Dissect – Your New Favorite Podcast

My recent vice has been the Spotify Original Podcast titled ‘Dissect’, hosted by Cole Cuchna. A ‘long form musical analysis broken into short, digestible episodes’, this podcast analyzes hit albums dedicating each episode to a song. Not only does it break down the lyrics and references, but it goes deep into the musical composition analyzing chords, beats, and production…

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The Awesome Autumn Album

This collection of songs poignantly encapsulates the feeling everyone gets from Autumn. Whether you are grabbing a pumpkin spice latte, going for a bike ride in the crisp morning air, raking leaves in your backyard, or even hammocking in a cocoon full of blankets, these songs are great to have on hand. All you need is a speaker and YouTube, and you are all set for an afternoon full of sun, songs, fresh and windy air and colorful falling leaves…

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The Best Rap Music of October 2020…

The COVID-19 pandemic has allotted so many people a whole lot of extra time, be it wanted or unwanted. Of those people, many notable rappers have turned in quite a productive year with the extra time and fans, such as myself, are grateful and have been absolutely loving the cornucopia of fresh bangers. The month of October might just have been the frontrunner for best month of the year in terms of new music, so I have taken it upon myself to break down the top three rap albums of the month…

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Song Review: “Just A Boy” by Alaina Castillo

When Fall comes around, I always find myself listening to slower tempoed songs to keep the calm mood present in my everyday life. One captivating single I have been playing recently was released earlier this year by the young artist, Alaina Castillo, titled, ‘just a boy’, telling the soft story of her inner thoughts surrounding her trust issues with the boy in her life…

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The Autumnal Brilliance of “Mingus Ah Um”

When I listen to “Mingus Ah Um”, I rarely consider the many people, events, and pieces that form this magnificent puzzle. I instead always see a pathway lined with naked trees and carpeted with orange and brown leaves stirring with the breeze, and Charles Mingus never fails to engross me in his wonderful, autumnal world. Released in October of 1959, “Mingus Ah Um” plays like fall weather. It can turn from a gentle, relaxing breeze, to a whipping, howling gale in an instant, and Charles Mingus isn’t afraid to place those two sides together in stark contrast…

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This Fall’s Anthem

Erykah Badu is a certified legend in all senses of the word. She is an empathic artist who has changed the game for all to follow. Rising to stardom in the mid nineties, her pure talent of both singing and songwriting separated her R&B, neo-soul hits from her peers, and she is still creating to this day. One of my most favorite masterpieces of her’s is the mix tape she released in 2015, ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’…

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