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May’s Add of the Month: Everything Was Beautiful by Spiritualized

Monday, May 16th, 2022
Words by: Yousef Srour, Internal Music Director It’s been 30 years since Spiritualized's first album on Fat Possum Records. It’s a long time in which you can redefine your sound, taking influence from pop culture, be inclined to straggle behind new art pop acts that have redefined the sound of [...]
Words by: Yousef Srour, Internal Music Director It’s been 30 years since Spiritualized's first album on Fat Possum [...]

April’s Add of the Month: PUNK GOES DRILL +** HOSTED BY SHOKURADIO

Monday, April 18th, 2022
No one does “sample drill” better than New Yorkers. From Shawny Binladen to Pop Smoke, these new-age drill artists have been reworking popular culture’s biggest radio hits into grimey, bass-heavy tracks about running drills (i.e., hitting a lick, using your tool, etc). Of all the newcomers, the Su [...]
No one does “sample drill” better than New Yorkers. From Shawny Binladen to Pop Smoke, these new-age drill artists hav [...]

March’s Add of the Month: Earl Sweatshirt’s “SICK!”

Monday, March 07th, 2022
The Odd Future camp is having a hell of a run. With Tyler, The Creator’s last album, Call Me When You Get Lost, he became the first lead rapper to solely produce and arrange a Billboard 200 #1 album. You can spot Frank Ocean at the MET Gala or his new flagship jewelry store, Homer. Na-Kel Smith [...]
The Odd Future camp is having a hell of a run. With Tyler, The Creator’s last album, Call Me When You Get Lost, he b [...]

February’s Add of the Month: Chief Keef’s 4NEM

Monday, February 07th, 2022
Drill music has proven to be one of the most controversial subgenres of hip-hop to emerge in the 2010s. Largely developed by artists such as Fredo Santana, Waka Flocka Flame, and Lil Reese, there’s an astute level of nihilism that goes into each aspect of every song, from the scratchy production [...]
Drill music has proven to be one of the most controversial subgenres of hip-hop to emerge in the 2010s. Largely deve [...]

Add of the Month

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Make Drunk Cool Again - RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement because RXK Nephew makes music that is egregiously alternative - it’s music that sounds so anti-music that it wavers into its own subgenre. At the young age of 27, RXK Nephew’s pro [...]
Make Drunk Cool Again - RXK Nephew This review is not for the faint of heart. I foreword my review with this statement [...]

Top 25 Albums of 2021

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021. Yousef: For me, this year has been as hard as can be. Dealing with my mental health and constant turmoil within my relationships, I’ve had to take steps back from the world because life jus [...]
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's music directors, have compiled their picks for the 25 best albums of 2021. Yousef: F [...]

October’s Add of the Month: Injury Reserve’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. For October 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on Injury Reserve's By the Time I Get [...]
KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left [...]

KCSB Presents: Coco & Clair Clair!!!!

Friday, October 01st, 2021
KCSB INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE FIRST IN-PERSON SHOW WE'VE HOSTED IN OVER TWO YEARS ☆♬○♩●♪✧♩✧♪●♩○♬☆ KCSB is inviting all on-campus music lovers to our first live concert since Winter 2020, featuring Atlanta pop-rap duo Coco & Clair Clair. Channeling retro-futuristic [...]
KCSB INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THE FIRST IN-PERSON SHOW WE'VE HOSTED IN OVER TWO YEARS ☆♬○♩●♪✧♩✧♪●♩○♬☆ & [...]

♪ September Music Department Recommendations ♪

Monday, September 13th, 2021
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's internal and external music directors, have compiled a playlist of their September favorites just for you <3 Enjoy! ******* ☆SEPTEMBER 2021 MUSIC DEPARTMENT PLAYLIST ☆ MARION’S RECS  Jonathan Richman - “That Summer Feeling” - Jonathan [...]
Yousef and Marion, KCSB's internal and external music directors, have compiled a playlist of their September favorites j [...]

August’s Add of the Month: DARKSIDE’s Spiral

Sunday, August 08th, 2021
KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left a strong enough impression on them to be crowned Add of the Month. For August 2021, KCSB’s Internal Music Director Yousef Srour goes in depth on DARKSIDE's Spiral. &nb [...]
KCSB’s music department is sitting down each month to write to you about one album added to our music library that left [...]