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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...

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...

WVAU's #4 AOTY: Melodrama by Lorde

WVAU’s #4 AOTY: Melodrama by Lorde

Maria Carrasco December 28, 2017

Ella Yelich-O‰'Connor, or better known as Lorde, released her sophomore album, Melodrama in the summer of 2017. This album touched upon her life and served to tell her coming of age story. From that,...

WVAU's #4 SOTY: "Crew" by Goldlink

WVAU’s #4 SOTY: "Crew" by Goldlink

Calkie Fisseha December 28, 2017

Photo from Genius SCENE: The year is 2021. You are in the club, rich as hell and fresh as hell. You usually hate the club, but ever since you became rich, it ain‰'t so bad. There are bottles and beautiful...

WVAU's #5 AOTY: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

WVAU’s #5 AOTY: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Emily Shelton December 27, 2017

MASSEDUCTION stands as one of the more memorable albums of the year. Annie Clark, known as St. Vincent, has pioneered alt-pop experimental music to a cater to a mass audience. In MASSEDUCTION, Clark pivots...

WVAU's #5 SOTY: Bad and Boujee by Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

WVAU’s #5 SOTY: Bad and Boujee by Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert

Miguel Wilson December 27, 2017

Photo from Soundcloud In this day and age, the margin for a song‰'s success is very small. Social media today makes it easier than ever for a song to fall out of the public‰'s eye. That is, unless...

WVAU's #6 SOTY: Location by Khalid

WVAU’s #6 SOTY: Location by Khalid

Colin Doughterty December 26, 2017

Photo from Genius Released to much critical acclaim, and an eventual Grammy nomination, Khalid‰'s first full-length LP American Teen has boosted the 19-year-old to instant stardom. Track after track...

WVAU's #6 AOTY: Freudian by Daniel Caesar

WVAU’s #6 AOTY: Freudian by Daniel Caesar

Miguel Wilson December 26, 2017

Photo from Genius There must be something in Toronto‰'s water because they seem to be constantly churning out new musical talent. Consistently, for the past decade, exciting innovations in both rap...

WVAU's #7 AOTY: the OOZ by King Krule

WVAU’s #7 AOTY: the OOZ by King Krule

Maria Carrasco December 25, 2017

Photo from Pitchfork English singer-songwriter Archy Marshall produced his second album, the OOZ, under the name King Krule and released it on Friday, October 13. And coming through, Marshall created...

WVAU's #7 SOTY: Lens by Frank Ocean

WVAU’s #7 SOTY: Lens by Frank Ocean

Sean McCarthy December 25, 2017

Photo by Soundcloud There may be no more secretive figure in popular music then Frank Ocean. After bursting onto the scene in 2012 with Channel Orange he went into near exile for the next four years,...

WVAU's #8 AOTY: Big Fish Theory by Vince Staples

WVAU’s #8 AOTY: Big Fish Theory by Vince Staples

Maria Gramajo December 24, 2017

Photo from tinymixtapes Vince Staples has a lot to say in his sophomore album, Big Fish Theory, and does not shy away letting the whole world know how he feels about issues of race, wealth, and the...

WVAU's #8 SOTY: New York by St. Vincent

WVAU’s #8 SOTY: New York by St. Vincent

Kyle Mendelsohn December 24, 2017

Photo from Consequence of Sound With her first album celebrating its ten-year anniversary, queen of abstract electropop tunes St. Vincent has transferred her ability to teeter the line between rocking...

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