Category: Mundo

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 1

50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 – Part 1

2015 was a sensational year for music, and 2016 is shaping up to be another glorious 12 months of new music. The first quarter of 2016, for that matter, will hit music fans like a hurricane with some major names dropping new albums plus some smaller acts ready to drop records that will hopefully lead them to stardom. As the […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

Today, we reach the final 20 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. From riot grrrl to psychedelic pop, from contemporary indie rock to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, from alt-folk to alt-country, the list is eclectic, diverse, and filled with the best of 2015. Read the final 20 LPs below. If you’re just catching up, you can find […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 2

We continue with Part 2 of 3 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 (read the first fifteen over here). Yesterday’s list was notable for the large number of new and emerging artists, many of whom released their debut albums this year. Today’s list of fifteen is the opposite – it consists of some of the best singer-songwriters of the […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 1

We’ve come to the last week of the year, making it the perfect time to reflect on our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. We’ve collectively heard well over 1,500 albums, but we fully are aware that this represents probably 2% or 3% of all the albums released this year. As such, we never could produce a “best albums” list, but […]

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The Revue’s 2015 Holiday Playlist

The Revue’s 2015 Holiday Playlist

Since the holidays are in full swing, we’re happy to help you with a festive soundtrack – our 2015 Holiday Playlist. We realize that at this time of year you cannot always count on your friends and family to have a diverse seasonal music collection. (Grandparents, for example, prefer the timeless classics from Bing Crosby while you’d rather rock out to […]

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Our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2015

Our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2015

You might be asking, “Why would we have a list dedicated to hidden gems when The Revue is about hidden gems?” That’s definitely true. This list is dedicated to those artists who really blew us away this past year with new singles or albums, and who continue to fly under the radar. Some of our favorite gems, who were once […]

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Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part II)

Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part II)

Yesterday, we shared ten of our Favorite EPs of 2015. In an age of short attention spans, EPs are a great approach for artists and bands wishing to have more of their music heard as well as to demonstrate their musical range. Here are ten more EPs that amazed us.   Kaptan – Sprinter We became enamored this year with […]

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Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part 1)

Favorite EPs of 2015 (Part 1)

It’s time to reflect on some of the great music of the past year. We’ve heard a lot of great albums and singles, making it difficult to narrow our list down to just a handful of great efforts. That said, we’re going to try. We start our look back at 2015 with listing our Favorite EPs of the Year. We’ve […]

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Mundo: Class of 1980

Mundo: Class of 1980

Today we focus on the Class of 1980, and there are some great albums. This is part of our monthly series that looks at some of music’s great albums celebrating a milestone this year. You can find the previous lists by clicking on the “Class” below: Class of 1965 Class of 1970 Class of 1975 ———————————————— “Do you remember rock […]

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Mundo: Wolf Is The New Black

    When it comes to musical acts, there is no shortage of darkness – specifically, black. There are countless “Black” named groups. They are the original cool kids on the music scene. The groups who are still together are now the elder statesmen of rock & roll. Back in the ’70s and ’80s the trend in band names was “The” names: The Who, The Police, […]

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Mundo: They’re Not From There?

Mundo: They’re Not From There?

“What? They’re not from there?” Ever ask that question to a friend or even mutter it to yourself when learning a band isn’t from the city or country in their name? Where you really believed the band was from that European country but actually is in a far-off corner of the United States? Or you were thought this great band […]

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Mundo: Class of 1975

Mundo: Class of 1975

Mundo: Class of 1975 The year 1975 was influential in many areas: it saw the birth of Microsoft and the launch of the Rubik’s Cube. The Vietnam War ended while Jaws chewed up the movie scene. It was a time of change on the music scene as well. Disco was yielding ground to punk and modern rock with the formation […]

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Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Do you ever daydream about musical combinations that could be just magical? We’re not talking Donny & Marie type pairings (those two are siblings) or Beyonce and Jay-Z (they’re married), but collaborations that would just be like perfect harmony yet have not happened yet. We often think about it when listening to a song or an album and say to ourselves, […]

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Mundo 20: Favorite Albums of the Second Quarter 2015

Mundo 20: Favorite Albums of the Second Quarter 2015

Every three months, we like to look back on some of the great albums that crossed our desks, landed in our inboxes, or that we just decided to pick up because we were curious. In April, we counted down our 20 Favorite Albums of the First Quarter. We had so much to write that we had to split it up […]

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Mundo: Great Albums from The Class of 1970

Mundo: Great Albums from The Class of 1970

Each month, we’ll be looking at group of albums celebrating a watermark anniversary. Last month, we looked at albums celebrating their 50th anniversary. Hard to believe that The Beatles’ Rubber Soul and The Who’s Sing My Generation were released in 1965. Today, we reminisce about the Class of 1970. The year marked the start of the era of polyester and hippies in bell-bottoms […]

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Mundo: The Summer Road Trip Playlist

Mundo: The Summer Road Trip Playlist

School is out, and people are getting ready to set off on their summer holidays, whether visiting a new destination or heading to the cottage. But in our opinion, the best trip is the extended road trip, whether travelling across your home country or flying to a new one and hiring a vehicle and just driving. There’s nothing like a […]

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Mundo: 10 Artists Going Solo

Mundo: 10 Artists Going Solo

We skipped doing a Mundo list Friday because we’ve decided to move it to its new day – Wednesdays! It’s kind of like your favorite show being given mid-season swap in the TV schedule. Wednesdays just allows us to spread out some of our favorite features on The Revue and give them the spotlight. So, Mundo, welcome to your new […]

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Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

Governors Ball Mundo Special: Five Can’t Miss Artists

This weekend marks the fifth Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City.  Last year’s festival was one of the best lineups, and best run festivals we had the pleasure to attend.  Last year featured amazing sets from Jack White, TV on the Radio, Interpol, Diarrhea Planet, and many others.  This year, the lineup is even better, featuring a wide […]

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Mundo: Class of 1965

Mundo: Class of 1965

The Who are in the middle of their 50th anniversary tour, and that had us thinking about some of the more landmark records celebrating major anniversaries this year. 1965 was a very interesting year for music – The Beatles were at the height of their popularity, and bands like The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones started making names for […]

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