Category Archives: Music

Hamilton: A Masterful Musical

Yes, I’m most definitely late to the party, but I intentionally put off listening to this musical until after I had wrapped up my master’s degree. You see, once I heard that Hamilton’s main components were musical, hip-hop, and history, … Continue reading

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LOVE STINKS: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Playlist

Single peeps, lemme rap with ya for a minute. We all know that, for the most part, being on your own is pretty great. But there are some days where you feel like the only person in the world who … Continue reading

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Lemme gush for a minute about the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack

I have inordinately strong feelings about The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack. It’s the first movie soundtrack I was ever exposed to (the movie came out when I was only a few years old, so I heard the score before I ever … Continue reading

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The Music of Bioshock: Infinite

A while back, I posted about the music of Portal 2, and talked about how composer Mike Morasky tapped into the rich environment of Aperture Science’s labs to create an immersive gaming experience. Well, I’m here to say that Bioshock: … Continue reading

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Bing Crosby and David Bowie sing “Little Drummer Boy”

[youtube.com/watch?v=ADbJLo4x-tk] I never would have thought to pair these two together for a duet, but in 1977, old and new talent combined to create this lovely piece. Bowie’s plaintive tenor blends with Bing’s mellow baritone to remarkable effect. This has … Continue reading

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Hans Zimmer, Richard King, and The Dark Knight Rises

As a longtime lover of movie soundtracks and a huge fan of prolific composer Hans Zimmer, I eagerly anticipated the release of The Dark Knight Rises. The marriage of Christopher Nolan’s films and Hans Zimmer’s scores has again and again … Continue reading

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Music for the Soul: Mumford & Sons

While being constantly surrounded with the deluge of Hollywood sequels, prequels, and remakes, it’s easy to forget that there’s still originality out there (take the highly bold The Artist, for instance). The music scene is no different. As a person … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Music, Pt. 3: Bing Crosby

“Merry Christmas”- Bing Crosby After two mostly instrumental entries on my list of essential Christmas music, here’s an album that’s all about the vocals. The album Merry Christmas has been a part of my family’s Christmas tradition for as long … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Music, Pt. 2: George Winston

And now for the second installment of my list of Christmas music I can’t go without! “December” and “Forest” Where Vince Guaraldi’s jazzy tunes provide festive accompaniment for the flurry of flour we call our kitchen, George Winston’s soft, muted … Continue reading

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Essential Christmas Music, Pt. 1: Vince Guaraldi

As we near most everyone’s favorite time of year, I wanted to look into what makes this holiday so special for me in particular. I think what I enjoy most about Christmastime are the traditions that my family and I … Continue reading

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