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    3 Of The Week: Can’t Help Falling In Love

    It’s almost impossible to say you’ve never listened to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley. Now, to be fair no one can replace Elvis Presley, but ...

    On August 31, 2016 / By
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    3 Of The Week: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

    One of the most covered songs in music history, Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” has become one of those transcendent songs that has been appreciated and revived ...

    On August 9, 2016 / By
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    Warped Tour Diaries: Veil of Maya

    Fans gathered in rapt attention to see Veil of Maya at Warped Tour long before they took the stage. Lukas Magyar (Vocals), Marc Okubo (Guitar), Dan Hauser (Bass), ...

    On August 8, 2016 / By
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    Remix Eclipse: The Best of EDM Remixes

    What makes a good remix? Not just shifting a song to fit a genre, but producing a track that surpasses the original? There are many ways to remix ...

    On August 3, 2016 / By
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    Famous Last Words: Metalcore Musical Theatre

    Honing in on stereotypes and inequality that women suffered in the ’50s, Famous Last Words will bring a new story to life with their signature metalcore musical theatre ...

    On July 22, 2016 / By
  • EOTY Lists 0

    Top Albums of 2016 So Far

    It’s July now, which means we’re halfway through another year of music. Check out what the MEB staff has kept on repeat over the first part of 2016 ...

    On July 5, 2016 / By
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    Chicago Open Air: Acts to Watch

    The summer festival circuit has officially begun and with that, we have a recent entry fighting for your hard-earned dollars. Chicago Open Air is a new festival that ...

    On June 9, 2016 / By
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    Warped Tour Ones To Watch: Young Guns

    MEB is back with another band to watch out for on this year’s upcoming Vans Warped Tour. Today it’s UK alternative rock band Young Guns. The band had ...

    On June 6, 2016 / By
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    MEB Staff Picks Playlist: May 2016

    Welcome to MEB Staff Picks, a monthly feature where our staff showcases some of our current favorite tracks, both new and old. For our May edition, we have ...

    On May 13, 2016 / By
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    MEB Warped Tour Ones To Watch: With Confidence

    The 2016 iteration of Vans Warped Tour is set to kick off a little over a month and a half from now on June 22nd in Anchorage, Alaska. ...

    On May 2, 2016 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 46 – Up Tha Punx

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/258892886″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] In this episode, Tim Dodderidge and Christina Troitino join Nick to talk about punk music. Christina lends her old school expertise ...

    On April 14, 2016 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 45 – Top 10 Emo Records

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/251130732″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick and Tim break down the impact of the emo genre, ...

    On March 14, 2016 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 44 – The Witch

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/248604489″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick is joined by freelance writer/amateur Korn historian Drake Lupton to ...

    On February 24, 2016 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 43 – Vox Vocis Interview

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/244843298″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week’s episode is a little different, as Nick and Adit are joined ...

    On February 1, 2016 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 42 – Play Deadbolt, Darling

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/244182647″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Connor returns this week to discuss all of the rad tours that are being announced, bands reuniting and how they should ...

    On January 28, 2016 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 41 – Most Anticipated 2016

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/241880844″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick and Adit break down some of their most anticipated records ...

    On January 14, 2016 / By
  • EOTY Lists 0

    Norman Galang’s Top In 2015

    10. Travi$ Scott – Rodeo 9. A$AP Rocky – At. Long. Last. ASAP 8. Future – DS2 7. Wale – The Album About Nothing 6. Pusha T – King Push – Darkest Before The Dawn: The Prelude   5. Jay Rock – 90059 “The ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Sharan’s Top In 2015

    The most captivating music this year has been from long time favorites of mine. I have enjoyed the progression of talent and skill as they grow with the ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Adit’s Top In 2015

    Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Adit Ahmed. I’ve been on staff for the better part of a year, and it has been ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Connor’s Top In 2015

    2015 was an incredible and valuable year for music. It was also quite broad; I didn’t get the chance to listen to nearly as much as I anticipated ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Nick’s Top In 2015

    There were so many incredible records this year that made 2015 the best but also we didn’t get albums from Brand New or Kanye so 2015 was the ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Heather’s Top In 2015

      There were so many amazing album releases this year that it was actually a little tough to pick my favorite albums. Even though life gets crazy sometimes, ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Tim’s Top In 2015

    10. Red – Of Beauty & Rage 9. The Ongoing Concept – Handmade 8. Counterparts – Tragedy Will Find Us 7. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell 6. ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Christina’s Top In 2015

