Our teen years vs. theirs

It’s only been a few years since most of us were teens. We at the Clog, however, have noticed quite the cultural shift between norms and trends when we were teens compared to norms and trends for teens in 2016. The ways in which youth culture has changed is as
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We hate EDM

Unfortunately, we at the Clog have to collectively take responsibility for the radical views of one of our members, who is not allowed to use first-person singular and believes that electronic dance music, or EDM, is worse than Ebola. This music, which could more appropriately be described as the diegetic sound of a robot porno, has castrated the galvanizing essence of live music and has tattooed our generation with a technicolor identity, inevitably linking us to the phenomenon of flitting around in fields, getting high and selling our souls, all to the bleeps and blips of our electronic anthems.
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Why Justin Bieber understands us

Earlier this month, Justin Bieber dropped his new album, Purpose. We at the Clog are addicted and haven’t been able to stop listening to it since it was released. Either you’re just like us and are unapologetically obsessed with it, or you think the album’s just alright (but let’s be real,
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Musical ownership in a digital age

“Do you know how to delete iTunes from your computer?” A friend of mine asked me this the other day after his computer suggested that he update iTunes one too many times. Besides serving as a reminder that my technological skills don’t extend beyond the ability to press “enter” and
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The deep cuts of Christmas

I am completely shameful. I am actually disgusting. I am what is wrong with the world and America and consumer culture and commodification of holidays for the sake of capitalistic endeavors. I am that girl who listens to Christmas music the day after Halloween. But I don’t care what you
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If only there was a music playlist for your life

The key to any successful event is constructing the perfect playlist. And by “event,” I don’t just mean those rare times when you decide to socialize with other human beings and invite them over for a party, where you spend most of the night hunched over your laptop, frantically adding
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Spotify ranks UC Berkeley among top musical universities

According to recent data from Spotify, UC Berkeley is the 13th most musical college in the nation — in listening, that is. No, this isn’t a mistake. The Spotify corporation did not accidentally confuse us for the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Nor is it ranking colleges’ departments of music specifically, although ours
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