Avery Heeringa, Columbia College Chicago
Looking back at the melancholic anthem in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
Kelsi Karpinski, Michigan State University
This Disney star and up-and-coming musician has become an inspiration with the release of her debut album, which explores anger, jealousy and heartbreak in a variety of genres.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
Their latest record is far more than just a collection of songs: Here’s a closer look at how the band has changed the game when it comes to debuting new music.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
As he rises from obscurity to stardom, the singer’s new album combines bright, reckless sound with dark lyrics about the pressures of fame.
At just 20 years old, the singer-songwriter passionately weaves lyrics about teenage romance and heartbreak into her debut EP.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
Ryan Tedder’s band has been releasing versatile hits for nearly two decades, but they still remain under the radar.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
Throughout Perfume Genius’ latest album, Mike Hadreas embraces emotional excess and channels it into one of the best indie pop efforts of the year.
Emma T., UC Berkeley
With her new album, many listeners had hoped the artist would create music that cemented her genius. Instead, fans were left underwhelmed.
In a bold statement about the absurdity of the current music industry, this musical duo takes their sound to satirical extremes.
Jake Mauriello, SUNY New Paltz
Nothings says ’tis the season like a go-to Christmas track.
Rebecca McKinley Parsons, Wake Forest University
I don’t know who hurt him, but they better watch their back.
Maddy Ipema, Columbia College Chicago
‘WILLOW’ finds serenity in the Cosmos.
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.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
The Jonas Brothers aren’t the only brothers taking the music scene by storm.
Michele Mendez, Temple University
Similar to Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and David Bowie, Styles uses his platform to support the LGBTQ+ community.
Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
‘Pop 2’ is Charli’s most challenging release to date, pushing the genre’s boundaries and disputing commonly held truths about real pop.
From Charli to Carly and Dua to Lorde, here are 2017’s best pop hits.
Bethany Knickerbocker, Emerson College
Don’t miss out on these Grammy nominated tracks from the past year.
Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
G-Eazy and Halsey are 2017’s Bonnie and Clyde.
Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
The first student to pursue a dual degree from two prestigious institutions also has a virtual reality music video titled ‘I Like.’
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