WRBB Fall ’22 Wrapped

The media team brings you… WRBB’s Fall ‘22 Wrapped! Free of the embarrassing revelations that may adorn your own Spotify Wrapped, our version takes a look back at some of our favorite articles from this semester. A huge shoutout to all of the writers and photographers that filled our website with such amazing content! Without further ado, here are our top five from Fall 2022.

  1. Community Connections #1: October

This semester, WRBB launched Community Connections, a monthly column focused on sparking conversations between media team members and the Northeastern community. Each month staff writer Annika Eske, along with a rotation of other media team members, set up a table on campus and asked a question to whoever was willing to stop and chat. For the October edition, community members opened up about their favorite Halloween music, which led to some killer recommendations and great stories. Coupled with a host of wholesome photos, this foray into new territory made the article an easy choice for our top five.

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, WRBB’s Annika Eske tabled in the library quad and heard from Huskies on childhood memories, first Halloweens, the controversial idea of a Halloween genre (?!), and more.

Community Connections #1
  1. God Save The Animals has a toucan on the cover – and it only gets better by Archie O’Connell

Archie’s enthralling piece on Alex G’s God Save The Animals reads more like a short story than a review. He does an excellent job of setting the scene for his reader, giving detailed context and commentary on Alex G’s career and rise to fame. Archie is clearly an Alex G expert, and his impressive knowledge of the singer-songwriter’s discography makes the review feel robust. The article also sparked some intense discussion, nearly topping the charts as one of our most commented-on articles of the semester. 

While a lesser conductor might allow such an assortment to fall into cacophony, Giannascoli manages to create a sound that evades any one genre label. 

Archie O’Connell

  1. I got wet at Armand Hammer (and it was amazing) by Ben Hussey

This concert review by Ben Hussey draws readers in with its excellent title, and keeps them interested with a healthy dose of wittiness and enthusiasm. His in-depth knowledge of the group, and close attention to the set list, make for a thorough and well-crafted writeup. What’s more, Ben’s play-by-play rendition of the Centennial Sprinkler Incident creates some very quotable moments, such as “I was in heaven, albeit a wet one.”

A strong case could be made that “Stonefruit” is the greatest song of all time, and was reportedly placed at the end of Haram because Woods believed it was too good for any song to follow (a decision I wholeheartedly agree with.)

Ben Hussey
  1. Bladee is actually good by Ben Gardner

As a certified drainer himself, Ben Gardner was clearly the most qualified writer for this project. At times, the piece reads like Stephen King’s middle school diary (“on one late night last year, I was sitting in my Hastings Hall single when I felt an ungodly urge. My hands, controlled by an unseen force, opened up Spotify and typed in HIS name”). People tend to be somewhat hesitant toward the Swedish rapper, but Ben’s piece does away with the stigma once and for all.

If aliens came down to earth and were captured by the U.S. government, given a microphone and production software, and forced by the CIA to make music, it would probably sound something like Bladee.

Ben Gardner
  1. 25 years on, Either/Or is still perfect beautiful misery by Andrew Loose

Everybody loves a good throwback, and Andrew Loose’s retrospective review of Elliott Smith’s classic Either/Or lives up to the hype. Andrew captures the soul of each track through detailed description, creating a piece that would encourage even a first-time listener to delve into Smith’s discography. Even though the album was released 25 years ago, this review feels at home in the present moment. To use Andrew’s words, it “wraps around you like a vintage jacket that fits perfectly on first wear.”

No matter if it’s the first listen or the thousandth, Smith’s ability to manipulate emotions without much apparent effort has made him something of a cult classic.

Andrew Loose

And here’s some of the best eye candy ever, taken by WRBB’s photographers this semester!

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