Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
The award show’s cryptic methodology has led to widespread criticism in recent years.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
It’s no ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ that’s for sure.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
Hilarious, female-run and sex positive, Ellie Schnitt’s pod baby has it all.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
The real is back, the ville is back.
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
The New York City roommates spill raunchy and relatable advice every Wednesday.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Too busy to keep up with current events? Think again.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
Aside from a few scattered positives, the 13-track project feels like a throwaway.
Grace Larson, Ripon College
Who knew a singing, rapping, twerking flautist would be the key to inspiring body positivity?
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
Her upcoming album is taking a dark, macabre turn.
It’s a modern album from a modern man.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
The author won’t mind, and neither will your REM cycle.
Colin Boyd, Ithaca College
Turn on, tune in, stay in school.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
The Austin-born, LA-based duo chats new cities, career analogies and potion recipes.
Sabrina Bogdan, Messiah College
Lovato’s milestone underscores the importance of perseverance, not perfection.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The 23-year-old mother of two has spun every opportunity into a break, and now she’s on the verge of mainstream success.
Social media, love, vulnerability: the new release explores all the complexities of modern teendom.
Shannon Robinson, University of Colorado Denver
Just block them and they’re gone … kind of.
Two actors, one spectacular opera.
The hip-hop community is nonplussed, to say the least, with Grande’s latest sampling choices.
The group’s new album, ‘Father of the Bride,’ is set to release later this year.
It’s time to get excited about everyday objects.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Did someone say six-peat?
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
Sasha Sloan, Allie McDonald, Willow Smith and Billie Marten will all be household names soon.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
These / right here / are his / receipts.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Yes, much of our lives are driven by FOMO, but isn’t that better than materialism?
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
So much for Mr. Brightside.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Her Cinderella-esque story is the stuff of fairy tales, but her music is even better.
How a soulful Austin pop band makes transcendence feel like dancing.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ alumni are primed for the spotlight.
Kelly’s past seems to have finally caught up to him.
The timing isn’t the only thing off.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
The podcast explores celebrities’ teenage years and proves that adolescence was awkward for everyone.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
The rapidly popularizing genre is plagued by the same sexism that permeates American music.
On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.
The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
What a time to be a hip-hop fan.
The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.
And it sounds marvelous.
It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
You’ll find that the lovely singer only gets sweet[en]er.
Lily Harrington, University of Georgia
Gun violence, racism, mass consumption and more have the country headed toward catastrophe, according to Rocky.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
Though the album is overflowing with sadness, its encouragement is just as evident.
Kaitlyn Quinn, Seton Hall University
Her music is amazing, but it’s her life story that will leave your jaw hanging.
Moiz Rizvi, University of Texas at Austin
‘Why ain’t nobody tell me I was bleedin?’ he asks on ‘Shattered Dreams.’
Honestly, why hasn’t someone made this yet?
‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ does what few much-ballyhooed albums do: it lives up to the hype.
Overshadowed and under-played, each of these projects deserves way more attention than they received.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
She’s gone from locals to Lollapalooza in less than a year.
For a ‘love yourself as you are’ video, why wear makeup and shoot in monochrome?
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
Head-bobbing background noise has never been so in.
Charlie Brown and his friends have nothing on Nate Dogg.
From pop purgatory to sold-out stadiums, the English superstar has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed.
‘A Love Letter to You 3’ flounders in the shadow of its predecessors.
The musical will bring a lot more to the island than dance numbers.
You love watching, so why not listen?
Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen, both 22, break down relationships, finances, Netflix and much more.
YouTube Music might be the dark horse of streaming services, but it’s only getting better.
Every time Earl drops new music the world becomes a better place.
The series chronicles the downfall of professional athlete Aaron Hernandez, but raises questions about much more than football.
Because nowadays, who needs more bulls***?
‘The Great Depression’ cycles through the stages of grief, exploring the spectrum of mental health on the way.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
Grande’s savvy branding has elevated her from musician to pop culture icon.
Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
The superstar has transformed from a sweet, talented actress into a goddess.
Move over, Taylor Swift.
The trio of veterans are pushing sonic boundaries on the multifaceted collab.
After four years of waiting, fans now have four new songs.
Don’t call me maybe.
Emphasis on the ‘good’ part.
If the teasers are any indication, making sense is not their top priority.
To spread awareness about species extinction, the group once released a vinyl designed to break after a number of plays.
Mayer is teasing fans on Instagram as he prepares to drop a new project.
Never, ever slopped up.
The rapper’s untimely death has only given his music a renewed sense of poignancy.
Tucker’s gender confirmation has shifted the duo’s sound, giving the twosome entirely new vocal options.
Thanks for listening.
Some of the most popular video makers are switching platforms.
Hasn’t everyone had enough of this s—?
Camila Cabello has already made it to superstardom. Now, it’s Normani’s turn.
Happy Halloween, stay sexy and don’t get murdered.
Confessions of a former concert addict.
Is she pop sensation or fierce advocate? Both.
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
To the disgust of fans, the singer’s father is pushing the tour ahead.
You wouldn’t gamble with brujería at this time of the year, would you?
Please stop listening to ‘Astroworld.’
In celebration of her album releasing on Nov. 2, we look back on Streisand’s life and stellar performance career.
Now you can learn the things you need to know that you didn’t know you needed to know.
The sharp EP proved that the overcooked ‘Slime Language’ was just a misstep.
Thomas Turner, University of Rhode Island
Host Ethan Klein may be a bit rough around the edges, but you’re not going to find the same pop culture scoops anywhere else.
The new album simultaneously sticks to the band’s roots and grows out of them.
The brothers, and their extended family, have created an empire built on good-natured humor.
Her queer identity has no affect on her ability to have children, to the surprise, apparently, of many.
Look what you made me do. (Spoiler: it’s voting.)
The Chicago-based musician is everything good about timeless hip hop.
Before you buy a 99-cent song on iTunes, make sure you know who’s pocketing the money.
Headbanging doesn’t have to be only for guys.
The genre-repellant musician gets frank about his mental health and love life over deeply rolling bass riffs.
Sivan’s small but impactful goal is a perfect example of smart activism.
The first weekend of Austin City Limits was nearly flawless across the board, from music to logistics to a Longhorns win.
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