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Underground Hip Hop Spotlight: “Repent” by Gracias

A Congolese and Finnish rapper influenced by Fever Ray and Burial, Gracias brings us a sound largely driven by ambient electronic instrumentals. His song “Repent”, which is featured in the above music video, takes a special focus on this influence. His video puts an added emphasis on atmosphere, as two adventurous children finding the resting Gracias in […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Throwback Thursday

Flashback Friday: Straight Outta Compton Retro Review

I wrote a review for UW-Madison’s student-run magazine EMMIE over a year ago, and I unfortunately had to cut most of it down to fit in with the other retro reviews within the feature. Fortunately for me, I kept the original cut of the review, and I’m finally taking the opportunity to share it with you now. Enjoy […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Flashback Friday: “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives

Burl Ives will forever in my mind be embodied by the magical snowman from the stop-motion film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Classic film from my childhood. Yukon Cornelius is the man, and “I wanna be a dentist” is one of the few Christmas-originated phrases allowed to be used year-round. Hope you enjoy this version of […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: The Best from The Polar Express

Is it really a “Wild Card” at this point? To me, December is the only month that has its own genre of music, and it would be unfortunate if you didn’t take the chance to revel in the sounds of the holiday season. While I’ve already posted some of my go-to music for the month […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Flashback Friday: “Man in the Box” by Alice in Chains

Welllll, I forgot to do the Throwback Thursday, so I figured I’d use this alliteration cop out instead. Anyway, I have been obsessed with this song for the past week, and now I really want to delve into Alice in Chains’s library. I’ve always been a fan of Layne Staley’s voice and the vocal harmonies […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Only Time” by Enya

Honestly, I am pretty much writing about this gem because of Volvo Truck’s new ad featuring splitmaster Jean Claude Van Damme. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth a few watches. And yes, it is REAL. The song completes the sheer majesty and ridiculousness of the split. Even if you didn’t enjoy the ad […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance

Nothing like a good old guitar battle. While originally composed in 1955 by Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith , I believe it was the 1972 film Deliverance that made this duet the well known piece it is today. Gotta love that banjo! The cover I saw today was my inspiration for this post. Saw this on Wimp.com and I had […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Dip” by Danny Brown

Here is your quintessential Molly song, courtesy of Detroit rapper Danny Brown. It has all the trap influence you could ask for, and Danny is turnt as ever. Don’t let him into his zone!!! Check out my review of his new album on emmiemagazine.com and let me know what you think!

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “Business” by Eminem

Here’s some good Eminem to fall back on if MMLP2 is as mediocre as I hear it is. I actually haven’t listened to the new album front to back yet, but I can do a song by song review if anyone’s interested. Just let me know. Peace.

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Come a Little Closer” by Cage the Elephant

Thought I’d kill two birds with one stone here. My review for Cage the Elephant’s newest album Melophobia just got put up on emmiemagazine.com, so hopefully you all have some time to check that out. As for “Come a Little Closer”, this chill single is one of the prime cuts from the album. If there’s […]