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Listener’s Block: Whistling Tunes

posted on Apr.21, 2014

There’s something inherently magical about producing song straight from the human body. Maybe it’s just me, but whenever I come across songs that have clapping, stomping, snapping, whistling, or what have you, I get a little giddy (read: really damn giddy) on the inside. Beyond singing, these are the methods by which humans can make music without the help of any instruments. Whistling especially has a particular quality that adds this kinetic, honest energy to any song. For any fellow diehard Andrew Bird fans, believe me; it took everything I had to resist putting more than one of his infinite whistling songs on this playlist. But in this week’s installation of Listener’s Block, we explore the best whistling tunes that the world of indie alternative music has to offer. So go ahead, and press play. It’s okay; I won’t judge you if you inadvertently start whistling along.

- Lydia Huang

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Top 30 Albums Of The Week

posted on Apr.18, 2014

Here are the Top 30 Albums at WTSR for the Week Ending 4/6/2014!
(Listed by Artist then Album Title)

1 TOKYO POLICE CLUB Forcefield
2 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV En Francais
3 KEVIN DREW Darlings
4 GHOST BEACH Blonde
5 LA DISPUTE Rooms Of The House
6 REAL ESTATE Atlas
7 MODERN BASEBALL You’re Gonna Miss It All
8 FOSTER THE PEOPLE Supermodel
9 LOWELL I Killed Sarah V [EP]
10 S. CAREY Range Of Light
11 ST. VINCENT St. Vincent
12 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Cope
13 TRUST Joyland
14 RUN RIVER NORTH Run River North
15 LIME CORDIALE Falling Up The Stairs
16 FRANKIE COSMOS Zentropy
17 WATER LIARS Water Liars
18 ASGEIR In The Silence
19 OWLS Two
20 KAISER CHIEFS Education, Education, Education, And War
21 VERTICAL SCRATCHERS Daughter Of Everything
22 INCAN ABRAHAM Tolerance
23 MR LITTLE JEANS Pocketknife
24 BELLE BRIGADE Just Because
25 BROKEN GOLD Residency At Hundo Beach
26 VINYL THIEF Stop Motion
27 AVA LUNA Electric Balloon
28 CLOUD NOTHINGS Here And Nowhere Else
29 SLEEPER AGENT About Last Night
30 CHAIN GANG OF 1974 Daydream Forever

Adds for 4/8
1 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Cope
2 WILD ONES Keep It Safe
3 JACKIE ONASSIS Holiday
4 SHY HUNTERS O, That I Had Wings
5 MEGAFAUNA Maximalist


Top 30 Albums Of The Week

posted on Apr.18, 2014

Here are the Top 30 Albums at WTSR for the Week Ending 3/30/2014!
(Listed by Artist then Album Title)

1 ST. VINCENT St. Vincent
2 FOSTER THE PEOPLE Supermodel
3 LA DISPUTE Rooms Of The House
4 BROKEN GOLD Residency At Hundo Beach
5 REAL ESTATE Atlas
6 INCAN ABRAHAM Tolerance
7 MODERN BASEBALL You’re Gonna Miss It All
8 TOKYO POLICE CLUB Forcefield
9 RUN RIVER NORTH Run River North
10 JUNGLE GIANTS She’s A Riot
11 GHOST BEACH Blonde
12 LOWELL I Killed Sarah V [EP]
13 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV En Francais
14 BEAR HANDS Distraction
15 BELLE BRIGADE Just Because
16 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Cope
17 SAM ROBERTS BAND Lo-Fantasy
18 CHAIN GANG OF 1974 Daydream Forever
19 WILD BEASTS Present Tense
20 KEVIN DREW Darlings
21 OWLS Two
22 MENZINGERS “I Don’t Wanna Be An Ass Anymore” [Single]
23 LO-FANG Blue Film
24 ASGEIR In The Silence
25 BECK Morning Phase
26 TRUST Joyland
27 WATER LIARS Water Liars
28 VERTICAL SCRATCHERS Daughter Of Everything
29 BEATY HEART Mixed Blessings
30 LIME CORDIALE Falling Up The Stairs

