Monthly Archives: December 2013

John Gentile’s Top 5 Albums of 2013

Let’s put Alt-rock on the sidelines for a few minutes for the sake of another alternative discourse (Actually that’s not completely accurate as a few notable mentions will be on here too). Hi, I’m John Gentile, Director of Electronic and … Continue reading

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Connor’s Albums of the Year

22. Atoms for Peace- Amok Thom Yorke and Flea jam out. Cool electronic vibes with a new Radiohead sound. Dank bass riffs. If you love Phish, this might be your #1, or #2 if Phish released an album this year. … Continue reading

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Artists Who Are Due For Their Next Release in 2014

I hope that everybody had an excellent holiday season and received gifts which caused them joy, and I would like to remind you that these gifts don’t stop coming once the holidays are over. We receive gifts in the form of … Continue reading

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WCDB Secret Santa

How do you run a Secret Santa at a radio station where we’re all tight on money? Easy, make it a musical Secret Santa, where everybody gets entered into a pool and randomly gets assigned to make a suggestion for … Continue reading

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WCDB’s Top Albums of 2013

1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor Voting Points: 213 The spectacle of the album release was a wonder in itself, and Arcade Fire’s experimentation into Disco was the top voted album of the year by a wide margin in our poll. … Continue reading

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Five Christmas Songs That Should Be Retired

This year has been the first time that I’ve actually had a job during the holiday season, and alongside the valuable set of skills I’ve acquired through the experience it has opened my eyes to a very large problem with … Continue reading

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Brian Beverly’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

10.) The Neighbourhood- I Love You. This dark pop rock album has the best of both worlds as the rock band sound is enhanced by the electronic sounds but not unbalanced at all. Their single “Sweater Weather” was played all … Continue reading

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Fatty’s Greasiest Albums of 2013

1.  Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk This Australian outfit’s short, neo-soul/R&B LP easily got the most plays in my music library this year.  With a 30-minute runtime, this album behaves like a mixtape, and is delicious from start to finish. Its dynamic … Continue reading

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Patricia’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

10. Silence Yourselves – Savages Released May 6, 2013 Silence Yourself is Savages first full length LP.  I was first introduced to Savages this year and when I finally got to listening to the album, I really enjoyed it.  It’s … Continue reading

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WCDB Hip Hop Department’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper dominated the internet and hip hop scene with his highly anticipated Acid Rap project. With his experimental sound mixing with hip hop roots, Chance delivers one of the most … Continue reading

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