WRMC Radio Roundup: Exploring sounds old and new

*RIYL (recommended if you like)

Concert Manager’s Choice – Jose Morales ’22

Album: “MOTOMAMI — ROSALIA

Kind: Pop, Alternative Reggaton, Experimental Pop

RIYL: Mala Rodriguez, Bad Bunny, Charli XCX

Presentation: MOTOMAMI is ROSALÍA’s third album, where she continues to experiment with popular Latin sounds, such as reggaeton and bachata, as well as more expressive pop tracks. She provides fun and catchy performances and production on tracks like “CHICKEN TERIYAKI” and “LA FAMA (featuring the weekend),” but also includes stripped-down tracks showcasing her vocal performances and introspective lyrics with tunes. like “HENTAI” and “COMO A G”. The 16-track album has a lot to offer, as ROSALÍA proves to be a versatile and daring artist.

Concert Manager’s Choice – Jose Morales ’22

Track: Muchas Cosas — Natalia Lacunza

Kind: Latin Pop, Indie Pop, Bedroom Pop

RIYL: Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Led

Presentation: If you’re looking for more catchy bedroom pop, here’s Natalia Lacunza’s latest track, Muchas Cosas. She is a pop artist based in Spain who got her first break from her performance on the reality show, Operación Triunfo.

Library Director’s Choice – Kyle Hooker ’24

Album: Car wheels on a gravel road — Lucinda Williams

Kind: Folk-Rock, Country

RIYL: Kathleen Edwards, Cowboy Junkies

Presentation: It’s another childhood album, but I was listening to it again recently, and it’s a real gem — not a bad track on the album. There’s a lot of twang and a nice guitar with poetic lyrics. The third track is called “2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten”; I think it’s kind of funny that she used texting lingo in 1998.

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