Category: Lists

Mundo Musique: A Salute to the Creative Genius of OK Go

Mundo Musique: A Salute to the Creative Genius of OK Go

A few weeks ago, indie pop stars OK Go released Hungry Ghosts, which in typical OK Go fashion is fun and catchy and often will make you want to dance. Hungry Ghosts, however, is an album that sees the LA-via-Chicago quartet take the next step from just a pop band to serious musicians, and it is arguably OK Go’s best […]

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Mundo 10: Longing for Summer

Mundo 10: Longing for Summer

Many parts of the northeast have been blanketed with snow this week and North Texas even ended up with some snowfall which hardly ever happens in November. As we sit inside and sip on any kind of warm drink that is pumpkin spiced flavored to stay warm, we thought we would post a few songs that take us back to warm summer […]

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Mundo 5: Peace & Protest

Mundo 5: Peace & Protest

This past Tuesday marked Veteran’s Day in the Unites States, Remembrance Day in Canada, and in the UK, Armistice Day. We thought we would focus on a few tracks that highlighted the importance of peace or will make us never forget the atrocities of the past. It is only through learning what was that will enable us to hopefully not […]

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Mundo 10: Ode to Instrumental Songs

Mundo 10: Ode to Instrumental Songs

Today we take a look at really great instrumental tracks that are not composed by Mogwai, Tycho or Explosions in the Sky. Many of these bands are plugging away and making really great instrumental songs that fall under the alternative umbrella but often remain unknown. We realize most people don’t listen to instrumental music 100% of the time which is why we feel this talented […]

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Mundo 13: Halloween Edition – Songs and Videos that Creep Us Out

Mundo 13: Halloween Edition – Songs and Videos that Creep Us Out

It’s Halloween, so what better way to celebrate our Mundo list, than to share a few songs and videos that really creep us out. Some are definitely dark and weird, and some are just plain weird or creepy and that might not have been the intention. We hope everyone has a safe night of trick or treating. If you need some […]

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Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

Mundo 12: Guitar Gods & Goddesses You Ought to Know

It’s obvious that there are thousands upon thousands of great guitarists around the world, and many of them are considered to be among the all-time greats. We dedicate this list to possibly some lesser-known guitarists – or musicians not always appreciated for their plucking skills – that make up the next wave of guitar gods and goddesses. As such, you […]

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Mundo 5: Five Glaring Omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Mundo 5: Five Glaring Omissions from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall Fame released its list of 15 nominees under consideration to be elected into immortality within its four walls. The public is invited to select up to five of the artists, and the fan ballot will make up one vote alongside those of the Hall’s voting members. The nominees are: Bill Withers, Chic, Green […]

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Mundo 5: Modern Bands That Are Unabashedly Retro

Mundo 5: Modern Bands That Are Unabashedly Retro

2014 might go down as the year where retro became indie. Where what was old became new again. Numerous bands and musicians have created albums that reflect the sounds of our parents’ and grandparents’  generations, from ’50s and ’60s bubble gum pop; ’60s-era folk and rock; the Motown and R&B of the ’60s and ’70s; the psychedelia of the ’60s, […]

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Mundo 15: Our Favourite Albums of the Third Quarter (July-September)

Mundo 15: Our Favourite Albums of the Third Quarter (July-September)

We’ve come to that time of year again where we list our favourite 15 albums of the past 3 months, spanning from July 1 to September 30. We previously listed our favourite albums from the first (January to March) and second quarters (April to June), and the list included a who’s who in indie music (e.g., Damien Jurado, Sharon Van […]

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Mundo 5: The Remarkable Omnichord

Mundo 5: The Remarkable Omnichord

We, at The Revue, are admittedly music geeks (although nowhere near the level of Alan Cross). We carefully read the liner notes to see if an artist may give a nod to an unknown and obscure band. We’ll spend hours on Soundcloud and the internet scouring for music. We’ll go to garage sales, check out the Salvation Army’s stash of […]

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Mundo Musique: One Year of Lists

