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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Ashanti Thomas is a junior digital media technology major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Beach House’s “Once Twice Melody” is my 2022 album of the year

Ashanti Thomas, Assistant Photo Editor/Columnist December 8, 2022

As the year is getting closer to ending and everyone’s looking at their Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music Replay, I wanted to reminisce over the music released in 2022 and figure out what my personal top...

Brie Coder is a graduate student studying graduate student in communication and leadership and can be reached at bmcoder@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: 2022, a great year for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Brie Coder, Columnist November 16, 2022

This has been an excellent year for music listeners. While there have been major losses, there have also been many gains, including two back-to-back Red Hot Chili Peppers studio albums. Earlier this...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made

Will Padgett, Columnist November 4, 2022

I don’t care what anyone says, “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made. Imagine this- you’ve been coming out of your cage and you’ve been doing just fine. However, you’ve got to...

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COLUMN: In defense of Coldplay’s early material

Ryan Meyer, Columnist March 11, 2022

Yeah, Coldplay is titling songs with emojis and have collaborated with the Chainsmokers, but damn is there a case to be made for their first four records. Their debut, “Parachutes,” gave the world...

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COLUMN: Why “Agoraphobia” by Deerhunter is the best song ever written

Ryan Meyer, Columnist March 4, 2022

I’ve had a song on repeat for what feels like an eternity now. I’m referring to Deerhunter’s “Agoraphobia,” a song that comes off as a traditional 2000s indie rock song but has come to represent...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 8: Reviewing Spoon’s “Lucifer On The Sofa” with Matt Setnan

Ryan Meyer February 22, 2022

In this episode I got one of my oldest friends to come on the podcast and review what might be one of the best records of the year, Spoon's "Lucifer On The Sofa." We had a lot of fun talking about...

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COLUMN: Spoon’s newest release a 2022 highlight so far

Ryan Meyer, Columnist February 18, 2022

One of the records that might end up in best of 2022 lists kind of snuck up on me recently. I’m of course referring to Spoon’s latest and tenth record, “Lucifer On The Sofa.” The record has...

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COLUMN: Best love songs for Valentine’s Day

Ryan Meyer, Columnist February 11, 2022

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I looked up some of the best love songs ever and settled on a list by timeout.com called “The 50 best love songs of all time” that grabbed me with its number one song,...

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COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity

Ryan Meyer, Columnist January 21, 2022

I’ve spent my day absorbing New York band Geese’s debut album “Projector,” and after months of only listening to “First World Warrior,” I’m kicking myself for not hopping on this train earlier. The...

COLUMN: An honest critique of Owl City

COLUMN: An honest critique of ‘Owl City’

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 4, 2021

A few nights ago, my friend invited me to their room to listen to "Owl City." We just wanted to go through the entire discography and see if we could find out if he deserved to be a one hit wonder. After...

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Creative Outlet Ep. 3: Revisiting “Nevermind” 30 Years After Its Release

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 26, 2021

Episode 3 sees me looking at Nirvana's famous album 'Nevermind' in honor of its 30th anniversary.

Column: Dave Keuning’s best guitar solos

Ryan Meyer, Opinions Writer June 28, 2021

The Killers guitarist and solo artist Dave Keuning announced that he is releasing his second album titled, “Mild Case of Everything,” on Friday. This is very exciting news, given the strength of the...

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