Listener’s Block: The Evolution of Finals Week

posted on Apr.28, 2014

Ahhh, finals season. Spring is in full swing, and the weather nearly feels like summer. And yet here you are: cooped up inside, studying for finals. As we quickly come to the end of the semester, I’ll keep this week’s post short and sweet. You know, so you can “study” and all. Here’s a playlist (in everyone’s love-to-hate listicle format) to celebrate the seven steps we all experience during these critical moments in our academic careers.

Step 1. Legit, I’m gonna start studying.
Ratatat – “Sunblocks”
Luciole – “J’attends”
Astronautica – “Cruise”

Step 2. In the ZOOoOoOOOoOoNe
Calhoun – “Fatal Flaws”
Cold War Kids – “Miracle Mile”
Lucius – “Turn It Around”

Step 3. Regretting past decisions to not study/work harder earlier in the semester
Haim – “Don’t Save Me”
My Morning Jacket – “Outta My System”

Step 4. Drink, Drank, Drunk
Belle & Sebastian – “Mr. Richard”
Caesars – “Jerk It Out”
Jack Moy & Glöden – “Drink, Drank, Drunk”

Step 5. Reminiscing Awkward High School Days
Lit – “My Own Worst Enemy”
Brand New – “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad”
Panic! At The Disco – “That Green Gentleman”

Step 6. Eff this. Bring on summer already.
Crystal Fighters – “Plage”
Girls – “Honey Bunny”
Graffiti6 – “Washed My Sins”

Kaiser Chiefs – “Never Miss A Beat”
Fatboy Slim – “Praise You”
Metric – “Stadium Love”

– Lydia Huang

If you would like to see a playlist built around a specific theme, e-mail your idea to webdirector@wtsr.org.

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