The Music Roundup Week 18: Underground and Unknown: A Guide to Musical Cult Classics

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. There Must be More Than Blood by Car Seat Headrest (2020)- The Will Toledo led band's latest project is an ambitious and enjoyable sonic left-turn from their typically scrappy, guitar-oriented indie rock. There Must be More Than Blood plays out like a combination of anthemic Bruce Springsteen and the slow-burning electronica of…

The Music Roundup Week 16: An Experiment

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. Shameika by Fiona Apple (2020)- To say that the singer-songwriter's new record is amazing would be an understatement, it’s a virtual cultural phenomenon. Shameika is just one of many excellent tracks on Fetch the Bolt Cutters; however, it does stand out to me as the top highlight. 2. Idontknow by Jamie xx (2020)-…

The Music Roundup Week 14: The Impact of TikTok on the Music Industry

10 Songs on Repeat: 1. Ain't It Funny by Danny Brown (2016)- This Detroit rapper spent the 2010s establishing himself as one of hip-hop's most innovative, wild and engaging voices. Mixing stories of his own criminal past without (glorifying it) with bombastic, experimental beats, Ain't It Funny exposes the pitfalls of fame for modern-day rappers, highlighting that…

The Music Roundup Week 6: Movies, TV Shows and Video Games with excellent Soundtracks

10 songs on repeat: 1. Run by Joji (2020)- The former YouTube agitator is really starting to come into his own, his soulfully sad Run being the best entry into the singer-songwriters already expansive discography. 2. So.Incredible.pkg by Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats (2020)- Chock full of sharp one-liners, Star Wars references, Curry proves himself as one…

The Music Roundup: Week 5

10 Songs on repeat this week: 1. Soaked by BENEE (2018)- A staple of the modern Australian/New Zealand alternative pop scene, Soaked is a catchy and incredibly well-produced track. 2. Dance by ESG (1983)- If repetition is done well, then it is often brilliant, such as with this dance-punk track from the all-female New York…