The kids are back

I was talking about the crowd to Austin (our metal director, on air every Sunday 10pm-12am) between songs at the Between the Buried and Me show last night (which was awesome, by the way). He was saying how pumped he was to see so many younger—“ADD generation”—kids out and paying attention to such good music even though a couple of the songs bordered on 20 minutes long. I said true but that these songs were really schizophrenic compared to something like Desolation Row. But that was cherry picking on my part. Although prog didn’t really get going until a few years afterHighway 61 Revisited, it’s not quite fair to say that BTBAM is capitalizing on some sort of super-fast-paced-sound-bite-saturated-immediate-information-internet-generation. But it is tempting.

ANYWAY,

Students are back at SUNY Albany for Spring semester which means we’ve got a new Schedule and a bunch of cool new programs for you to check out every week. The whole schedule is available onwww.wcdbfm.com (where you can also stream the radio live, in case your at work or in Kentucky or something).

Note: We gave away a bunch of free tickets to that BTBAM show and of course we’re not stopping there. Be sure to tune into CDB for information about upcoming shows and maybe even a spot on the guest-list.

Dylan
Mondays 12-2pm

Rock

B-Fargz’s lists/thoughts

In regards to this whole decade thing—the mid to late 90’s were infinitely better than the 2000s. FACT

Here’s to you 2009!

Of The Year (in no particular order):
1. Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
2. Me Without You- It’s All Crazy! It’s All False! It’s All a Dream! It’s Alright
3. Another Breath – God Complex
4. Dear Landlord – Dream Homes
5. Converge – Axe to Fall
6. Owen – New Leaves
7. Thursday – Common Existence
8. Summer People – Good Problems
9. Bomb the Music Industry – Scrambles
10. Russian Circles – Geneva

Honorable mention:
Brand New – Daisy
Chuck Ragan – Gold Country
Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
Dan Deacon – Broomst
House Boat – The Delaware Octopus
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
Polar Bear Club – Chasing Hamburg
Strike Anywhere – Iron Front
Between the Buried and me – the great misdirect

Most Overrated:
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (I just don’t get this band at all)

Most Disappointing:
Mos Def – The Ecstatic (talk about lame)

Thing about this year I found most confusing:
the fact that sarah palin is still relevant

If I had money I would have heard and probably placed:
The Banner Pilot
Kevin Devine

Best things to happen this year:
turning 21
discovering beer that wasn’t keystone light
being WCDB’s Rock director!!!!!!!
Polar Bear Club at the SUNY Chapel House
Seeing Have Heart’s last tour show

Worst things:
Having to say goodbye to my pup
Knowing I’m one year closer to death, and probably after finals are over, 5 years closer to death
Have Heart breaking up
Thorns of Life not releasing a record
twitter
Sarah Palin writes a book (she can write?)
graduating into the worst recession since the great depression (technically next year but I still want to bitch about it)
Senior thesis

top ten of the decade:
1. Radiohead – In Rainbows – No explanation needed. If you don’t think “Reckoner” is the most beautiful song you ever heard, you may not have ears.
2. Thursday – Full Collapse – Changed the way I looked at music. Still love it. An almost perfect album.
3. Against me! – Reinventing Axl Rose – Raw, honest, and awesome.
4. Elliott Smith – From a Basement on a Hill – Elliott Smith is probably my all-time favorite singer-songwriter. These songs are sad, and brutal to listen to sometimes. Incredible
5. Cursive – Domestica – Lyrically amazing and musically incredible.
6. The Lawrence Arms – the greatest story ever told
7. Sigur Ros – ( )
8. Broken Social Scene – You Forget It In People
9. Everytime I Die – Hot Damn!
10. Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antarctica

I’m sure there’s something (multiple things) I’m forgetting but here are some honorable mentions:

The Gaslight Anthem – the 59 Sound — too new to decide whether or not it makes my personal album of the decade list. Definitely loved it.
Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell
1905 – Voice
Dearly Departed – Believing in Ghosts — This band is criminally underrated
Hot Water Music – Caution
Explosions in the Sky – Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Converge – Jane Doe
Bane – Give Blood
Godspeed you! Black Emperor – Lift your skinny fists like antennas to the heavens
Latterman – No matter where we go … !

Belong on here but not doing two bands twice:
Radiohead – Kid A
Cursive – The Ugly Organ (I had a really hard time choosing between the two)
Broken Social Scene – S\T

B-Fargz
Rock

3 top 10 Lists from Jared C.

