Music

Pedro the Lion

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the unlikely return of David Bazan-helmed Pedro The Lion since my youth pastor played “Diamond Ring” as the introduction to a lesson at our fall kick-off retreat my sophomore year of high school.

Earl Sweatshirt

‘Some Rap Songs’ is an attempt to reconceive not only what kind of music Earl Sweatshirt creates but who exactly Earl Sweatshirt is.

Yeezus

Kanye West, once Yeezus, to many Lord and Savior, denied us three times and many more after that.

Franco Battiato

Battiato’s unconventional voice is a perfect accompaniment to the synth-heavy, but simple instrumentation.

The 1975

I’ve compiled a few songs to get us all through what is often considered the bleakest season; whether you want to get your mind off the cold or embrace the gray that has befallen us is entirely up to you.

Leonardo DiCaprio

At times his dextrous flow feels more like a technical exhibition than a musical statement.

Travis Scott

Scott is selling out arenas across the country and, based on the coverage from the first leg of the tour, making sure he pulls out all the stops.

Matt Healy in the 'Sincerity is Scary' video

Whereas The 1975’s most recent videos veered more towards abstract visuals, “Sincerity is Scary” tells a story.

Billie Eilish

Listening to Eilish’s voice is like holding a hot cup of tea in front of the fire — it is comforting most of the time, but occasionally rises with a sharp pang of emotion, burning the listener with momentary glimpses into the singer’s darker thoughts.

Yaeji

Her music is, in summary, presenting an internal and an external state at the same time, presenting the public narrative of nihilistic luxury and accumulation while also showing private doubts, dejection, rumination, anxiety.