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Podcast: Emerald Recommends songs to help you process the election results

Note: There is explicit language in this podcast and post.

In honor of the 2016 election results, this installment of Emerald Recommends looks to songs about rage and politics. Emerald staffers Craig Wright, Sararosa Davies and Emerson Malone discuss the response on campus and the difference between hope and rage in music, from the all-American sounds of Lou Reed and Simon and Garfunkel to the Canadian industrial noise-rock band Holy Fuck, whose hometown of Toronto is a likely destination for anyone baffled by the events of Tuesday night.

Listen to the podcast and check out our Spotify playlist below.

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Songs include:

“Dirty Blvd.” by Lou Reed

“I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” by X

“Yihye Tov” by David Broza

“Monstro” by Downtown Boys

“Rise Above” by Black Flag

“Nobody Speak” by DJ Shadow (featuring Run the Jewels)

“Modern Girl” by Sleater-Kinney

“Stay Positive” by The Hold Steady

“No Future” by Titus Andronicus

“Eisler on the Go” by Billy Bragg and Wilco

“America” by Simon and Garfunkel

“Acidic” by Holy Fuck

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Sararosa Davies

Sararosa Davies

Sararosa Davies is the senior A&C editor at the Emerald. A former editor at the youth-run music blog Garage Music News, her written work has been featured in City Pages in Minneapolis, Eugene Weekly and Sirius XM's music blog. She's one of many Minnesotan transplants in Oregon.

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