Playlist #2 : Intro to Rock

Playlist #2 : Intro to Rock

  Classic rock is not just a genre of music. It is an attitude and a way of life. Here is a collection of a diverse group of songs which emulate the very essence of rock music. These songs range from the early 60s to the late 90s and cover ultra famous bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Who and Radiohead as well as lesser known ones such as Blind Melon and Collective Soul. 1….

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Playlist #1: Indie for Starters

Playlist #1: Indie for Starters

This playlist consists of songs that talk about melancholia and our inherent ability to deal with it. Sadness, is part and parcel of our lives; moving past it requires immense strength of character, that’s probably why there are so many songs about it. The genre encompassing these songs is mostly Indie-folk and Pop. Most of the songs are relatively unknown and massively underrated. So, here’s to some happy exploring. 1. Song: Teardrop Artist: Massive Attack…

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Dhrupad

Dhrupad

Dhrupad is an enigma. It is a highly complex and sophisticated classical art form, expressing the subtle nuances of the myriad human emotions. At the same time, it is also chaste and a form of spiritual worship and meditation through sound. It does not seek to entertain, but evokes feelings of peace, tranquillity and contemplation in the listener. The word ‘dhrupad’ is an amalgamation of ‘dhruva’, the unmoving pole star, and ‘pada’, or poetry. This…

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Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar

‘She plays with great sensitivity and emotion, bending and twisting notes so that they pirouette like the dancers that spin around in interminable circles. Sometimes they leap from the great globe of the sitar and bolt like excited impalas as they ascend into the infinite blue.’ -The World Music Report Anoushka Shankar is a thrice-nominated Grammy artist, an acclaimed writer, as well as an actor. She is one of the major exponents of the World…

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Pantera

Pantera

By Asmita Goyanka, Batch of 2017 The ‘80s are known for the fall of the Hippie movement, the rise of Michael Jackson and U2, but the one ignored facet of this transitional time is metal music. Metal was never a mainstream genre because of its complex music, extreme head-banging and the ‘evil’ persona it always wore. But the truth is, once you listen to a metal band, you can never stop listening to their music. Pantera taught me this lesson. Pantera is a…

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