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Five songs that I have thought about putting on to ‘make out’ to.


A quick word about “making out”–It’s complicated. You don’t want the song to do too much of the work, because then its like, “what are we doing, the song is already doing the work.” This is why only really cheesy older people make out to “Sexual Healing.”

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                            _/   \/__|_ \
                           /  __//_/==\_| ___
                         / | / /|// == \ \   /
                         |  | |\|| //_\ | |_/
                          \  \ \\ / \_/| || \
                           \___/\\| _  ///___\
                             \__|\_\=//_// _\_|
                               !! \____/
                    ___      -(!!      __ ___ _
                   |\|  \       !!_.-~~ /|\-  \~-._
                   | -\| |      !!/   /  | |\- | |\ \
                    \__-\|______ !!  |    \___\|  \_\|
              _____ _.-~/|\     \\!!  \  |  /       ~-.
            /     /|  / /|  \    \!!    \ /          |\~-
          /  ---/| | |   |\  |     !!                 \__|
         | ---/| | |  \ /|  /    -(!!
         | -/| |  /     \|/        !!
         |/____ /                  !!)-

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Pøp Picks 4/7/14


‘things we thought were cool’ by various members of the POP! workgroup 2014:

Pure X – Angel

Some nice, quiet music from/for some nice, quiet boys. Sometimes, I hear a voice in my head say “turn down for what”? Turn down for this. The airbrushed full moon night inside of a melting heart on the album’s cover ain’t no joke –– Angel is a sugar-sweet ride through a tunnel of love. The album is far from sappy, though; more tender, and tasty, and super-enjoyable-sexy-great.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags

I want to know what/where a Jagbag is. I would totes wig out at one. This album, decorated simply with Edwardian Script and a succulent strawberry, is simply good fun. For those fans of one of the dopest bands of all time, Pavement, yr in luck. Ya boi Steve and his Jicks sound just like the good ol’ days Pavement.

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

So what if there are less obvious post-hardcore-y jams on this album? You gonna doubt this one because Steve Albini didn’t produce it? Well…doubt it all you want – but give it a few headphone-deep listens and Dylan Baldi’s songwriting will make you wish you actually played guitar for longer than 3 months when you were 14. With more Nirvana and Wipers-esque vibes than ever, HANE (what an acronym!) rlly kicks sum ass.

things we thought were wack:

Drake Bell – Ready Set Go


Skaters – Manhattan

This urban-outfitters-core band go hard with their “we have our own zine and three of us wear baseball hats at all times-wave” but they’re signed to Warner Bros so their underground cred is officially null. the blog says “a site so filthy you will have to turn on safe search” but the only unsafe thing on here is their lame poser attitudes.  Not everyone agrees with our assessment—”Dorianiscool19″ gave their album a four star review on iTunes: “so awesome lol. The whole album is pretty chill honestly having cool catchy beats and the lyrics flow quite nice through the whole album.”  Take a listen to this highly polarizing album yourself!

stay tuned for more pop pix!

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All of staff made a playlist for you!! They like you! They really like you!



Alison (Music Director): Blanche Blanche Blanche – Talk Out Loud

Sivan (Vinyl): The Great Plains – Serpent Mound

Nick (General Punk): Tony Molina – Change My Ways

Rebecca (International): Future Islands – Back in the Tall Grass

Jenny (Classical): ACRONYM – Bertali Sonata a 6 in d minor

Chuck (Freeform): Ann Guthrie – Branching Low and Spreading

Charles (Studio B): Untotooku – Chiemi Manabe

Adam (Studio B): Celestial Shore – Valerie

Michael (Station Manager): Royal Trux – Liar

Andrew (Hip Hop): Drake – Draft Day

Ivan (Pop): Faust – Chère Chambre

Asher (Pop): The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset

Nina (Folk): Hurray for the Riff Raff – Look Out Mama

Emma (Outreach): Frankie Valli – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

Will (Electronic): Griot Galaxy – Androgeny

Jack (Treasurer): IndigoChildRick – 4sho

Aria (Promo): Shamir – If It Wasn’t True

Sophie (Talk): Lisa LeBlanc – Du Duvet Dans Les Poches

Ali (PD): Linda Perhacs – Hey, Who Really Cares?

Eve (Promo): Josh Gad – In Summer