Music

Re-thinking creative study breaks

My second language is music. As a student, it's become the perfect destresser.Continue...

A Star is Born is a musical masterpiece

With the massive successes of Hamilton and La La Land , the past few years ushered in a new era of widely-beloved musicals. A Star is Born , starring Lady Gaga and first-time director Bradley Cooper, triumphantly added to this trend last week.Continue...

Home is where the art is

Creating an album is difficult—harder, still, when your recording studio’s a bed.Continue...

Remembering Mac Miller, a selfless rapper

On his song "Small Worlds,” the late Mac Miller summed up his most-prized possessions: "A little space and time."Continue...

Journal staff’s songs of the summer

While music charts may have already announced the best-selling song of the summer, staff at The Journal have picked out their own summer anthems. Here are the songs some of our staff were listening to all summer long.Continue...

Marianas Trench storms Frosh mystery concert

On Friday night, my childhood dreams came true—for the fourth time.Continue...

Drake’s Scorpion boasts something for everyone

Spiteful and romantic messages. Sweet and salty lyrics. Hard and soft beats. That’s the all-encompassing description of Drake’s newest album, Scorpion .Continue...

I miss the old Kanye: free thought gone too far

Earlier this spring, Kanye West rapped, “We ain’t made it off the plantation,” calling himself a ‘slave’ to fan expectations after professing admiration for right-wing causes. The rapper subsequently tweeted in late April, “the mob can’t make [him] not love” Donald Trump, a president known for institutionalizing racism.Continue...

Rap provides outlet for students on campus

At Queen’s, the rap and hip-hop scene has created a platform for students to discuss their university experience, specifically from the perspective of racialized students.

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Don't dismiss new musical talent

We need to stop putting music of the past on a pedestal.Continue...

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