Music

Artsweek on Spotify: Study Tunes To Get Through Midterm Season

I found that I can be productive with my studying while listening to music with words, so I present to you a little collection of songs I enjoy listening to while studying. 
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Dream Through the End of the World With Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Banisters”

The record is so calming and beautiful that if you were to fall asleep to it, you would dream beautiful dreams.
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Artsweek on Spotify: October Tracks of the Month

As we say goodbye to October, the Artsweek staff selected some of the best new releases to drop in the past month!
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Artsweek On Spotify: Spooky Halloween Bangers Throughout the Years

From orchestral compositions to heavy metal classics to hip-hop collaborations, the exploration of horror through music is ubiquitous in every genre of music.
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In Review: Want Self Esteem? Listen to Her New Album, “Prioritise Pleasure”

Taylor’s taken on the task of combining bold, brash pop music with piercing and honest lyrics, and on “Prioritise Pleasure,” it all comes together.
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Wilco and Faye Webster Hit the Stage at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Following a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff Tweedy and his bandmates hit the road again to finish out the West Coast leg of the “Ode to Joy” tour.
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Artsweek on Spotify: Tracks To Add to Your Playlist This Autumn Season

Here's Artsweek's selection of tracks for the autumn season!
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Coco & Clair Clair Take the Stage for UCSB’s First In-Person Concert

Rising Atlanta pop-rap duo Coco & Clair Clair electrified Storke Plaza for the first in-person concert at UC Santa Barbara since before the pandemic.
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In Review: Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine Revisit Past Stories To Forge Their Own on “A Beginner’s Mind”

On “A Beginner’s Mind,” Stevens and De Augustine go back to their artistic and cinematographic roots to produce their own story.
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Artsweek on Spotify: Ed Staff Picks to Welcome You Back to UCSB

Here’s some of the Nexus Editorial Staff’s selection of songs that tap into memorable moments at UC Santa Barbara!
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In Review: Kacey Musgraves’ “star-crossed” Tragedy Ends in Hope

Through her processing of a universal hardship, “star-crossed” cements Musgraves as one of the smartest and emotive writers of our time.
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In Review: Lorde Trades the Spotlight for Sunlight on “Solar Power”

"Solar Power” is a largely enjoyable project due to Lorde’s fantastic songwriting abilities and Antonoff’s perfectly matched production.
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In Review: Angus & Julia Stone Move Forward While Looking Back on “Life Is Strange”

“Life Is Strange” is an instant standout in the duo's discography as they incorporate some of the best ideas of their entire careers seamlessly together.
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On This Day: “Grace” by Jeff Buckley

Buckley should have been a superstar, but listeners can still appreciate his little body of work for the creative genius it is.
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On This Day: Shades of Sentimentality in Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”

With his genre-blending on “Blonde,” Ocean once again pioneered a new style of R&B.
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