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WCYT’s Most Played albums of 2016

Written by The Point 91fm. Posted in Lists, Music

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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

2.

Wild Nothing – Life of Pause

3.

Parquet Courts – Human Performance

4.

Whitney – Light Upon The Lake

5.

Animal Collective – Painting With

6.

Twin Peaks – Down in Heaven

7.

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

8.

Mitski – Puberty 2

9.

Yeasayer – Amen & Goodbye

10.

Dr. Dog – The Psychedelic Swamp

11.Adore Life – Savaged

12.Lost Time – TacocaT

13.Is The Is Are – DIIV

14.Dolls of Highland – Kyle Craft

15.Sunlit Youth – Local Natives

16.We Disappear – The Thermals

17.Leave Me Alone – Hinds

18.Nonagon Infinity-King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

19.New Misery – Cullen Omori

20.Singing Saw – Kevin Morby

Remember Us to Life by Regina Spektor

Written by Staff. Posted in Music, Reviews

An album review by Emma Poor

Remember Us to Life by Regina Spektor is her seventh studio album and one of her best ones yet. For most of her songs she recorded with a full orchestra that increased the intensity of her music. Her lyrics are powerful and well-written, digging to the heart and begging you to listen. Her songs are more lyrics driven than anything where the full orchestra adds to the lyrics by swelling up behind her words. In Tornadoland when her lyrics turn more jazz inspired, the orchestra remains eerie and increasingly grows louder. In most of her songs, she sings in a minor key that is balanced out by her light vocals. The minor key is common in most of her music spanning across all of her albums. The song Obsolete is over six minutes long and entirely worth listening to with the dark lyrics, questioning life and its meaning while directly after, Sellers of Flowers is reminiscent and carefree. The first two songs have hints of pop music and are more upbeat than the rest of the album. I thoroughly enjoyed the album and would definitely listen to the album over and over again.

Phantogram’s “Three” Review

Written by Staff. Posted in Music, Reviews

phantogram-three Review by Becca Malott

The electro rock group Phantogram led by Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter is getting closer to the popular alternative genre with their album “Three” released October 7th 2016. This band contains elaborate guitar riffs with electronic twists and gritty yet airy vocals that defiantly steal the attention of the audience. The band originated back in 2007 in their hometown Greenwich, New York. They have released a total of three studio albums.  Interestingly enough the group records all of their music in a remote barn near Upstate New York. The album’s number one hit “You Don’t Make Me High Anymore” is definitely pulling Phantogram closer and closer to mainstream alternative. Songs like “Same Old Blues” have an alluring mixture of almost blues and pop creating a paradox of interesting vocalizing and rhythmic beats.  Other songs like “Answers” and “Funeral Pyre” which contain a slower melody focusing the attention to the more emotional lyrical aspect of their music. This album is a must when it comes to unwinding with friends, or just jamming out in the car.

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