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(Almost) Endless Possibilities: The Chance of Running Out of New Music

Emma Dahl

April 10, 2014

Will we ever run out of new music? Music, when you boil it down, is just the systematic combination of a series of notes into a song. There is a finite number of notes and logically a finite number of ways to combine them. Obviously there is a huge number of possibilities, an unfathomable number of...

Only Famous Artists Can Release Music on the Fly

Emma Dahl

March 6, 2014

Normally, before an artist releases a new album, there's a considerable amount of strategic advertising. Hype is a powerful tool in the music industry, and it's often utilized to its full extent. But recently, there has been a trend of music being released without any buildup whatsoever. The first...

Coldplay’s negative stigma: the mainstream complex

Emma Dahl

October 4, 2012

The other night, I discovered that a friend of mine had been harboring a secret love of Coldplay. She acted embarrassed about admitting her fondness for them, as if it were something to be ashamed of. Why was she keeping it a secret? There must be a reason she didn't tell me that she shared my love of...

Best of recent album releases


December 13, 2011

M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming released Oct. 18 Celebrated electronic act M83's latest album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, is a massive departure from more ambient past albums, providing an emotive journey that is easily accessible to music fans across indie, rock and pop boundaries and has escaped the...

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