@JLMcMillan

Jessica McMillan

Thoughtful angles on why music matters

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What are your musical dealbreakers?

@JLMcMillan|8h ago|3:24

#music #relationships #compatibility https://s.swell.life/SSlkAqqSC6Eb74d

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Week in Review: Jams, anthems & appropriation

@JLMcMillan|9h ago|4:19

#music #playlist #review #songs #musicnews #memories https://s.swell.life/SSm1PfbQgoMIieG

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There Is a Light That Never Goes Out: Songs that pull you out of darkness

@JLMcMillan|1d ago|4:07|

Examining songs that give us hope, separating art from the artist and existential yearning #music #songs #smiths #morrissey #nickcave https://s.swell.

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When You Need a Positive Song: Move on up

@JLMcMillan|1d ago|4:23

#music #songs #inspiration #CurtisMayfield #Soul #Classics https://s.swell.life/SSlpnIZNKLGoBEc https://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2017/12/29/inarguab

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How much do you care about genre? Rockism and manufacture of taste

@JLMcMillan|1d ago|4:39

#music #genre #rockism #musichistory #MajorLabels #KelefaSanneh #culture #criticism https://s.swell.life/SSlvOpnqKTriZRg

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A Song for Your Defiant Days: Barnett’s "Smile Real Nice"

@JLMcMillan|2d ago|2:46

#music #songs #CourtneyBarnett #HarrietTheSpy #anthem https://s.swell.life/SSlphJAx712n36H

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Speaking to Trees, Listening to Tori: The story behind the song and a brief intro

@JLMcMillan|3d ago|4:01

#music #songs #ToriAmos #icons #musician #newmusic https://s.swell.life/SSlkOcPmNzsOZTm https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWV58n

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The Halloween Mixtape, Pt. I

@JLMcMillan|4d ago|4:54|

#music #songs #halloween #playlist #mixtape https://s.swell.life/SSlZtgvg6vp6clM

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The Uplifting Sounds of Darkness: Amusing new single and upcoming album

@JLMcMillan|4d ago|2:48

#music #songs #newmusic #TheDarkness #rock https://s.swell.life/SSleUsjUDqA6EnW

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The Gospel of Rock Lobster: Misfits teach everyone to let their inner freak fly

@JLMcMillan|4d ago|4:42

#music #songs #rocklobster #B52s #dancing #inspiration https://s.swell.life/SSldrrIAWfwelsA https://open.spotify.com/track/2Q5wSOwq6BDSu7sSVMNrtT?si=5

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The First Album You Bought?

@JLMcMillan|5d ago|3:48|

#music #album #memories #madonna #record #trueblue https://s.swell.life/SSlHf9ujHq5PfPD

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Intellectual Property of RamaLamaDingDong: Riot Grrrls & appropriation of Black music

@JLMcMillan|6d ago|4:20

#music #songs #LeTigre #rock #copyright #intellectualproperty #appropriation #doowop https://s.swell.life/SSlSImh88be2AH4 https://open.spotify.com/al

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The Brilliance of Mos Def and Slick Rick: Digging up gems

@JLMcMillan|6d ago|4:07

#music #songs #recommend #hiphop #MosDef #SlickRick https://s.swell.life/SSlS9KNQJga1yWs

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To Make Your Heart Sing: Week in Review

@JLMcMillan|1w ago|5:00

#music #songs #playlist #retrospective #newmusic https://s.swell.life/SSlMnowSiIH4z8D

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The Soundtrack of your Generation? The movies of John Hughes and beyond

@JLMcMillan|1w ago|3:41|

#music #songs #soundtrack #film #generations #playlist https://s.swell.life/SSlBDxIhIwj0Zj0

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The Need to Chill: Microgenre, finding peace and Toro Y Moi

@JLMcMillan|1w ago|5:00

#music #chillwave #indie #escape #chill https://s.swell.life/SSlGRXrGL7GpIrR https://open.spotify.com/user/iam3/playlist/1OOaGExQhNiLMi7aKMhL02?si=dq6

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My Sweet Lord, Spiritual Yearning and Unpopular Opinions about The Beatles

@JLMcMillan|1w ago|4:19

#music #spirituality #georgeharrison #mantra #songs https://s.swell.life/SSkzX2M8v3aAWqv

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Magpie Tracks: Week in review

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|3:49

#music #songs #newrelease #playlist #film #TV #ska #hiphop https://s.swell.life/SSkhXl8Iw59B1nU

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Pitchfork Is Turning 25: What artists in their canon speak to your heart?