Adds for 4/1
1 HOLD STEADY Teeth Dreams
2 CLOUD NOTHINGS Here And Nowhere Else
3 KI:THEORY Kitty Hawk Deluxe
4 DAN CROLL Sweet Disarray
5 KAISER CHIEFS Education, Education, Education, And War


Top 30 Albums of the Week!

posted on Mar.25, 2014

Here are the Top 30 Albums at WTSR for the Week Ending 3/23/2014!
(Listed by Artist then Album Title)

1 AVA LUNA Electric Balloon
2 MODERN BASEBALL You’re Gonna Miss It All
3 KRILL Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears
4 ST. VINCENT St. Vincent
5 JUNGLE GIANTS She’s A Riot
6 RUN RIVER NORTH Run River North
7 FRANKIE COSMOS Zentropy
8 BECK Morning Phase
9 REAL ESTATE Atlas
10 BAND OF HORSES Acoustic At The Ryman
11 ASGEIR In The Silence
12 SKATERS Manhattan
13 FANFARLO Let’s Go Extinct
14 LA DISPUTE Rooms Of The House
15 MENZINGERS “In Remission” [Single]
16 BEAR HANDS Distraction
17 BELLE BRIGADE Just Because
18 LIME CORDIALE Falling Up The Stairs
19 PERFECT PUSSY Say Yes To Love
20 TRUST Joyland
21 NOTWIST Close To The Glass
22 YOU BLEW IT You Blew It!
23 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Cope
24 GHOST BEACH Blonde
25 VINYL THIEF Stop Motion
26 WE ARE SCIENTISTS TV En Francais
27 BROKEN GOLD Residency At Hundo Beach
28 SAM ROBERTS BAND Lo-Fantasy
29 LO-FANG Blue Film
30 JEZABELS The Brink

Adds for 3/25
1 TOKYO POLICE CLUB Forcefield
2 BIG SCARY Not Art
3 FUTURE ISLANDS Singles
4 OWLS Two
5 S. CAREY Range Of Light

Adds for 3/18
1 LA DISPUTE Rooms Of The House
2 KEVIN DREW Darlings
3 FOSTER THE PEOPLE Supermodel
4 FALLING OFF MAPS A Seaside Town In Winter


Top 30 Albums of the Week!

posted on Mar.25, 2014

Here are the Top 30 Albums at WTSR for the Week Ending 3/9/2014!
(Listed by Artist then Album Title)

1 JEZABELS The Brink
2 AVA LUNA Electric Balloon
3 ST. VINCENT St. Vincent
4 WE DO THIS Faraday Wave
5 CEO Wonderland
6 JUNGLE GIANTS She’s A Riot
7 FANFARLO Let’s Go Extinct
8 BECK Morning Phase
9 KRILL Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears
10 ANGEL OLSEN Burn Your Fire For No Witness
11 BELLE JAR Union Station
12 SKATERS Manhattan
13 BLEEDING RAINBOW Interrupt
14 NOTWIST Close To The Glass
15 DEATH VESSEL Island Intervals
16 MODERN BASEBALL You’re Gonna Miss It All
17 YELLOW OSTRICH Cosmos
18 SMALL WONDER Wendy
19 BAYSIDE Cult
20 SPEEDY ORTIZ Real Hair [EP]
21 FRANKIE COSMOS Zentropy
22 TRUST Joyland
23 BAND OF HORSES Acoustic At The Ryman
24 SAM ROBERTS BAND Lo-Fantasy
25 WILD BEASTS Present Tense
26 HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF Small Town Heroes
27 EAGULLS Eagulls
28 VINYL THIEF Stop Motion
29 BEAR HANDS Distraction
30 LO-FANG Blue Film

Adds for 3/11:
1 BELLE BRIGADE Just Because
2 ASGEIR In The Silence
3 WARM SODA Young Reckless Hearts
5 LUTHER DICKINSON Rock N Roll Blues
6 SAINTSENECA Dark Arc


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