In the Great Music Streaming War, it’s clear that Google Play Music (GPM) is a mere blip on the map next to titans like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. You’ll never see an artist tweet out a Google Play link to their new single. This is for good reason: The software is absolute trash. The
It’s 2018 and I’m getting ready for Brooklyn Emo Night. Is it too on the nose to wear the Dashboard Confessional shirt I bought at one of their anniversary concerts? Emo music, known mostly for dramatic, angsty lyrics and accompanying Hot Topic wardrobes, has mostly retreated into music history, though bands have been making the
When I started my day last Friday, there were a few things that ran across my mind. One of them definitely being I gotta listen to that new Cardi B album. After getting my first listen in – and another to get ready for the night – it wasn’t until our Slack channel started blowing
Albany-based singer-songwriter Girl Blue is primed to take over the indie pop world.
Music is built for moments. Little pieces of your life which are launched back into your consciousness, triggered by a riff, a hook, the twang in an artist’s voice. We bookmark events, power ourselves through excruciating pain, walk batters up to the plate (happy baseball season y’all) with clips, albums and tracks. Hop Along has always seemed to work
How my favorite musicians helped me move away, on, and forward.
Two of our writers sit down and discuss Boarding House Reach, a daring new project from veteran rocker Jack White. It all started when two of our writers got in a bit of a spat on the Slack in regards to the new Jack White album Boarding House Reach. Both fans of his music, Brian
She might be unstoppable. Cardi B has been an unstoppable force lately, and for those who can’t get enough of her, she’s released “Drip,” her latest single from upcoming album, Invasion of Privacy. She’s working with Migos again, but this time, swapping places from “Motorsport,” she’s taking the dominant role, – appropriately – since it
If played back-to-back, these combos could be life-threatening. 1. “Whistle While You Twerk” – Ying Yang Twins 2. “Shake that Monkey” – Too $hort feat. Lil’ Jon 3. “Pop That” – French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake, Lil’ Wayne 4. “Back that Ass Up” – Juvenile feat. Mannie Fresh, Lil’ Wayne 5.
From NWA’s iconic “Fuck tha Police” to Macklemore’s cringe-worthy “White Privilege II,” hip-hop has been a direct successor to the soulful protest anthems of the 60s, aiming to topple prevailing power structures. Hip-hop is counterculture by design, and government institutions serve as multi-headed monsters that emcees attack in politically charged songs.