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.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
The new album simultaneously sticks to the band’s roots and grows out of them.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
The brothers, and their extended family, have created an empire built on good-natured humor.
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Her queer identity has no affect on her ability to have children, to the surprise, apparently, of many.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Look what you made me do. (Spoiler: it’s voting.)
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
The Chicago-based musician is everything good about timeless hip hop.
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
Before you buy a 99-cent song on iTunes, make sure you know who’s pocketing the money.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
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.
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Sivan’s small but impactful goal is a perfect example of smart activism.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
Lil Wayne’s newest release is a journey through his ridiculously vast and remarkably witty discography.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Being kicked out of his house might have been the best thing that ever happened to Frank Lopes.
The two are currently on tour promoting Hank’s first novel, ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,’ and their lovable dynamic is on full display.
Zachary Truesdale, University of Texas at San Antonio
The album nearly five years in the making, and reportedly Wayne’s last, has arrived.
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
After years of jamming together, the fun-loving Austin band is ready for their festival debut.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Ah, young love.
Christian Cannon, Rice University
For anyone struggling to decide their passion and their education, it doesn’t get easier.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
Forget ASMR: These visually artistic and musical masterpieces will help you unwind and understand music in a deeper way.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
Get ready for some chairs to turn.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
The story of a small city in Newfoundland in the wake of Sept. 11, ‘Come Away from Me’ reexamines the event from a perspective you would never believe is non-fiction.
It’s the singer’s first single in three years.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
The ‘friends first, music-makers second’ twosome are EDM pioneers worth listening to.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
Don’t even try to resist.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
From the raunchy ‘Fuh You’ to the heavy ‘I Don’t Know,’ nothing is off-limits on Paul McCartney’s latest album.
With her biting lyricism and hushed delivery, the former slam poet has quietly climbed the hip-hop ranks.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
Shady’s back … but please don’t tell a friend.
Ashlyn Leigh Willis, University of North Alabama
If, of course, his new EP ‘Nina Cried Power’ isn’t enough for you.
Tricia Crimmins, Bates College
The eight person indie pop group represents what the web has done for music.
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
It’s time to even the score.
Get your tickets now or forever hold your FOMO.
Do as a saint do, turn painful to graceful.
Abby Hall, Hollins University
Just what you need to revive that carefree energy one last time.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
The self-proclaimed ‘mudboy’ insists he ain’t no joke.
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
Following the release of the ‘No Brainer’ music video, Beliebers around the world have gone into mourning.
If it’s hard to unpack why West backs the president, it’s because it makes no sense.
The R&B singer’s striking appearance and iconoclastic lyrics have her primed for a breakthrough.
… And then shamed for wearing a short dress.
So much for not releasing any new music in 2018, Jeffery.
For the Austin musician, it’s about so much more than the fame.
On ‘Slide,’ Clanton’s idiosyncratic sound combines prog pop and internet goth in an unlikely matrimony.
Natalie Hoover, Point Loma Nazarene University
The song refers to ‘type six’ on an enneagram, which is just one of five sections on his album, ‘Atlas: Year Two.’
Drake might not be sure if Kiki still loves him, but he can be sure that Spotify listeners definitely do.
Ayanna Totten, East Stroudsburg University
Despite a few bright spots, ‘Queen’ falls short.
Bradley Howlett, Grand Valley State University
More like Animal Protective.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
Political resistance has never sounded so good.
After some experimentation, Clanton’s return to vaporwave is a psychedelic journey down the rabbit hole.
The singer-songwriter’s latest project is an up-tempo collection of emo bangers.
Joey Cunningham, University of Arizona
The cover has truly blessed the rains down in Africa.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
Her information’s just not going in.
The singer’s symbolic $1 win at her sexual assault trial is now 1 year old.
He’s a huge fan of the word ‘drip,’ for one thing.
Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
He’s assured fans he’s in the studio, but there’s only so long people can wait.
The fest’s first year overcame rainy weather to put together an intensely vivid experience for fans.
And people are angry and confused. Or maybe they’re just ‘Celoso.’
On ‘Sweetener,’ the songstress gets personal about how the Manchester bombing changed her life.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
From his relationship with Kylie Jenner to his musing on existence, Scott lays it all out on the 17-track album.
Season 1 is all about bison, and it couldn’t be more captivating.
Myah Clinton, University of Alabama at Birmingham
This one’s for the musicians who make you think something’s wrong with your headphones.
Rachel Hall, Augustana College
In a world of Weinsteins, light-hearted sex humor can be incredibly cathartic.
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
Hip hop has changed a LOT in the last five years, and these artists are largely to thank.
You know it’s gonna be good when Donald Glover is in on it too.
Carly Ristaino, Union College
The indie musician’s new single explores the superficiality of Tinder.
The popular podcast emphasizes learning rather than knowing, a refreshing change from most modern media.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
The new album is ablaze with burns for her rap cohorts, but a heaping portion of the disses are aimed at her rap goddess rival, Cardi B.
It’s not his best work, but there are still bangers to be found.
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
Like so many other memorable combinations, the hybrid genre doesn’t have to make sense to work.
The latest album from Travis Scott plays out like a boring drug trip at an amusement park.
Originality is overrated.
And, if my conspiracy theory proves true, they might all actually just be one person.
Because you know you want the Insta pics.
Tori Ihnen, Fort Hays State University
If Step No. 1 is calling attention to yourself, Russ has done that in spades. It’s his music that might not be up to snuff.
It’s been a good year for the Flower Boy.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
Just listening will get your heart racing.
My anaconda don’t want 6ix9ine.
Rumor has it the project might even feature a Stevie Wonder collab.
Maria Basileo, Central Connecticut State University
In recent weeks, the live streams have really just gotten completely out of control.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
When Chapel sang, ‘I’d rather be broke than brain-dead,’ I felt that.
With ‘Boy in Jeans,’ the former teen star makes his return to music as an out man, confident lyricist and rising star.
Don’t listen to any of these alone.
Christine Fang, University of California San Diego
In the group’s newest release, K-pop meets Latin flair meets fiery vocals.
10/10 would recommend taking a listen.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
Here’s to hoping that other mothers get that option too.
Because everyone has a good bad brain, really.
Lesbian Jesus has risen.
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
There might be more effort behind good sci-fi than any other genre.
Fewer beefs, more heartwarming friendships please.
Not one of which is ‘Donald Trump Jam’ by USA Freedom Kids.
Jaden Smith might actually be on to something.
If ‘Despacito’ taught us anything, it’s that we’ve been sleeping on Latin music.
‘Keke, do you love me’ and my dance moves?
The Fontana, California, event has become one of the country’s most hyped festivals.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
The singer, actress, sobriety spokeswoman and mental health advocate was taken to the hospital from her Hollywood home.
Jon Favreau’s new podcast is an engaging show on the boring topic of party politics.
Remington Jensen, University of Idaho
In response to worsening climate change, the psychedelic pop quartet is listening in.
Why isn’t everybody obsessed with their music?
I been gettin’ lotta fettucine!
Despite its nascence, the controversial sub-genre has become known for its despicable figureheads.
The UK duo’s newest album, ‘I’m All Ears,’ is one of 2018’s best.
Who said video games and exercise don’t mix?
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