The Music Roundup Week 22: Dealing with Musical Burnout

10 Tracks on Repeat: 1. ooh la la by Run the Jewels (2020)- Coming at the opportune time, alternative/experimental hip-hop duo Run the Jewels have come through with an excellent surprise release. The highlight of the stacked LP is lead single ooh la la, a straightforward yet thrilling rap banger complete with some great verses and thumping…

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…