Written by Julia Antonson After 20 long years of being an Illinoisan it is weird to say that I now join the long list of students that have to commute by plane to school. It will feel weird that I won’t be taking the Suburban Express back to the suburbs for Thanksgiving break, and that […]
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Written by Julia Antonson I hope you are feeling patriotic because today we celebrate the 31 year anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s release of Born in the USA. As the idealistic face of the American working class, Springsteen’s use of poetic lyrics allowed his album to resonate with today’s modern citizen. Although it is a month […]
Written by Brenda Herrera Listening to the second solo album of the Killers’ front man Brandon Flowers is a delightful surprise that strongly emulates all the elements of classic pop album from the eighties. Any one of these songs can easily stand alone as a single. With the surplus amount of catchy hooks and the […]
Written by Brenda Herrera In the recent release of the lovable quartet that is Mumford & Sons, anyone looking for another folk-rock banjo infused album might find themselves in a very difficult and dark place. This foursome first found success with their signature sound which consisted of quirky, fast paced licks alongside prominent accordion and […]
Finals may be right around the corner, and thousands of our fellow students are about to be thrust into the working world, but here at WPGU we wanted to take a few moments to appreciate this beautiful weather. Here’s a short playlist to fit the overdue transition to spring. Flogging Molly – “If I Ever […]
Written by Julia Antonson This week in history, on April 28, 1982, the California State assembly consumer-protection-committee heard the testimony from specialists citing that when “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin is playing backwards, it contains backward masking. Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard this never-ending controversy. Today we will […]