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WPGU 107.1′s Top 50 Albums of 2013: Staff Picks/Honorable Mentions

Chance, The Rapper – Acid Rap At the beginning of last year, Chicago-born Chance the Rapper (real name: Chance Bennett) had a few thousand followers on twitter; today, he has over 350,000. The word “rapid” doesn’t even begin to describe the ascent Chance has been a part of in 2013, and Acid Rap is the […]

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WPGU 107.1′s Top 50 Albums of 2013: 1-10

1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City Without further pomp and circumstance, Vampire Weekend is an easy choice for this year’s Album of the Year. It’s rare that a band heads from independent notoriety to mainstream success and fails to alienate either subset, but this year, the 4 kids from Columbia University have […]

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WPGU 107.1′s Top 50 Albums of 2013: 11-20

11. Walkin’ on a Pretty Daze – Kurt Vile Thought Kurt Vile’s latest effort wasn’t necessarily material that made a killer live concert (his show at Pygmalion was good background music), his album is a perfect mix of tranquility and sleepiness, with a hint of shoegaze here and there. It’s a great album for relaxing, […]

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WPGU 107.1′s Top 50 Albums of 2013: 21-30

21. Arctic Monkeys – AM I remember seeing the Arctic Monkeys live for the first time after the release of their second album, Favourite Worst Nightmare. They conveyed an image, the leather jacket wearing, cigarette smoking, whiskey drinking frontman and his hip rock band from across the pond. After a disappointing two album span, AM […]

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WPGU 107.1′s Top 50 Albums of 2013: 31-40

31. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse Lead singer Scott Hutchison has mastered his craft on Pedestrian Verse, creating an album that is both heartbreaking and uplifting, scaled back and bombastic. Pedestrian Verse effortlessly shifts from sparse arrangements to rolling drumlines- at times slowing down to frame Hutchison’s unique accent then swelling back up to set […]

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WPGU 107.1′s Top 50 Albums of 2013: 41-50

41. Baths – Obsidian Obsidian marks a new direction for Baths in both songwriting and tone. Largely ditching the instrumentals that made up the majority of his debut, Baths opts instead for a dark and often uncomfortable glitch pop. The lyrics are confrontational and the beats set a brooding tone that compliments them perfectly leading […]

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