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There is a very good reason why synth pop was so damn popular in its time. It is as catchy as hell. Simple, bouncy, happy, it will make you move to the beat and you are not able to forget the piece of music you heard. Cars ...
Seriously, You Should Listen To It

Talk About Catchy: Cars & Trucks

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There is a very good reason why synth pop was so damn popular in its time. It is as catchy as hell. Simple, bouncy, happy, it will make you move to the beat and you are not able to forget the piece of music you heard. Cars & Trucks, a synth pop (or electro pop, if [&hellip
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August 8th, 2015, One Direction (1D) took the stage in Baltimore, MD.  This was the second time I’ve happily and intentionally seen the boy band in concert and, therefore, was prepared for what was in store for me. A ...
Oh What a Night

One Direction: My Second Time to the Show

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August 8th, 2015, One Direction (1D) took the stage in Baltimore, MD.  This was the second time I’ve happily and intentionally seen the boy band in concert and, therefore, was prepared for what was in store for me. A cohort of screaming teens, tweens, scantily clad under-agers and the overwhelming sense of excitement visible in [&helli
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What makes music “good” is subjective. We may love Puccini because of how the music moves us, or enjoy “The Macarena” or “Come on Eileen” because it reminds us of being drunk or acting crazy. We may have liked ...
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Is Hit Music “Good” Music?

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What makes music “good” is subjective. We may love Puccini because of how the music moves us, or enjoy “The Macarena” or “Come on Eileen” because it reminds us of being drunk or acting crazy. We may have liked songs at points in our lives because the words told our story. Some music makes us [&hellip
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What do you think about a 90 year old passionately bass thumping to rap, or cougars who profess their love of boy bands? What is society’s take on the tween boy enthralled by gentlemen crooners or a 30 year old man who ...
In My Defense

Music is for All Ages

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What do you think about a 90 year old passionately bass thumping to rap, or cougars who profess their love of boy bands? What is society’s take on the tween boy enthralled by gentlemen crooners or a 30 year old man who loves girl pop songs? Let us review a few musicians that represent a [&hellip
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The Snap: Legendary Recording Engineer Steve Albini -- who produced records for artists such as Nirvana, Pixies, Cheap Trick, and Cloud Nothings -- thinks that streaming services have ‘solved the problem with music’ ...
Do You Agree With Steve Albini?

Have Services Like Spotify and Beats Really Solved the Problem with Music?

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The Snap: Legendary Recording Engineer Steve Albini — who produced records for artists such as Nirvana, Pixies, Cheap Trick, and Cloud Nothings — thinks that streaming services have ‘solved the problem with music’ by cutting out the corporations, and creating a worldwide platform for artists to share their music. But is it
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The Snap: Perfect Pussy -- the lo-fi punk band that receives more attention for their name than their music -- have made their upcoming album, Say Yes to Love, available to stream via NPR. Continuing with the distorted ...
If you enjoy vocals you can't understand, this album is for you!

Stream Perfect Pussy’s Distorted New Album ‘Say Yes to Love’

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The Snap: Perfect Pussy — the lo-fi punk band that receives more attention for their name than their music — have made their upcoming album, Say Yes to Love, available to stream via NPR. Continuing with the distorted and chaotic sound of their previously released singles — “Driver” and “Interference Fi
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The Snap: Dan Croll, the indie-folk singer that plays some seriously catchy music, is finally ready to release his debut album, Sweet Disarray, on March 10th. The album’s teaser does a great job of displaying some of ...
Dan Croll will make your day better. I promise.

Dan Croll Teases Forthcoming Debut Album (Finally!)

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The Snap: Dan Croll, the indie-folk singer that plays some seriously catchy music, is finally ready to release his debut album, Sweet Disarray, on March 10th. The album’s teaser does a great job of displaying some of the awkward moments that occur when you have a music studio in your apartment, but it does an [&hellip
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The Snap: Sun Kil Moon has released his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Benji. Continuing with Mark Kozelek’s distinct vocals and uncommon lyrical approach, the new LP is packed with songs about life, death, ...
Get ready to take part in the beautiful sadness that is Benji.

Sun Kil Moon’s ‘Benji’ is a Masterpiece That Took a Lifetime to Make

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The Snap: Sun Kil Moon has released his highly anticipated sixth studio album, Benji. Continuing with Mark Kozelek’s distinct vocals and uncommon lyrical approach, the new LP is packed with songs about life, death, family, friends, and everything in between. You can purchase Benji from iTunes. The Download: It’s no secret that I’ve
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The Snap: 2013 has given us some fantastic music - Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, and Lorde, to name a few - but it’s also been a big year for some major what-the-fuck-were-they-thinking duds. While we ...
Not everyone is cut out to be famous. Sorry!

CONTENDERS FOR THE WORST MUSIC OF THE YEAR – DEMDIKE STARE AND RESISTOR

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The Snap: 2013 has given us some fantastic music – Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, and Lorde, to name a few – but it’s also been a big year for some major what-the-fuck-were-they-thinking duds. While we typically cover the highlights of music here, we also unearth a lot of, umm… not so great stuff in [&
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