WGRE Review: Best songs of the school year

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If you asked us a year ago, right around the time that we were hired as music directors, what variety of artists and bands would faithfully ship their EPs, singles, full-length and reissued albums to WGRE, our replies would have been drastically off. We’ve dutifully sorted through releases ranging from Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble to the three-song Panamanian compilation “My Lesbian Friend.” Along the way, we’ve had the pleasure of stumbling upon some gems that have blared over our airwaves this school year. These ten stand out as the best we’ve heard.

1. Rustie – “Attak” feat. Danny Brown

2. Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”

3. Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy”

4. Kindness – “This Is Not About Us”

5. Aphex Twin – “PAPAT4 [150]”

6.  Run The Jewels – “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”

7. TV On The Radio – “Happy Idiot”

8. SBTRKT – “Voices In My Head feat. A$AP Ferg”

9. Father John Misty – “Bored In The USA”

10. D’Angelo + The Vanguard – “Ain’t That Easy”

Honorable mentions: Jose Gonzalez – “Leaf Off  / The Cave”, King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell”, Sleater-Kinney – “No Cities To Love”

 

Throughout our time at DePauw, we’ve enjoyed spending countless hours in WGRE shifting through CDs new and old in order to find the fittest for every school day, pool party, road trip and lazy Sunday. We hope you’ve had as much fun as we’ve had. Keep tuning in, and thanks for listening, folks.