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Letter to the Editor: World College Radio Day

Sydney Chatani, Spinnaker Radio General Manager October 5, 2021

And like that, another World College Radio Day has come and gone. On Friday, October 1st, college radio stations all across the world could be found celebrating the annual event - Spinnaker Radio included!...

Album Review: memoryland by CFCF

Sydney Chatani, Radio General Manager May 3, 2021

"memoryland" is the latest album by Montreal-based electronic music producer CFCF, released on April 9 by label BGM Solutions. CFCF as a project has been active since the late 2000's, beginning with...

Album review: “Cody” by Joyce Manor

Album review: “Cody” by Joyce Manor

Sydney Chatani, Program Director August 7, 2020

INTRODUCTION: Cody is the fourth studio album by punk band Joyce Manor, released in October of 2016. It’s a remarkable departure from their previous work — while past albums were more traditional to...

EP review: boygenius by boygenius

EP review: “boygenius” by boygenius

Sydney Chatani, Program Director July 31, 2020

INTRODUCTION: Boygenius is an alternative super-group consisting of musicians Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers. Their self-titled debut EP was released on October 26th, 2018. Though each member...

Album review: Clarity by Jimmy Eat World

Album review: “Clarity” by Jimmy Eat World

Sydney Chatani, Program Director July 24, 2020

INTRODUCTION: Clarity is the third studio album released by Jimmy Eat World — an album that resulted in the band being dropped by their record label in 1999, but is now considered to be one of the greatest...

Album review: Tim by The Replacements

Album review: “Tim” by The Replacements

Sydney Chatani, Program Director July 10, 2020

INTRODUCTION: For a band who were notorious for destructive live shows and wholehearted rejection toward achieving mainstream fame, creating an album that shaped the legacy and direction of alternative...

Album Review: Coastal Grooves by Blood Orange

Album Review: “Coastal Grooves” by Blood Orange

Sydney Chatani, Program Director July 3, 2020

INTRODUCTION: In light of current events, and June being Pride Month, the staff at Spinnaker has decided to use our platform as an opportunity to highlight black and LGBTQ+ artists. This week, our selected...

Album review: Arizona Baby by Kevin Abstract

Album review: “Arizona Baby” by Kevin Abstract

Sydney Chatani, Program Director June 26, 2020

INTRODUCTION: In light of current events, and June being Pride Month, the staff at Spinnaker has decided to use our platform as an opportunity to highlight black and LGBTQ+ artists. This week, our selected...

Album review: Purple Rain by Prince

Album review: Purple Rain by Prince

Sydney Chatani, Program Director June 19, 2020

INTRODUCTION: In light of current events, and June being Pride Month, the staff at Spinnaker has decided to use our platform as an opportunity to highlight Black and LGBTQ+ artists. This week, our selected...

Album review: “Nightclubbing” by Grace Jones

Album review: “Nightclubbing” by Grace Jones

Sydney Chatani, Program Director June 12, 2020

INTRODUCTION In light of current events, and June being Pride Month, the staff at Spinnaker has decided to use our platform as an opportunity to highlight Black and LGBTQ+ artists. This week, our selected...

Album review: Gone Now by Bleachers

Album review: Gone Now by Bleachers

Sydney Chatani, Program Director May 29, 2020

INTRODUCTION When I discovered this album in early 2019, I was in a strange transitional period. I had made the decision to graduate high school a semester early and felt aimless — all of my friends...

Pixies album: Come On Pilgrim review

Pixies album: “Come On Pilgrim” review

Sydney Chatani, Program Director May 22, 2020

INTRODUCTION: “Come On Pilgrim” is the first studio release by American alt-rock band, the Pixies. One could argue that with this 1987 release, the Pixies predicted the alternative rock boom of...

ALBUM REVIEW: “Color Theory” by Soccer Mommy

ALBUM REVIEW: “Color Theory” by Soccer Mommy

Sydney Chatani, Program Director May 15, 2020

Staff Pick of the Week: Sydney Chatani, Program Director INTRODUCTION: Soccer Mommy (AKA, twenty-two year old Sophia Allison) is a singer-songwriter hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. Her second...

Cover art for The Cars

Album Review: “The Cars” by The Cars

Sydney Chatani, Program Director May 1, 2020

INTRODUCTION The rise of 1980s new-wave music can be attributed to many driving factors: the death of disco, a seemingly endless output of prog-rock bands, the stigma attached to rising punk bands —...

Four of arrows album cover

Album review: Four of Arrows by Great Grandpa

Sydney Chatani, Program Director April 24, 2020

INTRODUCTION I was shown the song “Digger” from this album by our Music Director, Noah. I remember vividly he said to me, “hey, come listen to this awesome song,” so I did and we so into it....

The Killers Hot Fuss album cover

Album Review: Hot Fuss by The Killers

Sydney Chatani, Program Director April 17, 2020

INTRODUCTION: When I think of albums that will likely stick with me for the rest of my life, one of the first that comes to mind is “Hot Fuss” by The Killers. Released in 2004, it’s the first...

Wanderwild album cover

Album Review: Sleep Tight, Socialite by Wanderwild

Sydney Chatani, Program Director April 10, 2020

*Spinnaker’s Staff Picks: Noah Cagle, Music Director + Aloe Suarez, Content Producer* INTRODUCTION: Noah: Hi Aloe! How did you get introduced to "Sleep Tight, Socialite"? Aloe: Hola, Noah ~...

Album Review: Childish Gambinos 3.15.20

Album Review: Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20”

Sydney Chatani and Carissa Marques April 6, 2020

3.15.20 is the fourth studio album by rapper Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino. After initially being uploaded onto his website, only to be taken down hours later and re-released on streaming services...

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Album review: “Nothing Happens” by Wallows

Sydney Chatani, Program Director April 3, 2020

Spinnaker’s Staff Pick of the Week: Noah Cagle, Music Director “Nothing Happens feels to me like the pinnacle of indie rock. It sounds to me like how indie rock should sound and expresses the emotions...

Conan Grays Kid Krow

Album review: Conan Gray’s “Kid Krow”

Sydney Chatani March 30, 2020

At only twenty-one years old, Conan Grey has taken on the social media and music industry by storm. Beginning his career as a YouTuber, he discovered a passion for music and began recording his own music...

Frank Oceans second album, Blonde.

Album Review: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

Sydney Chatani, Spinnaker Radio Program Director March 27, 2020

Staff Pick of the Week: Sydney, Program Director “Blonde” has a special place in my heart. In the months I moved away from home and began going through life entirely on my own for the first time,...

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