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THE JESUIT DALLAS STUDENT VOICE AND STUDENT NEWSPAPER SINCE 1942

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Last year, I was watching one of my favorite television shows, Showtime’s Shameless, when I ran into a song at the end of an episode that was relatively catchy. I was surprised that I actually enjoyed the song since most of the show’s indie rock music is a bit too obscure for me. I discovered the band’s name, Spoon, and...
Artists experiencing alienation from their surroundings is nothing special.  What makes an artist great is his total sense of self-awareness and ability to communicate his thoughts and emotions.  Unfortunately, mindsets that lend themselves to self-awareness often result in an inability to interact with others in a socially acceptable manner.  Unable to find meaning in their interpersonal relationships, misunderstood artists...
Sometime a couple years ago, an adolescent boy decided to create music in addition to fulfilling his academic obligations. Painstakingly saving his money, he purchased a turntable, a balanced pair of headphones, and also pirated audio software. Initially, the boy didn’t give the poorly edited cacophony of sounds much credit. He just looked to his creations as something entirely independent,...
For several weeks of Fall 2011 The Roundup has had a poll in the bottom corner of its main page asking you, our readers, which music album you were anticipating the most this year. The choices were Blink-182’s Neighborhoods, Drake’s Take Care, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto, Switchfoot’s Vice Verses, Scott McCreery’s  Clear as Day, and J. Cole’s  Cole World: The...
To compare Eminem’s raps in the hip-hop world to Elvis’s songs in the rock and roll world is correct to a degree, but it is largely inaccurate. Certainly, Eminem was the first white rapper since the renowned Beastie Boys to reap the benefits of sales and respect from the hip-hop world, but his impact surely transcended this imprisoning distinction.  When...
St. Vincent’s front woman is nothing typical. Hailing from the Dallas area, the beautiful Annie Clark has opened for a handful of legendary acts including Television, Arcade Fire, and Grizzly Bear. She even worked with Bon Iver on a pretty cool track for the maybe not so cool film, New Moon (2009). Though she’s far from reaching the household...
People always seem shocked when I tell them I’m from Denton. Typical responses include, “How do you drive down here EVERY DAY?!?” or “Why do you live there?” Admittedly, it is very odd. Even though we get a nice HOV lane most of the way down, my typical “commute” can take 40 or so minutes on a good day. And...
On the 18th of February 2011, Radiohead released its eighth studio album, The King of Limbs. One of the definitive rock groups of our time, Radiohead is known for its innovative approach to music, and this latest release certainly perpetuates that reputation. The King of Limbs was produced with longtime band friend Nigel Godrich. A close companion since 1994, he has produced...

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