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In Memoriam 2016

In Memoriam 2016

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” ~ George Eliot One thing is certain: 2016 has been an annus horribilis for music fans. This time last year, we were awaiting the new album from David Bowie, unaware it would be his last. Nothing could have prepared music fans for the countless tears we would shed this […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 5

We’ve come to the conclusion of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 with Part 5. This final group is the most diverse. Transcendent country, fantasy orchestral pop, classic rock, Big Band soul, and far-reaching indie rock are all featured today. Take a read, take a listen, and celebrate these wonderful artists and bands. Then afterwards, rewind with Parts 1, 2, […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4

The countdown continues with our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 4. The ten albums featured include a spellbinding combination of jazz, soul, and R&B; a trip through 19th Century Western Australia; mandolin folk-rock; the year’s most emotional LP; and the return of one of music’s great bands. The previous 30 albums can be reviewed in Parts 1, 2, […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 3

Over the past two days we have shared the first 20 of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. Today’s group of 10 is diverse and complex, featuring some of the most devastating lyrics and the most creative music of the year. The list is alphabetical, and then re-visit Parts 1 and 2.   Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 2

The countdown of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 continues today. Ten more great records are on display. Two of the LPs have been included on several lists by major sites while many others have flown under the radar yet should definitely be picked up. As a reminder, the list is in alphabetical order. The first ten can be found […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite 50 Albums of 2016 – Part 1

Today and for the rest of the week, we will be revealing our Favorite 50 Albums of 2016. This is not a “Best of” list since we did not listen to every album released this year (that would be, to quote Vizzini from The Princess Bride, “Inconceivable!”). So who makes our list this year? Are there any returnees from the […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.49

Weekend Showcase 2.49

The Weekend Showcase 2.49 edition is the final one of 2016. It has been an exceptional year for independent music, and this final mega-playlist epitomizes everything we love about the songs we heard. Mind-altering rockers, psychedelia, and shoegaze. Thoughtful and socially conscious numbers. Hip-shaking indie pop. Masterful mosaics of sound that could not categorized. In short, there are 42 songs […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 3

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 3

Our final ten favorite EPs is littered with some of our all-time favorite artists. Some of the bands are ones we grew up listening to when we were much younger. Others blew us away when we started The Revue nearly 3.5 years ago, and they continue to turn our heads with the music they create. Without further ado, here are […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 2

We continue our countdown of our Favorite EPs of 2016. The ten listed below reflect the diversity and richness of today’s music, where the creativity and invention expand all genres and embraced across the world. There are familiar names on the list and a handful of “new” artists who broke out this year. One thing they all have in common […]

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Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Favorite EPs of 2016 – Part 1

Over the past two days, we shared our favorite hidden gems of 2016 (Part 1 and Part 2). These were artists and bands who enthralled us with their songs yet still fly under-the-radar. Today, we begin our celebration of the EPs that stole our attention and captured our imaginations. Extended players or mini-albums that throughout their multiple tracks were poetic […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part 2

We continue with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 list, offering Part 2 of 2. As we mentioned yesterday, the list identifies artists who are on the verge of a breakthrough or who have the talent to be among the best. We tried to avoid naming musicians and bands who did experience a boom in popularity this year. Hopefully, this […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I

A little more than two weeks remain in 2016, and today we commence our review of the year in music, beginning with our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2016 – Part I. This list focuses on artists who recently started out or are still waiting for their big moment. Some of the artists we considered experienced significant and, in some cases, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.48

Weekend Showcase 2.48

Weekend Showcase 2.48 edition is the penultimate one for 2016, and it features a bevy of fantastic new music. Forty-six songs by artists are including, and they represent 14 countries – Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Greece, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follow the list of articles from […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47

Weekend Showcase 2.47 edition is the third to last of the year, as we begin to prepare for the year-end lists and the holidays. Today’s mega-playlist, though, is fantastic. At times, it reaches an anthemic euphoria akin to a live show. On other occasions, it is blissful and mesmerizing. Fifty-three songs occupy the WS 2.47. They come from 12 countries, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.46

Weekend Showcase 2.46

We’re heading down the home stretch of 2016, which means there are only a handful of Showcases left. On the 46th edition of the Weekend Showcase, forty-nine (49) songs are featured. As is always the case, the music features artists who represent a bevy of countries. Specifically, 12 flags are being waved today, including: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Iceland, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.45

Weekend Showcase 2.45

As we approach the end of the year, the holiday singles are coming in full force. However, you won’t find any here. Instead, the Weekend Showcase 2.45 edition rocks, shimmers, dazzles, and explodes with 50 new singles. The artists features are representing 10 countries, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Japan, Sudan, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.44

Weekend Showcase 2.44

It’s been a trying week for a lot of people, including for us. 2016 in general has been a difficult year, but the music has been pretty great. The Weekend Showcase 2.44 edition is perfect evidence with its 47 songs. Besides the quality, where the artists are coming from continues to impress us. This week’s list of countries that are […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.43

Weekend Showcase 2.43

As we enter the home stretch of 2016, singles for the last albums of 2016 and for the first records of 2017 start to arrive. Get a head start on what’s coming with the Weekend Showcase 2.43, which features 51 songs from 13 countries. These artists are representing: Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.42

Weekend Showcase 2.42

On this final weekend of October, the Weekend Showcase 2.42 edition will get you in a Halloween mood or warm you up as the weather gets cooler. Find 48 songs by artists originally from or based in 12 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Congo, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.41

Weekend Showcase 2.41

Weekend Showcase 2.41 edition reviews the best in another great week of new music. From established stars to talented newcomers, these 52 artists have blown us away. Hear the songs in the playlist below. The music comes from 11 countries, including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as […]

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