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Tuesday October 4th

Music


Trevor Noah emerges from a flower-adorned gramophone during a pretaped segment for the 63rd Grammys at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 11, 2021. Photo courtesy of Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS.

Column: The Recording Academy should reconsider genre categories

"Though the category is designed to honor the international sounds and influences of these artists, they fail to recognize how these distinct sounds have emerged as full genres in their own right. The global categories should include awards that reflect the talent emerging from artists that are bringing in their culture through their art."

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Leni Schenkel is the Assistant Copy Editor for the 2021-2022 school year.

Column: Compiling folk metal from my father

"I’m happy to say I know better now. Most girls are odd, and sometimes that oddness comes in the form of being the lead singer for a folk metal band. And besides, if I don’t tell anyone about the music I like, it’s like I’m ashamed of the gifts my father gave me."

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Hayley Williams performs with Paramore on the Ford stage during Sunfest in downtown West Palm Beach on April 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of TNS.

Column: Music in 2022 — the new 2013

"So 2022 is here. It will be a year of new music to walk to class to. It will be a year of music that will inevitably define my nineteenth year. It will be a year of music by artists who remind me of simpler times — times when my mask loops didn’t interfere with my AirPods."

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Japanese Breakfast performs Sept. 11, 2021, during Shadow of the City on the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Matt Smith/TNS.

Editorial: The best albums of 2021

"A year marked by the rise of Olivia Rodrigo, the lackadaisical return of Lorde, the unwavering reign of Taylor Swift and the refusal by Rihanna to get into a studio, 2021 was an interesting year for music. Though it was mostly lackluster, here are our eleven favorite albums released this year – in no particular order."

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Assistant sports editor Jeremiah Holloway walks across campus in preparation for this week's Office DJ.

Office DJ: Dark horse songs from musical geniuses

Truthfully, many popular artists have “hidden” gems in their discography that the casual fan likely knows, but only their most dedicated listeners can tell you what their best songs actually are.  Today, I’ve compiled a few dark horse songs from some popular artists that I think deserve some shine. 

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