Tag: Beck

Weekend Showcase 3.35

Weekend Showcase 3.35

In what has been arguably the best week of the year in terms of new music, the Weekend Showcase 3.35 edition has 52 of those songs. This mega-playlist is awesome. Reflecting the diversity of the artists and band, 17 countries are represented, including: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Scotland, Sweden, Wales, […]

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Saturday Sampler September 9th

Saturday Sampler September 9th

For the most part, the Saturday Sampler September 9th edition has some upbeat and infectious earworms. There are, of course, also a couple of dark, throbbing tunes, but we think you’ll be completely engrossed by them, too. Be forewarned, these songs will cause plenty of head noodling and even some dancing, so warm up your appendages! Happy weekend, everyone!   […]

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51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

51 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

Choosing our Most Anticipated Albums of 2017 is an extremely difficult exercise. We considered listing 100, but that was unmanageable; 25 would have been too few. So, we settled on 51 albums, many of which have been confirmed and others are simply wishful thinking. Alice Glass (TBA) After a messy departure from Crystal Castles and former bandmate Ethan Kahl, Alice Glass has […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016

As is tradition on the last day of the year, we share The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2016. After featuring more than 2,500 songs through The Matinee, Melodic Tonic, Saturday Sampler, album reviews, photo essays, and premieres. We’ve reduced that list to 120 songs just in time for New Year’s Day. These songs aren’t a complete representation of what we’ve […]

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Weekend Showcase 2.05

Weekend Showcase 2.05

It’s Valentine’s Day in most of the world, and some people may be searching for a playlist for the occasion. Well, we could say we have that, but we really don’t. Nope, the Weekend Showcase 2.05 edition just features great new music from the past week. Sure, there are some tunes on the playlist that could be considered one for […]

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Mundo: 14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Mundo: 14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Valentine’s Day: those two words make single people roll their eyes in disgust. Maybe you are one of the millions of people who think February 14th is just another day. If so, we’ve selected some special tunes for you. You don’t have to be a card-carrying member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club to endure this day. Whether you’re alone by choice or […]

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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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Mundo List: Great Mono-Syllable Music Acts

Mundo List: Great Mono-Syllable Music Acts

The title says it all – this week’s list is dedicated to some of our favorite artists and bands known by a single syllable. We didn’t list all our favourite mono-syllable acts; otherwise, this list would be long – extremely long. BECK In terms of mono syllable bands or artists, it’s hard to deny the talent of Beck. With each […]

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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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New Video: Beck “Heart is a Drum”

New Video: Beck “Heart is a Drum”

Today, Beck released the new video for “Heart is a Drum”. Like the song, the video is stunningly beautiful, filmed in black and white, grainy footage to give it a classic but personal quality. The video was recorded by Sophie Mueller and produced by Grant Jue. “Heart is a Drum” is from the great Morning Phase, which can be purchased […]

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Mundo 15: Our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter of 2014

Mundo 15: Our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter of 2014

The first three months of 2014 brought to us some excellent music. To review the first quarter, we, Rich and Ben, have provided our favourite 15 albums so far. If you’ve been following us, we say favourite because we’re not experts nor are we qualified critics (is there such a thing?). This list was really tough to determine and we […]

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Mundo Musique: Beck

Mundo Musique: Beck

For those who like: Beck (there’s no comparable) I think this is going to be my shortest Mundo Musique feature since starting this 6 months ago because there isn’t much to say — it’s friggin’ Beck! Beck returns with his first, proper studio album since 2008’s Modern Guilt, unless you count the “play-it-yourself” Beck Hansen’s Song Reader that was released […]

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