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CIVL Shuffle — September 12, 2018

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CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy is reminded of the rolling, fuzzy, bassy tones of the following songs as school comes back this semester, so enjoy, ‘cause he is!

Drake – “Headlines”

It’s all about the arpeggio here — or is it a modular synthesizer of some sort? Or, who knows what it is, but it’s here that Drake makes the claim, “Money over everything, money on my mind. Then she wanna ask when it got so empty,” and his career turns slightly.

Santigold – “Disparate Youth”

Is this not the exact same melody as in “Headlines”? Perhaps a far more impactful, “real,” and thoughtful song with slightly more introspective and perhaps immensely more social conscience, it ultimately draws the parallels between our diverse backgrounds and even more diverse living conditions around our vast world.

Radiohead – “Mr. Magpie”

This is a song that I’ve related some local and upcoming musical recordings to, personally and publicly, and I can’t wait to share a shuffle with the link of said song that bares resemblance to the one linked herein, one of Radiohead’s most simultaneously reserved and far-reaching attempts yet.

Wilco – “Shot in the Arm”

Singing this song to myself with the mysteriously referred to band above’s keyboard/guitarist, responsible for the sonic similarities that bring their recordings to mind in discussing the aforementioned Radiohead performance, we agreed, it’s definitely a keeper, even if I prefer fin de siecle Wilco and he likes Let Down.

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