December 2020 (non-Christmas) playlist

Ah, the holiday season is upon us. From the somehow always controversial Starbucks cups, to the obligatory ugly sweater Zoom parties you need alcohol to get through, there’s no escaping the potentially-forced merriment surrounding the month of December. It’s the one time each year dedicated to giving, decorating, and listening to Michael Bublé. But 2020 has been a struggle, and if you’re not feeling the … Continue reading December 2020 (non-Christmas) playlist

What if Fire Emblem characters were playlists?

What if Fire Emblem: Three Houses took place in modern times? What music would the characters listen to? It should come to no surprise to anyone who knows me, but over the past year, I have accumulated an obscene amount of hours playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Think of a number of hours and double it. It still wouldn’t be high enough. Being the music/gaming … Continue reading What if Fire Emblem characters were playlists?

Album releases you missed this year (plus the ones coming later in 2020)

The world is a complicated mess right now, unloading more stress and anxiety into our lives every day. Much to our (very understanding, yet bummed) dismay, bands are postponing tour dates and album releases, leaving much of the music world in a near standstill. At least, that’s how it seems. With such uncertainty in our lives, it’s very understandable if you’ve kinda tuned out and … Continue reading Album releases you missed this year (plus the ones coming later in 2020)

10 MORE of K.K. Slider’s best songs to request at concerts

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out for nearly two months, and by now, it’s likely you’ve encountered the musical hound K.K. Slider on your island, set up with an acoustic guitar outside the Resident Services building. Depending on how long you’ve had the game and how quickly you’ve made progress on your island, you may have already attended a handful of this dog’s chill … Continue reading 10 MORE of K.K. Slider’s best songs to request at concerts

Top 10 K.K. Slider songs of all time

We covered favorite villagers yesterday, now let’s focus on the special characters of Animal Crossing. Specifically, we’re talking about the single coolest special character in the entire series. The one and only K.K. Slider. Who knew that if you gave a guitar to a dog, they’d be able to come up with some pretty iconic tunes. He’s a master of all genres, capturing the hearts … Continue reading Top 10 K.K. Slider songs of all time

6 Animal Crossing villagers we need to see in New Horizons

We are inching ever closer to March 20, the long-awaited release date for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are many new activities you an do as your character, which are pretty exciting, but what I really care about are the villagers. While we’ve gotten a slight glimpse of who is included in the game through trailers and press kits, there are many animals yet to … Continue reading 6 Animal Crossing villagers we need to see in New Horizons

Day 6: Midna’s Lament

Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out in 2017, I’ve logged in hundreds of hours of gameplay, exploring the vast world of Hyrule, slaying beasts and saving villagers. Let’s be honest: I was finding Korok seeds and feeding dogs. I grew up watching my brothers play old Zelda games, but my first real front-to-back playthrough was Twilight Princess. Call it nostalgia, … Continue reading Day 6: Midna’s Lament

Day 5: J-Rock > K-Pop

Alright, it’s not really a competition. Even as a rock music fan, I can admit to listening to the occasional K-pop track. But pinning people against each other gets the clicks and I gotta be honest — I could use some. K-pop is certainly sweeping the globe, with groups like BTS and EXO quickly becoming household names, even in English-speaking countries, and it’s clear to … Continue reading Day 5: J-Rock > K-Pop

Day 3: Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Alternative Echo’s “31 Days of Songs.” For the entirety of October, we will be tackling a different theme each day in an effort to spread appreciation for some of our favorite tracks. I miss the days when listening to the radio was something you enjoyed, instead of a consolation prize for when your Spotify isn’t working. Back when guitar solos and pop-punk ruled … Continue reading Day 3: Throwback Thursday