Rank #1: Tyler the Creator's "Flower Boy"
I hopped a plane to L.A. to hang out with Jeff Weiss and Paul Thompson, two of the best and brightest when it comes to rap, to talk Tyler the Creator's new album Flower Boy. We talked his history and the rise of Odd Future, Tyler's evolution as a musician, and why Flower Boy is not only our favorite album from him but also one of the best of year.
Aug 04 2017
Rank #2: The xx
Jan 20 2017
Rank #3: Interview with Panda Bear (Noah Lennox)
Dec 20 2016
Rank #4: Interview with Angel Olsen
Aug 22 2016
Rank #5: Bon Iver, Danny Brown, and Big Smoke
Oct 06 2016
Rank #6: Rae Sremmurd
Aug 18 2016
Rank #7: Beck, Mogwai, and Muse with Special Guest Josh Gaines
Jan 13 2017
Rank #8: The Most Overlooked Albums of 2016
Nov 10 2016
Rank #9: On Rotation feat. Childish Gambino, The xx, and Bernice
Nov 18 2016
Rank #10: Why We Love Sad Music During The Fall
I’ve been pretty curious for a long time why it is that as soon as there’s the faintest nip of cold in the September air, I’m immediately in my flannel stuff and listening to For Emma Forever Ago and relating every line of it to every girl that I have ever been in a committed monogamous relationship with or seen in line at the bagel place. It’s genuinely sort of strange how seasons can affect our moods and the music we listen to during them, and Allie Baughman stopped by to talk about the whole thing.
We got pretty deep here into some mysticism stuff, the nature of aesthetics, and how we’re tied much closer to the natural world than our iOS 11-crippled iPhones would like us to believe. It may sound a bit off the beaten path for you but this was genuinely one of my favorite conversations I’ve had in quite some time.
Nov 03 2017
Rank #11: Frank Ocean (Part 1?) and Nao
Aug 04 2016
Rank #12: The Weeknd and Childish Gambino
Dec 08 2016
Rank #13: Aphex Twin, Arca, and Clams Casino with Geoff Rickly
Jul 15 2016
Rank #14: Big Thief and Fleet Foxes
This week Tom Breihan from Stereogum is here to talk through Big Thief's crushing new album Capacity and the new metaphysically tongue in cheek maze Crack Up from Fleet Foxes. We try to lift the overwhelming weight of Big Thief's new album to see what's underneath, we explore where the hell Robin Pecknold has been for the last 6 years, and we get into the purposefully opaque and wonderfully dense inner workings of his and the band's latest effort. Get ready for some gut punching stuff and a few big laughs along the way, and make sure you put both of these albums on your rotation.
Jun 23 2017
Rank #15: Thursday, Sampha, and A Killer New Song From Rooms
Feb 09 2017
Rank #16: The Selector Series with Egon from Now Again Records
Nov 14 2016
Rank #17: Interview with Glass Animals
Sep 07 2016
Rank #18: Lorde's Melodrama
Caitlin White, Managing Editor at Uproxx, is here to unpack Lorde's new millennial masterpiece Melodrama. We dig into what makes Lorde a generational talent after only 2 albums, why she gets what makes her generation tick better than anyone else, and how much of a relief it is to finally get a female artist's response to 808's and Heartbreaka, along with much much more. We go deep in this episode, and things get emotional at times, and Caitlyn's insights on this album are an essential part of your developing attachment to this music and Lorde herself.
Jun 29 2017
Rank #19: "Boxer" and the Brilliance Behind The National's Bleed Rock
Steve Hyden, writer for Uproxx and staunch defender of rock music of all shapes and sizes, is here to talk the Vinyl Me, Please album of the month "Boxer" by The National. As a general PSA, he and I love The National to a possibly unhealthy degree and we go long on the history of the band, what makes them such a singular group, and why "Boxer" may be the perfect synthesis of their most important elements and themes. Prepare to be haunted by this album, but in like a cool way, and get the full backstory on one of the most important indie rock records of the modern era.
Jul 25 2017
Rank #20: Jim James, Kacey Musgraves, and ASAP Mob
Nov 04 2016