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|4:50

#music #pitchfork #memories #musicwriting #favorite https://s.swell.life/SSkz65v31Xd0Q59

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Poppy’s New Album, Her Positivity, Her Art

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|3:35

#music #newmusic #albums #poppy #rock #pop #flux https://s.swell.life/SSktlA7eQVuHYz5 https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/11/poppy-is-dead-long-live

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Ska for Beginners, Part 1: A curious history

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|5:00

#music #songs #ska #Jamaica #musichistory #playlist https://s.swell.life/SSki84vvspSYx4X https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2i5njprSzZkUyds9wPWdwE?si=d

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They Make It Sound Easy: Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and wonderful pop pairings

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|3:08

#music #crooner #goldenage #tonybennett #ladygaga #pop #newmusic https://s.swell.life/SSkszhgMgLCrZ8W https://open.spotify.com/album/64e8cmoFd3FMkxM4O

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Ska for Beginners, Part 2: The waves of influence

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|5:00

#music #songs #ska #reggae #Jamaica #playlist #musichistory https://s.swell.life/SSknPk58sVlihcn https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2i5njprSzZkUyds9wPW

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Freedom Highway: The Specials’ new cover album of great prostest songs

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|2:54

#music #protest #justice #thespecials #newmusic https://s.swell.life/SSkcDhkbsXfv6V7 https://open.spotify.com/album/1Vs4NtfIU3YG1fEObg4TgZ?si=VYorMhLr

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Moral Hygiene is Classic Ministry

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|4:10

#music #industrial #rock #metal #ministry #politics #newmuisc #newrelease https://s.swell.life/SSkcA0WEZtjVHDj

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Truth, Reconcilation and Indigenous Artists

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|4:51

#music #indigenous #truthandreconcilation #humanrights https://s.swell.life/SSkW0S9rJfyqBW6 https://secretpath.ca

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The Greatest Release Day in Rap History Pt 2: The hooks that made 5 classic albums

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|5:00

#music #hiphop #rap #musichistory #records #media https://s.swell.life/SSkQJ0pTHB1Mpxx https://open.spotify.com/playlist/33yvZkuQBtonMcGdMEMp5x?si=_

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The Greatest Release Day in Rap History Pt 1: Why release days were a big deal

@JLMcMillan|2w ago|4:29

#music #rap #hiphop #musichistory #media https://s.swell.life/SSkQDY86VSU5ziu https://open.spotify.com/playlist/33yvZkuQBtonMcGdMEMp5x?si=-OXfxK22SLCk

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The Music of Gilmore Girls

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|5:00

#music #soundtrack #playlist #rock #ShermanPalladino #GilmoreGirls https://s.swell.life/SSkKdReLT6P6zBt https://open.spotify.com/user/icatchfoxes/play

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Bringing Pop Culture into the University: New course on Drake and The Weekend

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|4:41

#music #popculture #academia https://s.swell.life/SSkFHixH44sRAZZ

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Give a shout out to your local music venue

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|3:31

The best memories are made in small venues. Share yours! #music #concerts #venue https://s.swell.life/SSkE9pkGo1eqYVl

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Songs on Fire!

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|3:02

What does a keyword search of your catalogue reveal? #songs #playlist #fire https://s.swell.life/SSk8JrBO0C1XoaA https://www.swellcast.com/t/SSk8K3FvR

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New Video and Jarvis Cocker and Wes Anderson Collaboration for The French Dispatch

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|3:22

The loungy, deep whispering crooning from 1965 Paris #music #soundtrack #paris #film #wesanderson https://s.swell.life/SSk2a67xWdjN0Gu https://open.sp

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100th Swell and Week in Review: Looking back, aiming for diversity

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|4:43

#music #review #songs #playlist https://s.swell.life/SSk2ReKJYjmPIql

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Wedding Songs—What are your must haves and deal breakers?

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|3:05

#music #songs #weddings #playlists

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Buena Vista Social Club’s 25th Anniversary: Nostalgia and connecting deeper to "world music"

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|5:00

#music #buenavistasocialclub #cuba #worldmusic #newrelease https://s.swell.life/SSjrK6a6VYqkztH https://open.spotify.com/album/6DPdEaZ0KDBCCgXyy4q8bi?

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Michael Stipe on Current Projects, R.E.M. and Upcoming Velvet Underground Tribute

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|4:37

#music #michaelstipe #musicians #songs #podcast #anniversary https://s.swell.life/SSjl1WVoGAN8jRk https://open.spotify.com/episode/0U2DaUcfcpopDud4S

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I’ll Be Your Mirror: Tribute to Velvet Underground and Nico coming Friday

@JLMcMillan|3w ago|4:37

Crafted by producer friend of Lou Reed featuring some of your favourite indie acts #music #velvetunderground https://s.swell.life/SSjlqeLzUBxHMYQ ht

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The Significance of The Score and The Fugees on Tour

@JLMcMillan|4w ago|3:33

#music #albums #fugees #hiphop #consciousness #tour #anniversary https://link.medium.com/WyOpFAHFJjb https://open.spotify.com/album/4z6F5s3RVaOsekuaeg

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Warm up to Monday with a Jazz Standard for a Post-Sentimental Era

@JLMcMillan|4w ago|3:33

#music #songs #coltrane #ellington #jazz #sentimenal #monday https://s.swell.life/SSjZ8UfKHLqaqng

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for MJ Rodriguez

@JLMcMillan|4w ago|3:17

Why MJ Rodriguez and her music has captured my heart #music #inspiration #pose #emmys #musicvideo #songs #soundtrack #michaelajaé https://s.sw

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The Origin of Love: Week in Review

@JLMcMillan|4w ago|3:34

#music #songs #playlist #women #love #rebels #musicindustry #optimism #https://s.swell.life/SSjNxEMWuGRztAl

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"God Only Knows": One of the greatest songs on Wilson’s piano

@JLMcMillan|4w ago|4:04

#music #songs #beachboys #brianwilson #solo #instrumental #piano #musichistory https://s.swell.life/SSjI7x9fC8IdENN https://open.spotify.com/album/627

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