Just in time to start your Halloween off right, here are WPRB’s top thirty albums for this week! I hope you checked out the live, on-air countdown on our Top Ten show; if you’re a super-fan of that awesome set of just-released albums and cool tunes, consider becoming a fan on Facebook!
As promised, our top thirty for this week:
1 ATLAS SOUND Logos Kranky
2 DEAD MAN’S BONES Dead Man’s Bones Anti
3 NOSAJ THING Drift Alpha Pup
4 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO Temporary Pleasure Wichita
5 BOYS NOIZE Power Last Gang
6 CLIENTELE Bonfires On The Heath Merge
7 TIMES NEW VIKING Born Again Revisited Matador
8 SOUNDTRACK Where The Wild Things Are Interscope
9 LE LOUP Family Hardly Art
10 HORSE FORCE Horse Force 1* Self-Released
11 FOOL’S GOLD Fool’s Gold
12 PRINCETON Cocoon Of Love Kanine
13 RAVEONETTES In And Out Of Control Vice
14 THAO WITH THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN Know Better Learn Faster Kill Rock Stars
15 BIG PINK A Brief History Of Love 4AD
16 CHEESE PEOPLE Cheese People Snegiri
17 ESPERS III Drag City
18 MOUNTAIN GOATS Life Of The World To Come 4AD
19 BLK JKS After Robots Secretly Canadian
20 RUSSIAN CIRCLES Geneva Suicide Squeeze
21 HUDSON MOHAWKE Butter Warp
22 ELECTRIC TICKLE MACHINE Blew It Again Self-Released
23 SEA WOLF White Water, White Bloom Dangerbird
24 MILES BENJAMIN ANTHONY ROBINSON Summer Of Fear Saddle Creek
25 BUSDRIVER Jhelli Beam Anti
26 U.S.E. Loveworld U.S.E.-Mannheim Worldwide
27 XX The Xx XL-Young Turks
28 FRESH AND ONLYS Grey-Eyed Girls Woodsist
29 THE CLEAN Mister Pop Merge
30 ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE Mama’s House Live Katalyst
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Tune in now for a new series from WPRB News — The Dispatch: Voices on Same Sex Marriage. In this two part series (airing Sunday 12:00-1:00pm Oct 25 and Nov 1) we look at how different groups have engaged the issue of gay unions. This week, Leif Johnson takes a look at what happens when a University is asked to take a political stance, Sophie Jin visits a march in Washington DC, and historian Neil J. Young explains how one particular religious denomination, the Church of Latter Day Saints, became involved in the passage of California Proposition 8 last year.
Miss the show or want to hear it again? It’s here.
Another week, another round of top ten fun times! New tunes, cool bands, and a great countdown- what could be better to start your weekend off properly?
Here it is, as promised- WPRB’s top thirty albums for the week. A fan of the Top Ten Show? Show your support by becoming a member on Facebook!
1 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO Temporary Pleasure Wichita
2 BIG PINK A Brief History Of Love 4AD
3 COCOCOMA Things Are Not All Right Goner
4 MUM Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know Euphono
5 NOSAJ THING Drift Alpha Pup
6 HORSE FORCE Horse Force 1* Self-Released
7 PORTUGAL. THE MAN The Satanic Satanist Equal Vision
8 YO LA TENGO Popular Songs Matador
9 SOUNDTRACK Where The Wild Things Are Interscope
10 BLK JKS After Robots Secretly Canadian
11 ATLAS SOUND Logos Kranky
12 SLITS Trapped Animal Narnack
13 TIGRAN HAMASYAN Aratta: Rebirth Plus Loin
14 MILES BENJAMIN ANTHONY ROBINSON Summer Of Fear Saddle Creek
15 NO AGE Losing Feeling [EP] SUB POP
16 RAVEONETTES In And Out Of Control Vice
17 BLACK HOLLIES Softly Towards The Light Ernest Jenning
18 KRONOS QUARTET Floodplain Nonesuch
19 SOULICO Exotic On The Speakers ATO
20 MONOTONIX Where Were You When It Happened? Drag City
21 ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE Mama’s House Live Katalyst
22 BIG PINK A Brief History Of Love 4AD
23 TIMES NEW VIKING Born Again Revisited Matador
24 LOU BARLOW Goodnight Unknown Merge
25 ANTLERS Hospice Frenchkiss
26 FRESH AND ONLYS Grey-Eyed Girls Woodsist
27 BUSDRIVER Jhelli Beam Anti
28 PICTUREPLANE Dark Rift Lovepump United
29 JULIAN PLENTI Julian Plenti Is… Skyscraper Matador
30 MOS DEF The Ecstatic Downtown
During the membership drive, Nikki Leon sat down with former WPRB News Director Charlie Gibson (ABC) to discuss his retirement, his views on the future of broadcast journalism, and his memories of his time at WPRB. You can now listen to an archive of the broadcast (and check out the News Department’s new website) here.
From now through January, catch WPRB News programming every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 EST on WPRB Princeton 103.3FM and streaming live at wprb.com. The hour will feature different WPRB News shows on a rotating schedule. This week, tune in for two half-hour interview programs: Taking On @ 12pm EST and Discourse @ 12:30pm EST.
Taking On is a new show, hosted by Aaron Smargon and Nicholas Tagher, that focuses on politics and economics. Their first guest is physician and former Republican Senate Majority leader Bill Frist.
