WVAU’s #5 Album of 2015: "Painted Shut" by Hop Along

Eli Fosl

December 27, 2015

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Courtesy of Rolling Stone The second record from Philly rock band Hop Along starts with an awakening, with a dream immediately tugged away from consciousness in the early morning. From there it moves discordantly, but assuredly. From story to story, from p...

WVAU’s #5 Song of 2015: "In Time" by FKA Twigs

December 27, 2015

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Courtesy of Genius Beneath the modular synth and electronic string construction of “In Time‰” lies the girlfriend you don‰'t want. Like, really don‰'t want. Maybe you‰'ve already even broken up with her, but her texts keep coming in, and s...

WVAU’s #6 Album of 2015: "Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit" by Courtney Barnett

December 26, 2015

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Courtesy of Wikipedia In the penultimate song of Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett somewhat climactically claims, “I‰'m just a reflection of what you want to see, take what you want from...

WVAU’s #6 Song of 2015: "My Baby Don’t Understand Me" by Natalie Prass

Michael Lovito

December 26, 2015

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Courtesy of Space Bomb I‰'m not entirely sure you can classify “My Baby Don‰'t Understand Me‰” as a “break-up song.‰” Break up songs usually contain a sense of closure: either the singer‰'s left their lover, or the love...

WVAU’s #7 Album of 2015: "Sound & Color" by Alabama Shakes

Ian Evans

December 25, 2015

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Courtesy of Consequence of Sound Although Pitchfork might‰'ve thought themselves too progressive or cool to include Sound and Color in their list of the 50 best albums of 2015, WVAU did not. Let‰'s face it, though, Alabama Shakes' 2012‰'s debut Boy...

WVAU’s #7 Song of 2015: "Sorry" by Justin Bieber

Jack Fitzpatrick

December 25, 2015

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Courtesy of Spotify Think back to January 1, 2015. While nursing those NYE hangovers, we were eagerly anticipating chart-topping releases from Kanye West, Drake, Frank Ocean, Adele, Fergie, and Kendrick Lamar (half of which still have not been ...

WVAU’s #8 Album of 2015: "Perpetual Motion People" by Ezra Furman

Michael Lovito

December 24, 2015

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Courtesy of Pitchfork Almost every review/feature/write-up I find about Ezra Furman‰'s Perpetual Motion People uses the word “outsider.‰” Ezra Furman writes “outsider music‰” or from an “outsider‰'s perspective.‰” And, to a degree, I ...

WVAU’s #8 Song of 2015: "Broken Necks" by Eskimeaux

Lauren Peressini

December 24, 2015

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Courtesy of Buffablog I was sitting on a deflated air mattress in my best friend‰'s dorm in Boston the first time I heard "Broken Necks." While that maybe isn‰'t the most picturesque setting, I like having a memory attac...

WVAU’s #9 Song of 2015: "Alright" by Kendrick Lamar

Bisah Suh

December 23, 2015

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Courtesy of Empire Radio It‰'s ironic that I was asked to write an article about a song from Kendrick Lamar's sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly because I had not actually listened to the album until about a month ago. Although Kendrick is o...

WVAU’s #9 Album of 2015: "What For?" by Toro Y Moi

Matthew Reise

December 23, 2015

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One of the most hotly contested indie albums of 2015, a lot has been said about Toro Y Moi‰'s fourth studio album What For?. Drastically different than anything frontman Chaz Bundick had ever released, the band‰'s new sou...

WVAU’s #10 Album of 2015: "T R A P S O U L" by Bryson Tiller

December 22, 2015

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T R A P S O U L is not only novel and exciting, but it is a display of how much Bryson Tiller has advanced since his last mixtape, Killer Instinct, was released in 2011. All 14 tracks featured on T R A P S O U L are a litt...

WVAU 2015: Best Rackspin Find

Ian Evans, Dani Rosen

December 19, 2015

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Royal Headache- High Courtesy of  Stereogum I was rummaging through the rack looking for material for my first show when I stumbled upon Royal Headache. Although High was put on the rack at the beginning of the semester...

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