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Love sucks but these songs don’t

Sentry staff picks love songs for the perfect Valentine’s Day playlist “I Found Her Among the Aliens,” sung by Molly Kirby, is the perfect song for Valentine’s Day. The lyrics are soft but bold and talk about the otherworldly beauty of their partner. Lyrics like,

Haunting hits for a spooky good time – staff picks

The Sentry’s  Halloween staff picks While this song is not a traditional Halloween bop, Cindy Lauper’s 1983 hit, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a sure-fire way to make all the witches in the club start groovin’. The upbeat 80’s tune is a bubbly way to start off the spooky evening.

Songs of the summer – staff picks

Songs that defined The Sentry’s summer The Don Diablo remix of Birdy’s “Keeping Your Head Up” was the jam for getting through the first semester of a graduate program in one piece. It has a warm weather vibe that makes it an essential addition to a summer

Staff Picks 4/13: At the Beach

“Riders On the Storm” – The Doors I love “Riders on the Storm” because The Doors use sound effects that sound like rain throughout the song and the piano used matches up with the beat of the raindrops. The sounds reflect the feeling of melancholy

Staff Picks 4/6: Ladies, Don’t Prepetuate the Patriarchy

“Wishin’ and Hopin’” – Dusty Springfield In a perfect act of irony, feminist musician Ani Difranco covered this track because lyrics like, “Wear your hair just for him. ‘Cause you won’t get him wishin’ and hopin’” are just laughable in their acceptance of sexist ideas.

Staff Picks 3/30: Beach Daze

“Sea Lion Goth Blues” – The Growlers I personally try to stay away from extensive exposure to the sun and vast bodies of water, but there is something about The Growlers that makes me want to post up on sandy shore on a, preferably, overcast

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Staff Picks 3/16: Cover Songs

“Hurt” – Johnny Cash Johnny Cash’s cover of NIN’s “Hurt” is the best damn cover ever. The pain and regret just drips from this song in a way that even Trent Reznor went on record to proclaim its awesomeness. And for Cash, the Man in

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Staff Picks 3/9: Ode to Midterms

“Wedding” –  Poliça Poliça’s newest album, United Crushers, is a great set of songs to put on a pot of coffee, break out the books, and have a good old fashioned study session to. The album’s track, “Wedding” combines the perfect amount of mesmeric synthesizers

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Staff Picks 3/2: Songs of Cinema

“Lily’s Theme” – Alexandre Desplat from Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows The song is sans lyrics, but it’s composed so beautifully that it evokes so many emotions. Every time I listen to it, the opening scene of the last Harry Potter movie plays in my head.

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Staff Picks 2/24: Dance it Out

“Lets Twist Again” – Chubby Checker My grandpa used to play this song a lot when he was still alive and we used to dance around the kitchen and I just so badly to be alive when it came out and be apart of the dance