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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017

More than 2,500 songs shared, some 200 LPs and EPs reviewed, thousands of photos from concerts and festivals, and dozens of premieres later, we’ve arrived at our annual tradition of sharing our favorite songs of the past 52 weeks – also known as The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2017. This year’s playlist is the biggest yet. The 2015 version had […]

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Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

Favorite 50 Albums of 2017 – Full List

2017 has been another fabulous year for music. Numerous bands and artists made triumphant returns, dozens of newcomers took music to new heights, and some established stars aged like fine wines. With the holiday season upon us, it’s the perfect time to review the year that was. For the last five days, we shared our Favorite 50 Albums of 2017. […]

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Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4

Favorite Albums of 2017 – Part 4 includes 10 albums that are among the most inventive, refreshing, and exhilarating of the year. Not surprisingly, today’s list is also our most geographically diverse, with six countries represented. The first 30 albums are available on Parts One, Two, and Three. Noga Erez (ISL) – Off the Radar (via City Slang) Every once […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.18

Weekend Showcase 3.18

Another week has passed, and another opportunity to review the best new music of the past 7 days. The Weekend Showcase 3.18 edition features 51 songs by artists representing ten (10) countries. They include: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from […]

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Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ (album review)

Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ (album review)

On his remarkable album, 2014’s No Bright, Mike Hadreas unveiled a different side to Perfume Genius. He was vulnerable, assertive, commanding, and proud, and No Bright was the pinnacle of his canon. It was simultaneously a sermon and an enlightening for all willing to hear his message. Three years later, Hadreas has returned with a new record that still requires […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.11

Weekend Showcase 3.11

Another week and another great seven days of new music from around the globe. The Weekend Showcase 3.11 edition has decidedly international flavor with three-fifths of the artists coming from outside the USA. Fifty-two songs occupy the mega-playlist, and the artists represent 14 countries, including: The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. […]

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The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd

The Matinee March 23rd once again features nine songs, and each one will intrigue you in different ways. Some will make you laugh while others will have you thinking about your place in the world. Whatever you’re feeling like today, hopefully the mini-playlist will satisfy your mood.   Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” (Seattle, USA) RIYL: Arcade Fire, Future Islands, […]

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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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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 Musique: Perfume Genius, “Too Bright”

Mundo Musique: Perfume Genius, “Too Bright”

There have been several reviews in advance of Mike Hadreas’ third album under the moniker, Perfume Genius, applauding the Seattle singer-songwriter for, Too Bright, his latest album on Matador Records, and rightfully so. From start to finish, the album is breathtaking yet ambitious. It avoids, for the most part, the formulaic approach of popular pop music, but instead ebbs and […]

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Weekend Stream (September 19): A Seven-Pack of New Music

Weekend Stream (September 19): A Seven-Pack of New Music

Next Tuesday sees a load of new music dropping and many of them are streaming right now for free. Some albums you might wish to check out include: Leonard Cohen highlights this weekend’s stream. The legendary Canadian will release Popular Problems, his thirteenth studio album. NPR and CBC Music have it. Tweedy, which comprises of Jeff Tweedy, his son Spencer, […]

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