MMR 88 (12/18-1/7): Bright Eyes, Charli XCX, The Blue Nile, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react to Pitchfork’s 2017 Readers’ Poll results, fulfill a listener request to review Bright Eyes’ 2002 LP, Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs and Sunday Classic for the three weeks of 12/18 to 1/7, including releases from Charli XCX and The Blue Nile. Plus, we reveal who was 2017’s Lord of the Game!

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MMR 87 (12/11-12/17): The Best Songs and Albums of 2017!

On this very special juggernaut of an episode, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Pitchfork’s highly anticipated end-of-the-year lists, including the best songs and albums of 2017. Plus, we count down (and argue about) our own favorite albums of the year. Don’t miss it!

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SPOILERS BELOW:

Darin:
10. SZA – Ctrl
9. Moses Sumney – Aromanticism
8. Perfume Genius – No Shape
7. Zola Jesus – Okovi
6. Brand New – Science Fiction
5. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
4. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
3. Lorde – Melodrama
2. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
1. Jay Som – Everybody Works

Dan:
10. GAS – Narkopop
9. Ariel Pink – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
8. Jessica Moss – Pools of Light
7. BIG BRAVE – Ardor
6. King Krule – The OOZ
5. JAY-Z – 4:44
4. Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls
3. Brand New – Science Fiction
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Gabe:
10. (Sandy) Alex G – Rocket
9. Perfume Genius – No Shape
8. Jay-Z – 4:44
7. Shinichi Atobe – From the Heart, It’s a Start, a Work of Art
6. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
5. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
4. Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me
3. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
2. Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy
1. King Krule – The OOZ

MMR 86 (11/27-12/10): Björk, Lou Reed, Young Thug, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan fulfill a listener request to review Young Thug’s Barter 6, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs and Sunday Classic for the weeks of 11/27 to 12/10, including releases from Björk and Lou Reed. 

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MMR 85 (11/20-11/26): The Fall, MGMT, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan talk about 2017’s first end-of-the-year lists and the 2018 Grammy nominations, and instead of discussing Pitchfork’s only BNR of the week of 11/20 to 11/26, The Fall’s Singles: 1978-2016 box set, we focus on The Fall’s greatest LP, 1985’s This Nation’s Saving Grace. Plus, we fulfill a listener request to review MGMT’s divisive Congratulations.

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MMR 84 (11/13-11/19): R.E.M., Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willie Nelson, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 11/13 to 11/19, including releases from R.E.M., Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Willie Nelson.

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MMR 83 (11/6-11/12): Hüsker Dü, Pharoah Sanders, Nico, and More!

This week, Gabe and Dan talk about the recent allegations against Brand New’s Jesse Lacey, share their experiences seeing Jay-Z and Lindstrøm, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday classic for the week of 11/6 to 11/12, including releases from Hüsker Dü, Pharoah Sanders, and Nico.

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MMR 82 (10/30-11/5): Destroyer, Fever Ray, Misfits, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan learn about Dan’s recent experience seeing Swans, react in real time to a BNT from Pinegrove, fulfill a listener request to review Destroyer’s latest LP, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs and Halloween classic for the week of 10/30 to 11/5, including releases from Fever Ray and Misfits. Plus, Gabe explains why you shouldn’t be sleeping on the new 21 Savage/Offset/Metro Boomin collab, and the guys play a RateYourMusic game!

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MMR 81 (10/23-10/29): Weezer, Julien Baker, Yo La Tengo, and More!

This week, Gabe and Darin go over some recent My Bloody Valentine news, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, notable pans, and Sunday Classic for the week of 10/23 to 10/29, including releases from Weezer, Julien Baker, and Yo La Tengo. Plus, a special Dan-less game!

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MMR 80 (10/16-10/22): Drew Ofthe Drew, St. Vincent, The Smiths, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react in real time to a BNT from Brain Eno and Kevin Shields, fulfill a listener request to review Drew Ofthe Drew’s Green, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, notable pans, and Sunday Classic for the week of 10/16 to 10/22, including releases from St. Vincent and The Smiths.

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MMR 79 (10/9-10/15): The Replacements, King Krule, Brian Eno/John Cale, and RIP Tom Petty!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan read a listener review, react in real time to BNTs from Porches and Julien Baker, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 10/9 to 10/15, including releases from The Replacements, King Krule, and Brian Eno/John Cale. Plus, we pay tribute to Tom Petty by looking at his 1994 classic, Wildflowers.

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