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I am not the first to say that the later years of middle school and early high school were hell. Nor will I be the last. That must be one of the few universal truths of childhood.

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Youth is everywhere in music. Everyone wants it, remembers it, aches to return to it. In music, youth is the time when life is the fullest and the most exciting — late nights, hijinks, drugs, sex, crying and dancing. The days are short; the nights long; the years even longer.

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Sometimes an album’s lyrical content alludes to themes that explicitly or tangentially reflect the experiences and mentalities of younger people. Sometimes an album features a sound that evokes a youthful energy, like through springy chords or energetically chaotic melodies.

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In 2011, a 12 year-old girl sat in her desk chair facing away from a computer in a dimly lit California bedroom. A film crew recorded as she worked on math homework.

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If there’s one thing we can be sure of in a year of uncertainty, it’s good television. The day-to-day chaos that overwhelmed our lives made 2019 feel slow and exhausting, yet it somehow managed to fly right by.

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The Daily’s music writers offered their top 25 albums of 2019 this week, highlighting their favorite projects they’ve reviewed this year.

The list featured Harry Styles’ "Fine Line", Billie Eilish's "When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" and more, with Tyler the Creator’s "Igor" topping the list as 2019’s best album.

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10. Clairo, “Bags”

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Everyone had distinct experiences in 2019, and The Michigan Daily Book Review has put together the best works it experienced throughout the year.

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Here are The Daily’s picks for the best video games of 2019.