Ranked: Yung Lean

Swedish artist Jonatan Leandoer, otherwise known to listeners as Yung Lean, is certainly a polarizing figure amongst music fans. It’s a difficult task to put Lean in a box. His projects typically feature dreary vocals supported by backgrounds of sometimes metallic grunge, and other times dreamlike concoctions. Despite what your stance might be regarding Lean’s…

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Monthly Music Roundup — March 2022

Another month, another article about some remarkable music that you might have missed. If you’re reading this, welcome back. It’s nice to have you on our site again and the .wav family wishes you blessed eardrums and a Daft Punk reunion tour. Our marketing team was nice enough to write some fun words about some…

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Monthly Music Roundup –February

You missed us giving you updates on new music huh. Well, after a short hiatus of New Music Roundups, you may now relax, sit back, and again depend on the ever-so-delightful and music-obsessed .wav team to provide you with the newest beautiful music out there. Disclaimer: this used to be a weekly thing…not anymore, we…

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My Virtual Concert Experience — An Honest Review

There’s nothing like seeing your favorite artist in person — except, maybe, seeing them in a virtual concert. It’s not like watching a concert that’s simply been recorded. It’s intentional, it’s an experience, and most importantly, it’s distanced from potential COVID-19 exposure. Virtual concerts are nothing new, but because of the global pandemic, show producers…

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Ranked: A Tribe Called Quest

Within the growing, strange community of hip-hop nerds on Instagram and Reddit, there exists an endless debate — one that rarely finds agreeable middleground or any established, solid criteria for fair competition. It typically prompts some obligatory discussion in the comments: what is the greatest rap group of all time? Replies almost always consist of…

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TRANSPARENT MASK REVIEW: 11/10 STARS

I am so happy I found this mask. I love smiling at people in public. But ever since this global pandemic thing, my gorgeous face has been covered by a bulky mask. So, I went to my friend Chuck – his mom makes strictly Christmas themed masks – and I asked Chuck if he could…

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Giving Up the Ghost: Vaporwave, Pastiche, and Hauntology

One thing I’ve always wondered about when I was growing up was what seemed to be the cyclical nature of culture. Growing up in the 2010s, I saw revivals of styles in fashion, music, and art that were present in other previous decades. Almost like a near constant regurgitation of styles and forms that were…

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The Monolith: What Spotify Playlists Mean for Music in 2021

My dad has been a music collector for as long as I can remember. His packed shelves line the walls of our home office, proudly boasting nearly 3,000 CDs in neatly alphabetized rows. As a kid, my dad’s CD collection seemed to contain all the music in the world—requesting specific albums and hearing “Sorry, I…

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