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Flux Playlist: Procrastination

-Flux Blog Staff

Procrastination. We’re all guilty of it. We’ve all had those late nights when we spend hours on Youtube instead of studying for our midterms and finals. Those endless evenings when we camp out in the Knight Library only to put on our Sherlock Holmes hats to become Facebook detectives. We’ve all been there, and we all know how much it sucks. So we here at the Flux blog decided to give a shout out to the weekend warriors who were partying when they should’ve been hitting the books. We probably would have had this playlist up sooner, but we kind of put it together at the last minute.


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Mike

  • Time is Running Out -Muse
  • Who Cares? -Gnarls Barkley
  • White Blank Page -Mumford and Sons

Tamara

  • Under Pressure -Queen ft. David Bowie
  • Trying to Find a Balance -Atmosphere
  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing -Jack Johnson

Callie

  • Paradise -Coldplay
  • Lucky -Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

Tiana

  • I Hate College -Samuel Adams
  • Young, Wild and Free -Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg
  •  Billionaire -Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars

Sam

  • The Lazy Song -Bruno Mars
  • Handlebars -Flobots
  • Threw it on the Ground -The Lonely Island

Jessica

  • Waste -Foster the People
  • Teenage Dirtbag -Wheatus
  • We’re Going to be Friends -The White Stripes

Waiting for the Grammys

-Mike Munoz

When the nominees for the 2012 annual Grammy Awards were released Wednesday night, my mind was bursting with questions. How many Grammys will Adele win? Will we actually get the Van Halen reunion we were promised? How the hell did Bruno Mars get six nominations? Here are some of the nominations that caught my attention Wednesday night.

Disappointing Album of the Year Nominees

Last year’s nominations for Album of the Year proved the Grammys were taking a step in the right direction. Nominees ranged from rapper Eminem to country-pop group Lady Antebellum, and Arcade Fire broke through as the first indie band to win the award. This year’s nominations, however, proved they took five steps back. The category contains only two realistic competitors in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way and Adele’s 21 (sorry Foo Fighters).  I’m not quite sure how Bruno Mars and Rihanna got thrown into the mix, and I know I’m not the only one asking, where’s Kanye?

Remembering Amy Winehouse

There’s no question that there will be some sort of memorial for soul singer Amy Winehouse, and it will probably come during the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award. Winehouse collaborated with jazz icon Tony Bennett for his album Duets II, where the two sing a rendition of “Body and Soul” that will give you chills. The song is one of Winehouse’s last known recordings before her untimely death and will most likely win the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Too Much Dubstep

I’m just going to flat out say it. I hate dubstep. I hate the noises, I hate the concerts and most importantly of all, I hate Skrillex. This year, Skrillex was nominated for five Grammys, including Best New Artist. If you ask me, that’s five nominations too many. I know dubstep has gained a huge following over the last couple of years. But for those of us who aren’t 13-year-olds wandering through a rave in our underwear, dubstep is just plain annoying. But maybe I’m being too hard on Skrillex. I mean, she seems like a pretty nice person.

Kanye vs Kanye for Best Rap Album

It’s seems pretty obvious that the odds are in Kanye West’s favor to win this year’s Grammy for Best Rap Album. The only question is, which one of his albums will win? West and Jay-Z prove to be a lethal combination in Watch the Throne; an entire album dedicated to the glamorous lives of West and Jay-Z. However, West’s solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has proved to be his masterpiece, with featured artists ranging from Nicki Minaj to Justin Vernon. I was stunned to see Dark Twisted Fantasy left off the ballot for Album of the Year, and I’d be really surprised if it didn’t win the Grammy for Best Rap Album.

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When the nominees for the 2012 annual Grammy Awards were released Wednesday night, my mind was bursting with questions. How many Grammys will Adele win? Will we actually get the Van Halen reunion we were promised? How the hell did Bruno Mars get six nominations? Here are some of the nominations that caught my attention Wednesday night.

Album of the Year Nominees

Last year’s nominations for Album of the Year proved the Grammys were taking a step in the right direction. Nominees ranged from rapper Eminem to country-pop group Lady Antebellum, and Arcade Fire broke through as the first indie band to win the award. This year’s nominations, however, proved they took five steps back. The category contains only two realistic competitors in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way and Adele’s 21 (sorry Foo Fighters). I’m not quite sure how Bruno Mars and Rihanna got thrown into the mix, and I know I’m not the only one asking, where’s Kanye?

Remembering Amy Winehouse

There’s no question that there will be some sort of memorial for soul singer Amy Winehouse, and it will probably come during the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award. Winehouse collaborated with jazz icon Tony Bennett for his album Duets II, where the two sing a rendition of “Body and Soul” that will give you chills. The song is one of Winehouse’s last known recordings before her untimely death and will most likely win the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Too Much Dubstep

I’m just going to flat out say it. I hate dubstep. I hate the noises, I hate the concerts and most importantly of all, I hate Skrillex. This year, Skrillex was nominated for five Grammys, including Best New Artist. If you ask me, that’s five nominations too many. I know dubstep has gained a huge following over the last couple of years. But for those of us who aren’t 13-year-olds wandering through a rave in our underwear, dubstep is just plain annoying. But maybe I’m being too hard on Skrillex. I mean, she seems like a pretty nice person.

Kanye vs Kanye for Best Rap Album

It’s seems pretty obvious that the odds are in Kanye West’s favor to win this year’s Grammy for Best Rap Album. The only question is, which one of his albums will win? West and Jay-Z prove to be a lethal combination in Watch the Throne; an entire album dedicated to the glamorous lives of West and Jay-Z. However, West’s solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has proved to be his masterpiece, with featured artists ranging from Nicki Minaj to Justin Vernon. I was stunned to see Dark Twisted Fantasy left off the ballot for Album of the Year, and I’d be really surprised if it didn’t win the Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Weekly Flux Playlist: Done with Midterms

-Flux Blog Staff

Glad to finally be done with midterms? Us too!

At the end of each week, the Flux bloggers will be sharing some of their favorite tunes with you in a weekly playlist. This week, we’re celebrating the end of midterms with a playlist that you can unwind to after a stressful week or two of midterms. These songs will have you forgetting about school in no time. So sit back, relax and enjoy a stress free weekend with this Flux playlist.

Mike Munoz:

  • Season’s Trees- Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi ft. Norah Jones
  • Hysteric- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • House of Cards- Radiohead

Jasmine Eoff:

  • Trapped in my Mind- Kid Cudi
  • Coastin’- Zion I & K. Flay
  • Moment 4 Life- Nicki Minaj featuring Drake

Hannah Doyle:

  • Jamming- Bob Marley
  • Summer Day- Coconut Records
  • Go Outside- Cults

Tamara Feingold:

  • Come in Please- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • 12:59 Lullaby- Bedouin Soundclash
  • Skinny Love- Bon Iver

Sam Bouchat:

  • Pumped up Kicks- Foster the People
  • 99 Red Balloons- Nena
  • All This Time- One Republic

Lizzy Ludwig:

  • Young, Wild and Free- Bruno Mars
  • Relax, Take it Easy- Mika
  • No Such Thing- John Mayer