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Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Jack Berens, Co-editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Music, Song of The Week

Written for Bernie Taupin's girlfriend at the time (who would become his first wife) Maxine Feibelmann, Elton John produced the music for close friend and songwriter Bernie Taupin's masterpiece.  This is perhaps my favorite song of all-time, and at the very least, it's one of my top three.  The cadence...

Try Not to Breathe – R.E.M.

Jack Berens, Co-editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Music, Song of The Week

With an upbeat beat, this R.E.M. classic centers around the last words of a dying person.  While not on R.E.M.'s greatest hits albums, I think this song deserves to be.  You have to listen to it a few times to fully digest its message.  Give it a listen.

Foreigner’s God- Hozier

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Foreigner's God was one of the last songs to be added to the eponymous album, Hozier, which was released in 2014. This unique piece, full of passion and angst, is "about feeling alien in a culture, feeling distant from your own cultural values [and] not being able to express that," in the words of H...

The Payback – James Brown

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 28, 2017


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He's the Godfather of Soul for a reason.  If you haven't listened to this 1973 classic, you're plainly missing out.

D’yer Maker – Led Zeppelin

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 28, 2017


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You'll be hard-pressed to go into any high school in America and not see a student sporting a Led Zeppelin tee shirt.  They're the epitome of rockstars, and everyone knows that, but they have some real reggae in them too.  "D'yer Maker" shows the range of the four rockers, and it actually has a funny...

The Boxer – Mumford & Sons

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Music, Song of The Week

"The Boxer" is one of the best songs ever.  Yes, nothing can really top the Simon & Garfunkel version.  I will say that love 'em or hate 'em, I think it's safe to say that Marcus Mumford's group really does the original justice.  The folksy style Mumford & Sons shines here, but it doesn't...

Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man.

Jessica Lim, Chief of Layout, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Released in March 2017, this song comes off the American rock band's eighth studio album, Woodstock. Its psychedelic pop/indie vibe is due in part to its interpolations of the track, "Please, Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes, featuring old-style layered harmonies and fuzz guitar, distorting the soun...

Liability – Lorde

Alex Garner, Layout Team, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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When I first listened to Lorde's newest album, "Melodrama," I first glazed over this song.  After listening to it and having time to digest its meaning, it started to make sense. The huskiness of Lorde's voice and the rawness of her lyrics speak to hopelessness and frustrations all teens seem to face....

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