Jet Fuel Jukebox for 3/14/17

On this especially snowy March Tuesday morning, we introduce to you a brand new Jet Fuel Jukebox. Welcome it with open arms, won’t you?

It seems that Charli XCX’s new mixtape (which dropped this past Friday) has made quite the impression on both Jake and I, as we’ve both decided to highlight a track from her latest release, Number 1 Angel. Elsewhere, you’ll notice new tracks from Lorde and Little Dragon, who both showed up on this playlist over the past few weeks with their previous singles.

The 20-song playlist is rounded out by additions from Anderson Paak, Foxes, and Vampire Weekend.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 3/7/17

Welcome back, Tuesday, we missed ya. As always, Jake and I have a new playlist for your listening pleasure.

This week, I’ve highlighted a track off my new favorite record Drool by local Chicago artist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, while Jake has featured Lorde’s new single — her first new song in four years.

The artists rounding out our playlist include Phoenix, One Direction, The Japanese House, and Cage The Elephant.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 11/22/16

Jukebox_picWelcome back to Tuesday! I’m glad to be over the Monday hump, and ready to enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend. How about we all celebrate with awesome music!

This week on the Jukebox, Jake and I have supplied 20 catchy tunes that you can turn on to help drown out your relatives when they begin talking politics during Thanksgiving dinner.

Highlights of the tracklisting this week include new cuts from The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, and Bruno Mars, as well as old standbys from Lorde, The xx, and Troye Sivan.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Haley’s Poetic Playlist: “Buzzcut Season”

Hey, fellow music fanatics and friends! Thank you for your continued support. This blog is getting popular, and I owe it all to my readers!

This next song is an old favorite of mine, but I would first like to write a brief disclaimer: I am not taking any particular stance or political position with this song choice. I just love the music, the artist, and the poetic quality this piece possesses. I am in no way trying to push any agenda or viewpoint, I am simply here to analyze a piece of art.

That being said, I will introduce our next song: “Buzzcut Season” by Lorde, from her album, Pure Heroine. It might just be the fact that I too have unruly, dark brown, curly hair, but I have always had a soft spot for Lorde, and this song is definitely one of her best. Her willowy voice has the power to plunge listeners into a deep, dreamy state. And I would know. I once listened to this song on repeat for a full 15 hours while reading Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

You can look online at hundreds of interpretations of this song. Some say it is about society’s corrupt influences on teens, some claim it is a summer ballad, and others just think it is a mystical song and don’t really care about the meaning.

I, for this blog, will be analyzing the song within the context of war, as this is the way I have always listened to it.

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 3/22/16

Jukebox_picIt’s Tuesday yet again, so toss your quarter into the newest Jet Fuel Jukebox to hear some of the best songs around (actual playlist is free to listen to; no quarter required).

This week’s playlist includes another 20 songs for your listening pleasure. The likes of Iggy Pop, Colleen Green, Lorde, and many others round out the multitude of artists we’re highlighting this week.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 12/8/15

Jukebox_picIt’s around the time when everyone is getting really stressed with finals, so why not take a break from all the studying you’re likely doing and listen to some great music?

We’re not really highlighting any artist this week. New album releases have started to die down now as the year slowly comes to a close.

Still, we have 20 songs ripe for your listening pleasure, with the likes of Tame Impala, Lorde, and Twenty One Pilots leading the pack.

Be sure to check back next week, though, as we will have a couple of top ten lists, one highlighting our favorite songs of the year, and another chronicling our favorite albums of the year.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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