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Goosebumps – Travis Scott

Goosebumps – Travis Scott

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor
May 10, 2017
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Once again Travis Scott hits big with a catchy love song. In collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, “Goosebumps” adds another top ten to his album along with “biebs in the trap” and “through the late night”.  Scott and Lamar rap about a girl who is so admirable, that they get goosebumps every t...

Kissing Strangers by DNCE

Kissing Strangers by DNCE

Lydia Stannard, Student Playlist Editor
May 9, 2017
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Released April 14, DNCE's newest single, Kissing Strangers featuring Nicki Minaj, stays true to DNCE’s funked out upbeat sound. Minaj’s verse in the middle is fun and spunky, which fits well with DNCE’s sound, despite not being hip hop-y at all. With an intricate and fun bass line and catchy vocals,...

Age of the Understatement – The Last Shadow Puppets

Age of the Understatement – The Last Shadow Puppets

Cates Eliasen, Student Playlist Editor
May 9, 2017
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Famed indie band, the Arctic Monkey's lead singer, Alex Turner, is also well known for his second band, The Last Shadow Puppets. In their 2008 song, "The Age of the Understatement," they present a WWII themed music video with an orchestral backing that surprised many of their followers with its new sound....

Loser – Beck

Loser – Beck

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor
May 8, 2017
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Beck’s alternative hit portrays a kid who knows he’s a “loser” and the feelings he has about it in the fast paced, upbeat song. Beck came up with the idea from one of his friends who always gave him a hard time about being a loser, he created this tune as a joke and never genuinely thought his...

Bishop Briggs by Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs by Bishop Briggs

Lydia Stannard, Student Playlist Editors
May 7, 2017
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Bishop Briggs, an upcoming alternative artist, recently released an EP on April 14. Save for a few singles, this is the longest album she has released. Her dark and electric sound is heavy and angry, all while managing to not be to angsty. Mixing electronic beats and hits with acoustic guitar, she creates...

Imitosis – Andrew Bird

Imitosis – Andrew Bird

Cates Eliasen, Student Playlist Editor
May 7, 2017
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In his 2007 album, Armchair Aprocrypha, Andrew Bird creates a well done song based on biology of all things. The song relates feelings of loneliness and heartbreak to that of mitosis, imitosis, and other cellular processes that students learn about in their biology classes. It is a fun song for anyone...

All Along the Watchtower – Dave Matthews Band

All Along the Watchtower – Dave Matthews Band

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor
May 6, 2017
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Dave Matthews uses his unique, deep and crackly vocals to rock the stages of the United States with perhaps one of the most rockin’ songs of the late 90’s. Adopting the song from Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan from the 50’s and 60’s, Dave Matthews remasters the song perfectly with an addition of s...

On the Level by Mac Demarco

On the Level by Mac Demarco

Lydia Stannard, Student Playlist Editor
May 5, 2017
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Released on April 12, Mac Demarco’s newest song, On the Level, sounds parallel to songs from Salad Days, yet still stays fresh. Of the three songs he’s released from his upcoming album, This Old Dog, this song is the most psychedelic track; where the others contain acoustic guitar, On the Level is...

Dirty Harry – the Gorillaz

Dirty Harry – the Gorillaz

Cates Eliasen, Student Playlist Editor
May 5, 2017
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After their recent releases, the Gorillaz have gained a lot of attention, however their classic songs will always be fan-favorites. Their song "Dirty Harry" tells a pacifistic tale about the darker sides of war and violence. The Gorillaz compare a man with a gun to a man who just wants to dance his problems...

Bon Appetit by Katy Perry ft. Migos

Bon Appetit by Katy Perry ft. Migos

Lauren Newman, Student Playlist Editor
May 4, 2017
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Katy Perry recently came out with a new single called Bon Appetit featuring Migos. This song is very different from her past music. Its fast tempo and sultry lyrics, makes this song a perfect song for summer. This new era of Katy Perry shows her growing up and becoming more of herself....

American Teen – Khalid

American Teen – Khalid

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor
May 4, 2017
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Khalid’s new album combines thoughtfulness and knowledge as he sings about important issues in the life of a modern day teen. Khalid, a Frank Ocean sound alike, has made himself just as significant as Ocean with an optimistic mood in an album including all the aspects of the American Teen https:/...

Feels Like Summer by Weezer

Feels Like Summer by Weezer

Lydia Stannard, Student Playlist Editor
May 3, 2017
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Weezer’s latest song, Feels like Summer, definitely does capture the essence of a crazy night, but many fans are not pleased. Used to Weezer’s electric guitar heavy, raging music, many are claiming this newest song is far to popularized and sounds mainstream. It is wildy different from previous songs...

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