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TOP 30 10/9

Swans - The Seer
The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!

1 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes
2 ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI Mature Themes
3 WOODS Bend Beyond
4 SWANS The Seer
5 DEERHOOF Breakup Song
6 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Centipede Hz
7 CULT OF YOUTH Love Will Prevail
8 DINOSAUR JR. I Bet On Sky
9 DRAINOLITH Fighting
10 GRIZZLY BEAR Shields
11 HOLY OTHER Held
12 DAN MELCHIOR The Backward Path
13 SUN ARAW The Inner Treaty
14 FRESH AND ONLYS Long Slow Dance
15 DUM DUM GIRLS End Of Daze
16 HOW TO DRESS WELL Total Loss
17 AARON DILLOWAY/JASON LESCALLEET Grapes And Snakes
18 NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE Americana
19 RANGDA Formerly Extinct
20 TEENGIRL FANTASY Tracer
21 MOON DUO Circles
22 THEE OH SEES Putrifiers II
23 TOMUTONTTU HYLYT
24 JOSEPHINE FOSTER Blood Rushing
25 MOUNT EERIE Ocean Roar
26 DAVID BYRNE AND ST. VINCENT Love This Giant
27 GUIDED BY VOICES Class Clown Spots A UFO
28 ALFONSO LOVO La Gigantona
29 OUTER SPACE Akashic Record
30 THE XX Coexist

The Name Game – Pop’s List of the Week 10/15

p-pop b-bop banana nana bo-bop POP!!! This week is names….roll call!!!

1. Stacey Grove – Marc Bolan & Tyrannosaurus Rex

::: So self-indulgent! This song evokes the classic ‘nice guys finish last’ archetype in a draining, mundane manner. That Stacey Grove must be quite the catch for Bolan to refer to her by her actual name instead of some weirdo 70’s sweet talk. Then again, I think most of us would prefer to partake in some hot love rather than have him get our name straight.

2. Angie – The Rolling Stones

::: The name Angie has never sounded so tragic.  It evokes memories of crying in my car after saying goodbye to my great love.  Just kidding, it only reminds me of the fact that I’ve never had a great love to say goodbye to.  Great song–what a jam.

3. Jocasta – Noah and The Whale

::: I like this song mostly for the clapping.

4. Madeline – Yo La Tengo

::: Slow and sad, but has a warmth to it that still brings a smile to my face.

5. Jasmine – Jai Paul

::: THIS SONG IS HOT. LIKE, REALLY HOT. THERE ISN’T MUCH ELSE TO SAY OTHER THAN HOW HOT THIS SONG IS

6. Vanessa – Grimes

::: Grimes is the queen of pop and the intergalactic princess.  You already love her and you probably already love this song so go ahead and give it another play.  Vanessa is pretty cool too. GRIMEZ4EVR.

Halloween pt. 1 – Pop’s List of the Week 10/10

The wind is blowing, the air is cold and all of those black cats that live in town started walking around Wilder Bowl at night and you see their eyes glowing at night and it makes you walk the other way or maybe call ride-line. Pop group picked some songs that represent that freaky feeling that something scary is going to happen.

1. Pere Ubu – Thriller!

An unpredictable left turn on Dub Housing, this B-side track haunts and moans for way longer than any other song on the record. Inconsistent yet repetitive, scratchy and loud, “Thriller!” is the perfect song for squealing like a little piggy all the way home.

2 . Suicide – Ghost Rider

Slow droning synth backdrop and lo-fi, quavery vocals that creep up on you like a hooded figure. Intense. Good luck getting that beat out of your head when it’s over.

3. Timber Timbre – Demon Host

Eerie and haunting enough to echo that unshakable chill in the air. I mean, look, I’m not the kind of person to go around sitting in cemeteries night, but like, if I were, I would totally play this. Full moon preferable, but not required.

4. Tom Waits – Clap Hands

My mom used to play Tom Waits when we cleaned the house. I was always scared of his deep husky voice that would reverberate in the living room. When I was in middle school I made a horror film and used Tom Waits as my soundtrack. As spooky images of a dripping sink, footsteps on an old staircase, and a desolate backyard flashed across the screen, Tom Waits husked away in the background. He is what nightmares sound like.

5. Marilyn Manson – Dope Show

Creepy and uncomfortable, Mason always does it right.  He’s fresh and sounds really blood almost all then time.  What else would you ever want for Halloween? 90’s creep at its best.  Listen to the whole album for extra spooky realness.

6. “Piggies” – The Beatles

My dad being an avid Beatles fan, growing up, I always felt like there was constantly a Beatles album being played in the background of my house. I took to the White Album, but this track never ceased to frighten my young mind. To this day, anything with maniacal laughing continues to give me the creeps.

 

 

POP PICKS 10.8.2012

Another week, another batch of new music sent to the WOBC station. We heard the good, the bad, and the excruciating! Here’s our favorites of the bunch.