    2015 was an awesome year for music. With huge releases from the usual suspects (Adele), surprising comebacks (Blur), the meteoric rise of newbies (Courtney Barnett) to viral music ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Jacob’s Top In 2015

    Before, during or after looking at my lists, check out What’s Good In 2015. It was an off year for me in terms of my music listening, but ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Emma’s Top In 2015

    If there’s one word to sum up my feelings about music that was released in 2015 it would be “surprised.” I was constantly surprised by new directions, new ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    The 2015 MEBBIES

    2015 is over, and we have lots of music to show for it. What follows is a list of the best (and worst) of the year, as voted ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Top Albums Of 2015 – Art Clickgrid

    To complement The 2015 MEBBIES and our individual end of the year lists, we’ve compiled a list of our staff-wide favorite albums for the year. Each staff member ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    Top Albums Of 2015

    It’s the end of December, and we’ve made our way through another year of music. Check out what the MEB staff has kept on repeat throughout 2015 and ...

    On December 31, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 40 – The Year In Hip Hop

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/239651749″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown podcast! In this episode, Nick is joined by Norman Galang to discuss the year ...

    On December 30, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 39 – The MEBBIES

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/239382153″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! We’re back from our mini-hiatus and here to discuss our annual End Of ...

    On December 28, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 38 – Only 90s Kids Remember

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232532662″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! The hiatus is over and we are back and better than ever. This ...

    On November 11, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 37 – Harmlessness

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/227437555″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick is joined by Connor Feimster and Adit Ahmed to dig ...

    On October 8, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 36 – ~FALL~TOUR~EXTRAVAGANZA~

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225321384″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick is joined by Connor and Tim to breakdown some of ...

    On September 24, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 35 – No Closer To Heaven

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/224060999″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick is joined by staff writer Eli Shively and the two ...

    On September 16, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 34 – Mr. Robot

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/222289714″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week Nick and MJ stray away from music to talk about the ...

    On September 4, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 33 – Rebirth

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220921184″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick, Connor, and Tim talk about Underoath’s reunion, the new Motion ...

    On August 26, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 32 – Pop Songs Of The Summer

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/219889334″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick and MJ go through and break down Spotify’s Top 50 ...

    On August 19, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 31 – BEEF

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218222857″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back! This week, Nick and MJ talk about the Drake and Meek Mill saga, the status of rap beefs in ...

    On August 7, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 30 – Breaking Down The APMAs

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215783281″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick is joined by Connor Feimster and Jackson Balling to discuss ...

    On July 22, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 29 – Comic Con 2015 (I’m Not Cut Out To Be A Nerd)

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214778476″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick and MJ shift their focus to all the movie trailers ...

    On July 15, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 28 – How To Succeed In The Music Journalism Industry

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213753583″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week Nick is joined by Alexa Rahmanparast and Joe Ballard, two key ...

    On July 8, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 27 – Ranking Kanye’s Albums, From College Dropout To Yeezus

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212901233″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week Nick and MJ start out discussing the current climate of music ...

    On July 2, 2015 / By
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    Top Albums of 2015 So Far

    It’s July now, which means we’re halfway through another year of music. Check out what the MEB staff has kept on repeat over the first part of 2015 ...

    On July 2, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 26 – The Nick, Connor, Maria, and Tim Show

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/211691951″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown podcast! This week’s episode is the other half of last week’s conversation between Nick, ...

    On June 24, 2015 / By
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    MEB Lollapalooza 2015 Playlist

    We know that Lollapalooza is almost around the corner, but Mind Equals Blown has created a Spotify playlist including most of the acts who are playing at the ...

    On June 24, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 25 – Warped Tour 2015, or Wait They’re Still A Band?

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/210857472″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! It’s a full house this week, with staffers Tim Dodderidge and Maria Gironas ...

    On June 18, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 24 – Return Of The Connor

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209610615″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Connor is back and joins Nick to discuss Commit This To ...

    On June 10, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 23 – Montage Of Heck

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208698117″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick and MJ are joined by special guest Christina Troitino, our ...

    On June 4, 2015 / By
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    MEB Podcast: Episode 22 – Vinyl Resurgence // To Whom It May Concern

    [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207404679″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Welcome back to the Mind Equals Blown Podcast! This week, Nick is joined by staff writer Tim Dodderidge to discuss the ...

    On May 27, 2015 / By