Arts & Culture

Music That Rocks: November 2017

At this point in the semester, we thought we’d share what are staff has been listening to lately.  Take some time to procrastinate all your looming papers, projects, and obligations, and enjoy these picks from our staff!


“I Was Wrong” – Chris Stapleton

“Chris Stapleton is a magical combination of bluesy rock and country, and his latest album, From A Room: Volume 1, only further cements him into the music industry as a force to be reckoned with.  ‘I Was Wrong’ is my favorite track on the album because it perfectly exemplifies all that his voice is capable of.  Listen and you’ll know what I mean.” – Austin Hord ‘20


“Cringe” – Matt Maeson

“Matt Maeson’s ‘Cringe’ is one of those home run songs. It’s the perfect balance between acoustic music and alternative rock; plus the lyrics really hit deep. It’s hard to listen to the song and ignore all the emotion spilling out as Matt belts the lyrics.” -Trish Jackson ‘20


“Live Well” – Palace

“With ‘Live Well,’ Palace gives us a melody that easily finds it’s place in your head. It’s an optimistic song that’s exactly what one needs in times of stress. It’s chill and calming yet it’s passionate and I can’t help but to sway while listening to it. It’s not quite another indie breakup song, but a song about, well, living well.” – Leonardo Lopez ‘21


“Blood in the Cut” – K. Flay

“I most recently heard this song during an ambiguous NFL commercial titled “The Drive Inside.” Combined with the smokey graphics, this ominous beat had me desperately waiting for more. Is this a new NFL Films show? Are they just trying to rip off True Detective? How did K. Flay, most famous for delivering the vocals on one of the greatest songs of all time (It’s Strange – Louis the Child), get involved? I want answers!” – Paul Shuler ‘19


“New York” – BOY

“I stumbled across this song almost by accident last week when I was in New York and looking up all the cliche songs about the city. I’ve been a fan of BOY since hearing them on the playlist at a place I worked years ago, and this song reminded me just how much I love their soft, wholesome sound.” – Grace Rice ‘18


“do re mi” – blackbear ft. Gucci Mane

“I recently went on a road trip, and we seriously underestimated the number of songs we needed to download from Spotify to keep us entertained, so consequently, I heard this song at least twice a day for a week. As much as I wanted to be sick of it, I never was. A wonderful and catchy way to release some pent-up frustration.” – Lucy Palmer ‘19


“Every Season” – Cousin Stizz

“Last Friday, I begrudgingly handed over the aux cord to a friend who claimed to have a fire song from a local artist. Cousin Stizz is from Dorchester in Boston and has recently been on the rise. Amassed with internet buzz and opening for Drake, this 22 year old did not fail to impress me with this motivational and catchy song. This song is perfect to rebound from stress of the final push of midterms before Thanksgiving break.” – Matthew Donohue ‘20


“Man’s Not Hot” – Big Shaq

The ting goes skrrrahh, pap, pap, ka-ka-ka, Skidiki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom, Skya, du-du-ku-ku-dun-dun, Poom, poom, you dun know” – Gage Czito ‘20


“Silhouette” – Aquilo

“Although this song seems to be one that makes us feel small in the world, I find this song to be strangely motivating. The soft voice is perfect for such a melody that is initially comforting despite the deeper message beneath. The increasing musical accompaniment that follows provides a pulse that I found to be particularly inspirational while I was studying, urging me to be more than just a silhouette in the world.” – Kris Chu ‘20


“Sleepless in NYC” – Autograf

“In 2013, a trio of musicians from Chicago came together and formed Autograf, an electronic group known for tying together powerful voices with surreal melodies. In “Sleepless in NYC,” they keep things simple, with a downtempo beat and the soothing lines of the unnamed singer. Ever need something to listen to while sipping your Chocolate Bar coffee on a rainy day? This is the track for you.” – Holden Barnes ‘20

One Comment

  1. Love this list. Thanks for sharing all this great music.

    Keep the Music that Rocks series going!

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