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  • My 2020 Singles Jukebox Reviews

    April 2, 2020 by

    Sorted by most to least recent. Here’s a link to a list of my 2019 reviews! Victoria MonĂ©t (with Khalid & SG Lewis) – Experience Kelsea Ballerini feat. Halsey – The Other Girl Blackpink – How You Like That Ava Max – Kings & Queens Anne-Marie – Birthday Lady Gaga – Stupid Love IZ*ONE -… Read more

  • Playlist for 8/9/20: Musical journeys (with Logan Harris)

    August 9, 2020 by

    For the first hour and a half, I talked with my friend Logan about songs, artists, and albums that have been particularly formative to each of our musical tastes. After that, the last half hour was a misc. grab bag of songs. Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist (music for both hours combined). I would… Read more

  • Transcript: Musical Journeys with Leora Ferrari

    July 26, 2020 by

    Our playlist also included some grab bag song picks that aren’t part of this transcript (we played them after wrapping up the theme). If you’d like to listen to the full playlist, it’s available on Spotify and Apple Music! Kayla Beardslee: This is 88.7 WHCL-FM Clinton, NY, and you’re listening to Pop Excellence with Kayla… Read more

  • Playlist for 7/26/20: Musical journeys with Leora Ferrari

    July 26, 2020 by

    My best friend Leora was a guest on today’s show! We talked about how our personal tastes in music have evolved from our middle school to college years, as well as the specific songs, albums, and artists that have been most important to that evolution. Feat. Cher Lloyd, Imagine Dragons, Karmin, Taylor Swift, and more.… Read more

  • Playlist for 7/19/20: Release roundup and grab bag

    July 19, 2020 by

    First hour: roundup of seven significant pop albums released in the last few months (feat. Haim, Jessie Ware, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more). Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist. Second hour: grab bag (one of my favorites I’ve ever put together, I think) of miscellaneous good stuff! Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist.

  • Playlist for 7/5/20: MNEK and grab bag

    July 5, 2020 by

    First hour: discussing and playing various songs written, produced, and/or performed by British artist MNEK. Read the annotated playlist (an edited version of the notes I use during the radio show), and listen to the Spotify playlist or Apple Music playlist at these links. Second hour: grab bag of good stuff! Spotify playlist and Apple… Read more

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