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On Drake’s ‘More Life’ and playlist albums

On Drake’s ‘More Life’ and playlist albums

| Tuesday, March 28, 2017

“More Life,” Drake’s latest playlist — yes, “playlist” — is a strong outing for the former “Degrassi” star. Though a positive review of the work doesn’t say much, all things considered. At 22 songs (too) long, “More Life” finds the Toronto rap star — accompanied by the hottest collaborators read more

When booking breaks

When booking breaks

| Monday, March 27, 2017

I tried to avoid going spring broke this break and forwent the all-inclusive resort destination (and, thankfully, the “Cancun you believe I’m here?” / “Cancun I stay here all year?” Instagram “puns”) for a road trip across California with four friends. However, the trip taught me a few lessons read more

Jens Lekman’s latest is unabashedly peppy

Jens Lekman’s latest is unabashedly peppy

| Monday, March 27, 2017

While walking around campus with my old music player in hand, I pressed play on Jens Lekman’s latest record, “Life Will See You Now,” unsure of what to expect from its primitivistic, jocose cover art. The first track, “To Know Your Mission,” came on: a stereotypically theatrical piano ballad, read more

‘Grease: the Musical!’ is screen to the stage done right

‘Grease: the Musical!’ is screen to the stage done right

| Friday, March 24, 2017

Converse. Record players. Jeans. Handkerchiefs. 1950s music. Hipsters, right? Wrong. All of those things, although they can be used to describe your friendly neighborhood hipster, also describe “Grease – the Musical,” which is currently being performed at Washington Hall. The musical, an adaptation of the iconic 1978 blockbuster movie, read more

Frank’s State of the Ocean

Frank’s State of the Ocean

| Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Like everything he does these days, Frank Ocean’s new single “Chanel” appeared suddenly. Now streaming universally, the song feels equally appropriate on Friday night and on Monday morning. Other than his breezy appearance on Calvin Harris’ “Slide,” it is the reclusive singer’s first release since last year’s double-album whammy. Frank delivers read more