A Look at Azealia Banks’s Broke With Expensive Taste 

A Look at Azealia Banks’s Broke With Expensive Taste 

Most people hear the words “Azealia Banks” and immediately replace whatever was next with “problematic, homophobic, racist,” if they even know who she is. Banks has had her fair share of public feuds with celebrities like Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Lana del Ray, Perez Hilton, just to name a few. She ranted on her Instagram story, … Continue reading “A Look at Azealia Banks’s Broke With Expensive Taste ”

Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound

Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound

Comprised of the husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, Tennis has been releasing full-length album since 2011, and, without ever losing their distinctive retro flair, the pair’s sound has only grown more refined. Though Tennis is scheduled to perform at Union Transfer in late April, amid recent events and other concert postponements, whether the … Continue reading “Tennis’s Swimmer Solidifies the Duo’s Tender Yet Electric Sound”

Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene

Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene

Is there value in an aesthetics of the climate crisis? Understanding climate change as both intimately personal and impossibly impersonal, singing alternately from the perspectives of human, earth, and machine, Grime’s Miss Anthropocene, released on 2/21 with Canadian label 4AD, paints a picture of the apocalypse which is at once bleak, romantic, and, in the artist’s own … Continue reading “Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene”

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

With their 2018 hit “Prom Queen,” Chicago-based Beach Bunny captured countless of hearts with a stream of power-pop anthems. Lead singer Lili Trifilio’s voice is impressed with magnetism and verve, her lyrics full of heart and spirit — uniquely plucky and defiant, often sad yet always laced with a sense of vitality. On Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading “Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon”

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

There’s an almost sacred obligation for every media publication to quantize and compile their favorites at the end of every year, decade, or century. For the most part, it’s really a great convenience to have a resource to find when trying to become acquainted with music history, especially if you weren’t around or paying attention. … Continue reading “WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s”

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

From Harry Styles’ recent Fine Line to Lizzo’s breakout album Cuz I Love You, 2019 witnessed both mainstream artists redefining familiar sounds and newer talents entering the scene. Here are five releases this year you might have missed: 1. Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary A continuing departure from their earliest sounds, What Chaos Is Imaginary creates a … Continue reading “5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year”

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

The first time I heard Lou Reed’s Berlin, I didn’t notice the distressing nature of the album.  The music was so beautiful that I forgot to listen to the lyrics, which follow the relationship between Caroline and Jim, a prostitute and a drug addict, respectively.  As the album progresses, we watch Jim become controlling and jealous, … Continue reading “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece”

Better Oblivion Community Center’s Self-Titled Debut Is Less Than Promised

Better Oblivion Community Center’s Self-Titled Debut Is Less Than Promised

Phoebe Bridgers may be the hardest working musician of the past year, especially when it comes to collaborations. After spending last year putting out an EP with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker as boygenius, releasing a Christmas single with Jackson Browne, and otherwise touring with songs from her debut Stranger in the Alps, she now … Continue reading “Better Oblivion Community Center’s Self-Titled Debut Is Less Than Promised”