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WYBC’s 2012 Power Rankings — Sponsored by Sure-Winn


So, 2012 has come and gone, and you’ve all read how everyone else felt about the year. There was a lot of good music, a lot of bad music, and a lot of middling material. But, our opinions matter the most. Hip-hop (and sketchy capitalization) ruled our charts, but there was a lot of diversity throughout the poll, with around forty different albums listed by WYBCers in their respective lists. However, we had to come to some conclusions using the power of weighted averages, and here they are:

WYBC’s Five Favorite Albums of 2012


1. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
2. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
3. Grimes – Visions
4. Julia Holter – Ekstasis
5. Grizzly Bear – Shields



WYBC’s Five Favorite Songs of 2012


1. Kanye West – White Dress

2. Miguel – Adorn
3. Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
5. Burial – Ashtray Wasp



WYBC’s Favorite Free Release of 2012


Beat Culture –  Tokyo Dreamer



WYBC’s Three Favorite WYBC Parties Hosted by WYBC


1. The Halloween / Dress As Your Favorite Album Party
2. “Underground Dance Party”
3. Soulful House Rhythms



Average Hotness of WYBC Executive Board (1 – 5, 5 being hottest):





Choice Comments and Suggestions for the Coming Semester:


“get naked with [Mudkip]” (real name withheld)
“more dj set dance parties + projections & trippy visuals, etc.”
“…turn a profit, ya dig???”


Stay tuned for album reviews and other goodies. Sorry about the Carly Rae Jepsen…