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Calm and fulfilling love shown through a playlist

Calm and fulfilling love shown through a playlist

By Grace Azaula, Opinion Editor February 15, 2024
I make a playlist for everything. For each season, for every niche emotion I have ever felt and of course, for nearly any romantic encounter I have experienced. Despite my numerous playlists, one of my favorites is titled “So beautiful my heart aches.” While this may sound like a dramatic playlist that should be filled with heartbreaking melodies, it instead features just a few songs that represent love so peaceful and special that it makes your heart feel more than you thought it could. 
Mitskis new album, The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We, is a hauntingly religious album that describes the complexities of romantic relationships.

Mitski’s new album haunts listeners in the best of ways

By Rowan Keller Smith, Staff Writer September 21, 2023
Released Sept. 15, “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We” stands out from the singer-songwriter's other discography. The album is both cinematic and intimate. There is a folky twang to the instrumentals, written by Drew Erickson, that work beautifully with her haunting lyrics and a beautiful, soft Southern Gothic undertone that permeates the album.
Laurel Hell acts as Mitskis bittersweet farewell to the burden of her success.

Review: Mitski uses ‘Laurel Hell’ as a heartfelt departure

By Eva Salzman, Managing Editor February 17, 2022
"Laurel Hell" acts as Mitski's bittersweet farewell to the burden of her success.
Singles for the week 11/8.

Review: Singles for the week 11/8

By Eva Salzman, Life and Culture Editor November 15, 2021
Singles for the week 11/8.
Indie musician Mitskis third album, Be The Cowboy, is emotionally evocative and meaningful — if just a tad too monotonous.

Review: Mitski’s new album is unapologetically angst-ridden

By Kara Bowen, Life and Culture Editor September 2, 2018
Raw sincerity brings “Be The Cowboy” away from merely glum to unapologetically angsty and resonant.  
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