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Warning: This playlist contains songs with explicit content. With older, tangible forms of music only finding worth within the hipster crowd and being clung onto desperately by Generation X, the art of creating someone a well thought-out mixed CD or tape [...]
Artist: Frank Ocean Release date: August 20, 2016 Label: Boys Don’t Cry Genres: Contemporary R&B, Psychedelic pop Hello guys my name is Xenna. My blog, The X Factor, will continue to be about fresh, new music reviews. Music has been a huge part [...]
The needle drops on the vinyl and falls into the first groove of 12 others, a faint crackle is heard right before the sound of a rhythmic tambourine counts off the first measure of an album that is seemingly my diary put to music. When I really love an [...]
It’s 2010 again and you can hear 10 year old Xenna Smith singing loudly into her make-shift hairbrush “microphone” while her parents aren’t home. You see her furiously head-banging to the music and pretending she is her idol, lead singer of the band [...]
As the year has gone on I’ve developed the routine of creating a radio-esc music sampler called the GF Wave; it combines a couple of my passions, editing & music. I’m currently in my 7th GF Wave of the year and it is gaining popularity [...]
This week I wanted to write about a band that’s recently captured my admiration, but is considered relatively underground. On June 11, 2015, I saw Cruisr at the Orange Peel opening for the band Bleachers and despite just being the opening band, they blew [...]
Hi guys my name is Xenna! My blog, The X Factor (ha get it? The X Factor? X like my name and the show?), will be about music reviews. Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I remember. I grew up with two parents that have instilled into me [...]