Spinner ranks the Top 20 Universities Rated for their Musical Alumni. Not shockingly, we make the cut at a respectable #13. Thanks, MGMT, Amanda Palmer of Dresden Dolls, Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, Dar Williams, and nerdcore artist MC Frontalot!
We do, however, lose out to the University of Miami (really?), because people apparently care where Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan studied whatever the hell it is that Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan studied.
Consider this also your once-a-decade-or-so reminder that MC Frontalot (AKA Damian Hess ’96) went to Wesleyan. He’s pretty cool, and no one ever seems to mention him in “cool Wes alums” conversations, so here’s a vid:
Fun facts about MC Frontalot:
- He is the self-proclaimed “world’s 579th greatest rapper.”
- He coined the phrase “nerdcore.”
- He appeared in the direct-to-video Sesame Street movie Elmo’s Potty Time.