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Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

Album review: Arcade Fire proves they are no Mumford & Sons:

James Petroskey, Contributor
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Arcade Fire could easily have gone the same route as Mumford & Sons. When artists create something that is culturally relevant, or better yet, popular, the expectations of that artist change. Consumers, fans and record labels all expect more. They want more of that special something that made them w...

Music review: Immortal Technique revolutionizes Pearl Street

Music review: Immortal Technique revolutionizes Pearl Street

Frank Dutan, Contributor
October 23
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Immortal Technique never failed to remind the crowd that hip-hop has always been about rebellion."

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All the leaves are brown: Fall playlist

All the leaves are brown: Fall playlist

October 22
Filed under Entertainment, Music

1. “California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas Although this classic song takes place on a winter’s day, the opening lyrics “All the leaves are brown/and the sky is gray,” epitomizes fall weather as leaves begin to change colors and the weather begins to cool. The songs spectacular...

A strange history of Hip-Hop

A strange history of Hip-Hop

Mallory Braun, Writer
October 21
Filed under Entertainment, Music

"Music is cyclical. It goes out of style and is then recycled and revamped to capture the attention of a new audience. Hip-hop characterizes this phenomenon impeccably."

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