TalonTunes 3

This is the third edition of “Talon Tunes,” where members of the Talon staff give their recommendations of songs to listen to so you can expand your musical horizons. All your friends will be impressed with your eclectic taste in music, from the delicate beauty of Tom Jobim to the anthemic power of Imagine Dragons.

“Somebody to Love,” Jefferson Airplane 
Adam Hunt Fertig 
"Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane is beyond epic. From Grace Slick's killer vocals, to that even killer-er guitar solo, it's a joy ride. 

“This Look,” Metronomy 
Daniel Almeida 
Listening to Metronomy's "The Look" will not only make it seem like you know music, but it'll provide you with four and a half minutes of pure bliss—or at least that's what I've been told. 

“Wave,” Tom Jobim 
Fernão Mesquita 
Tom Jobim’s masterpiece is the epitome of good Brazilian music. 

“Behind Blue Eyes,” The Who 
Karen Kandelman 
This song reminds me of the isolation that many of us feel in high school. I really like it, even if it is by The Who, whose music is not necessarily mind-blowing. I definitely recommend this song, whether it is to reflect or enjoy. 

"The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!" Sufjan Stevens 
Kevin Shimba Bengtsson 
At 11 words of length, this song title is one of the shortest off of Sufjan’s Illinois album—the longest is a whopping 53 words long—but, as a piece of music, it is easily one of the best. His lush orchestral arrangements make this soaring melancholic song a modern masterpiece. 

“O Tempo,” Móveis Coloniais de Acaju
Mariana Bender 
I first heard this song when Maggie showed it to me during one of her “cultura na veia” quizzes last year and I can’t thank her enough for slightly improving my terrible taste in music.

“Turning Tables,” Adele 
Mariana Lepecki 
Although it isn't the most upbeat song out there, "Turning Tables" has very powerful and inspiring lyrics. Plus, the piano accompaniment has a beautiful melody. 

“Cobra de Vidro,” Vespas Mandarinas
Mendel Schwarz 
Really look out for this band. They are destined to become one of the greatest Brazilian rock bands of the century. 

“Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons 
Renata Sayão 
This song is amazing. The strong drumbeats come together with the anthem-like lyrics that never cease to give me shivers. 

"Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Poison 
Victor Lee 
This song never gets old. It keeps my head down, reminding me that perfection is always imperfect. 

"I Love It," Icona Pop (Cover by Jon D) 
Yasmin Della Nina 
Although I like the original version of this song, I think everyone should take some time to visit Jon D's channel on Youtube (SimplySpoons), in which he makes an adorable and lovely cover of Icona Pop's "I Love It." It's an incredibly relaxing and soothing version of the song, perfect to listen to in these stressful last weeks of school.


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