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What I'm Listening To 12/4/2017

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What I'm Listening To 12/4/2017

A selection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays (but only some Mondays). This week: Rostam, Mutual Benefit, and a Vampire Weekend cover of one of the most beautiful songs ever written. There's a wide berth of sounds this week, and in a rare turn, every one makes me genuinely joyful. Maybe it's the warm weather; honestly, who's to say?

Regardless, enjoy the music. If it makes you happy, too, all the better.

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What I'm Listening To 11/20/2017

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What I'm Listening To 11/20/2017

A playlist of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Tennis, Bastille, Groundislava, and other synth-heavy tracks to make trudging through snow a little bit more deliberate. Check out the full playlist below: 

 

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What I'm Listening To 8/14/2017

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What I'm Listening To 8/14/2017

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Marshmello x Khalid, Flosstradamus x Calez, and other anthems I'll hear on repeat starting in T-14. Back to school season is upon us; prepare to get ignorant.

Looking for your new favorite song? Check out the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To 7/3/2017

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What I'm Listening To 7/3/2017

A collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: LCD Soundsystem, new St. Vincent, and the sublime haunting of ANONHI's "Drone Bomb Me." Drink in the sounds, find a spot outside, and enjoy the long weekend. 

Looking for your new favorite song? Listen to the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To 5/16/2017

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What I'm Listening To 5/16/2017

A collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This time: Gorillaz, ODESZA, and "Maxine", an infectious baritone pop song from Benny Cassette. Prepare to have it stuck in your head. 

Looking for your new favorite song? Listen to the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To 4/24/2017

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What I'm Listening To 4/24/2017

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Conor Oberst, Jesca Hoop, and the beginnings of my love for the LA punk scene. Just once, I'd love to host a "punk only" open party at school - beer in hand, speakers up, there's no better release than frenetic guitar. Plus, I'm kinda tired of pretending I vibe to "Famous." But c'est la vie.

Looking for your new favorite song? Check out the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To 2/13/2017

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What I'm Listening To 2/13/2017

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Andrew Bird, Gallant, and the husband-and-wife indie pop duo Tennis. Keeping with the holiday theme, there's also a haunting cover of "Cant Help Falling In Love." Listen with irony, amorousness, or both - whatever you do, enjoy the music.

Looking for your new favorite song? Check out the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To 1/2/2017

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What I'm Listening To 1/2/2017

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Anderson .Paak, Local Natives, and the latest from rap duo Run the Jewels. Also, there's a brand new single from this super underground indie band called The Chainsmokers - but, if you went to any social event in the past two weeks, you've probably already heard it.

Looking for your new favorite song? Check out the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To 2016

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What I'm Listening To 2016

A collection of the 10 songs I couldn't stop listening to this year, posted on New Year's Eve. This year: James Blake, Bon Iver, Troye Sivan, Post Malone, and more. 

I pulled the following from Spotify's "Your Top Songs" playlist, then cut their 101 down to my personal Top 10. Since I won't be sharing new music until NEXT YEAR (lmao yfm), enjoy these selections.

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What I'm Listening To 11/28/2016

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What I'm Listening To 11/28/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: St. Vincent, Band of Horses, and the latest from The Weeknd. On one hand, this is ideal weather for acoustic folk. On the other: listen to Starboy. Seriously. It's phenomenal. 

Looking for new music? Check out the full playlist at the link below:

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What I'm Listening To 11/21/2016

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What I'm Listening To 11/21/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: new music from Childish Gambino, Ape Drums, and Run the Jewels. When some of the biggest names in today's scene drop singles in the same week, you know it's gonna be good.

Looking for your new favorite song? Check out the playlist below:  

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What I'm Listening To 9/5/2016

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What I'm Listening To 9/5/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Yung Lean, Bon Iver, and songs meant to trigger the bass-activated LED's I put up for Welcome Week. I'm sorry in advance.

Searching for some new music? You're in luck. Check out the full playlist below:

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What I'm Listening To: Welcome Week Bingo

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What I'm Listening To: Welcome Week Bingo

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Welcome Week bingo. If you hear any song on this list less than twice per party, leave. Your banger may be dangerously uncertified.

So, yeah: Chainsmokers, Kanye, and that one song where Sean Paul is somehow involved despite his career ending with "Temperature." Listen to the full playlist below:

To all my UMich readers: Happy Welcome Week. I'll see you on an elevated surface real soon. 

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What I'm Listening To 8/22/2016

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What I'm Listening To 8/22/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: DOOM, Brasstracks, and the latest by Phantogram. The perfect companion for A/C and the return of non-Olympic daytime TV. 

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What I'm Listening To 6/6/2016

What I'm Listening To 6/6/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: new Gucci, doo-wop music, and songs about New York, from Frank Sinatra to The Chainsmokerz.

The genre of doo-wop is entirely new to me. I was inspired to dive in this week thanks to an NPR interview with ?uestlove of The Roots, a man who needs no introduction. He cited bands like Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers as musical inspirations, so naturally, I loaded up the band's Spotify and just hit "shuffle." During a 70-block walk this Saturday, I listened to more upbeat crooning than I thought possible. Strangest of all, I actually enjoyed some of the tracks. My favorites ("Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" and "Lonely Teardrops") are in this week's WILT.

Ready for some new music? Listen to the full playlist below:

 

What I'm Listening To 5/30/2016

What I'm Listening To 5/30/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Flume, Raury, KAYTRANADA, and the latest from jazz artist Gregory Porter. 

I first discovered Porter in this month's issue of 1843 Magazine. On their glowing recommendation, I sat down to listen to Porter's phenomenal Liquid Courage album. Or rather, I didn't sit - I played Liquid off laptop speakers as I cooked dinner one night, and by the time the fish was out of the pan around halfway through Porter's set, I was sold. The big vocals, the smooth instrumentals: each song sounds like a man spilling his soul with only a microphone as outlet for a flood of heart. The title says it best - Porter's sound is fluid, liquid, and like the best-aged liquid courage of all, unbeatably smooth.  

Looking for some new music to carry you into June? Listen to the full playlist below:

What I'm Listening To 5/23/2016

What I'm Listening To 5/23/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Sampha, Andrew Bird, Troye Sivan, and more sounds best paired with iced tea and open windows.

If you listen to no other new music this week, give "Timmy's Prayer" a listen. I never pictured myself an R&B fan, but this electro-fusion track is equal parts soul-searching melody and addictive thrumming bass line. In other words, rhythm and blues. And it's been on repeat all week.

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What I'm Listening To 5/16/2016

What I'm Listening To 5/16/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: Drake, Lil Yachty, and underground artist Anna Straker, the best electro-melody vocalist since Disclosure. #VIEWS.

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What I'm Listening To 5/9/2016

What I'm Listening To 5/9/2016

A weekly collection of songs I can't stop listening to, posted Mondays. This week: a new Radiohead album, plus, dancehall-inspired summer alternative. That was a lot of adjectives. But hey, Thom Yorke!

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