If you’re craving tunes with an international twist – check out these artists

Andrea Hammack and Rory Johnson Tropolitan ANDREA’S REVIEW The great thing about music is its ability to connect people from all over the world. With The Tropolitan’s collaboration with the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia underway, sharing new experiences through music was a priority for both staffs.  The Tropolitan, along with Ariela Herček, the poetry editor and proofreader-in-chief for the ENgLIST (whose review of the American music included in the playlist is also included in this edition) have worked together to compile some “feel good” songs that cater to those…

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Listen to this!

Andrea Hammack Trojan Living Editor Since we’ve had a few warm days this week, I’m going to get my hopes up and act like it’s here to stay. With this mindset comes revisiting artists who make me feel like it’s warm weather year round. One artist I come back to consistently is Shakey Graves. Hailing from Austin, Texas, this (once solo) four-piece band always seems to be in my head on warmer days for some reason. Shakey Graves is hard to pinpoint when it comes to describing its sounds. It…

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Listen to this!

Rory Johnson Staff Writer Black Sabbath’s “Master of Reality” is turning 50 years old this July and has remained a classic throughout its years. I consider “Master of Reality” my favorite Black Sabbath album because of songs like “After Forever” and “Lord of This World.” Another reason I enjoy the album is the mystical cover art, which plays into the namesake. The album starts off with the song “Sweet Leaf,” which features a man coughing starting in the left and ending in the right ear. The effect plays right into…

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The Pretty Reckless create album full of life and rebirth, “Death By Rock and Roll”

Andrea Hammack Trojan Living Editor After the loss of idols and friends such as Chris Cornell in 2017 and longtime producer Kato Khandwala in 2018, it took a while for Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless (TPR) to find herself again.  But after three years since their previous album, “Who You Selling For,” the band is finally back with a new album, “Death by Rock and Roll.” The title-track “Death by Rock and Roll” opens the album with the sound of the footsteps of Khandwala walking down the hallway of…

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