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WVAU’s 2019 End of the Year Awards

WVAU’s 2019 End of the Year Awards

WVAU Staff

December 31, 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 asked for the overrated, the best, and the unforgettable. Most Underrated Album Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Bandana By James Lepinsky Five years ago, Gary, IN native...

WVAU’s 2019 Songs of the Year

WVAU’s 2019 Songs of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 31, 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 songs of the year. 10. Harry Styles - "Lights U...

WVAU’s 2019 Albums of the Year

WVAU’s 2019 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...

WVAU’s 2018 Albums of the Year

WVAU’s 2018 Albums of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 31, 2018

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, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. These are WVAU's albums of the year. 10. Spirit of the Beehive - H...

WVAU’s 2018 Songs of the Year

WVAU’s 2018 Songs of the Year

WVAU Staff

December 30, 2018

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, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. These are WVAU's songs of the year. 10. Childish Gambino - "This is ...

WVAU’s 2018 End of the Year Awards

WVAU’s 2018 End of the Year Awards

WVAU Staff

December 29, 2018

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, in a new form, we're highlighting what our community says is this year's best. For this category, we see new and emerging artists, local heroes, live...

WVAU’s #1 AOTY: Ctrl by SZA

WVAU’s #1 AOTY: Ctrl by SZA

Skylar Tucker

December 31, 2017

The best way to maintain control is to let go. We must let go of fears, expectations, burdens, and anything else that hinders our growth in order to remain in control. In her long-awaited debut album, Ctrl, SZA takes us through her journey of learning to let go with 14 liberating tracks. Listeners were fir...

WVAU’s #1 SOTY: "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar

WVAU’s #1 SOTY: "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar

Daniel Sohn

December 31, 2017

Only a handful of recording artists carry the cultural influence and industry clout to consider their music releases events. The world stopped to watch BeyoncÌ© mount a sinking cop car, we stopped to watch Frank Ocean build a staircase, and this year, we stopped to watch Kendrick Lamar return to his throne as the king of contemporary hip hop. Is anyone really sur...

WVAU’s #2 AOTY: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

WVAU’s #2 AOTY: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

Ryan Shepard

December 30, 2017

There are two types of people in the world. Those who admit to rapping everywhere to Kendrick Lamar‰'s “DNA‰” in the mirror and liars. Admit it! You‰'ve done it. I‰'ve done it. We‰'ve all done it. Why? It‰'s just been incredible year for Kendrick Lamar. After the releases of two immaculate...

WVAU’s #2 SOTY: "Love Galore" by SZA

WVAU’s #2 SOTY: "Love Galore" by SZA

Amanda Jagus

December 30, 2017

Although 2017 has been seemingly an endless spiral of toxicity, with every year of hardship forges amazing creativity. SolÌÁna Imani Rowe, known as SZA has been no exception to that rule. Ringing in 5 Grammy nominations, SZA is the most nominated female this year. Through her much-deserved accolades,...

WVAU’s #3 SOTY: "Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B

WVAU’s #3 SOTY: "Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B

Taameen Mohammad

December 29, 2017

"Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B released this summer, kickstarting Cardi B‰'s career into massive success in the music industry where it topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks consecutively. "Bodak Yellow" made music history as the first time in 19 years that a female solo hip-hop single charted...

WVAU’s #3 AOTY: Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator

WVAU’s #3 AOTY: Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator

Daniel Sohn

December 29, 2017

After years of wallowing in transgressive lyricism and Pharrell-lite production, Flower Boy finally sees Tyler, the Creator shed his juvenile Odd Future persona to reflect on his faults with a newfound sincerity. The Odd Future diaspora was a long time coming, marked by warning signs in the form of feuds, factions, and solo albums. From the hip ho...

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