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Posted by: Dave on October 4, 2008 at 12:13 pm

TVontheRadioDearScienceWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

TV on the Radio’s Dear Science, gets the full buzz treatment, highlighted by four schools this week. Maestro from Taj Mahal is in the top five of two music charts. Meanwhile, Beck’s Modern Guilt and Jenny Lewis’ Acid Tongue continue to earn some buzz.

1. Emerson College
Album Review: TV on the Radio Dear Science,

3. DePauw University
MP3 Blog: Chad Vangaalen Soft Airplane

Album Review: Dearhunter Microcastle

Music for Everyone:
Beck Modern Guilt
Immortal Technique The 3rd World
Old Crow Medicine Show Tennessee Pusher
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4. Stanford University
Top 30 Albums of the Week:
1. The Final Solution Brotherman OST
2. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
3. Collection Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979
4. Taj Mahal Maestro
5. Otis Taylor Recapturing The Banjo

Recent Album Reviews

Album Review: Weezer The Red Album

5. Ithaca College
Artist of the Week: Good Old War Only Way To Be Alone

6. Seton Hall University
Artist of the Week: Dillinger Escape Plan

Pirated Advance: Bleeding Through Declaration

7. Brown University
Album Review: TV on the Radio Dear Science,

Show Review: Stars

Show Review: Death Vessel

12. Carleton College
MP3Blog: Fujiya and Miyagi Lightbulbs

16. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Charts:
1. Michael Franti and Spearhead All Rebel Rockers
2. Chiwoniso Rebel Woman
3. Lila Downs Shake Away
4. Kimya Dawson Alphabutt
5. Taj Mahal Maestro

17. Swarthmore College
Review: Lambchop (OH) Ohio

18. Westminster College
Album Review: TV on the Radio Dear Science,
(page 10)

Album Review: Brendan James The Day is Brave
(page 11)

20. Bates College
Artist Interview: Girl Talk

Dennison University
(in 2008 Top 20)

Album Review: Hey Monday Hold on Tight

Album Review: TV on the Radio Dear Science,


Posted by: Dave on September 26, 2008 at 4:45 pm

RatatatWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

New on the College Radio Buzz scene this week: Ratatat and their new album LP3. Meanwhile, colleges play catch-up with Beck’s Modern Guilt. Conor Oberst, Calexico, Fleet Foxes and Metallica continue to get some buzz, along with first-mentions for The Pink Spiders and Jonzetta. Plus, check out Dennison University’s radio bloggers’ six reviews.

1. Emerson College
Top 30 Albums of the Week:
1. Calexico Carried to Dust
2. Beck Modern Guilt
3. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
4. Brazilian Girls New York City
5. Conor Oberst Conor Oberst

Show Preview and Album Review: Ratatat LP3

3. DePauw University
MP3 Blog: Dressy Bessy Holler and Stomp

4. Stanford University
Top 30 Albums of the Week:
1. STS9 Peaceblaster
2. Michael Franti & Spearhead All Rebel Rockers
3. Coll Johnny Cash Remixed
4. Turi Fuka Taze Hitova
5. Giant Sand Provisions

Recent Album Reviews

5. Ithaca College
Artist of the Week: The Pink Spiders Sweat It Out

CD Review: Metallica Magnetic

CD Review: TV on the Radio Dear Science

7. Brown University
Show Review: The Kooks and It Was the Best of Times

Album Review: Beck Modern Guilt

Album Review: Amanda Palmer Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Show Review: The Mars Volta

9. Knox College
Album Review: Kanye West Graduation

10. Howard University
Album Launch: Dem Franchize Boyz Our World, Our Way

VH1 Celebrates the Fifth Annual Hip-Hop Honors

‘Holy Hip Hop’: Same Message, New Beat

16. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Charts:
1. Ratatat LP3
2. Nightmares on Wax Thought So…
3. Ani DiFranco Red Lettert Year
4. Stereolab Chemical Chords
5. Kate Gaffney The Coachman