Mundo Musique: One Year of Lists

As we continue with the “celebrations” for our one-year anniversary, we decided to take a look back at some of our lists but supplement them with some new artists. Our lists ranged from the typical (e.g., “Great Collaborative Albums”) to the atypical (e.g., “Five Songs from the Squared Circle”). We did about 20, but for the sake of time, we’ve […]

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One Year of Mundo Musique: Hidden Gems from 10 Other “Favourite Discoveries”

One Year of Mundo Musique: Hidden Gems from 10 Other “Favourite Discoveries”

Over the past two weeks, we’ve dedicated this space to some of our favourite discoveries – musicians and bands that we have discovered over the past year since Mundo Musique’s inception in September 2013. Our first feature included the likes of Bear Mountain, Birdie Busch, Ceiling Demons, Chris Ayler, Christopher Wild, DOE EYE, Dream Boat, The Fifty Men, Julie Byrne, […]

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Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries” Part II

Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries” Part II

Last week, we listed ten of our favourite “discoveries”. Since there are so many to list, we decided to list ten more! We hope you enjoy some of the musicians and bands that we have come to love. EPHRATA Have you had a moment where you listen to a band for the very first time and was immediately won over […]

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One Year of Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries”

One Year of Mundo Musique: A Look Back at Some of Our Favourite “Discoveries”

Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of Mundo Musique. Who would have believed we would still be doing this? And in that time, Mundo Musique went from a one-man show (Ben) to a duet (with Rich in NYC) and now a threesome (with Michael from Dallas). In that time, we have been introduced to a tremendous amount of great music […]

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Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

Mundo 5: Five Artists You Must See Live

This week’s list is dedicated to those “lesser-known” artists or bands that you should see live. To determine whether an individual or collective qualified as “lesser known”, they had to have fewer than 50,000 likes on Facebook – yes, Facebook. We didn’t know what other metric to use, so we went the easy route. So with that, we present to […]

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Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

Mundo 5: Memorable Actors-Turned-Musicians Moments

In honor of Michael Cera’s unexpected solo album (which is a pretty good folk album that you can stream on his Bandcamp site), we’re dedicating our list to five “memorable” moments when actors tried their hand at music. Some of them are memorable for good reasons and others, well, let’s just say we appreciate the effort and for giving us […]

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Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

Mundo 5: Five Great Covers by Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, Talking Heads, and Johnny Cash

In honour of the recent tributes to The Who and Bear Mountain’s cover of Tears for Fears’ ’80s classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, this week’s list focused on five great covers. There are a lot to choose from and we know missed quite a few great ones, but here are our five favourites.   Jimi Hendrix, “All Along […]

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Mundo 5: A List Dedicated to Rolling Stone Magazine’s Newport Folkfest Coverage

Mundo 5: A List Dedicated to Rolling Stone Magazine’s Newport Folkfest Coverage

  Earlier this week, Rolling Stone Magazine listed the 15 best things they saw at Newport Folkfest, which you can find here. This was the third year Rolling Stone has been covering the landmark festival. It only took 53 years, but who’s counting? Some of the categories were, to be honest, unusual, and some of the information was incorrect (Jordan […]

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Mundo 5: Five Memorable Videos with Celebrity Guest Stars

Mundo 5: Five Memorable Videos with Celebrity Guest Stars

Inspired by Jenny Lewis’ video for “Just One of the Guys”, which included Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson, we have listed five great videos involving film or television stars and other famous people. Butch Walker and The Black Widows, “Synthesizers” In 2011, Butch Walker and The Black Widows released Spade, which was a really good album. Unfortunately, he […]

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Mundo 5: Five of Our Favourite Weird Al Tracks

Mundo 5: Five of Our Favourite Weird Al Tracks

In honour of the 14th studio album released by Alfred Matthew Yankovic – better known as “Weird Al” Yankovic – we are listing five of our favourite tracks from this great man of parody, humour, and… human observation. Yes, the man is one of the finest sociologists around. While his songs are intended to poke fun at people, Weird Al […]

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