Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Completely Conspicuous 431: Make Lists, Not Fists

I celebrate a decade of podcasting with part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of the first half of 2016. Listen to the episode below or download directly.

Show notes:
- Kumar: Thin Lips, Woods (formerly Meneguar) on list of bubbling-under albums
- Breitling's #10 (in no particular order)
- Pinegrove blends emo and alt-country
- Kumar's #10
- Savages brings the heat
- Breitling's #9
- Nothing comes into its own with the loud rock
- Kumar's #9 and Breitling's #8
- A Giant Dog plays hard rock with an indie twist
- Kumar's #8
- Welcome return of Paul Westerberg, teamed with Juliana Hatfield
- Breitling's #7
- Thin Lips is Superchunk-descended
- Kumar's #7
- Possibly the last Tragically Hip album; was produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew
- Breitling's #6
- Bent Shapes are Boston's premier indie pop act
- Kumar's #6
- Parquet Courts continues to make interesting records
- Breitling's #5
- DIIV's double album is full of beautiful dream pop
- Kumar's #5
- Black Mountain adds more synths to stoner rock sound
- Breitling's #4
- Johnny Foreigner's sound evolves
- To be continued
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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