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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):

 

4.133

 

 

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???”
“WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!”

 

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