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Friday playlist: Best music released during winter term

Now that spring is upon us, summer is just around the corner, which means many artists will start releasing music in hopes of landing the coveted “song of summer.” But before we look forward to those upcoming releases, let’s first reflect on how winter term has come and gone and …

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Review: Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther: The Album” functions as a stand-alone entity structured by Kendrick Lamar’s vision

In an unpredictable turn of events, a Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther” plays catalyst for what can effectively be called a “half” Kendrick album. Lamar’s initial plan was only to perform the occasional guest verse on the new film’s accompanying soundtrack, but after seeing more of the movie, Kendrick was moved …

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Discography Dive: Flying Lotus distorts genres

Emerald writers love a deep dive. In the Discography Dive series, Emerald A&C staffers write in-depth about their favorite groups. This week, music writer Jordan Montero looks into avant-garde hip-hop artist Flying Lotus’ varied works. “1983” (2006) “1983” is Flying Lotus’ most straight-forward album. His simple formula of spacey, electric …

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Emerald Recommends: The most disappointing releases of 2017

Every year features both great and disappointing art, so Emerald arts writers decided to kick off the best of season with releases that fell flat. These aren’t the worst releases of 2017, but instead, the things that we were excited for that didn’t live up to expectations or didn’t even …

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Emerald Recommends: Songs to listen to while flying

Many University of Oregon students will be taking flights home to spend time with their families on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Though it will be nice for students to take a breather from schoolwork and visit with family, the travel it takes for students to reach their destinations aren’t always easy. …

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Music under the sun: Tours and shows this summer worth a road trip

Have you noticed recently that the sun isn’t going down until 9:30 p.m.? That, and the sudden, optimistic perspective you have on life can only mean one thing: it’s almost summer. Summer is a time of leisure for students; the distinct, happy vibe that blankets our community provides many opportunities …

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5 albums that have defined the decade so far

It will be up to future generations to determine the 2010s’ legacy. So many conflicting trends did battle in both the charts and the underground this decade that it’s hard to say what will live on in memories and record collections in the future. But this decade has already seen …

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Rap in 2013 swapped swag for anger and aggression

The year 2013 may be forever remembered as the year “indie” became roughly as mainstream as “alternative” became 20 years prior. As a result, the music-listening public has acquired increasingly left-field tastes, crushing on bearded banjo lumberjacks and rocketing a sixteen-year-old New Zealander up the charts with a single that’s …

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Five up-and-coming rappers you should know about

In the midst of our hip-hop documentary production, Tyree Harris and I have debated over who we would consider to be a high quality rap artist. The rap industry is wide open as of present, and there does not seem to be a filter sifting out the cream of the …

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