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Nature and the Subconscious

Hi friends, today we are going to examine the band Vaults and their song “One Last Night” which, yes, is in the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack but honestly, that soundtrack has some pretty rad songs so give the whole soundtrack a listen. Most people claim that even though the movie was horrible, they had a brilliant soundtrack.


Why You Should Definitely Be Listening to Post Animal and a Breakdown of Their Debut LP, "When I Think of You in a Castle"

I first encountered the powerhouse of a Chicago psychedelic rock band known as Post Animal when they opened for Twin Peaks last May in the back room of Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill's most-beloved music venue. As soon as their set started, I was struck by their dynamism, their larger-than-life stage persona— for being the first act on the bill, they played with as much spirit and potency as any headliner would. When their set ended, I had officially found a new favorite band.


“X-Offenders”: Blondie’s Musical Bombshell

On April 19, 1976, post-punk/new wave band Blondie, a group formed by the recycling of several members of the early 70’s rock group the Stilletos and the vocals of a local waitress, broke into the mainstream with their leading single “X Offender”. The new-wave foursome was led into the fire and flames of stardom with a non-chalant attitude towards fame, top-tier musicianship, and the cutting societal outlook and knowing glance of “blondie” herself, lead vocalist Debby Harry.


"Sometimes I Feel Very Sad:" Why Pet Sounds is the Best Album Ever Made

It’s hard to believe that this is the last column I’ll ever write for WVAU. As my graduation approaches and I reflect on all I’ve written about, I found it hard to believe I’ve never written about my favorite album ever made. I kinda spoiled it with the title, and it is kind of a hot take given my stance that The Beatles are the best band of all time, but I am firm in my opinion that The Beach Boy’s 1966 record Pet Sounds is the best album ever made. In any genre. It is the only album that I can listen to and say has absolutely zero flaws. And I’m going to tell you why I believe this album is, and likely will forever be, the best album ever made.