Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
If you’ve never heard of the yellow-haired, jumpsuit-wearing musician, get ready to have her music change your entire life.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
Fans are shocked as the former One Direction singer strips his boy-band identity for a persona that suits his age.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
It’s finally become less weird to get caught listening to strangers whispering soothing noises in your ear.
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Big Easy is known for jazz, but is it what everyone’s listening to? It’s time to explore the multifaceted music scene that includes rock, rap and funk.
Eric Alexander, University of Colorado Denver
It’s the end of an era, but the music of these Dutch electronic legends will always live on.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
Just because you can consume it doesn’t mean it was made for you.
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
Here’s a look at other sitcoms that could follow the lead of the ‘Office Ladies,’ which features Pam and Angela from ‘The Office.’
Rebecca McKinley Parsons, Wake Forest University
I don’t know who hurt him, but they better watch their back.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
Rave culture is on the rise and providing new opportunities for aspiring artist. Here are some new artists to look out for in the next few years.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
It’s as easy as listening to music.
Abby Webb, Rice University
Hailing from Minnesota, these three friends drink wine and put their own spin on the true crime podcast.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Remember, studying isn’t a rave. Chill out with this playlist.
Marie Christensen, George Fox University
This family band is writing beautiful harmonies that evoke their Oregon home.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
EarthGang is the Southern dynamic duo you have been waiting for.
Brandon Suss, University of South Carolina
XXL posts an annual list of top new artists. Which year produced the ones with the most staying power?
This collaboration between Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey and Ariana Grande is a heavenly pairing.
Heartbroken? There’s a song for that.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
Charli XCX’s new album displays her trademark style, but is a bit derivative of her older work.
The new Travis Scott documentary has some fun moments, but avoids deeper insights into the rapper’s life.
Taylor Sprinkle, University of Texas at Austin
The electropop duo revisits their past with their second full-length release of the year.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
This album is the comeback of R&B no one knew we needed.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
I’ve done my waiting, 12 years of it!
‘Babushka Boi’ is the culmination of A$AP Rocky’s past, present and future.
Just when you thought he couldn’t be more successful, he drops ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding.’
Could we be seeing some musical maturity in this new album? Possibly …
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
This indelible voice is going to rediscovered by a new generation.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Are you here for ‘Norman F—ing Rockwell!’?
Christopher Duggan, Boise State University
With his second album, this developing musician shows just why Kanye and Justin Vernon have taken an interest in him.
Their new album is a revelation of the struggles the band members have been through, and their honesty is inspiring.
The most talented team in all of electronic music continues their trend of groundbreaking sounds.
cocainejesus captures a reveling, adventurous spirit in his most introspective album yet.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
The hit Broadway musical sidesteps a frank portrayal of teenage suicide in favor of a half-baked portrait of teenage mental health.
The former One Direction star’s interview with Rolling Stone gives fans key insight into his upcoming album.
As the only release before the artist’s untimely death, the album still amazes with its virtuosity, diversity and passion
From Tyler, the Creator to Taylor Swift, the summer of 2019 was filled to the brim with wonderful albums.
Sydney Hawkins, Alabama A&M University
These artists are changing the game.
Lauren Do, Davidson College
The more important question … are we ready for it?
Addic.tech breaks the music-streaming mold by providing a passionate, high-quality experience.
Deeply personal and utterly dynamic, you won’t have to ‘tryhard’ to like the album.
It’s been 50 years since the festival, but its message lives on.
Broadway-bound composers and producers should look to the Classics for musical theater inspiration.
Completing a four album cycle, the new release from the indie folk band is another intriguing chapter in the band’s creative evolution.
Hip-hop culture needs to make female representation and diversity a priority.
Taylor isn’t crying over boys anymore.
Is it really all sunshine and rainbows?
Alicia Owens, Georgia State University
Latin music is gaining popularity, but these artists still need to make their way on to your playlists.
Following K-pop can be overwhelming, so here’s a breakdown of where and how to get the best content.
Kala Horvat, University of Georgia
You should seriously be anticipating the upcoming debut solo album from the Fifth Harmony star.
Here are 10 motivational tunes that will get you through the upcoming school year.
Hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett talks about alienation on this EP.
Move over men, Tommy Genesis is here to reclaim the female body.
This oft-forgotten category should be on more people’s minds.
Let’s dive ‘head first’ into his newest release, ‘bright side of the moon.’
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
These two YouTubers are creating something new out of the familiar.
‘WILLOW’ finds serenity in the Cosmos.
Ashley Peterson, Geneva College
From their name to their message, the band’s faith comes first.
Ra Ra Riot has some good ideas and some mediocre songs.
Emma Dailey Mitchell, Columbia College Chicago
He went viral years ago and he’s still singing his heart out.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
Looking for a summer podcast to wrap your brain around during a long car ride?
“NH2” is coming, folks.
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
He will have you reminiscing about your first love in every song.
The bop brings R&B vibes and creative sounds.
The raw debut album is a narrative toward self-discovery and meaning.
One up-and-coming artist and her Friends are fusing pop and jazz into musical masterpieces, one song at a time.
With ‘Phantom Palace,’ Kevin Johnson introduces his own brand of ‘time travel pop.’
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
The hilariously foul-mouthed Australian puppet comedian has a big introspective side.
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.
Taylor’s signature cryptic messages are back.
After much anticipation, is ‘The Big Day’ everything it’s been made out to be?
Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Even though he’s gone, the New Orleans funkmaster lives on through memories and samples alike.
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.
Only Postmodern Jukebox could see Eminem in gypsy jazz.
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.
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.
Nigerian musician Burna Boy could be the next breakout artist.
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.
Rap and hip-hop is once again turning to Africa for inspiration.
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.
The latest album by the Christian rapper dives deep into themes of pain, depression and introspection.
The Flaming Lips still have it decades later.
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.
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.
They’re leaving their Disney personas far behind.
These artists are shedding light on a subject that is often left in the dark.
Ingrid Michaelson’s new album sets the ever-popular ‘Stranger Things’ to music.
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