18. Westminster College
Album Review: Jonzetta Cruel to be Young
(page 10)

Album Review: Straylight Run Un Mas Dos
(page 10)

Album Review: Matt Wertz Under Summer Sun
(page 11)

20. Bates College
Show Preview: Yeasayer

Dennison University
(in 2008 Top 20)

Album Review: Lenka Lenka

Album Review: Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue

Album Review: The United States Crimes

Album Review: Jeremy Messersmith The Silver City

Album Review: Dr. Dog Fate

Songs Review: Rachel Yamagata


Posted by: Dave on September 19, 2008 at 3:38 pm

OkkervilRiverStandInsWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

This week, Okkervil River and Gym Class Heroes have new albums on the scene, each getting buzz from two schools. Bands that made last week’s College Radio Buzz are getting some love this week: Underoath, Ra Ra Riot, Coldplay, Conor Oberst and Calexico.

2. St. Bonaventure University
You Need to Listen To: Jaguar Love Take Me to the Sea

You Need to Listen To: Kristoffer Rangstam Wrong Side of the Room
(scroll down the page a bit)

3. DePauw University
Blog: Noah and the Whale Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down

Blog: Everthus the Deadbeats John Kill & the Microscopic Lullabye

Brand New Music: Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps Backyard Tent Set

4. Stanford University
Recent Album Reviews

5. Ithaca College
Artist of the Week: The Rumble Strips Girls and Weather

CD Review: Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation

CD Review: Gym Class Heros The Quilt

6. Seton Hall University
Artist of the Week: Children of Bodom

Pirated Advance: Trivium Shogun

Loud Rock Chart

7. Brown University
Show Review: Low Anthem and Annie Lynch & The Beekeepers at Firehouse 13

Album Review: Okkervil River The Stand Ins

Album Review: Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line

Show Review: Music Festival Roundup

10. Howard University
Rick Ross Supports, Donates to Local Community

True Life: Lil’ Wayne Sells

13. Alfred University
Show Review: Rusted Root

17. Swarthmore College
Artist Interview: Vivian Girls

All I Need: pay-what-you-want CDs

18. Westminster College
Top 11 Songs: 1. Coldplay “Viva La Vida” Viva La Vida

Album Review: Metallica Death Magnetic
(page 10)

Album Review: The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
(page 10)

Album Review: Conor Oberst Conor Oberst
(page 10)

Album Review: Calexico Carried to Dust
(page 11)

20. Bates College
Album Review: Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

Show Preview: Girl Talk

Dennison University
(in 2008 Top 20 Stations)
Album Review: Gym Class Heroes The Quilt

Album Review: Okkervil River The Stand Ins


Posted by: Dave on September 12, 2008 at 7:46 am

RadioheadWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2009 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

College Radio Buzz is back for the 2008-2009 school year. Princeton Review’s Top 20 College Radio Stations list had a couple changes: Standford University and Westminster College (PA) are in; Manhattanville College and Dennison University are out (however, we like Dennison’s new music blog, so if they have something worthwhile, we’ll link to it).

Just returning from summer break, there is no consensus buzz about music on the college radio radar outside of two show reviews of Radiohead and album reviews of Coldplay. Enjoy the smorgasbord – from Calexico to Ani DiFranco, from The Game to Jenny Lewis.

1. Emerson College
Album of the Month: Calexico Carried to Dust

Album Review: Calexico Carried to Dust

Album Review: Dar Williams Promised Land

Top 30 Albums of the Week: 1. Juliana Hatfield How to Walk Away

Album Review: Todd Goldstein Kids Aflame

Show Preview: Sam Phillips Don’t Do Anything

2. St. Bonaventure University
You Need to Listen To: Ra Ra Riot! The Rhumb Line
(scroll down the page a bit)

You Need to Listen To: Albert Hammond, Jr. Como Te Llama?
(scroll down the page a bit more)

