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 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 60 (5/29-6/4): Look Blue Go Purple, Tony Conrad, Ghostface Killah, and the Top 5 Albums of the Year So Far!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react in realtime to BNTs from Arcade Fire and Radiohead, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 5/29 to 6/4, including releases from Look Blue Go Purple, Tony Conrad, and Ghostface Killah. Plus, we’re just about halfway through 2017, so we’re counting down the top 5 albums of the year so far.

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MMR (3/6-3/12): Elliott Smith, Jay Som, Thelonious Monk, and RIP Biggie Smalls!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react in realtime to a BNT from Fleet Foxes, learn about Dan’s recent experience seeing Ghostface Killah in concert, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 3/6 to 3/12, including releases from Elliott Smith, Jay Som, and Thelonious Monk. Plus, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of The Notorious B.I.G. by looking back at his classic double LP, Life After Death.

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