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Review: Glow and Behold – Yuck

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Glow and Behold

Letter Grade: C+

 

Reviewed By: Margaret Jokoh

On September 30, 2013, Yuck released their album, “Glow and Behold.” Contrary to their name, Yuck, is a band who makes great music. The indie sound is brighten up with the influence of trumpets and the use of distortion pedals. “Glow and Behold” is smooth and very clean all the way through. Songs like, “Lose my Breath” definitely “glow” more brightly on the album than some of the other songs on the album. (more…)



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Top 20 Tracks Week of 10.13.13

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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1. “Reflektor”- Arcade Fire

2. “Don’t Save Me”- Haim

3. “Recover”-Chvrches

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Review: Volcano Choir – Repave

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Repave

Grade: A

The organ drone that kicks off Repave, the sophomore album from Eau Claire based band Volcano Choir, immediately captures the listener and sets them on this epic journey of an album. Justin Vernon and friends have been hard at work since Bon Iver hung up their instruments at the end of 2012. Vernon already released one album with his band The Shouting Matches this year, and while that was a foot stomping and jug blowing good time, Repave and Volcano Choir pick up where Bon Iver left off. Just as the lead single, “Byegone”, had alluded to over the summer, each song grows in complexity from beginning to end, resulting in an album of rich folk anthems. (more…)



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Review: Let’s Be Still – Head and the Heart

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Let’s Be Still

Letter Grade: B+

 

Reviewed By: Margaret Jokoh

October 15, 2013, The Head and The Heart released their sophomore album, Let’s Be Still. The album is comforting and soothing with the influence of meaningful lyrics. For those who are new listeners to the band, it has a mix of folk, indie and country, reminiscent of Mumford and Sons and Passenger. You can tell that every song is carefully thought out; though many songs are very simple, when it boils down to it, this is what makes the band truly genius. They show you that a band does not need the complexities of instruments and voices to not only make a great song, but a great album. (more…)



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Review: Days Are Gone – Haim

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by Billy Dries

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Days Are Gone

Letter Grade:

(There are no A+’s at Loyola)

 

Reviewed By: Margaret Jokoh

On September 27, 2013, sisters Danielle, Este and Alana of Haim released their debut album, Days are Gone. The album has a very elective sound, with it ranging from classic hip hop beats to funky guitar riffs. This is represented in songs like, “My Song 5” and “Running If you call my name.” Without fail, the sisters continue to portray their classic sound with synthesizers, dope drum beats and their hypnotizing melodic voices. (more…)



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New York: A Love Story

Friday, September 27th, 2013 by Joe Lomuti

Written By: Jordan Hernandez
Mack-Wilds-New-York-A-Love-StoryYoung, sexy, talented, and smooth are all words that can be used to describe new musical artist Mack Wilds. With an album set to hit stores on Monday, September 30, Mack Wilds is ready to wow fans for the first time as a rapper/ singer. Does the last name Wilds ring a bell? Mack, whose real first name is Tristian, started his career off as an actor. Working on top shows like the CWs 90210 and HBOs The Wire, Tristian showed his great range of acting ability and gathered a large fan base. Now, he is showcasing his tough rap flow along side his buttery smooth vocals on his first album New York: A Love Story.
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The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Joelle Hernandez

Justin-Timberlake-The-20_20-Experience-2-of-2-2013-1200x1200 It seems like 2013 has been the year of Justin Timberlake. With The 20/20 Experience hitting the top of every music chart ever created, The Legends of Summer Tour with Jay-Z selling out arenas across the country, and let’s not forget that killer VMA performance,

 

JT is unstoppable. But, just when you thought that was enough, he has released the highly anticipated 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. This album is very reminiscent of his NSYNC days. His “pop” foundation shines through in every song; including the slower ones like Amnesia. The heavy background vocals also contributes to the boy-band sound on this album. In true JT fashion, the album has only 11 tracks with only one song less than four minutes long. The last track “Not a Bad Thing” is 11 minutes and 28 seconds long. Justin Timberlake’s voice is just as smooth and incredible on this album as on any other album he has created in the past. The newlywed seems to still be using his marriage to actress Jessica Biel as inspiration with the love songs on this album. JT is, however, getting in touch with his inner bad boy with the language on this album. There are more expletives on this album than fans are used to hearing from America’s Prince of Pop. After listening to this album, there is no doubt that JT is hotter than ever! Tune in to A Double Dose of Entertainment on Fridays from 7-9pm to hear tracks from this album!



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Top 40 for 4.25.13

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Eric Loose

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Hey, WLOY listeners! It’s our last Top 40 of the year, but don’t let that dissuade you from checking out some of the awesome new adds we have for you, here! Have a great summer, everyone.

 

 

 

 

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Top 40 for 4.11.13

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by Eric Loose

Hey, WLOY listeners! We hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather. We also hope that you’re checking out some of the new music on our Top 40. This week’s big add comes from The Knife, who just released Shaking the Habitual. They’re in a picture over there, to the left.
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Top 40 for 3.21.13

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 by Eric Loose

Wavves+gun+in+the+sunIt’s a new week here at WLOY, and that means new music — lots of it, in fact. At the station, we have wonderful new records from the likes of everyone from Kate Nash and Mudhoney, to Ra Ra Riot and Justin Timberlake. We’re really excited about the new Wavves record Afraid of Heights, as well. Check it out if you have a chance! He’s pictured over there, to the left.

 

 

 

 

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