January 29, 2023
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Rap music must focus on quality

By | Feb 26, 2020

I listen to an abundance of music every day, and I have noticed one overarching theme in the music I listen to: a significant drop-off in the energy and focus of recently released rap albums.

Commentary: Passions do not have to pay the bills

By | Feb 13, 2020

My conclusion is this: Do not give up on your dreams. However, you also do not have to find ultimate fulfillment in the thing you do to make money.

EDM DJ balances school with music aspirations

By | Dec 11, 2019

“DROWN” is an electronic dance music (EDM) track with 168,358 plays on Spotify — a statement number for Ivy., the stage name of Ithaca College junior Graham Johnson.

Students create Localify app that localizes Spotify music

By | Nov 5, 2019

Ithaca College Professor Doug Turnbull and a team of students have been developing Localify, a service meant to “make Spotify local.” 

Deja View: Piracy

By | Apr 11, 2017

In a micro edition of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary sat down with Assistant Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney to talk about the moral grey area of piracy.

Review: Drake’s latest pop-rap fusion lacks life and heart

By | Mar 29, 2017

There’s no doubt that this project provides plenty of club hits and a few potential Top-40’s radio tracks, but that is just about all it offers.

Song of the Week: “The Kids Were Wrong”

By The Ithacan | Mar 5, 2012

I have to say, I’ve been very impressed with Spotify since I first acquired it over the summer. It hasn’t quite reached an oh-my-God-how-did-I-live-without-it level, but it’s getting there. I brought up the homepage this week and as usual, I browsed through the What’s New tab. And, as usual, nothing really interested me…aside from this…

Ba-Rock Obama

By The Ithacan | Feb 10, 2012

Regardless of your political leanings, you’ll probably be hard-pressed to criticize President Barack Obama’s 2012 Campaign playlist. Obama’s list samples from a variety of genre styles, but relies heavily on soul, folk and rock to try to win him a second term.   Some notables include Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait,” Florence + The…


By | Sep 23, 2011

Usually the crazy Facebook changes don’t concern me that much. I’m on there all the time and I learn to adapt. When I do complain, it’s usually a jab at my fellow creepers who act like it’s the end of the world. This past change was the only one that really annoyed me. It’s just…