Album Review: Connor Oberst Conor Oberst

Album Review: Ani DiFranco Red Letter Year

3. DePauw University
Music for everyone: Coldplay Viva La Vida, Flogging Molly Float

4. Stanford University
Top 30 Albums of the Week: 1. Miss Murgatroid & Petra Haden Hearts & Daggers

Recent Album Reviews

Concert Review: Outside Lands featuring Radiohead and many other well-known bands

5. Ithaca College
Artist of the Week: Lykke Li Youth Novels

CD Review: The Academy Is… Fast Times at Barrington High

CD Review: Dandy Warhols Earth to the Dandy Warhols

CD Review: Cansei de Ser Sexy Donkey

CD Review: The Game LAX

CD Review: Natalie Walker With You

CD Review: Beck Modern Guilt

6. Seton Hall University
Artist of the Week: Mudvayne

Pirated Advance: Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation and Iced Earth The Crucible of Man

Loud Rock Chart

7. Brown University
Show Review: Does It Offend You, Yeah?

Concert Review: Paper Route, Phantom Planet, Jack’s Mannequin, Paramore

12 Cuts Above the Rest: 1. One Day as a Lion “Wild International” One Day as a Lion

Show Previews: Ben Folds, Diplo, The Kooks

16. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Albums of the Week: 1. Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials Full Tilt

17. Swarthmore College
Show Review: RJD2 and Broken Social Scene

18. Westminster College
Top 11 Songs: 1. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” Spirit

Show Review: Radiohead
(page 6)

Album Review: Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
(page 6)

Album Review: Norma Jean The Anti Mother
(page 6)

20. Bates College
Album Review: Coldplay Viva La Vida

Dennison University
(in 2008 Top 20)
Streaming single: Jenny Lewis “Acid Tongue”


Posted by: Dave on May 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm

WalterMeegoWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

Carleton College closes out 2007-2008’s College Radio Buzz by highlighting the latest release from Walter Meego. We’ll be back in the fall with more new music picks from the nation’s best college radio stations.

11. Carleton College
MP3 Blog: Walter Meego Voyager


Posted by: Dave on May 16, 2008 at 9:04 am

DeathCabShowWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

Just a few schools have not yet shuttered for summer. Brown University gives lots of College Radio Buzz to Death Cab for Cutie and their new release, Narrow Stairs.

5. Brown University
Show Review: Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs

Artist Interview: Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs

11. Carleton College
MP3 Blog: Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band X-Ray Spirit

Straight from the Racks (Record Library Album of the Week): Various Artists Lovely Hula Hands

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Mudhoney The Lucky Ones

20. Denison University
Review: Santogold Santogold


Posted by: Dave on May 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm

M83Saturdays=YouthWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

School’s out for most the College Radio Buzz schools. However, M83 gets a second shout out from DePauw University for their new release, Saturdays=Youth; it was originally highlighted a couple of weeks ago by Carleton College.

2. Emerson College
New Music Forecast: Portishead Third

New Music Forecast: Wye Oak If Children

3. DePauw University
Review: M83 Saturdays=Youth

Review: Van Morrison Keep It Simple

5. Brown University
Show Review: The Bravery

Live Performance: Rustic Overtones Light at the End

7. Seton Hall University
Pirated Advance: Engel Absolute Design

Artist of the Week: All That Remains

11. Carleton College
MP3 Blog: Neon Neon Stainless Style

Straight from the Racks (Record Library Album of the Week): Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti House Arrest

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Mother Truckers Let’s All Go To Bed

20. Denison University
Review: Goldfinger Hello Destiny


Posted by: Dave on May 2, 2008 at 12:18 pm

NoAgeNounsWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

With many schools winding down for the academic year, the noise-punk band No Age gets noticed by Carleton College and Swarthmore College for their upcoming release, Nouns. Jamie Lidell continues to get college radio love for his third album, Jim; this week from DePauw University.

