Five upbeat pop songs with surprisingly sad lyrics

With spring break starting tomorrow, it’s time to craft the perfect spring break playlist. For those who are looking for some thought-provoking lyrics to muse over during a long bus, car, plane or train ride, the following five songs from the past fifteen years provide catchy beats while also provoking deeper reflection. 1. “Pumped Up Kicks” – […]


57th Grammy Awards nominations go for style over substance

It’s that time of year again, when holiday songs melt away into winter’s dance-like-it’s-summer hits. Those who take comfort in this fluffy predictability will be happy to mark their calendars for Feb. 8, the air date of the 57th Grammy awards. Say what you will about “Music’s Biggest Night” – bewildering, out-of-touch, a bit self-congratulatory – […]


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