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My Top Albums of 2014

This year I definitely listened to a lot more (and a wider variety of) music, which led to me not listening to a select few albums nearly as much as I did last year. Consequently, I have a list of my top 10 albums from this year, with only direction for you to listen for yourself. These albums are listed in […]

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Top 5 Tuesday: Boy Band Songs

  Through the late 80s, 90s, and even with a 2010s resurgence via One Direction and others, boy bands have seemed to always be a prevalent part of both pop culture and 90 percent of the tweenage female population’s lives. Even if you didn’t grow up with NKOTB or weren’t pining for some crazy fad toy, you’d find from the […]

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5 Reasons You Need to See Wild Cub Tonight

A band by the name of Wild Cub is coming to Madison tonight, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t go if your schedule is open. We’ve got five good reasons to convince you to go: 1. Their music is actually good – While the band is most easily described as an indie pop quintet, they […]

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What Your Summer 2014 Song Says About You

It started to get sticky in the apartment yesterday, so I figured we were close enough to the summer to know what songs will remain at the top of the Top 40 this season, and that I could profile everyone’s musical taste based on which of the songs below you like most. As a disclaimer, please understand […]

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A Top 20 Album: Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer

We all know Weezer to some extent. If you’re the superfan, you know deep cuts from each of their eight albums and may have even went on the Weezer Cruise. You’re also a million times more of a Weezer fan than I think I’ll ever be. At the very least, you grew up listening to Top 40 […]

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My Top 5 Albums of 2013 – #2: The 20/20 Experience

NOTE: This ranking is specifically for Part 1 of JT’s 20/20 Experience. Part 2 was sub-par in comparison to Part 1. Since his humble beginnings as a Mouseketeer, Timberlake has been bred to be a pop star. Throughout the program he was surrounded by future stars, including Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, and Britney Spears, but […]

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Throwback Thursday: “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper

Honestly, I was trying to think of a favorite throwback of mine from the metal or hard rock genre, but I usually prefer to write on something that is somehow relevant. I have to be inspired somehow. And whaddya know, this song came up in Parks and Recreation. Reason enough to me. Lauper’s Top 5 […]

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Wild Card Wednesday: “Chocolate” by The 1975

I finally took the time to listen to the self-titled debut album of English indie band The 1975, and as of now my thoughts are mixed. Recommended to me by fellow WUD Music members, I knew it was a band I wanted to give a chance, and with the serendipitous placement of a Spotify ad […]

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Wild Card Wednesday: “Wonderland” by Ke$ha

Who would have ever thought Kesha Rose Sebert, a Stanford University graduate, would become the caricature that is Ke$ha? Think what you want about this pop singer, but there’s no doubt that she’s a smart woman. She knows what sells in music: parties, patron, and promiscuity. She has developed her image to such a refined […]

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Top 5 Tuesday: Most Anticipated Albums for the Rest of 2013

Alliteration for the win. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep this one up weekly, but if I do a top 5, it will definitely be on Tuesdays. So with all of the music coming out within the rest of the year, I wanted to put out a list of what I am […]