Discourse, entering its fourth season, covers everything from economics to the arts. This week, Princeton Electrical Engineering Professor Paul Prucnal discusses how innovation in the field of fiber optics is shaping the future of digital communication.
Check back here on Sunday at 12pm to listen to both shows.
Touching down just in time to start your weekend off right, it’s WPRB’s top 30 records of the week! Meticulously selected by WPRB’s army of discerning DJs, these albums represent the best of what’s out there right now. Are you a fan of such a system? Enjoy the top ten show? Become a fan on Facebook!
1 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO Temporary Pleasure Wichita
2 BIG PINK A Brief History Of Love 4AD
3 CHEESE PEOPLE Cheese People Snegiri
4 XX The Xx XL-Young Turks
5 HORSE FORCE Horse Force 1* Self-Released
6 RAVEONETTES In And Out Of Control Vice
7 YO LA TENGO Popular Songs Matador
8 BLK JKS After Robots Secretly Canadian
9 ANTLERS Hospice Frenchkiss
10 DEAD MAN’S BONES Dead Man’s Bones Anti
11 BUTTERFLY BONES Pretty Feelings EP
12 MUM Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know Euphono
13 GIRLS Album True Panther Sounds
14 NUDGE As Good As Gone Kranky
15 DATAROCK Red Nettwerk
16 SHONEN KNIFE Super Group Good Charamel
17 FELIX DA HOUSECAT He Was King Nettwerk
18 NOSAJ THING Drift Alpha Pup
19 CALIFONE All My Friends Are Funeral Singers Dead Oceans
20 BATTLEHOOCH Piecechow Self-Released
21 SIAN ALICE GROUP Troubled, Shaken Etc. The Social Registry
22 HEALTH Get Color Lovepump United
23 SCIENCE FICTION CORPORATION Science Fiction Dance Party B
24 DUCKTAILS Ducktails Not Not Fun
25 MAJOR LAZER Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do Downtown
26 YACHT See Mystery Lights DFA
27 NO AGE Losing Feeling [EP] SUB POP
28 GOSSIP Music For Men
29 PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Higher Than The Stars [EP] Slumberland
30 DUTCHESS AND THE DUKE Sunset/Sunrise Hardly Art
Beginning at around 8 AM, ‘Towe on Thursday’ on October 15, 2009, will feature a memorial tribute to the artistry of the late, great Louis Rosenblatt, principal English horn player in the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than 30 years. My special guest will be Mr. Rosenblatt’s son, Bill.
Some of Louis Rosenblatt’s greatest recordings, including Sibelius’s ‘The Swan of Tuonela’, Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony, and Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ will be played. Also privately made recordings, including LR’s solo debut with the Phildelphia Orchestra (Honegger’s ‘Concerto da camera’) will be aired.
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Here are the top 30 albums at WPRB this week:
1 XX The Xx XL-Young Turks
2 BLK JKS After Robots Secretly Canadian
3 THE DO A Mouthful Get Down!
4 GRUFF RHYS Candylion Team Love
5 BIG PINK A Brief History Of Love 4AD
6 SCIENCE FICTION CORPORATION Science Fiction Dance Party B
7 MUM Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know Euphono
8 FORRO IN THE DARK Light A Candle Nat Geo
9 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO Temporary Pleasure Wichita
10 HORSE FORCE Horse Force 1 Self-Released
11 VOWELS The Pattern Prism Loaf
12 ALTITUDE SICKNESS Assorted Tupperware Jams Self-Released
13 GASLAMP KILLER All Killer B
14 BUSDRIVER Jhelli Beam Anti
15 YACHT See Mystery Lights DFA
16 SERENGETI AND POLYPHONIC Terradactyl Anticon
17 HEALTH Get Color Lovepump United
18 TY SEGALL Lemons Goner
19 PICTUREPLANE Dark Rift Lovepump United
20 DISCOVERY LP XL
21 BIBIO Ambivalance Avenue Warp
22 MAJOR LAZER Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do Downtown
23 THROW ME THE STATUE Creaturesque Secretly Canadian
24 PHOENIX Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Glassnote
25 WYE OAK The Knot Merge
26 VOLCANO CHOIR Unmap Jagjaguwar
27 DRUMS Summertime! Twentyseven
28 NO AGE Losing Feeling SUB POP
29 GIRLS Album True Panther Sounds
30 RAVEONETTES In And Out Of Control Vice
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Come With Us On A Journey Through Time And Space!
WPRB has posting the first series of Rock Blastaar on the station blog to get listeners up to speed before the start of this year’s Membership Drive. These seven episodes were originally produced during the first-annual WPRB Membership Drive in October 2007, with the final episode being recorded and broadcast live!
In the first series, we heard our heroes, Rock Blastaar and the Radio Rangers battle a deluge of robots, anarchists, and diabolical scientists in their quest to retrieve WPRB’s stolen music library from the cretinous supervillain, Dr. Cosmo!
This year the series returns with an all new story and slew of enemies for Rock to clash with, not as a Radio Ranger, but as a Private Investigator managing his own firm here on Earth! He’s not in it alone, however, as he’ll be getting lots of help from the familiar faces of pevious cast members Daphne Willmington, Ranger Ray, the evil Dr. Cosmo, and more! Tune in for action, adventure, intrigue and mystery this October for the second season of the Adventures of Rock Blastaar!
Get caught up on what you missed the first time around…