Top Albums of 2009

1.  Propagandhi – Supporting Caste
2.  Japandroids – Post-Nothing
3.  Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4.  Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
5.  Converge – Axe to Fall
6.  Dinosaur Jr. – Farm
7.  Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains
9.  Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship
10.  Dear Landlord – Dream Homes

Best EPs of 2009

1.  Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind
2.  The Lawrence Arms – Buttsweat and Tears
3.  Bon Iver – Blood Bank
4.  Modest Mouse – No One’s First and You’re Next
5.  No Age – Losing Feeling
6.  Paint It Black – Amnesia
7.  Torche – Healer/Across the Shields
8.  Snowing – Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit
9.  Pelican – Ephemeral
10.  The Loved Ones – Distractions

Honorable Mention

Banner Pilot – Collapser
Baroness – Blue Record
Brand New – Daisy
Built to Spill – There is No Enemy
Lucero – 1372 Overton Park
Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder

Top Albums of the Decade

1.  Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antarctica
2.  Radiohead – Kid A
3.  Hot Water Music – Caution
4.  Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
5.  Against Me! – Reinventing Axl Rose
6.  The White Stripes – Elephant
7.  Arcade Fire – Funeral
8.  The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
9.  The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving
10.  Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf

Jared C.
Rock
Thursday 10pm-12am

Dylan’s top 10 albums of the DECADE

Yesterday on my show I counted these down and gave away tickets to see thursday and dillinger escape plan on the 18th. Awesome, I know. Next week (for my finally show of the semester) I’ll have, Music Department Chair, Dr. Albin J. Zak, III, (who happens to teach an awesome rock history course here at UAlbany) on the show.

Anyway, here’s the list:

10) hot damn! – every time i die
9) elephant – the white stripes
8) in rainbows – radiohead
7) francis the mute – mars volta
6) leviathan – mastodon
5) songs for the deaf – queens of the stone age
4) marshall mathers lp – eminem
3) miss machine – dillinger escape plan
2) stankonia – outkast
1) de-loused in the comatorium – mars volta

Dylan
Rock/News

Deep Children’s top ten of 2009

Mycon Deep’s Top Ten Tracks of 2009 That Combine(Or Completely Ignore) Every Hyped Club Genre of 2009

1.)  joy orbison – wet look (hyph mngo/wet look single, hot flush recorings)
2.)  ghosts on tape – predator mode (predator mode ep, wireblock)
3.)  mat cant & scattermish – hornbo (hornbo ep, scatter music)
4.)  marcus price & carli mat, bira, kvinnor, weed (kingdom remix) (unreleased)
5.)  bok bok – ripe banana (night slugs ep, dress 2 sweat)
6.)  major lazer – pon de floor (toadally krossed out remix) (unreleased, mad decent blog)
7.)  gremino – it’s working (unreleased)
8.)  dubbel dutch – throwback (unreleased)
9.)  joker – do it (do it/psychedelic runway single, kapsize)
10.)  ac slater – party like us (party like us ep, party like us records)

Mycon Deep
Deep Children Radio

RPM
Friday 8pm-10pm

Austin Power’s Top Ten Albums of 2009

1.)  animals as leaders – s/t (best album of the year by far IMO)

2.)  alice in chains- black gives way to blue
3.)  pestilence- resurrection macabre
4.)  obscura- cosmogenesis
5.)  urchins of the night- reentry
6.)  baroness- blue record
7.)  isis- wavering radiant
8.)  between the buried and me- the great misdirect
9.)  appleseed cast- sagarmatha
10.)  sunlight ascending- all of the memories, all at once

Honorable mentions go out to:

black math horseman- wyllt
buried inside- spoils of failure
cult ritual- LP
the bakerton group- el rojo

Word life.

Austin Powers
Metal
Sunday 10pm-12am

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WCDBlog is entirely edited and updated by us (WCDB DJs)—just like we handpick all the music that you hear on 90.9fm. We’ll have: previews and reviews for CDs and shows; pictures, audio and a combination of both (video) from in-studio and out-of-studio performances; irrelevant and irreverent rants. After Thanksgiving, we’ll start posting our top 10 albums and/or songs of the year and of the DECADE! Each post will be signed by the DJ so you can judge each of us. (DJ profiles on our website wcdbfm.com is also a great place to start.) More to come soon.

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