"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

'Covers the campus like the magnolias'
"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

"Covers the campus like the magnolias"

Old Gold & Black

The 47th annual Giles-Harris music competition was held on March 23, 2024. (Courtesy of Music at Wake Forest University on Facebook)

Giles-Harris music competition redefines performance

Jack Perez, Videography Editor April 21, 2024

Nocturne comes to life within the inner machinations of the piano onstage. An angelic voice projects “Liebeszauber” to an engrossed audience. “Sonata Fantaisie in G sharp minor” tickles the brain...

A relatively newer character in the world of rap, Metro Boomin has become to modern rap what Timbaland was to ‘90s/2000s R&B. (Courtesy of Billboard)

Kendrick Lamar puts Drake on blast in gossipy new Future album

Ameera Moinuddin, Contributing Writer April 4, 2024

The long awaited release of platinum certified duo Metro Boomin and Future’s album, “We Don’t Trust You,” has left the rap world aswirl with excitement. The title of the album is derived from one...

The fuzzy, trippy sound of the album reiterates McKenna’s own growth as an artist and is a record worth listening to.(Courtesy of The Line of Best Fit)

Declan McKenna’s new record represents the shift towards activism and psychedelic rock

Maryam Khanum, Opinion Editor February 26, 2024

Per climate scientists, in a few decades we may be asking ourselves: what happened to the beach? Until then, however, this question can remain the foreboding title of English singer-songwriter Declan McKenna’s...

Denvers voice is deeper, richer and more mellifluous on this album than on his earlier recordings, writes Online Managing Editor Aine Pierre (Courtesy of Spotify)

‘The Last Recordings’ has me feeling Rocky Mountain High (Again)

Aine Pierre, Online Managing Editor November 28, 2023

Re-recordings and remasters have become something of a cause célèbre in the music industry. Country-turned-pop artist Taylor Swift has taken the world by storm with the re-recording and re-release of...

Ego and fame broke The Beatles apart and led them away from what truly mattered to them — music and friendship. (Courtesy of IMDb)

Coming Back to ‘Now and Then’

Mattie Stillerman, Contributing Writer November 15, 2023

The Beatles is one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time. Made up of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, and kickstarted by Lennon and McCartney, the English...

Sivan has explained that he started writing this album after a big breakup in 2019 and a subsequent period where he rediscovered the beauty of relationships. (Courtesy of Spotify)

Troye Sivan’s ‘Something to Give Each Other’ is a pop masterclass

Kenley McClure, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

On Oct. 13, Troye Sivan released his third album “Something to Give Each Other” — his first album release in five years. I must admit, while I do enjoy what I’ve heard of Sivan’s music, I have...

Bad Bunny says his newest album is for his true fans.

Nadie sabe the future of Bad Bunny’s music

Caroline Mederos, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

How do you follow a record-breaking album? Bad Bunny, or Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio's, last album "Un Verano Sin Ti" shattered industry standards as the first album in Spanish to be nominated for...

It’s been a week since Drake released his latest album, “For All the Dogs.”

For all the deacs

Cooper Sullivan, Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Forget the U.S. News & World Report — there’s a new metric in town, and it’s far more influential — the infamous Drake namedrop.  Okay, technically it was J. Cole who said the line, but...

Kenley McClures view of the VMAs from the Babcock basement.

Taylor Swift dominates the 2023 VMAs

Kenley McClure, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023

You may not think this past Sept. 12 was anything special, but those who saw me sprint into Babcock’s basement to turn on the TV while obsessively refreshing MTV’s Instagram might say otherwise. That’s...

Vampire is Olivia Rodrigos lead single for her album GUTS (Courtesy of IMDb).

Olivia Rodrigo spills her ‘Guts’ on her sophomore album

Carolyn Malman, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

On Sept. 8, Olivia Rodrigo dropped her highly anticipated sophomore album “Guts,” which was made, once again, in collaboration with her producer Dan Nigro. Two years following the release of her debut...

Lets Start Here takes inspiration from Pink Floyd.

The dark side of the boat: reviewing Lil Yachty’s Pink Floyd-inspired album

Tabitha Cahan, Contributing Writer January 30, 2023

As a music aficionado, keeping up with Pitchfork is practically my religion. What I was not expecting on my Pitchfork feed, however, was a promotion announcing “Let’s Start Here,” Lil Yachty’s...

De La Souls music will appear on streaming platforms beginning March 3.

De La Soul is NOT dead

Finnegan Siemion, Staff Writer January 18, 2023

After a long-anticipated arrival to streaming, De La Soul has finally announced their music will arrive on all streaming platforms on March 3 of this year. "Don’t feed the Vultures, support and respect...

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