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WVCW Radio is the independent student run radio station at VCU.  We broadcast LIVE from RVA –

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  • Kiara WalkerGeneral Manager

  • Thomas GoldingProgram Director

  • Hayden MolchanMusic Director

  • Caroline BanchoffProduction Director

  • Fadel AllassanNews Director

  • Ben MalakoffSports Director

  • Kate KistlerChalkboard Sessions DIrector

  • Jackie ShermanPromotions Director

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Johnny Marr Playland

Playland is the second solo album from iconic indie guitarist Johnny Marr. Marr is most famous for his work with the Smiths, Modest Mouse, Electronic, etc and Playland sounds like the culmination of everything has learned playing in these different bands. Marr blends the synths from Electronic with the rock and roll edge from his bands like the Cribs and the melodic sense of the Smiths. These elements come together to make for a collection of very well crafted songs that balance pop accessibility with rock n roll edge.

While the songs here are well written the production detracts from a lot of this album. The production doesn’t let anything stand out which is unfortunate because there is so much instrumentation on this album that it can become hard to pick out individual parts and instruments begin to blend into a shoegazy wall of sound that at times over powers Marr’s voice.The glossy production here works well at times on the more layered tracks but on rockers like “Playland” the glossy production takes much of the energy out of the song. Luckily for “Playland” there’s enough of energy that the album stays interesting despite this.

All in all this is a solid album, even the poor production can’t negate the fact that these are well written, catchy songs with a lot of energy. “Playland” shows that Johnny Marr has still got it.

Favorite tracks: “Back in the Box” “Easy Money” “the Trap”

Least Favorite track: “Playland”

4/5

by Charles Pfaff

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