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BSR Staff Sounds feature different Kent State staff member’s original unique playlists! Get to know the KSU faculty you are around every day via their musical favorites!   This week’s playlist is by Lorie Bednar!   Lorie Bednar is the Administrative Clerk in the Student Media Office in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. […]

Almost a decade (technically six years, but who is counting? Oh wait, me) after breaking up, the Jonas Brothers are finally back together. Yes, you read that correctly. Over the last couple of weeks, there were whispers and rumors that the brothers would be reuniting in some capacity, be it new music or a reunion […]

Three years ago, I first heard about grime — a very fast, very British variant of hip hop. I’m not sure exactly why the genre appealed to me so much at the time. Maybe it was the unique instrumentals, which drive forward at 140 bpm and sound like a fusion of EDM and classic video […]

Title: Assume Form Artist: James Blake Record Label: Polydor Records Release Date: January 18, 2019 Rating: 4/5 For all the people who view James Blake as a “sad boy,” Assume Form is a slap in the face. But it’s like getting slapped in the face by the warm side of an extra-soft pillow, because this […]

Artist: Deerhunter Album: Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Release Date: January 18, 2019 Label: 4AD Rating: 3/5 Deerhunter crafted a record that is a melancholic dream, accompanied by words that are heavy on the heart with its brash honesty and beautifully haunting melodies. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is the eighth studio album from the […]

Eliy Orcko tells you what’s on his mind. A t-shirt of the poster for Re-Animator, a gaudy and gory 1985 horror film, peeks out from beneath a blood red flannel shirt draped lazily over his lanky frame. As he sits on a shabby leather couch, idly flicking through a box of PlayStation games, he is […]

Black Squirrel Radio staff and DJs collaborated to create a playlist perfect for the new year! Featuring music for celebrating New Year’s Eve and music to get you ready for the year to come.     Happy New Year from Black Squirrel Radio!  

Title: Some Rap Songs Artist: Earl Sweatshirt Label: Columbia Release Date: November 30th, 2018 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Earl Sweatshirt had to brace harsh realities this past year, especially with the death of his father. He seemingly fell into depths that were darker than ever before. A canceled summer tour certainly raised eyebrows and […]

It’s no secret Ariana Grande dropped the highly anticipated music video for her latest banger “thank u, next” last Friday. However, did you catch all the hidden gems and Easter eggs all throughout the video? Keep reading to find out what you missed and verify what you did see! The video features four movies, Mean […]

Title: Oxnard Artist: Anderson  .Paak Record Label: Aftermath Entertainment Release Date: November 16, 2018 Rating: 4   Anderson .Paak proves he’s still got the funk with the release of his third studio album, Oxnard. The album is named after Paak’s hometown, Oxnard, a southern California beach town that is thoroughly represented with the album’s chill […]


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