Cadenza Wrapped: Best music of 2021

2021 was a year of musical performance. Here are the albums that defined it.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

WashU pop artist releases new single

Junior Luke Markinson releases a new song, “Tie Me Down,” about internalized homophobia and being constricted in a relationship.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Quarantine music superlatives

The pandemic-induced quarantine has upended our world, but it has not gotten in the way of good music.

Orly Einhorn | Contributing Writer

Wash. U. parties are in need of a song switch

Simply put, we as humans quickly bore of the same simple melodies and lyrics.

Joshua Shapiro | Contributing Writer

‘Ambient R&B’: Tay Altair’s musical narrative come to life

Senior J.T. Bridges is about to release his first project under his new musical persona, Tay Altair.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

25 years of Irish tap: Riverdance continues to step into audience’s hearts

“Riverdance” is a song and dance show that features Irish tap dancing and haunting music.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Grammy recap: The elephant not in the room

The most significant thing was who wasn’t in the room: Deborah Dugan.

Tyler Sabloff | Senior Forum Editor

Why I didn’t want to go to WILD this year

The N-word has a long, oppressive history, and the fact that it is now a part of Black joy does not mean it can continue to create joy for everyone else.

Dakotah Jennifer | Staff Writer

Op-Ed: Dear Wash. U.,

During my time here, I have been bestowed the nickname “Ninja Turtle Backpack Kid.” As such, I owe the deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. You were not obliged to indulge my various… let’s call them “antics.” Walking around aimlessly, picking up trash and listening to music is the thing I enjoy doing most in life (yes, I am just a little bit strange), so I am incredibly thankful that the Wash. U. community has been so tolerant to and receptive of my potentially obtrusive behavior.

Demetri Kavadas | Class of 2019

Lee’s Little List: Three country music artists that don’t suck

There’s so much Nashville Dirt-Road-Chevy-Ram-Ford-Pickup-Truck garbage that gives country as a whole a bad name. But behind that steaming mound of Bro-country crap, there are so many extremely talented artists from down South who deserve at least a listen or two.

Lee Whitehead | Contributing Writer

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