This year, WRVU, Vanderbilt’s student-run station, celebrates our 60th Anniversary! With the help of over 90 student and Vanderbilt-affiliated DJs, we introduce our listeners to the best and newest underexposed music every day. At WRVU, you never know what’s coming up next, with not only your staple indie rock and alt-rock, but also music ranging from folk to electronica, hip-hop to Americana, bluegrass to heavy metal, and local to world music of all kinds. And, we throw in some classics and oldies too, as well as a handful of talk shows dedicated to sports, news, and entertainment.
For our mtvU College Radio Countdown, we especially want to show off WRVU’s focus on the best and newest music. Hence, the following music videos come from our recently complete 2012 Top Album Tournament! Around the turn of the calendar, our DJs submitted their nominations to seed a March Madness style Album battle! The albums then duked it out on our Facebook page with a series of vote-off matches, in which our DJs, fellow students, and fans from all over weighed in to narrow it down the best from the rest. What you see today are our winners and the most popular nominations. Enjoy!
If you like what you hear, be sure to tune in to WRVU at WRVU.org, over iTunes, iHeartRadio, Live365, our free mobile app, and over 90.3FM HD-3 in Nashville.
10. Delta Sprit – California
9. Dirty Projectors – Gun Has No Trigger
8. Punch Brothers – Movement & Location
7. Purity Ring – Fineshrine
6. The xx – Chained
5. Alabama Shakes – Hold On
4. Beach House – Lazuli
3. Grimes – Oblivion
2. Grizzly Bear – Yet Again
1. Alt-J – Fitzpleasure