Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
He’s assured fans he’s in the studio, but there’s only so long people can wait.
Bradley Howlett, Grand Valley State University
The fest’s first year overcame rainy weather to put together an intensely vivid experience for fans.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
And people are angry and confused. Or maybe they’re just ‘Celoso.’
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
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.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
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.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
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.
Tricia Crimmins, Bates College
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.
Yoni Yardeni, Pierce College
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.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
The latest album from Travis Scott plays out like a boring drug trip at an amusement park.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
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.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
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.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Lesbian Jesus has risen.
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
There might be more effort behind good sci-fi than any other genre.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
Fewer beefs, more heartwarming friendships please.
Ashlyn Leigh Willis, University of North Alabama
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?
Joey Cunningham, University of Arizona
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.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
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.
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
Who said video games and exercise don’t mix?
The cryptic clues they gave fans, though, were far from easy to decipher.
The year is only halfway over, but these rap songs have already gone the extra mile.
His lack of internet presence feels a bit like a wasted opportunity.
Yoga in the morning and EDM all night.
The Oakland-area musician is singing and yelling and shouting ideas everyone needs to hear.
Although it took several high-profile deaths, mental health has finally becoming a national talking point.
She’s a successful artist who cares about women’s issues, okurrrr?
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Infowars might be a joke, but the audience it’s building isn’t funny at all.
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
In recent years, the former flower-toting lead singer of the the Smiths has become increasingly racist and Islamophobic.
A new radio documentary dives into the mystery surrounding one of the world’s most secretive musicians.
Ayanna Totten, East Stroudsburg University
Five albums later, Drake still manages to bring the feels.
Jenna Benchetrit, McGill University
He’s come a long way since ‘Hold Back the River.’
The project, which releases this Friday, aims to ‘strip genitalia away from the norms of music.’
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
And what a year it has been.
So far, they’ve managed to outsmart thousands of fans determined to decode the clues.
Abby Hall, Hollins University
If she can’t make it big, K-pop might be in trouble.
We should all be more like Annie.
Self-love, body positivity and female empowerment galore.
Here are four other twosomes that need to put out music together, asap.
Turn on, tune in and make music.
It takes the average college student more than a week to finish a homework assignment, let alone an entire album.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Feel old yet?
It’s one big chilled out synth-fest … where every song sounds the same.
Lead singer Brendon Urie’s struggles with substance abuse and mental health are front and center in the new album.
When he grows up, even Adonis will be disappointed with his dad’s first double album.
Cameron Andersen, New York University
Melissa Schuman and another woman’s accusations against Nick Carter prove that even pop icons are no longer untouchable.
The young, iridescent producer continues to fuse electronic music with dense hyperactivity.
When the praises go up, the blessings come down.
Prom? Breakup? Anniversary? There’s a song for that.
Four albums later, Florence Welch is finally letting audiences into her world.
Jeffrey is dead. Long live SEX.
Her songwriting is all about that basic lack of commonsense.
The four major categories will now have eight nominations instead of the usual five.
The album’s impressive streaming record might actually be its least surprising quality.
The release lives up to its name, offering listeners a side of the South Korean singer they’ve never seen before.
In the new documentary, Gaga throws off her poker face.
Though his hijinks, music and literature might be controversial, they all aim to empower the queer community.
According to the Church of Latter Day Saints, homosexuality is still explicitly sinful. Reynolds wants to fix that.
She knows she’s famous enough to release a No. 1 album with zero publicity.
The music world is on edge.
Like manna in the dessert, ‘Raindrops’ has come to sustain desperate Grande fans.
The eight-track ‘K.T.S.E.’ sees Taylor in gloss, with priceless production behind her and a voice like Noname.
Instead of asking “who,” the podcast asks “why?”
The song sounds awfully similar to ‘American Pharaoh’ by Jase Harley, though Glover’s manager has denied any connection.
Cardi said they kept the ceremony quiet to avoid an … invasion of privacy.
Waves don’t die.
His newest album, ‘Heaven and Earth,’ has glimpses of the once-in-a-generation talent that has the jazz world in awe.
Either that or you’re impressively fiscally responsible.
The Philadelphia rapper’s eccentric debut album, ‘Whack World,’ is a fresh and amusing trip into the mind of its subversive creator.
After a four-year hiatus, Minaj hopes to reclaim her title as Queen of rap.
The actress and singer recently revealed that she had broken her six years of sobriety.
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