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 62 (6/12-6/18): SZA, Fleet Foxes, Lorde, Destiny’s Child, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan talk some music news and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 6/12 to 6/18, including releases from SZA, Fleet Foxes, Lorde, and Destiny’s Child. Plus, a special 90s-themed game.

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MMR 53 (4/10-4/16): Coachella Talk, Black Flag, and RIP Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react in realtime to BNTs from Girlpool and Mac DeMarco, learn about Dan’s recent experience seeing Acid Mothers Temple, talk about the major storylines coming out of Coachella 2017, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 4/10 to 4/16, including a release from Black Flag. Plus, we pay tribute to Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio by looking back at the group’s 1997 classic, Kulma.

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MMR (2/27-3/5): Thundercat, Power Trip, Vagabon, DMX, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react in realtime to recent BNTs from Arca, Alex G, and Lorde, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 2/27 to 3/5, including releases from Thundercat, Power Trip, Vagabon, and DMX.

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