Posts by: Michelle Feghali

Staff Year End List: The Vibe Host Colin Jackson’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

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1) Sidewalk Chalk- Leaves
2) Run the Jewels- Run The Jewels 2
3) Dilates Peoples- Directors of Photography
4) Schoolboy Q- Oxymoron
5) Ratking- So It Goes
6) Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark- Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark
7) Homeboy Sandman- Hallways
8) Theophilus London- Vibes
9) Open Mike Eagle- Dark Comedy
10) Cassius- Loss Leader Vol. 1

Staff Year End List: Promotion Director Dom Korzecke’s Top 10 Albums of 2014


1) Antartigo Vespucci- Soulmate Stuff/ I’m So Tethered
Fantastic first release from the offbeat side project of Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb the Music Industry! and Chris Farren of Fake Problems. This release goes the way of artfully crafted powerpop that’s easy to sing along to, all the while bringing the awesome introspective “Every Man” lyrics the two are known for! A perfect combination of the two personalities. Go listen to this now!

2) Yellow Ostrich- Cosmos
This release combined the indie-pop-folk-whatever styles of the band’s previous releases and perfected them into a album that bleeds character, acting as the most “complete” release of theirs that does not disappoint! Read More…

Staff Year End List: New Music Director Jacob Richards’ Top 10 Albums of 2014


1) Perfume Genius- Too Bright
2) FKA Twigs- LP1
3) Perfect Pussy- Say Yes to Love
4) Liars- Mess
5) St. Vincent- St. Vincent
6) Swans- To Be Kind
7) Frankie Cosmos- Zentropy
8) Cloud Nothings- Here and Nowhere Else
9) Wild Beasts- Present Tense
10) Tobacco- Ultima II Massage

Honorable Mentions (in no order):
Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2
Ariel Pink- pom pom
Aphex Twin- Syro
Death Grips- niggas on the moon
Spoon- They Want My Soul

Staff Year End List: Deskie Joel DeJong’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

13897_10203989121225792_3828233045877887683_n1) NeedToBreathe- Rivers in the Wasteland
Written at a time when the band was on the verge of imploding, the resulting album is NeedToBreathe’s 
most personal, stripped back, and contemplative. However, it also contains tracks with this unbridled 
joy that never fails to put a smile on my face.

2) Kings Kaleidoscope- Becoming Who We Are
This full-length debut from the 10-piece band out of Seattle is a great display of their range as musicians. 
Tracks incorporate influences everywhere from hip-hop to ska, yet the flow of the record is so natural. 
Each track is unique and it goes together like a puzzle to make one great record.

Staff Year End List: Program Director Marie Steinbock’s Top 10 Albums of 2014


1) Interpol- El Pintor
Every song on this album is flawless. I have listened to the album all the way through way too many times. Everything is Wrong.

2) Dum Dum Girls- Too True
This is a very different sound from Dee Dee’s past projects, but I’m digging the 80s pop vibes and will support whatever artistic vision she has.

3) Future Islands- Singles
Upbeat, electronic-ish and pleasant. Once again I’m a sucker for those deeper male lead vocals. Read More…

Interview with Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J



A couple weeks ago Music Director, Michelle Feghali, traveled to The Fillmore in Detroit to interview Gus Unger-Hamilton, the keyboardist and vocalist in the band Alt-J. Gus was relatable, friendly, and very down to earth. Being able to interview a huge artist and have them be so open to questioning was a refreshing surprise to Feghali. To recap the show: the crowd was thrilled, the light show was stellar, and overall everyone seemed to be truly invested in the music of Alt-J.

New Music Dispatch 11.9.14

Tonight Michelle hosted solo on New Music Dispatch since Jacob was out sick (Jacob get well soon!) We played news songs from the best of the best on the college radio scene.

Forgive feat. Greta Kline by Porches

Dead Air by CHVRCHES

Exit Only By Deerhoof

Am Gone by Adult Jazz

Happy Idiot by TV On The Radio

Quartz by TV On The Radio*

Make You Better by The Decemberists

Texas Reznikoff by Mitski

Townie by Mitski

The Box by Damien Rice

Tribe by Theophulis London

* = host favorite of the week

New Music Dispatch (CMJ Recap Edition) 10/26/14

New Music Dispatch was a special CMJ recap edition tonight. We featured tracks from artists that we saw live at the CMJ Music Marathon. Music Director, Michelle Feghali, and her assistant, Jacob Richards, went on to play and discuss the many bands they witnessed at the New York City festival.

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