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Tree-Mix, Volume 6: Old, but new to you

There is altogether too much music in the world for anyone to ever listen to. We’re not complaining, though; the vast archives of sound on the Internet – whether on streaming services, the depths of Youtube and SoundCloud or shared on music blogs both obscure and well-known – have made tapping into those histories easier…

Tree-Mix, Volume 5: Songs of 2017

Sometimes, things are simple. These are straight up, no qualifications, four of our favorite songs of the year.   Lorde, “Green Light” — Jacob Nierenberg, contributing writer In 2013, Lorde conquered the radio by breaking all the rules. In 2017, she conquered the radio by following them. On her breakout “Royals,” Lorde was the sly, insightful…

Tree-Mix, Volume 4: Songs to warm you (because the weather isn’t helping)

When we started making this playlist, it was cold. Now, it’s cold and also rainy, which is a fun combination. While you wait out the weather and the days until break in your questionably-heated rooms, take this care package of cold-weather themed songs to heart. Kendrick Shen, contributing writer (kshen6 ‘at’ stanford.edu) Fleetwood Mac, “Landslide” – It’s…

Tree-Mix, Volume 3: Post-midterm revival

Midterms are — well, not over technically, as midterms are never really over, but — over. If you’re reading this, the worst is through (Note: this is known as the reverse-Drake formulation), and the weekend has finally come. What you do with this freedom is up to you — unless you don’t believe in free…

Tree-Mix, Volume 1

Every week, the Daily’s Music beat comes together to make the Tree-Mix, a playlist of recommendations of the music that helps us get through the week. Here are our picks for this week: Jacob Kuppermann, Music Desk Editor (jkupperm ‘at’ stanford.edu) Julien Baker – “Appointments”: Julien Baker’s music is sad and beautiful, but not, per…
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