MUSC205-Paper #1

MUSC205-Paper #1 - Matt Hines MUSC205 Section 0106 Chuck...

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Matt Hines MUSC205 Section 0106 Chuck Klosterman attempts to establish a “unified field theory” for himself in his article “Me, On Shuffle”. After listing to his favorite parts of certain rock songs, finding certain styles and musical elements to unify these songs was surprisingly difficult and complex. Determined to see if forming a “unified field theory” for me would be just as difficult, I opened my iTunes library and sorted through my most played songs. The overwhelming majority of these songs were hip-hop. However, similar to Mr. Klosterman, within this genre of music the styles and sounds varied drastically. In my top ten most played songs there were witty “punch line” tracks (Big L’s ’98 freestyle), soft, “R&B like” tracks (Drake’s The Resistance and Mos Def’s “Umi Says”), and layered tracks with a plethora of sounds (Kanye West’s All of the Lights). Trying to find a unifying, underlying sound or style to these very different songs
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