AOTW: 21 Savage – “American Dream”

February 1st, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Fiona Galang ’27

Album of the Week: 21 Savage “American Dream”

Released: January 12, 2024

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Young Nudy, Drake, Travis Scott, Young Thug, J. Cole

21 Savage is a British-American rapper who has created several worldwide hits like “X”, “Bank Account”, “Rockstar” with Post Malone, and more. His most popular albums are Issa Album (2017), I am > I was (2018), Her Loss (2022) with Drake, and now American Dream (2024). From I am > I was, he won a Grammy for Best Rap Song for “A Lot” ft. J. Cole. He’s collaborated with many popular artists and producers like Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, and more, many of them being on his newest album. 

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The Prime: Alt Through the Ages

January 29th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Genre: Alternative

Subgenre: Britpop

RIYL: The Verve, Oasis, Blur, The Stone Roses, The Boo Radleys

Britpop rose in the mid-1990s as a British music movement that celebrated the return of guitar-driven pop music and aimed to reclaim British cultural dominance in the music industry. Its main objective was a reaction to the dominance of grunge and the American alternative rock scene. The movement was characterized by melodic guitar riffs and lyrics that often explored themes of British identity and working-class culture and rebellion. 

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DJ Spotlight: “Routine Orbit Chat”

January 26th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

Show name: “Routine Orbit Chat”

DJ: Eisa Abu-Sbaih ’26

When: Sundays @ 7 PM

Q: Name of your show along with a brief description

A: The name of my show is “Routine Orbit Chat.” I love playing chill indie music and giving some updates on recent space news. 

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On This Day: January 24

January 24th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

1. 2018: American musician and actor, Kid Rock, announced he would create a non-profit organization to promote voter registration and engagement.

2. 2017: English musician, Ed Sheeran, released his chart-topping single “Shape of You,” which went on to become one of the best-selling singles worldwide.

3. 1992: Nirvana played their first-ever show in Australia at the Phoenician Club in Sydney. Also on the bill, Tumbleweed and The Meanies.

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You Need a WLOY T-Shirt!

January 11th, 2024 by The Professor

Whether you want one of our classic Purple or Orange Shirts, the limited edition Beehive or Glow-in-the-Dark shirts, here’s the deal: Click the button below to go to our Paypal and donate $20. Tell us your size and shipping address and we’ll send one out. While sizes and supplies last. If you’re on campus we’ll have it for pickup. Join the Ravens hype and get your Purple Friday shirt 🙂

 



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The Prime: Alt Through the Ages

December 26th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Genre: Alternative

Subgenre: Goth

RIYL: Siouxsie and the Banshees, The CureLondon After Midnight

Goth music arose in the late 1970s as a subgenre of post-punk. It was heavily influenced by bands like Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Goth music is characterized by its dark and introspective lyrics, brooding atmospheres, and a mix of rock, punk, and electronic elements. The genre gained popularity in the 1980s, with bands like The Cure making significant contributions to its development.

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Christmas Shows 2023

December 23rd, 2023 by The Professor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! To help you celebrate, our amazing DJs and staff have put together incredible Christmas show specials – including Nick Centanni’s annual Moldie Oldies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials, specials from The Volcano Chronicles, Retro Rockin Road Show, Christmas Quarantine Takeover, and vintage specials from 7 alumni, and a brand new Hip-Hop Revisited Holiday Special! After a few morning hours to wet your whistle, at 2pm on Christmas Eve we finally open the floodgates and let the elves in, just in time to start your festivities and while you do your last minute wrapping. We’ll let them play all through Christmas Day until midnight, to be the soundtrack for all of the day’s gatherings and celebrations. Tell your smart speaker to “Play WLOY Loyola Radio” and just leave us on all day long… Merry Christmas Everyone!
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On This Day: December 21

December 21st, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Let’s check out some of the top 5 coolest events on this day in music history…

1. 2019: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” goes to #1 in America for the first time, 25 years after it was first released in 1994.

2. 2013: “The Monster” by Eminem featuring Rihanna hits #1 in America.

3. 1999: DMX releases his third album, And Then There Was X. Led by the singles “What’s My Name” and “Party Up (Up in Here),” it went to #1 in America, where it sold nearly 5 million copies.

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The Prime: Alt Through the Ages

December 19th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

Genre: Alternative

Subgenre: Psychedelic rock

RIYL: The Electric Prunes, The Velvet Underground, The Yardbirds, Temples

The birth of psychedelic rock can be traced back to the mid-1960s, primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. Bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Byrds incorporated elements of psychedelic music into their sound, experimenting with unconventional song structures, mind-expanding lyrics, and the use of mind-altering drugs. The genre reached its peak with the iconic album “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd, released in the late 1960s.

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SOTW: Quantic – “Run”

December 13th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Anabel Martin Llanusa

Song of the Week: Quantic“Run”

Released: November 2023

Rate: 9/10

RIYL: Kraak & Smaak, Nightmares On Wax, Xenia Rubinos, Son Little, Connie Constance

The new album by Quantic is based on 70s disco, soul, and pop. The song “Run” features Andreya Triana‘s vocals which complement the disco vibe of the album. The lyrics make the song even more powerful. This track showcases a woman who is struggling to find her identity and wants to be able to love herself, but there are so many obstacles that she has to overcome, first. The melody contributes to the lyrics by giving off a peaceful sense. The author feels that everything will be good in the end even if she “keeps on falling”.

This song portrays a very relatable feeling to anyone who might listen. The upbeat sound changes your mood to a happier one and the lyrics make you feel less alone in the struggle of learning how to love yourself. Highly recommend!



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