2. Emerson College
New Music Forecast: Eli Paperboy Reed Roll With You

New Music Forecast: Tobias Froberg Turns Heads

3. DePauw University
Review: Jamie Lidell Jim

4. Ithica College
Review: Lettuce Rage!

Review: Madonna Hard Candy

Show Review: Toots and the Maytals

5. Brown University
New Music: 1. Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” Pretty. Odd.

7. Seton Hall University
Artist of the Week: Metallica

11. Carleton College
MP3 Blog: No Age Nouns

MP3 Blog: Foals Antidotes

Straight from the Racks (Record Library Album of the Week): Page France Hello, Dear Wind

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride

17. Swarthmore College
Top Artists and Tracks

Review: No Age Nouns

Artist Interview: Yo La Tengo


20. Denison University

Review: Alkaline Trio Agony and Irony (EP)


Posted by: Dave on April 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm

MyMorningJacketEvilUrgesWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

This week two schools link to downloads or streams of new songs from established artists. Denison features “Evil Urges” from My Morning Jacket and “Pork and Beans” from Weezer, while Brown highlights Nine Inch Nails’ “Discipline.”

1. St. Bonaventure University
You NEED to listen to: Does It Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into

2. Emerson College
Artist Profile: Tom Brosseau

Artist Profile: Mieka Pauley

Artist Interview: Tapes n Tapes Walk It Off

Top 30 Albums of the Week: 1. Black Keys Attack and Release

Review: Was (Not Was) Boo!

4. Ithica College
Review: The Kooks Konk

Review: Man Man Rabbit Habits

5. Brown University
New Nine Inch Nails Song Available for Download: “Discipline”

Vampire Weekend Takes Over the Station

Review: Cut Copy In Ghost Colours

Artist Interview: Sun Zoo Roads of the Earth

7. Seton Hall University
Pirated Advance: Century Black Ocean

Artist of the Week: The Haunted

10. Howard University
Radio Playlist: 1. Alicia Keys “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”

11. Carleton College
MP3 Blog: M83 Saturdays=Youth

MP3 Blog: Little Wings

Straight from the Racks (Records Library Album of the Week): Fire Engines Hungry Beat

17. Swarthmore College
Top Artists and Tracks

20. Denison University
Weezer Streaming New Song: “Pork and Beans”

My Morning Jacket Posts New Song for Download: “Evil Urges”

Review: Flight of the Concords Flight of the Concords

Review: Jamie Lidell Jim

Review: Flight of the Concords Flight of the Concords


Posted by: Dave on April 18, 2008 at 8:25 pm

OkkervilRiverShowShotWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

Spring is here and the music tours have sprung. Schools were buzzing about live performances this week: Opening act Okkervil River outperformed New Pornographers, according to Ithica College and Denison University reviews of that show. Meanwhile, Brown University featured performances at the school’s annual “Spring Weekend” concert series by Vampire Weekend, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk and M.I.A., who are all slated to be on the road this spring and summer.

1. St. Bonaventure University
You NEED to listen to: Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin Pershing

2. Emerson College
Artist Interview: Rupa and the April Fishes

3. DePauw University
Review: The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely

4. Ithica College
Review: Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell

Review: Destroyer Trouble in Dreams

Show Review: Okkervil River and New Pornographers

5. Brown University
12 Cuts Above the Rest: 1. Flobots “Handlebars” Fight With Tools

Show Review: Vampire Weekend and Lupe Fiasco

Show Review: Girl Talk and M.I.A.

10. Howard University
Producer Interview: Bryan-Michael Cox

11. Carleton College
Review: Georgie James Places

MP3 Blog: Tank “Make Me Wanna Sing” and Minnie Riperton “Lovin’ You”

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Jamie Lidell Jim

17. Swarthmore College
Top Artists and Tracks

20. Denison University
Review: R.E.M. Accelerate

Show Review: Okkervil River and New Pornographers


Posted by: Dave on April 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm

B52sFunplexWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

The buzz was not uniform this week. Highlights include reviews of new releases by not-so-new artists, such as The B-52s, Jonathan Richman and Moby. However, colleges were also buzzing about bands releasing albums for the first time, like Foals and Boyce Avenue.

