Tag Archives | Wilco

Monday Mixer

I’m not great at clever introductions to themed playlists, so here’s a bunch of songs about characters and people I think are super interesting. Tom Waits – Gun Street Girl I’ve always viewed Tom Waits as sort of a bizarro Bob Dylan. They share a penchant for genre jumping, raspy discordant vocals, and immersive songwriting […]

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Mixtape

While many of you are enjoying your special day with your significant other, us here at WPGU are like the bitter kid who says “Valentine’s Day is just a holiday created by card companies to make a profit off of an artificial holiday”.  Just check these songs out if you’re feeling a little alone today […]

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Kids These Days’ Traphouse Rock now streaming!

Tomorrow, Chicago Jazz-hip-hop outfit Kids These Days will release their first full length album, but today, it is streaming over at Rolling Stone. Initial impressions of the young and energetic septet from Chicago seem to be through the roof with the release of their first album, which tops off at 15 tracks and was produced […]

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Monday Mixer

School just started…and for me that means that the amount of music I will listen to will start to sky-rocket. The school year always seems to put me into a rut, where I can’t seem to stop playing the same four albums over and over again. Hopefully this mixer is a stepping stone both for […]

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Monday Mixer

Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father.  However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album.  Each side has a different character to […]

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2011 Top 40 Albums: 40-31

40. Wilco (The Whole Love) Wilco’s eighth studio album has reintroduced their amazing abilities. Between their surprisingly uninspiring sixth and seventh albums (Sky Blue Sky and Wilco the Album), their awesome talent and extreme power was hidden. The Whole Love reminds listeners that Wilco albums are filled with creativity, cool experimentation and risks. -Joanna Nowak   39. The Pains of Being […]

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