Animal Collective // Centipede HZ:

This new album has a more cohesive feel than Animal Collective’s previous productions. It tends more towards a consistent (at times almost dance) beat, toning down the trippy, constant shifts in melody that used to be essential to much of Animal Collective’s music.

Tame Impala // Lonerism:

Spectacular second album from the genius mind of Kevin Parker, the man behind Australian psych-rock outfit Tame Impala. More spaced out, psychedelic and layered than their debut Innerspeaker, Lonerism gets comfortable with more poppier songs and structures, while still showcasing gorgeous and unique sounds and textures that you can seldom here anywhere else in popular indie music today.

The Mountain Goats // Transcendental Youth:

A full horn section compliments John Darnielle’s storytelling in the newest album from The Mountain Goats.  The songs are polished but still have JD’s signature nasally, emotional, frantic crooning that we all love.  It’s their best in a while.

 

Peace.

 

Pop Picks: 10/3

A new school year, a new batch of hot pop hits. Check out what we just added to the vault written by new members of pop workgroup!

How to Dress Well – Total Loss

IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD FEELINGS THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU. A spacey, dark take on R&B with a lots of haunting falsetto. End-track “Ocean Floor For Everything” will probably kill you, just a little bit. – Fiz

Woods – Bend Beyond

If you like woodsy, synth pitched music this is for you.  Not totally on the synthpop side and still grounded in indie alternative woodsy music.  Tracks are a great blend of the two distinct styles. – Harlee

David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love this Giant

Anything that St. Vincent works on (besides that one Andrew Bird song…) is pure bliss. St. Vincent minus the guitar, plus major brass and Talking Heads’ genius member gives me chills. So good. – Rachel

TOP 30 4/17


The Top 30 is a weekly section of the WOBC blog where we highlight the 30 most-played new albums each week. Check out what our DJs are spinning!

1    XIU XIU    Always
2    GRIMES    Visions
3    BEACH HOUSE    “Myth” [Single]
4    DANIEL ROSSEN    Silent Hour/Golden Mile
5    M. WARD    A Wasteland Companion
6    THEESATISFACTION    AwE NaturalE
7    JULIA HOLTER    Ekstasis
8    PERFUME GENIUS    Put Your Back N 2 It
9    LOWER DENS    Brains/Propagation
10    WIDOWSPEAK    Widowspeak
11    LOWER DENS    Brains/Propagation
12    CHEER ACCIDENT    No Ifs, Ands Or Dogs
13    LA SERA    Sees The Light
14    TY SEGALL    Singles 2007-2010
15    ANDREW BIRD    Break It Yourself
16    ST. VINCENT    Strange Mercy
17    OBERHOFER    Time Capsules II
18    TANLINES    Mixed Emotions
19    NITE JEWEL    One Second Of Love
20    POOR MOON    Illusion [EP]
21    POND    Beard, Wives, Denim
22    ESPERANZA SPALDING    Radio Music Society
23    LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS    Faithful Man
24    FRANKIE ROSE    Interstellar
25    SHINS    Port Of Morrow
26    MAGNETIC FIELDS    Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
27    AVA LUNA    Ice Level
28    CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG    Stage Whisper
29    CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS    Rhine Gold
30    HEARTLESS BASTARDS    Arrow

TOP 30 3/13

Katie Buono - Down By the Riverside

Every week, WOBC compiles a list of the top 30 new albums played on air that week and sends it to CMJ, where it factors into the College Radio Top 200 Lists. These albums represent the general vibes of the station each week, so click on an artist to check out their music and see what all the buzz is about~

1 KATIE BUONO Down by the Riverside
2 GRIMES Visions
3 LEE FIELDS AND THE EXPRESSIONS Faithful Man
4 CLOUD NOTHINGS Attack On Memory
5 HUNX Hairdresser Blues
6 NITE JEWEL One Second Of Love
7 BLINK 182 Neighborhoods
8 CHEER ACCIDENT No Ifs, Ands Or Dogs
9 OBERHOFER Time Capsules II
10 ANDREW BIRD Break It Yourself
11 MAGNETIC FIELDS Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
12 PERFUME GENIUS Put Your Back N 2 It
13 TOPS Tender Opposites
14 LOWER DENS Twin-Hand Movement
15 LANA DEL REY Born To Die
16 AIR Le Voyage Dans La Lune
17 WILEY Evolve Or Be Extinct
18 TENNIS Young And Old
19 SHARON VAN ETTEN Tramp
20 PORCELAIN RAFT Strange Weekend
21 LA SERA “Break My Heart” [Single]
22 M83 Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
23 CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG Stage Whisper
24 FEIST Metals
25 MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO Weather
26 TY SEGALL Singles 2007-2010
27 FRANKIE ROSE Interstellar
28 DIRTY PROJECTORS AND BJORK Mount Wittenberg Orca
29 OF MONTREAL Paralytic Stalks
30 SLEIGH BELLS Reign Of Terror