1. St. Bonaventure University
You NEED to listen to: Foals Antidotes

2. Emerson College
New Music Forecast: Peter Moren The Last Tycoon

Top 30 Albums of the Week: Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago

Show Preview: Lez Zeppelin

Show Preview: Black Fortress of Opium

4. Ithica College
Review: The B-52s Funplex

Review: Boyce Avenue All You’re Meant to Be

Show Review: O.A.R.

5. Brown University
Show Review: WBRU’s Rock Hunt

7. Seton Hall University
Pirated Advance: Soilent Green Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction

Artist of the Week: Darkest Hour

11. Carleton College
Review: Jonathan Richman Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Marcia Ball Peace, Love and BBQ

17. Swarthmore College
Review: The Sugarcubes Life’s Too Good

Top Artists and Tracks

20. Denison University
Review: Moby Last Night

Review: Mojo Nation Everybody Loves a Happy Ending

Review: Grieves Irreversible


Posted by: Dave on April 4, 2008 at 9:37 am

She&HimVolumeOneWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

New albums by She & Him and The Raconteurs continue to get some college radio buzz, while the buzz has just begun for new releases by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Man Man and Panic at the Disco.

1. St. Bonaventure University
You NEED to listen to: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

You NEED to listen to: The Ruby Suns Sea Lion

2. Emerson College
New Music Forecast: The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely

New Music Forecast: Man Man Rabbit Habits

Album Review: Putumayo Kids Brazilian Playground

Artist Interview: Sydney Wayser

For more artist interviews go to Feature Articles.

Show Preview: Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash

Show Preview: Jens Lekman

4. Ithica College
Review: She & Him Volume One

Review: Rustic Overtones Light at the End

5. Brown University
12 Cuts Above the Rest: Death Cab For Cutie “I Will Possess Your Heart” Narrow Stairs

Review: Panic at the Disco Pretty. Odd.

7. Seton Hall University
Pirated Advance: The Sword Gods of the Earth

Artist of the Week: Candiria

Show Review: The Clarks

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Peru Negro Zamba Malato

17. Swarthmore College
Review: Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing

Review: Ayub Ogada En Mana Kuoyo

Top Artists and Tracks

Show Review, Artist Interview: Blitzen Trapper

20. Denison University
Review: Canobliss Liberation of Dissonance

Review: Anti-Flag Bright Lights of America

Review: Fear Nuttin’ Band Yardcore

Review: The Voyces Kissing Like It’s Love

Review: Rick Ross Trilla


Posted by: Dave on March 28, 2008 at 2:43 pm

CountingCrowsSaturdayNightsWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

Several schools were out for spring break this week, but there were some highlights. Ithica College gave a quick summary of Counting Crows’ new release, Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings. Emerson College posted a passel of new artist interviews and reviewed Destroyer’s Trouble in Dreams (which Carleton College featured two weeks ago). And, DJ KC of Denison University put out his list of Top 25 hip hop and r&b tracks so far this year.


1. St. Bonaventure University

Cheap Trick Day

2. Emerson College
New Music Forecast: She & Him Volume One

New Music Forecast: Destroyer Trouble in Dreams

Artist Interview: Mr. Lif

Artist Interview: Ingrid Michaelson

Artist Interview: Ryan Montbleau Band

For more artist interviews go to Feature Articles.

