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Collab Column | Music can change lives

Collab Column | Music can change lives

By The Pitt News Staff October 1, 2021
Even if sad songs can seem like the epitome of self-wallowing, and the furthest from a dance tune as you could possibly get, they can create a sense of community.
Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News September 27, 2021
No matter how many different emotions we have, humans are perpetually drawn to sad art. But art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good, folks.
Opinion | Mainstream pop is ruining great songs

Opinion | Mainstream pop is ruining great songs

By Sarah Liez, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
Music today has been warped by the industry to make it more attractive to the most people possible.
Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts 2011 Party in the Garden benefit.

Opinion | You’re saved, ‘Donda’ is not a satanic ritual

By Jessica Snyder, For The Pitt News September 14, 2021
West’s listening party for “Donda” wasn’t anything close to a satanic ritual, but an abstract work of performance art that popular culture sensationalized because of his status and reputation.
Lil Nas X poses for a portrait at Cactus Cube Studio on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Opinion | Top 10 things more offensive than ‘Montero’

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist April 23, 2021
If a cool music video has you worried for your children, I suggest you take a walk in someone else’s pentagram-emblazoned shoes.
Opinion | Record labels need to help not hurt artists

Opinion | Record labels need to help not hurt artists

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist February 22, 2021
The recording industry preys on young artists and forces them to sign unfair contracts instead of helping their careers succeed.
“After Hours” album cover.

Sex, drugs and R&B: The Weeknd recreates earlier sounds with ’80s-inspired ‘After Hours’

By Elise Lavallee, Contributing Editor March 24, 2020
“After Hours” has more hits than misses, with something for everyone and every mood, sliding effortlessly between upbeat and slower emotional tracks.
The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble combined Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella at its performance at Heinz Chapel on Sunday.

Slippery Rock University percussion ensemble rocks Heinz Chapel

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer January 7, 2020
On the surface, Taiwanese folk music, Radiohead and contemporary a cappella represent three vastly different and conflicting styles of music. The Slippery Rock University Percussion Ensemble would beg to differ.
Hozier released his second studio album “Wasteland, Baby!” in 2019.

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums of 2019

By The Pitt News Staff January 6, 2020
Some of the biggest artists in the world released new albums in 2019. From pop sensation Ariana Grande to hip-hop supergroup BROCKHAMPTON, 2019 was a huge year for great music. Read our staff’s picks for the best albums of the year. 
Records on display at Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill.

Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

By Melanie Pantano, Staff Writer August 22, 2019
Any Pittsburghers who’ve fallen under the spell of the “vinyl revival” have a plethora of places to choose from that sell both new and used records, catering to customers seeking a legendary grail record or just their favorite album.
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