Music is a big part of all of our lives, and we all have those songs that remind us of home, got us through a tough time, or otherwise defined our adolescence. So here is a small piece of our story, featuring songs that—for different reasons—have contributed to who we are. My grades were slipping, my second set of college midterms was on the way, I was recovering from a two—week—long stomach bug, and my grandfather had died nearly two weeks prior, hit by a car on his way home from church. I didn't really have the enthusiasm or time to get up and see another concert, but I had purchased my tickets to the Mountain Goats all the way back in August, so I pulled my jacket on and went to Union Transfer anyway. There are so many songs I could have chosen by the Mountain Goats for this piece, songs I ended up screaming the lyrics to while speeding down US—12 on a day off of school or struggling to play on guitar without getting emotional. But at that show, it was "Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1" that drove me to tears in that horde of indie rockers, because frontman John Darnielle managed to capture in a three—minute song the best advice nobody ever saw fit to give me: "Do every stupid thing that makes you feel alive. People who suffer with anxiety, depression, and other mental illness can find it so easy to get hung up on the idea of recovery, the idea that if they do everything right, all of their afflictions will someday be cured.
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Whether you're in the throes of an intensive research paper, reading for a class discussion, or prepping for final exams, listening to music can give you the extra nudge you need reduce stress, boost motivation, and delve into your studies. Classical music has a reputation for helping with retention, while pop music can help motivate you to sit down and tackle that big paper. With finals quickly approaching, those of us at ASU Online compiled four unique playlists to help you stay motivated during your final exams. Need an extra boost to get you through that all-nighter? A pick-me-up before the big exam? This upbeat pop playlist is perfect for giving you the extra boost of motivation you need to push through until your last final.
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I still get goosebumps every time I hear the chorus. The album was groundbreaking on so many levels; the futuristic sound that surrounds every song, the monologues spread throughout the album, but most unique of all was the content of the lyrics and the meaning behind them. Each track delves deep into the mind of then year old Scott Mescudi, as he takes you through the story of his struggles with depression, mental health, anxiety, drugs and loneliness; topics that were essentially ignored if not frowned upon by his peers at the time. During the first verse Cudi raps about his childhood and family, specifically about how his mother was able to provide for him while dealing with her own personal issues. That song sets the tone for the rest of the album, although not every song is quite as dark. The next chunk of the album mostly deals with the feeling of being alone, before the seventh song marks a turning point in the album. The beat is extremely unique, and epitomizes the funky outer-space vibe the album gives off. A decade later, Cudi has released six more solo albums, two collaborative albums and is set to release his seventh solo album in His music has helped countless people and Cudi paved the way for other rappers and celebrities to feel comfortable talking about similar issues. Your email address will not be published.
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