Milton Nascimento, “San Vincente” Listen here | Download here written by Olivia Harris One of my earliest memories is of my mother and me dancing in our living room. She is holding me in her arms, resting me on… Read More... "San Vincente"
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Slothrust, “Juice” Listen here | Download here written by Jackie Soro I’ve been having trouble deciding what makes a song “matter.” Does a song that matters have to matter publicly? Does it have to reach a wide audience, or… Read More... "Juice"
Paul McCartney, “Silly Love Songs” Listen here | Download here written by Dave Kopperman Silly Love Songs That Matter As I recall it, my friend Bran shoved his Fender Precision into my hands and said, “The only thing you… Read More... "Silly Love Songs"
Pink Floyd, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” Listen here | Download here written by Morgan Klein We were driving along winding road which runs along the Potomac river, which, at this point — the middle of January 2014 —… Read More... "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
AC/DC, “If You Want Blood (You Got It)” Listen here | Download here written by Hanh Le When I was twelve years old, my favorite movie was Empire Records. It’s a nineties cult classic about dysfunctional yet lovable teenage… Read More... "If You Want Blood (You Got It)"
Angel Haze, “White Lilies / White Lies” Listen here | Download here written by Judith Shimer “If you’re cool with it, right, I need you to go back to remembering that you’re a poet.” Angel Haze doesn’t need to… Read More... "White Lilies / White Lies"
A. R. Rahman, “Ye Jo Des Hai Tera” (from the film Swades) Listen here | Download here written by Mukta Phatak The summer between my sophomore and junior year of high school, I took a volunteer trip to Sidhbari,… Read More... "Ye Jo Des Hai Tera"
Artists United Against Apartheid, “Sun City” (from Sun City) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlMdYpnVOGQ written by Noah Baerman Quick, what “charity rock” song from the 1980s had more participants who became members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame than “We Are… Read More... "Sun City"
Kinan Azmeh, “A Sad Morning, Every Morning” Listen here | Download here written by Lianna Portnoy I moved to New York City just over five years ago. Moving to the biggest city in the country at the height of… Read More... "A Sad Morning, Every Morning"
Kanye West, “We Don’t Care” *WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE* Listen here | Download here written by Josh Smith “Put these on dude, you gotta hear this.” It was 2004. We were hanging out in the gym at lunch, spending yet… Read More... "We Don’t Care"