The Beatles gave the world some of the best and most progressive pop music ever made. Naturally, attempting to recreate the band’s music isn’t easy. Doing a bad cover of a Beatles song is basically blasphemy. Here are some artists, however, that made a commendable effort. Hopefully their wor…

By each January, the fervor of year-end lists has died down completely. But the entire cycle must reset. It’s impossible to predict all of what 2019 will have in store, but here are some albums people will likely want to say something about.

Ever heard of an album before? Well, it’s like a group of songs put together into one long, cohesive thing. Here are the Emerald’s picks for the top five albums that were released in 2018.

This year has been, well, long for many reasons — but, 2018 has also provided fodder for some of the best songwriting in recent years — even after the losses of artists like Mac Miller. The year that saw the #MeToo movement’s rise brought important, relevant music from women, queer people an…

College students are taking a sigh of relief now that winter break has finally started. For the next three weeks, we have no more essays, quizzes or finals to take. We can finally sit back, relax and catch up on — or, in some cases, rewatch — some of the best performances of 2018. But, befor…

The most disheartening trend of 2018 involves artists sacrificing quality for quantity with the sole purpose being to boost streaming numbers. With lackluster, filler-laden, double album releases from both Drake and Migos, I began to visualize a hip-hop culture with shifting priorities. It s…

On Friday, Spiller dropped an acoustic set at University of Oregon's EMU building in the Fish Bowl. The band brought its Jazzy/Emo/Alternative Rock sound to the students and faculty in and around the building, giving people a chance to take a break from finals week preparations.

Christmas albums can be a number of different things. Sometimes they are fun novelties. Other times they are shameless cash grabs or a last-ditch effort to save a singer’s dwindling relevancy. Here are a few of this year’s holiday-themed records that are more worthy of your time.

Country music gets a bad rap these days — which is understandable. The genre’s contemporary chart toppers are often characterized by tired clichés, shameless pandering and horrible pop production. But of course, not all country music is bad; there’s a wealth of incredibly gifted songwriters …

Halloween is fast approaching and students clad in costumes will wander between parties and bars for another weekend. In honor of this spooky season, the Emerald podcast team decided to find as many songs with the word "ghost" in them as they could. Listen as Podcast Editor Ryan Nguyen and P…

A Friday afternoon in the Erb Memorial Union means a short line for Chipotle, the possibility of actually snagging a booth by the window — and a cappella. Every Friday at 3:45 p.m., the sound of blended voices can be heard across the ground floor of the EMU as Mind The Gap, the University of…

A Friday afternoon in the Erb Memorial Union means a short line for Chipotle, the possibility of actually snagging a booth by the window — and a cappella. Every Friday at 3:45 p.m., the sound of blended voices can be heard across the ground floor of the EMU as Mind The Gap, the University of…

Halloween is fast approaching and students clad in costumes will wander between parties and bars for another weekend. In honor of this spooky season, the Emerald podcast team decided to find as many songs with the word “ghost” in them as they could. Listen as Podcast Editor Ryan Nguyen and …

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