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Playlist – Lady: A Celebration Of Women In Music

For as significant an impact female artists have had on music, the general recognition of their work has been undeniably disproportionate. In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a playlist honoring the many female artists who have played such an important part in music and its many evolutions. From rock to pop to country to hip hop…

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2016 Grammy Predictions

On the eve of the 2016 Grammys, let’s zoom in on some of the year’s biggest categories for a little critical analysis. Being nominated for any award is considered a huge  honor, but the winners not only cement themselves in the history books (both good and bad,) but set themselves up for a sustained career. Every year,…

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Why Rihanna Needs To Play Super Bowl 51

It’s rare that I’m willing to use Hidden Under Headphones as a venue for editorials, but this is a situation that warrants it. While the title may lead you to believe this article would be about crafting a case to see one of pop’s reigning icons have the opportunity to play one of, easily, the…

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Review: Coldplay At Halftime

The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 was destined to be momentous regardless of the angle the “Powers That Be” decided to go with. The performances, as of late, have been very pop-oriented; Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Madonna, and the Black Eyed Peas playing the last 5 years. Coldplay seemed like the perfect, necessary segue from pop back…

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The 50 Greatest Coldplay Songs

This is an exciting time for Coldplay. For the last decade and a half, they’ve been one of the most prominent bands in the world, conquering the hearts of everyone from alternative rock-inclined hipsters and top-40 lovers. With the recent release of their seventh studio album, A Head Full Of Dreams, a record they’ve alluded to being their…

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Damon Albarn: The Definitive Ranking

Damon Albarn is one of the most dynamic and prolific artists of the last 25 years. He may best be known for his two major bands, Blur and Gorillaz, but Albarn has tackled many adventures, some of whom have taken him all over the world, and us along with him. Each album he’s crafted or…