaping from page to screen.
Hold on to your capes.
Each song has something to offer listeners — whether it be positive or negative.
Take a listen to the Austrian musician’s newest track, ‘Snake Charmer,’ and three other songs that put a new twist on swing.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
It’s about time we all “see them aliens.”
Grant Morrison’s famous run on the World’s Strangest Heroes offers fans of the show even more madness.
As the eligibility period comes to a close, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish look to dominate.
The Japanese genre evokes the sounds of neon city life, and it’s starting to make a splash in the West.
Hannah Jumer, Converse College
Smart home speakers are becoming incredibly popular but have been inaccessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community — until now.
This mixtape is inherently political and emotionally charged.
Five years on, it’s time to take a look at one of jazz music’s unlikelier duos.
Dreamville finds strength and inspiration in numbers.
Is it a breakthrough for Saudi Arabia, or a compromise to stifle the movement?
They’re leaving their Disney personas far behind.
These artists are shedding light on a subject that is often left in the dark.
Abby Webb, Rice University
Ingrid Michaelson’s new album sets the ever-popular ‘Stranger Things’ to music.
Carli Moses, Union University
Does she just need to calm down?
Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson collaborate to create a surreal music video.
Here are the details about the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.
Omar Lazri is taking art to new dimensions.
Other worlds are waiting for you in the literary canon.
Hot girl summer isn’t over yet. Keep the energy going with these jams.
Nora Ephron was a master writer of rom-coms for the neurotic.
EDM producer Marshmello is making more of the same.
With their raw talent and catchy ballads, how could they be ignored?
It’s time to look behind the scenes of this multibillion-dollar industry.
Appeal to more personality types and broader audiences.
Author Al Ewing has given a new, horror-infused spin on an old monster.
The Hong Kong protests sure sound crazy, but they were much crazier in person.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
The DNA test wasn’t kidding when it said she was 100% ‘that b—h.’
This beautifully dark, lyric verse novel tells the story of Joan of Arc — a young country girl turned great leader who burned for the girls who fear the fire inside themselves.
The annual awards ceremony aims to showcase the best of black performers, and the 2019 Awards did just that, with established legends and fresh faces alike.
Eleanore Belanger, Arizona State University
You’ll never look at these stories the same.
Funk’s not dead.
The Jonas Brothers aren’t the only brothers taking the music scene by storm.
Long pushed out of the spotlight in favor of performers, songwriters are finally getting to be the center of attention.
Step aside, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
Lay back, relax and let these podcasters do all the research while you tan poolside this summer.
How the body-embracing tunes we love today came to be.
The folk-rock band explores the generational impact of addiction.
The electronic music scene is in desperate need of a feminist revolution.
We keep hearing calls for equality and inclusion. Brown tells us why we need to be louder.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib deliver some old school hip-hop nostalgia.
Kala Horvat, University of Georgia
Spoiler alert: They nailed it.
Simona Barca, American University
Help yourself to these awesome podcasts.
It has certainly paid off to keep up for this long.
Luke Hebert, Baruch College
Yeezy there Kanye … You’re getting a tad too culty.
This channel is a treasure trove of knowledge on literary fiction, fantasy, writing and much, much more.
If National Novel Writing Month proved too tough before, maybe it’s time to try this virtual writer’s retreat.
The young adult novel by C.J. Lyons is an enticing murder mystery about defining yourself outside of your family.
This album honors black pride and celebrates diversity.
Singapore is experiencing an artistic revolution.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
Broadway is getting better, but The Great White Way still has ways to go before becoming truly accessible.
What’s next for these two artists?
Crybaby’s headin’ off to high school.
Mark Ronson’s latest work is a fun sort of sad.
Meet Blood Cultures, the elusive electro-pop band that aims to play with your nostalgia.
Myrland read one of the Greek philosopher’s most popular works so that you don’t have to.
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