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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
CHVRCHES – “Gun”
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”

Step 7. OWNING FINALS TIME
Kaiser Chiefs – “Never Miss A Beat”
Fatboy Slim – “Praise You”
Metric – “Stadium Love”

- Lydia Huang

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


A Special Message from DJ Ms. Sue Ms. Sue

posted on Apr.27, 2014

Thank you to all my radio and online listeners for 36 years. Saturday May 3, 2014 will start my official Trenton Thunder baseball summer schedule: 9p-1a. I will be broadcasting my show live on www.wtsr.org, no matter what happens, while the thunder baseball game is being aired live on 91.3 fm.

Always keep in mind… if it rains, there may be a rain delay or canceled game. Then you will hear me on 91.3fm and online at my regular time 9p-1a. We have at least 20 weeks of Saturday Night games, so I am looking forward to a great Thunder season and bringing you great music.

Saturday June 28, 2014, I will start my 37th year on WTSR 91.3fm. This is truly a blessing for me.

To celebrate, I will be having a DJ Ms. Sue Ms. Sue anniversary party from 9p-1a on Friday July, 25, 2014 at the The Big Easy in Trenton, NJ. Spread the word. More details to come via WTSR’s facebook page.


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

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


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


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