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WVAU’s 2019 Albums of the Year

Albums of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 30, 2019

Every year, WVAU asks its community about the music that moved them, the songs they listened to on repeat, and the albums they’ll never forget. This year, we’re once again highlighting what our community says is this year’s best. These are WVAU’s top albums of the year. 10. UFOF by Big Thief By Joh...

MetaMusician: My Album of the Decade

Joy as An Act of Resistance album cover

Sam Graziano

December 5, 2019

With the 2010’s coming to a close, many in the entertainment industry are writing about what the best album of the decade is. There are many ways to try to answer this question. Recently, Spotify put out data which shows that the top five most listened to artists of the last ten years are Drake, Ed...

Respect the Classics: Queens of the Stone Age and Deaf Radio

Respect the Classics: Queens of the Stone Age and Deaf Radio

Zoe Joy

December 4, 2019

Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA) are not (yet) regarded as an official “classic rock” band, so to speak, however, their influence on modern heavy rock puts them at par with the classics. QOTSA has been one of my favorite bands for the majority of my life as a result of my parent’s awesome taste...

Big Meme Moods: “Or whatever Chainsmokers said”

Big Meme Moods: “Or whatever Chainsmokers said”

Georgia Abdow

December 3, 2019

We all know and love the iconic college party song “Closer” by The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey. If you don’t, then “do you really college?” No judgment, but after seeing this meme, I thought to myself how EDM is prominent in the college party scene. It is the perfect music to dance and get...

All for Aquarius

Illustration by Kelsey Oseid from What We See in the Stars

JJ Smith

December 3, 2019

It’s almost a new year and time for a new sign, so it’s only fitting for this change to be introduced by the sign of the future and new life, Aquarius. Born January 20th- February 18th, this sign reflects idealism and future promise. As an Air Sign, an Aquarius tends to be rational, communicati...

The Social Dig: Lo-Fi Appreciation

Record Player

Chanell Noise

December 2, 2019

There is nothing new under the sun; lo-fi musicians included. I implore listeners to appreciate the lo-fi as a technique as opposed to a sub-genre. This allows for a plethora of artists to comfortably sit in the category: Nujabes, Flying Lotus, J-Dilla, Wun Two and more. Or think about the largely pop...

Thanksgiving Time!

Angry cartoon Thanksgiving turkey. Vector clip art illustration with simple gradients. All in a single layer.

Niccolo Bechtler

November 22, 2019

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving break, and we all know what that means: time to gather around a table with extended family members you don’t really know while sitting through conversations that make you angry. It also means that, as finals week approaches, we’re all stupid busy and stressed to...

MetaMusician: The Masters of Album Crafting

MetaMusician: The Masters of Album Crafting

Sam Graziano

November 22, 2019

I love listening to albums while driving. There is something about being laser-focused on the road in front of me that puts me in a great headspace to listen to an album front to back. If I’m just sitting at home, I get lost in my own thoughts and surroundings and can’t focus on what I’m listening...

Big Meme Moods: “When someone asks you how your night went”

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Georgia Abdow

November 19, 2019

As a college student, the stress and thoughts about upcoming assignments tend to take a toll on me late at night. I have long, insufferable nights of rolling around in bed, trying to ease my mind and fall asleep. I found a meme that embodies this suffering, where it reads, “When someone asks you how...

Fresh of The Boat: The 3 times when my life turns into an Alexander 23 song

Alexander 23

Yen Dang

November 18, 2019

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Alexander 23 breaks through the conventional impression of the burgeoning bedroom-pop movement, which is often believed to be made up these kids pushing random keys on their pianos and putting sample beats on loops, and sets himself apart by creating music that has a little...

Compositions for Capricorns

Credit: FreePik

JJ Smith

November 18, 2019

Keep calm and remain cool and collected- Capricorn season will soon be among us. With their season being December 22nd to January 19th, Capricorns’ prime time is a little more than a month away from being in full swing. An Earth element, this sign is rather grounded and down to earth. They tend...

Headphoning It In: In Square Circle, a Stevie Wonder Masterpiece & Cornerstone of R&B

Headphoning It In: In Square Circle, a Stevie Wonder Masterpiece & Cornerstone of R&B

Madee Sadozai

November 16, 2019

1985: Thirty-four years ago, a decade after a historic run of classic albums, Stevie Wonder released In Square Circle. Much like his previous masterpieces, the album weaves together a compelling, socially conscious tale in a mere fifty minutes. Only one of the ten tracks has an under four-minute run time...

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