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Columns

Get off campus guide: Music is in the air

If your midterms aren’t too overwhelming, the upcoming weeks are a great time to get off campus and enjoy all of the live music that Boston has to offer. There are two very different concerts happening later this week. On Wednesday night, up-and-coming rapper Lil Tjay will be performing at the Paradise ...


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Grimes' frustrating art, 'Miss Anthropocene'

The Canadian artist Grimes might be flooding the news recently: her drama with Azealia Banks (the highlight of which involved leaked text messages of Banks telling Grimes she “smell[s] like a roll of nickels”), her relationship with billionaire Elon Musk and confirmed pregnancy with his child and ...


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From the Archives: Tracy Chapman: 'I sing because I like it'

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 18, 1982, edition of The Tufts Daily.The crowd applauded wildly. Even loyal friends and relatives of the opponents hesitated at first, but then humbly acquiesced to the to the common verdict. "Tracy, Tracy, Tracy,", roared the crowd. What was all ...


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Letter to the Editor: Take time to reflect

The Daily abides. This auspicious anniversary affords an opportunity to stumble down memory lane and dredge up those early days. But truth be told, after four decades I still cannot see a nugget of sweet and sour chicken without being transported to the basement of Curtis Hall to recall those many nights ...


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Cosentino talks 'Always Tomorrow,' how Best Coast has changed

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. "It's not that bad/And I have no reason to be sad/But I find a way/Almost every day to stay this way/ When will I change?" asked Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino nearly five years ago on the indie rock duo's album "California ...



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'Supervision' is great, but La Roux can do better

Over a decade ago, La Roux — then an English music act consisting of Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid — released their explosive debut album “La Roux” (2009). It produced “Bulletproof” and “In For The Kill” arguably two of the biggest pop songs of the 21st century. And what did the duo ...



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Music

New artists, old favorites dominate 2019 music scene

As this year comes to a close, I wanted to write this article as a music wrap-up for 2019. Honestly, I never would have thought that I’d do such a thing, but I felt it was necessary because this year was actually pretty solid for music. While albums from this year didn’t necessarily blow me away ...


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The best albums of the decade

Three arts editors came together to decide on their top 10 best albums of the decade — no easy task when the 2010s have spanned music from artists like LMFAO to Billie Eilish.Christopher Panella's listHonorable mentions: “Plastic Beach” (2010) by Gorillaz, “Trouble in Paradise” (2014) ...


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Tinashe is both sharp, vulnerable on 'Songs for You'

Tinashe has always released good music — she’s a consistent talent with a variety of releases including independent mixtapes, multiple studio albums including her strong debut “Aquarius” (2014) and the enjoyable (but missing something) “Joyride” (2018). But that was the previous Tinashe; ...


The Setonian
Column

Bangers and Bops: The birth of Jesus (and Mariah Carey's impact)

Transcontinental flights were too much to justify going home for Thanksgiving break. But spending Nov. 28 on campus feeling like a woman about to inherit a large sum of money (it was actually just $68 in JumboCash) whilst all of my family FaceTimed me wasn't as lonely as it may have seemed to an ...


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Events on the Hill — Week of Dec. 1

 MONDAY"Civic Life Lunch — Political Communications in the Trump Era"Details: Philippe Reines, a spokesman and advisor to Hillary Clinton who is famous for being Donald Trump's placeholder during debate preparations, will be joining the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in the ...



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Columns

Bangers and Bops: Rihanna's reality

I hate the radio. For the first 16 years of my life, my parents drove cars that didn't have AUX or Bluetooth capabilities. So, as a middle schooler that took too much pride in her indie music knowledge repertoire, I was always subjected to hearing Imagine Dragons' newest hit.However, while I ...




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Column

Bangers and Bops: The allure of austerity

I tweet about crying a lot. I insert anecdotes about how I don't have many real-life skills in every single first-person piece that I write. I've been thinking a lot about my predilection for sharing my feelings with anyone who might be slightly interested. Jacobin Magazine writer and co-host ...


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Column

Bangers and Bops: Brandi Carlile and my small-town roots

Everyone wants to change the world. Scroll through a thousand startup mission statements, and this is the one thing that remains constant. Whether it be a company dedicated to reinventing the way in which we toss a salad or a non-profit giving away polo shirts to underprivileged children, it seems there ...


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Kanye keeps his faith, but we're looking for more

This past Friday at approximately noon, this century’s most polarizing, provocative, interesting and ultimately wildly talented artist dropped his long-awaited ninth solo studio album.Kanye West, after pushing back the release of the originally-titled "Yandhi" multiple times over a span ...