Category: Lists

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, PHOX, Real Estate, and Royal Blood

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, PHOX, Real Estate, and Royal Blood

We’ve turned the corner and heading down the final stretch. If you missed the first twenty-five, you can check out these posts (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, and 21-25). Now time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming.   PARQUET COURTS, “SUNBATHING ANIMAL” Parquet Courts have been busy this year. Not only did they release Sunbathing Animal earlier this year, […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Mac DeMarco, Marissa Nadler, Misun, The New Pornographers, and Ought

We’re at the halfway point of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 countdown, which are being listed in alphabetical order. Here are albums 1 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, and 16 and 20. Now on to albums 21 to 25. MAC DEMARCO, “SALAD DAYS” He might be referred to as the “Goofball Prince of Indie Rock” (and […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, and Jesse Marchant

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Hiss Golden Messenger, Hospitality, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jenny Lewis, and Jesse Marchant

Last week, we commenced our countdown of our Favourite Albums of 2014. In quick review: First five included Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker. That followed with Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith The last five consisted of Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser. Here are the next […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Dream Boat, Eagulls, First Aid Kit, Future Islands, and Hamilton Leithauser

We start day three of ten of our 50 Favourite Albums of 2014, heading towards letters “D” through “H”. Here are Days One and Two. Now on to the list.   DREAM BOAT, “THE ROSE EXPLODES” There are bands that attempt to create albums that are hypnotic and dreamy, but few succeed like Dream Boat. The Athens, Georgia duo of […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Chad VanGaalen, Conor Oberst, Coves, Damien Jurado, and Doug Keith

Yesterday, we listed our first five favourite albums, and we continue albums 6 to 10. Just as a reminder, the list isn’t in order of what we think is the “best album” of the year, but rather just listed in alphabetical order. CHAD VANGAALEN – SHRINK DUST Calgary’s Chad VanGaalen is probably one of the most unassuming yet influential individuals […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Alvvays, Angel Olsen, The Antlers, Beck, and Benjamin Booker

We commence our countdown today of our 50 favourite albums of 2014. We’ll be listing five albums per day for the next week-and-a-half in order to give each album some well-deserved attention. We say “favourite albums” because we haven’t listened to every album produced (although collectively we’ve listened to probably close to 1000) and we don’t consider ourselves to be […]

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Matthew Hock of Phosphorescent joins The National for a song

Mundo 10: Cool Cameos

It’s the time of year where giving is better than receiving, so we thought we would highlight some of our favourite “cameos”. A few months ago, we did create a list of celebrity guest stars on videos, but this list is focused on musicians who have played or sung backup for fellow stars (ok, some of the below are more […]

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The Pick 5: New Singles by Marissa Nadler, Young Fathers, Life Model, FURS, & Moon Duo

The Pick 5: New Singles by Marissa Nadler, Young Fathers, Life Model, FURS, & Moon Duo

With so much music coming out each day, we often miss some great new singles – sometimes by weeks. To rectify that, we’ve introduced “The Pick 5” (the number could change each week) – basically fivetracks that we recommend you hearing for the weekend. Think of it as a mini playlist. Happy Weekend!   Marissa Nadler, “Pitseleh” (Elliott Smith Cover) […]

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Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

Mundo 5: Songs to Give Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the US, so we thought we would list some songs that make us sit back, reflect, and have personal meaning to us. In other words, these are songs that make us want to say thank you to our family, friends, and all those who have helped guide us over the years.    Band Of Horses – The […]

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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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