Music

In Review: “Tourist Season” by Miel

With this beautiful, dream-like ode to a relationship, you’ll feel like you’ve gone through about seven break-ups already.
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“No Pressure”: Logic’s Victory Lap and Tribute to His Influences

As a whole, “No Pressure” serves as a return to form to celebrate and round out Logic’s career.
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In Review: “Folklore” by Taylor Swift

The release of the 16-track “Folklore” made its way into the world less than 24 hours after it was announced, unpredictably so in the parallel presence of overwhelming societal uncertainty. 
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“Legends Never Die”: Juice WRLD’s Message of Perseverance

“Legends Never Die,” the first in what appears to be a series of posthumous Juice albums, aims to memorialize the impact of Juice’s emotional work.
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In Review: “Women in Music Pt. III” by HAIM

The Haim sisters had to travel through darkness to create this record, but on the other side was a tunnel of light you can hear through the quality production.
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Welcome to “Chromatica”: Lady Gaga Returns to Her Pop Homeland

This dance-central album might just provide enough refuge with a bedroom dance party to make us forget we can’t listen to this music at a real party.
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Carly Rae Jepsen Releases New Refined “Dedicated Side B” Quarantine Album

Even though there are overlapping themes in other Jepsen songs and the material isn’t exactly new, there are still some gems in this album that represent the best of her discography.
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Keeping Afloat With SadGirl

As part of the Associated Students (A.S.) Program Board’s “Live on the Rise” series, the Los Angeles band SadGirl performed and answered questions on a Zoom livestream this past Wednesday night.
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Steve Aoki Brings the (Virtual) Rave to You

Isla Vista’s favorite DJ, Steve Aoki, brought the rave to everyone’s living rooms this past Sunday night for a one-and-a-half-hour-long live set streamed straight from his Las Vegas mansion. 
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Artsweek’s Official Pandemic Party Playlist

Here’s a quarantine playlist to enjoy while partying at home with your roommates.
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Tracks of the Month: April 2020

Here's a list of Artsweek's favorite new tracks from April 2020!
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TikTok: A Cultural Reset of Popularizing Indie Music

Regardless of how you feel about TikTok, there’s no denying that it has had a significant role in reshaping the music industry.
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DaBaby Takes the Heat on “BLAME IT ON BABY”

“BLAME IT ON BABY” sees DaBaby try to emulate the success he found with his first two projects by leaning on his signature aggressive vocals and sardonic flow.
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Rina Sawayama’s Debut Album is a Career-Defining Project

Rina Sawayama’s debut album, “SAWAYAMA,” is finally here, and lives up to the years of hype fans have accumulated towards this project.
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Thundercat Said It Best, “It Is What It Is”

Just enough musical content for a simple drive around town or a walk with a dog, Thundercat managed to condense his entire album into a 37-minute masterpiece.
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