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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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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Music

A Top 20 Album: Dookie by Green Day

Similar to Weezer’s Blue Album, Green Day’s Dookie turned 20 within the first half of this year, and it serves as yet another indicator of how great music was that year. In the California trio’s third studio album and major label debut, Green Day packs 15 tracks into under 40 minutes, making for a project with […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recaps: Spring 2014

I never had the chance to talk on all the shows I saw throughout this year so far, so I wanted to make a few comments on those shows before we roll into summer concerts/festivals. Each concert had its own vibe and unique experience, but no doubt some were better than the others. I’ll go through […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Music

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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Features Top 5

My Top 5 Songs of 2013

From radio hits to deep album cuts, I was impressed by a countless amount of songs this year. Granted, I’ve probably listened to more music this year than I ever have too. Having said that, some of these decisions were a lot more difficult than others, but I think I’ve made a list that gives […]

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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: “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 […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recaps: Summer 2013 on the Memorial Union Terrace

Outdated as this is, I thought I could still give a Reader’s Digest opinion of the shows I saw at the Union this Summer. A shoutout/ name drop to the awesome artists that have been coming to Madison and making it the burgeoning music scene it’s become is the least I can do. Seeing that […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Too busy for commentary. Basically, this song sums up my week and today especially. Can’t go wrong with this classic. Enjoy!

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

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 […]