Show Preview: The Eels

Show Preview: Ambulance LTD


4. Ithica College

Review: Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple

Review: Counting Crows Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

5. Brown University
Show Review: Taste of Chaos Tour

Show Review: Dropkick Murphy

7. Seton Hall University
Pirated Advance: In Flames A Sense of Purpose

Artist of the Week: Soulfly

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Billy Bragg Mr. Love and Justice

17. Swarthmore College
Review: Various Artists Electric Gyspyland 2

Top Artists and Tracks

Show Preview: Yo La Tengo

Show Review: White Rabits

20. Denison University
Review: The Teenage Prayers Everyone Thinks You’re the Best

Review: Plants and Animals Parc Avenue

DJ KC’s Top 25 New (Party) Singles: 1. Usher featuring Young Jeezy “Make Love”


Posted by: Dave on March 21, 2008 at 9:55 am

DeathCabforCutieWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

New reviews and interviews abound, but there was no overlapping buzz this week. Interesting tidbits: Brown University’s WBRU says it was the first radio station in the country to play Death Cab for Cutie’s new single “I Will Possess Your Heart” from their album Narrow Stairs slated to release in May. Also, a Swarthmore College newspaper column says Vampire Weekend is overrated.

Some schools are catching up to others by reviewing new albums from artists mentioned in previous College Radio Buzz posts, including Goldfrapp, Nine Inch Nails, Flogging Molly and Beach House:

1. St. Bonaventure University
You NEED to listen to: Headlights Some Racing, Some Stopping

You NEED to listen to: City and Colour Bring Me Your Love

2. Emerson College
New Music Forecast: The Heavy Great Vengeance and Furious Fire

New Music Forecast: Lizz Wright The Orchard

Album Review: Rhymefest Man in the Mirror

Artist Interview: Chris Wilhem This Train’s Not Going Slow

Artist Interview: Ryan Montbleau Band Patience on Friday

Artist Interview: Action Verbs

Artist Interview: DJ Die Young

Review: Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV

3. DePauw University
Review: Flogging Molly Float

4. Ithica College
Review: Goldfrapp Seventh Tree

Review: Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin’

5. Brown University
Show Review: Finger Eleven and Chevelle

News: WBRU FIRST to play New Death Cab for Cutie Single

News: The Raconteurs releasing 2nd album next week!

Reviews: The Sound of Philadelphia: Gamble & Huff’s Greatest Hits and Conquer the World: The Lost Soul of Philadelphia International Records

6. Guilford College
Current Top Thirty: 1. Drive by Truckers Brighter Than Creation’s Dark

13. The Evergreen State College
Top 30 Music Chart: 1. Dengue Fever Venus on Earth

16. Skidmore College
CMJ Top 30: 1. Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals

17. Swarthmore College
Review: The Dirtbombs We Have You Surrounded

Top Artists and Tracks

Review: Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

19. Bates College
Show Review: Lissa Schneckenburger

Review, Show Review, Artist Interview: Zox Line in the Sand

Review: Morrissey Greatest Hits

20. Denison University
Review: Beach House Devotion


Posted by: Dave on March 14, 2008 at 5:47 pm

DestroyerTroubleInDreamsWhat music are the campuses of Princeton Review’s Top 20 Best College Radio Stations in 2008 buzzing about? New Music Nation surveys radio station and newspaper Web sites for these schools every week to find out. (Note: If the list skips a school it is because there was no Web site for the radio station or newspaper or no applicable content on either Web site.)

Many schools are out for spring break, so there was no consensus buzz. But, check out the Carleton College review of Destroyer’s upcoming Trouble in Dreams and download a few MP3 tracks:

1. St. Bonaventure University
You NEED to listen to: Los Campesinos!

Show Review: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

5. Brown University
Artist Interview: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails on Ghosts I-IV

Review: Michael Jackson Thriller (re-release)

Show Preview: All Points West Music & Arts Festival

7. Seton Hall University
Pirated Advance: Meshuggah obZen

Artist of the Week: Modern Life is War

11. Carleton College
MP3 Blog: Destroyer Trouble in Dreams

16. Skidmore College
CMJ Top 30: 1. Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals

17. Swarthmore College
Top Artists and Tracks

19. Bates College
Show Review: Ryan Horne & Show Preview: Vox




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