Staff Picks

  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published about 6 hours ago
    To the Beat: September 2020

    To the Beat: September 2020

    We're back and ready to get into the fall spirit with another To the Beat! September's playlist is one of the most diverse roundups we've had so far! The genres you loved this month were the usuals—rap, oldies, and rock & roll—but also included pop-punk, reggae, Russian techno, and even classical! There is quite literally something for everyone on September's playlist, so whether you're leaf-peeping, pumpkin picking, or drinking a PSL, turn up the dial and listen to this month's To the Beat at the bottom of this story.
  • M
    Published about 10 hours ago
    The hidden power of ancient music

    The hidden power of ancient music

    Many thousands of years before the first headset, before the first gramophone or even before the first violin, our ancestors began creating sacred masterpieces of music and dance often as symbolic incantations to almighty forces living beyond the world they could hear and see.
  • Sarah Loyd
    Published 4 days ago
    Top 10 Best One-Hit Wonders of the 2000's

    Top 10 Best One-Hit Wonders of the 2000's

    Oh, the 2000's. A time that gave us iPods, Myspace, and great one-hit-wonders. This is my top ten best one time singles from the decade when Facebook was introduced.
  • J.X. Leiva
    Published 6 days ago
    A Glass of Wine With a Few Legends!

    A Glass of Wine With a Few Legends!

    You Are Cordially Invited to Attend a Dinner Party!
  • Vanessa Butera
    Published 6 days ago
    Bisexual Visibility Week: The Importance of The Aces' "Under My Influence"

    Bisexual Visibility Week: The Importance of The Aces' "Under My Influence"

    Hailing from the conservative town of Provo, Utah, The Aces are an indie-pop band with catchy hooks, impressive guitar riffs, and an irresistible summer vibe. Members Cristal (vocals, guitar), Alissa (drums), Katie (lead guitar, vocals), and McKenna (bass) are self-taught musicians that have been in a band together since they were a young age. However, it was the moment that songwriter Lorde won her first Grammy at age eighteen that inspired the young women to pursue music professionally.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published about a month ago
    To the Beat: August 2020

    To the Beat: August 2020

    To the Beat is back with a brand new playlist featuring the songs you shared in your stories this August. The music preferences of our creators cover a vast range, so this month's roundup includes a bit of everything. This time around we have some oldies (but goodies), 90's throwbacks, and 00's hits, with some indie jams, K-Pop, and a bit of rap sprinkled in. No matter what you're in the mood for—from 1930's jazz to August's new releases—you'll surely find it on this month's To the Beat.
  • Iris
    Published about a month ago
    Kpop Song Review: Ice Cream by Blackpink and Selena Gomez

    Kpop Song Review: Ice Cream by Blackpink and Selena Gomez

    Our girls are back again with a new collaboration single, “Ice Cream” featuring our favorite American pop princess Selena Gomez.
  • Justin Curry
    Published about a month ago
    The Double Standards for Women in Music

    The Double Standards for Women in Music

    On August 7th of 2020 all social media outlets turned their heads to the release of rapper/songwriter Cardi B’s W.A.P music video, featuring fellow rapper/songwriter Megan Thee Stallion. The abbreviation “W.A.P” stands for “Wet Ass Pussy” ( Heard repeatedly throughout the song, along with other sexual innuendos and incantations ) which has earned it a claim of over the top vulgarity and obscenity. However, following the mass criticism and harsh critiques the true problem within, not just the music industry but society as a whole, reared its ugly face. Sexism, Misogyny, Insecurity, Dependency, Ego, and Masculinity v.s Femininity.
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 2 months ago
    I ˂3 The Eighties

    I ˂3 The Eighties

    So you’re telling me I can only listen to one decade of music when I’ve grown up on 90's and 2000s pop music, my nana’s love for Elvis and my own music taste that varies from AC/DC to Nicki Minaj?? Well damn, the answer is pretty obvious to me.