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Amongst all the unfortunate happenings in today’s world, one of which is Donald Trump’s Presidency, just the thought of The 1975 breaking up levels every single one of it (for avid fans, at least). 

What triggered the thought, you might ask? A recent interview with the band that has been making rounds on Twitter.

In the video is lead guitarist Adam Hann and frontman Matty Healy explaining his initial vision for The 1975, which is for the band to have three different eras each represented through an album.

The band has already found success in their self-titled debut album followed by the well-received I Like It When You Sleep. This means that we're only left with their third album Music For Cars, after which even Matty himself is not really certain about what will happened with the band and their music.

With this, fans were quick to express their dismay and react about the possibility of the band separating ways.

Whatever lies in the future for my favorite band, I guess I’m already content with the music they’ve produced the past few years. All cheesiness aside, the soundtrack of my young adult years wouldn’t have been the same if not for their music and for that I’m grateful.

 

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The advent of the recent TV show 13 Reasons Why garnered its own set of fans craving to be represented in today's pop culture scene.

But we’ve also had skeptics discussed the implausible storyline of having a teenage protagonist falsely portray the reality of suicide“what sort of person leaves thirteen tapes depicting each and every reason why other people in her life caused her to kill herself… then doesn’t leave her parents even a note that would give them some sort of closure?"

Whichever side you’re on, its undeniable that despite the unconvincing plot, the show carries a range of noteworthy songs all deserving to be in our current playlists. Also, it seems like Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen) had a huge part to play in choosing songs to be included in the show.

With a mix of alternative songs from the 80s and some dose of melancholy, we’ve picked the best song featured in every episode that will surely strike your fancy!

 

Episode 1: “Cool Blue” by The Japanese House

 
 

Episode 2: “Reunion” by M83

 
 

Episode 3: “The Only Boy Awake” by Meadows

 
 

Episode 4: “Fascination Street” by The Cure

 
 

Episode 5: “Thirteen” by Elliott Smith

 

Episode 6: “It All Feels Right” by Washed Out

 
 

Episode 7: “The Walls Came Down” by The Call

 

Episode 8: “Darklands” by The Jesus and Mary Chain

 

Episode 9: “Full Court Press” by Tickle Tortue feat. Velvet Negroni

 

Episode 10: “It Says” by Soft Limbs

 

Episode 11: "Talking With Strangers" by Miya Folick

 

Episode 12: "The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen

 

Episode 13: "Only You" by Selena Gomez

 

 

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The end of April marked yet another month of celebration for music enthusiasts. We were all blessed with several newly released tracks and gig announcements that surely brought all of us excitement.

All of a sudden, our favorite bands seemed to have emerged from their caves and bombarded us with new releases. I couldn’t even keep up!

The thing about having a lot of options is that we tend to stress ourselves out about what song to listen to first, but ending up ignoring everything instead. It’s just like deciding what show to watch on Netflix – Can’t find an interesting show? Better just take a nap!

That’s exactly what happened to me. I recently just had the time to actually check out new tracks from artists I adore and I must say that I am not wholeheartedly pleased with every song. But there are also a bunch of exceptional tracks!

Here are some new picks from the month of April that has gotten me intrigued!

 

#10: Young and Menace – Fall Out Boy

If you’re expecting a reincarnation of FOB’s Save Rock and Roll phase, I’m sorry to say that you won’t be getting it this time. This Chainsmokers-sounding track probably just repelled older FOB fans. For the love of god, FOB, just be yourselves!

 
 

#9: Life Of The Party – All Time Low

Old school pop rock bands seem to have lost their essence! But we’re still lucky to have those recognizable Alex Gaskarth vocals in the verses of this new song. A change in sound is understandable for bands like ATL and FOB, though they have been deviating away from their original roots that their new music almost do not sound like them anymore.

 

#8: Attention – Charlie Puth

Our homeboy Charlie is known for his unique jazz-pop songs. But this new track is more pop and actually devoid of that signature hint of jazz.

 

#7: No Vacancy – OneRepublic

This new track by OneRepublic is a reminiscent of those songs by Enrique Iglesias that were repeatedly played during the entirety of my secondary school life – a catchy song with a repetitive chorus that’s not too bad for an afternoon jam.

 

#6: Hate That You Know Me – Bleachers

As usual, any Bleachers track takes a few listens before it grows on me. Jack Antonoff’s effort usually does not disappoint and so does this release.

 

#5: Thunder – Imagine Dragons

That hard, almost aggressive tone in any Imagine Dragons song is truly evident in this track. I don’t know about you, but that’s one of the essential reasons why I dig the band's sound.

 

#4: Say My Name – Tove Styrke

Tove Styrke might not be a household name YET, but the Swedish singer knows what music fans want these days. This track gives off more of an electro-Rihanna vibe, which is a little bit different from her previous synthpop based album. It’s a little rusty, but a good try!

 

#3: Hard Times – Paramore

Hard Times encapsulates the perfect transition that everyone who adores Paramore have probably gone through – from an awkward music obsessed teenage fan to a hipster young adult millennial who suddenly discovered the beauty of pastel colors. It's a bold edgy track that represents Paramore's much-awaited return.

 

#2: Saw You In A Dream – The Japanese House

This melodic and dreamy song from The Japanese House is what you’ll need for those afternoon pre-nap listening sessions. Trust me, I know my nap jams.

 

#1: J-Boy – Phoenix

I just don’t know how Phoenix is able to flawlessly blend those psychedelic new wave 80s tunes into this generation’s electropop madness. It’s so good, you just have to listen to it!

 

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It all started when a woman decided to tell her crush about her feelings through a Spotify playlist. This was wittily done by curating songs with titles that when read chronologically conveys a “hidden” message.

Of course, like everything seemingly interesting that happens on the Internet, the trend went viral. Soon enough, we had more people making their own Spotify playlists to express themselves. 

Whether you're planning to professing your love to someone or just plainly want to hop on the bandwagon, here are some brilliant (and hilarious) Spotify playlists that might just help you!

 

This girl tried to "friend zone" a guy on Spotify.

 

...and ended up receiving the response!

 

We have this person who perfectly captured our feelings towards anyone who we might potentially like.

Last and definitely not the least, the most relatable playlist of them all.

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I think it goes without saying that we all enjoyed the first Guardians of the Galaxy film mostly because of its soundtrack… and of course, having Chris Pratt as Star-Lord.

But since the franchise is back with a second film, it means that we also have a new playlist to devour. It's the epitome of "oldies but goodies," transporting us back to the 70s.

Awesome Mix Vol. 2 is the perfect dose of nostalgia and just what Peter Quill needs to be reminded of her mom, Meredith. Director James Gunn shares, "She's a music lover, but she's completely not elitist. If it's something that's thought of as goofy and pop, she likes it. If it's cool or funk, she likes it. She just likes hooks and melodies." 

It's the perfect "dad" playlist, if you ever just want to reminsce those familiar but vague songs your dad played during the entirety of your childhood.

Go ahead and Awesome Mix Vol. 2 a listen. You might just reignite the oldies junkie in you!

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