After an incredible Round 1 voter participation, it’s safe to say these winners definitely deserved their victory (credit to Will Doran). Now it’s time to see which albums will make it to the semi-final round, and there’s only one way to find out:
The time has come to see who will take the esteemed WRVU Album of the Year title from last year’s winner, Run the Jewels. 2015 had it’s fair share of stand-out albums–ranging from visceral to surreal, old-school to experimental, melancholic to life-affirming, ubiquitous to underground, accessible to cerebral, and much, much more. If you have any doubts, just take a look at this year’s contestants. (Credit to Will Doran for the awesome graphic!)
With so many great albums to choose from, we need your help to pick our next champion for the tournament. Please cast your vote below for the first round!
As I walked up to the Exit/In an hour before doors were set to open, to my surprise a sizable line was already beginning to form in front of the venue’s locked entrance. Based on the number of cut-off sleeves and smell of fresh cigarettes hanging in the air, it was safe to say these diehard fans were there for the folk-punk headliner Andrew Jackson Jihad. However, I was there early for a different reason: I had the opportunity to sit down with Jordan Hudkins of Rozwell Kid—one of the openers for the night alongside Nashville locals Pumpkinseed and touring buddies Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts.
Many of us owe our first musical experiences to good ol’ mom and dad. Every generation has its musical highs and lows, but sometimes there comes along an artist that seems to transcend time. This list is dedicated to those universally appreciated artists. Here we have the top ten most popular artists that our parents taught us to love.