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 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 72 (8/21-8/27): Brand New, Lil B, The War on Drugs, and the 200 Best Albums of the 1960s!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan go over Dan’s recent trip to see Iggy Pop, react in real time to the new Taylor Swift single, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs and BNRs for the week of 8/21 to 8/27, including releases from Brand New, Lil B, The War on Drugs, and D’Angelo. Plus, we assess Pitchfork’s controversial “200 Best Albums of the 1960s” list.

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