I was determined to board the hype train. So, I got to work with the end goal of desperately wanting this mysterious record.
For a year filled with political disagreement, the only thing that we could virtually all agree on is that 2020 was a terrible year overall, and every time we thought it was getting better, 2020 set out to prove us wrong. For a lot of us, music is often the greatest way of coping with the world at large, whether you’re using it to block out everything that’s going on, or using it to look at the bullshit dead in the eyes. This is some of the music KSLU students used in 2020 to deal with this disaster of a year.
By: Taylor Stalling
My absolute favorite Christmas song is the pinnacle of Black Christmas music: Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.” Not only does the song embody the holiday season for me personally, but I believe that it also reflects the larger cultural importance of Black Christmas music. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University, puts it this way: “‘This Christmas’ by Donny Hathaway is to Christmas as ‘Before I Let Go’ is to cookouts and as ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ is to Martin Luther King Jr. breakfasts and HBCU graduations.” And she’s absolutely right.
The sound of the future is Stuck in the past: Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” 10 years later
by sophie mueller
It all started with an impromptu chat with my pal Mary Wilton.
Mary mentioned how Zoë Kravitz, the lead in Hulu’s remake of High Fidelity, works the whole big-headphones-with-wires look. I had yet to watch and wanted to most certainly check it out, if anything for some style inspo.