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WVAU’s #10 AOTY: Relatives in Descent by Protomartyr

WVAU’s #10 AOTY: Relatives in Descent by Protomartyr

Ian Evans

December 22, 2017

Photo from Bandcamp Tessa and Max of WVAU asked Protomartyr‰'s singer, Joe Casey, what he would be doing if he wasn‰'t in a band. He said “I‰'d be at home probably watching old episodes of Family Feud on TV wondering what went wrong in my life.‰” Casey‰'s humble self-awareness becomes apparen...

WVAU’s #10 SOTY: “Pure Comedy‰” by Father John Misty

WVAU’s #10 SOTY: “Pure Comedy‰” by Father John Misty

Jonathan Skufca

December 22, 2017

Photo from The Sound of Vinyl Father John Misty, or FJM as I frequently see him referred to online, is an artist that I have frequently been recommended to listen to. However, I never could truly get into his music. It wasn‰'t that it was bad, or that I didn‰'t like it, but it never truly grabbe...

WVAU 2017: BEST BEEF w/ MASE V. CAM’RON

WVAU 2017: BEST BEEF w/ MASE V. CAM’RON

Maddy Thigpen, Maddy Thigpen

December 21, 2017

Courtesy of The Source When Dipset announced their reunion on November 15, it was a big shock for the Harlem rap group‰'s fans who hadn't heard new music from the original members in over a decade. Their single “Once Upon A Time‰” was met with positive reception and excitement. However not ever...

WVAU 2017: BEST TWITTER PRESENCE

WVAU 2017: BEST TWITTER PRESENCE

Taameen Mohammad

December 20, 2017

If you don‰'t know CupcakKe, chances are you probably know her explicit songs "Deepthroat" or "Vagina" which have 21 million views and 2 million views respectively on Youtube. But if you haven‰'t explored the Twitter of Marilyn MonHOE, oh man are you missing out. CupcakKe, a rapper hailing fr...

WVAU 2017: BEST MUSIC VIDEO

WVAU 2017: BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Maddi Cole

December 19, 2017

Kendrick Lamar is a veteran of creating groundbreaking visuals to pair with his infectious albums. From creating an instagram style video for “King Kunta‰” to releasing four back to back music videos that ignited his latest album, DAMN., Lamar lacks no ambition in creating visuals that are meant...

WVAU 2017: BEST LIVE SHOW

WVAU 2017: BEST LIVE SHOW

Tessa Dolt

December 18, 2017

Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr played a killer set at Rock and Roll Hotel on October 26. It was so good that the WVAU community voted it ‰Best Live Show‰' of 2017. If you missed out on this show, hopefully I can do it some justice. Protomartyr had just released Relatives in Descent a month b...

WVAU 2017: BEST NEW ARTIST

WVAU 2017: BEST NEW ARTIST

Katherine Mickewich

December 17, 2017

Many musical powerhouses had comebacks and album releases this year, but none shone as bright as those by new artists. 2017 was the year of the up and coming musician. Artists like Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Sza, and Cardi B were wildly popular this year and had been either relegated to niche fanbases or...

WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

Ryan Shepard

December 16, 2017

He‰'s come a long way from performing to the aroma of Elevation Burger fries and the screams of Centennial residents. In the span of 365 days, GoldLink has gone from performing in the Tavern by the way of WVAU (you‰'re welcome!) to a Grammy nomination for his hit single, “Crew." Despite being reduced to being the favorite rapper ...

WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

Maria Carrasco

December 15, 2017

Jay Som‰'s sophomore album Everybody Works is one of the best indie rock albums of 2017. The project of California singer-songwriter Melina Duterte is detailed, thoughtful and intimate while still being a great guitar rock album. I‰'m on WVAU‰'s music staff, so when I received my weekly albums...

WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

December 14, 2017

It is an understatement to say Take Me Apart is a perfect album. With crystals dangling from her locs and nails and her stylish all white-outfits, Kelela is not a force to be reckoned with. Her debut, Take Me Apart, is one of the most beautiful albums of 2017. The October release quickly found itself...

WVAU 2017: MOST OVERRATED ALBUM

WVAU 2017: MOST OVERRATED ALBUM

Dani Rosen

December 13, 2017

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), known mononymously as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur who has released four full length albums, one EP and two mix tapes has now released a playlist called “More Life‰Û. What is a playlist in...

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2016: "Coloring Book" by Chance the Rapper

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2016: "Coloring Book" by Chance the Rapper

Brenda Hua

January 1, 2017

“IGH! IGH! IGH!‰Û Three noises ‰ÛÒ not even words, and we already know. It‰'s Chance the Rapper, Lil Chano from the 79th, Chancellor Bennett ‰ÛÒ the voice of a generation, the star of 2016. Coloring Book was a mixtape everyone anticipated, but quickly became something we knew we wanted ...

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