“I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it” and other great albums of 2016 reveal a search for meaning and a higher power

The 1975, an English rock band, titled their 2016 sophomore album: “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it.” The title is so long that one might find it laughable. The title’s length falls in line with a theme of searching.

Ayanna Harrison | Staff Writer

Four a cappella groups return to ICCAs, a fifth debuts

Hoping to replicate last year’s finals appearance, the Mosaic Whispers—Washington University’s oldest co-ed a cappella group—qualified for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals again this year. The Whispers are only one of five Washington University a cappella groups entering the competition this time around, as the Stereotypes, the Amateurs and Sensasians all return to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) stage, while the Ghost Lights will make their debut.

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Album review: ‘You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone’ By Ian Fitzgerald

Ian Fitzgerald, about to release his fifth album, is as prolific as he is little known. He has been making music for more than 10 years and has kept evolving his style along the way.

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Troye Sivan and the modern teenage liberation

assive lines outside The Pageant awaited Troye Sivan on Halloween. As it was a special night, people were dressed up in their costumes.

Alberto De La Rosa | Film Editor

Half the members, half(the)noise, all the fun

While “Paramore” might be more identifiable in the music industry today, ex-Paramore drummer Zac Farro has taken on a new challenge and formed his own creative idea known as Half Noise, a musical project eager to get its songs on the charts even higher than its artistic Paramore predecessor.

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Cadenza shares its midterm study music picks

This Halloween season, have no fear: Cadenza has a foolproof study list to use when you realize you’ll need to pull an all-nighter for that midterm tomorrow. Take a deep breath and enjoy.

#BlackBoyJoy and Rae Sremmurd: The commoditization of blackness in music

Shortly following this year’s Video Music Awards ceremony, Chance the Rapper tweeted a red carpet photo of himself dressed in khaki overalls, arms outstretched like a human airplane and knees bent so that he came, at most, to half of his normal standing height.

Ayanna Harrison | Contributing Writer

‘Nothing but bangers': Chiddy Bang leaves it all out on Mudd Field

Social Programming Board took over Mudd Field in preparation for hip-hop star Chiddy Bang’s performance on the stage where just a few weeks ago Fox News broadcasted during the second presidential debate.

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‘Oh My My’: Is OneRepublic in the middle of an identity crisis?

OneRepublic’s latest album “Oh My My,” which released worldwide on Oct. 7, boasts an eclectic selection of tracks in its over-an-hour-long series of varied tunes that don’t really conform to any particular genre. Unlike their other albums, which were a clear fusion of pop and rock with a distinctive touch that stood out among others, this album feels like a potpourri of styles, heavily leaning toward new age music.

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Lewis Del Mar, a two for one in music

Industrial folk duo Lewis Del Mar, who visited Blueberry Hill on Oct. 14, is the product of best friends Danny Miller and Max Harwood.

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