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 57 (5/8-5/14): Slowdive, Alice Coltrane, Girlpool, Jay Z, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react in realtime to BNTs from The National and Fleet Foxes, and discuss Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 5/8 to 5/14, including releases from Slowdive, Alice Coltrane, Girlpool, and Jay Z.

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MMR (1/2-1/8): Run the Jewels, Kleenex / LiLiPUT, Massive Attack, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Dan’s recent experiences seeing Nana Grizol and of Montreal, as well as Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 1/2 to 1/8, including releases from Run the Jewels, Kleenex / LiLiPUT, and Massive Attack.

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MMR (12/12-12/18): The Best Songs and Albums of 2016!

On this very special episode, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Pitchfork’s highly anticipated end-of-the-year lists, including the best songs of 2016, the best albums of 2016, and Pitchfork’s readers’ poll results. Plus, we count down (and argue about) our own favorite albums of the year. Not an episode to be missed.

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MMR (11/28-12/4): Kate Bush, Sun Ra, Brand New, Esperanza Spalding, Anna Meredith, Kendrick Lamar, Sheer Mag, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss the Grammys and some recent Pitchfork news, as well as Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and Sunday Classic for the week of 11/28 to 12/4, including releases from Kate Bush, Sun Ra, and Brand New. Plus, we continue looking back at the 2016 BNMs that predate the podcast. This week: releases from Esperanza Spalding, Anna Meredith, Kendrick Lamar, and Sheer Mag.

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MMR (9/5-9/11): p.s. eliot, Wilco, Twin Peaks OST, Caetano Veloso, and the Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Pitchfork’s “50 Best Indie Rock Albums of the Pacific Northwest” list and Gabe’s experience seeing the new Nick Cave film, as well as Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, notable pans, and Sunday Classic for the week of 9/5 to 9/11, including releases from p.s. eliot, Wilco, Angelo Badalamenti, and Caetano Veloso.

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MMR (8/22-8/28): Frank Ocean, The Roots, and Pitchfork’s 200 Best Songs of the 1970s!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss the uncertain future of exclusive album streams and Pitchfork’s “200 Best Songs of the 1970s” list, as well as Pitchfork’s BNMs and Sunday Classic for the week of 8/22 to 8/28, including releases from Frank Ocean and The Roots.

MMR (8/8-8/14): Bon Iver, of Montreal, PJ Harvey, and More!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan react to Bon Iver’s new album announcement and take a look back at the band’s divisive, most recent LP. Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, notable pans, and Sunday Classic for the week of 8/8 to 8/14 are also discussed, including releases from of Montreal and PJ Harvey.

MMR (7/4-7/10): Aphex Twin, Avalanches, Lauryn Hill, and Overlooked Records of 2016!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Pitchfork’s “Overlooked Records 2016” list, as well as Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, notable pans, and Sunday Classic for the week of 7/4 to 7/10, including releases from Aphex Twin, The Avalanches, and Lauryn Hill.

MMR (4/11-4/15): M83, Kevin Morby, and the Five Best Records of the Year So Far!

This week, Gabe, Darin, and Dan discuss Record Store Day 2016 and Pitchfork’s recent editorial sloppiness, as well as Pitchfork’s BNMs, BNRs, and notable pans from the week of 4/11 to 4/15, including releases from M83 and Kevin Morby. Plus, we are nearly a third of the way through 2016, so the guys mark the occasion by looking back and counting down their favorite records of the year so far. Much arguing ensues.