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Timothy Dai

Taking notes from a trio of Stanford music majors

At Stanford, the rarity of music majors is so acute that they’ve become almost mythical. Indeed, only around ten music degrees are conferred every year out of 7000 undergraduates, so it’s hard not to express intense curiosity and delight on the precious occasion that you meet a music major in person.

Good 2010s Vibes (Part 3)

In the final installment of the Music Beat’s top ten albums of the 2010s listicle, Timothy Dai (‘23) reviews Lorde’s sophomore musical opus and Lana del Rey’s latest sad-core hits, Kamilah Arteaga (‘22) reflects on Tame Impala’s lyrical exploration of humanity and Volume 256 Executive Editor Holden Foreman (‘20) reviews the chart-topping queen Billie Eilish:

Good 2010s Vibes (Part 2)

In the second installment of the Music Beat’s top ten albums of the 2010s listicle, Timothy Dai ’23 reflects upon the emotional valences of SZA, Kamilah Arteaga ’22 considers the vulnerability of Tyler the Creator and Natalie Francis ’22 reviews the “Truth Hurts” flute-playing, twerk and rap queen Lizzo: No. 4 SZA’s “Ctrl” (2017)  It’s…
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