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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.

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Creative Outlet Ep. 9: Tyler Jordan of Good Looks

Ryan Meyer May 2, 2022

I heard about Good Looks on Twitter by way of music writer Steven Hyden, and once I listened I was not disappointed. Their debut record, "Bummer Year," has been one of my favorite releases of 2022 and...

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COLUMN: Good Looks “Bummer Year” is worth a listen

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 15, 2022

This column has essentially become updates for what I’ve been listening to, so I feel obliged to inform you, dear reader, of my recent spin: “Bummer Years,” the debut record by Texas band, Good Looks. The...

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COLUMN: Continuing to come around to Wilco

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 8, 2022

As the weather begins to get warmer (hopefully), I’ve turned to Wilco’s “Summerteeth,” their great third record, released in 1999. Having only really known this album as the one containing “A...

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COLUMN: Jerkcurb’s “Air Con Eden” a great rediscovery

Ryan Meyer, Columnist April 1, 2022

A recent revisiting to a record I’ve only scratched the surface with has been the soundtrack playing for me the past couple of days for me. Jerkcurb’s jazzy, dreamy “Air Con Eden” resides in a...

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COLUMN: In retrospect, “Pressure Machine” might be really good

Ryan Meyer, Columnist March 25, 2022

Inspired by a recent listening to an episode of the podcast Indiecast, I’ve begun revisiting The Killers’ most recent record “Pressure Machine.” It’s vastly different from the rest of the band’s...

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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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COLUMN: 2022 full of promising releases from my favorite artists

Ryan Meyer, Columnist February 25, 2022

There is a lot of new music I am looking forward to, perhaps more than ever before. So many artists I love, and some I need to listen to more, have picked 2022 as the year they bless people with additions...

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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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