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Straight from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs to your ears, now you can listen to a wonderfully eclectic mix of full length songs. KEXP brings you the music that matters from some of its favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. See what KEXP's all about at KEXP.ORG.

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Straight from the knowledgeable KEXP DJs to your ears, now you can listen to a wonderfully eclectic mix of full length songs. KEXP brings you the music that matters from some of its favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. See what KEXP's all about at KEXP.ORG.

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I love everything KEXP

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My favorite music podcastS And one of my favorite stations in the country.

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Always glad to hear what this radio station is pumping out. Thank you!

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357 Ratings
Average Ratings
288
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13
9

I love everything KEXP

By searchingforsandwiches - Jan 07 2020
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My favorite music podcastS And one of my favorite stations in the country.

Consistently quality radio

By Old_Ryan - Jul 04 2019
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Always glad to hear what this radio station is pumping out. Thank you!
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KEXP Presents Music That Matters

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Rank #1: Music That Matters, Vol. 684 - Runcast, Marathon Edition

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It's literally the MARATHON edition of the Music That Matters Podcast. Hosted by KEXP's John Richards, and infused with music and inspirational messages, this 3-plus hour podcast takes you through every aspect and emotion of running a marathon. We're cheering for you!

1. Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
2. Lord Huron - Time To Run
3. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
4. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
5. Maps - To the Sky
6. Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed
7. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
8. Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me
9. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur
10. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside
11. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora
12. Junip - Your Life Your Call
13. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Terrified
14. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Coming Down
15. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
16. Akron/Family - River
17. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
18. Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner
19. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind
20. Maribou State - Turnmills
21. The Preatures - Is This How You Feel?
22. Hammock - Everything and Nothing
23. Sulk - Black Infinity (Upside Down)
24. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
25. Sharon Van Etten - Words
26. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth
27. FONTAINES D.C. - Chequeless Reckless 
28. Broken Social Scene - Halfway Home
29. Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can mix) 
30. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
31. Young Fathers - GET UP
32. Black Pumas - Colors 
33. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave
34. Low - What Part of Me
35. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vad Hände Med Dem? 
36. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head 
37. BRONCHO - Class Historian 
38. Matt and Kim - Daylight
39. Dana Buoy - Preacher
40. Washed Out - Don’t Give Up 
41. Foxing - Nearer My God
42. Strand of Oaks - Weird Ways
43. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud
44. Lost Under Heaven - I&I
45. Slowdive - Star Roving
46. IDLES - Colossus
47. Middle Kids - Edge of Town
48. Quivers - You’re Not Always on My Mind
49. Geowulf - Saltwater
50. De Lux - Better At Making Time 
51. Spiritualized - A Perfect Miracle

Aug 30 2019

3hr 44mins

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Rank #2: Music That Matters, Vol. 637 - Runcast, Vol. 14

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John Richards' latest installment in the Runner Powered Podcast series takes songs from Matthew Dear, Spirit Award, and Shakey Graves to inspire you to keep you running (with a special surprise at the end.)
 
1. Matthew Dear - Bunny's Dream
2. Maribou State - Turnmills
3. Morgan Delt - Some Sunsick Day
4. Saintseneca - Beast in the Garden
5. Foxing - Nearer My God
6. Junip - Your Life, Your Call
7. Advance Base - Dolores & Kimberly
8. Weller - Point of Personal Privilege
9. Owl John - Red Hand
10. Maps - To the Sky
11. Haerts - The Way
12. Spirit Award - Supreme Truth
13. The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love
14. Fred Thomas - Good Times Are Gone Again
15. Desert Mountain Tribe - It's All Good
16. Spesh - Teflon
17. Shakey Graves - Pay the Road

Oct 12 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: Music That Matters, Vol. 627 - Runcast, Vol. 12

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Search for that runner's high with another soundtrack to your run curated by John Richards featuring music from Amen Dunes, Dessa, Loma, and Beach Slang.
1. Amen Dunes - Miki Dora
2. On Dead Waves - Blue Inside
3. Sulk - Black Infinity
4. Porcelain Raft - Big Sur
5. Wooden Shjips - Staring At the Sun
6. Loma - Joy
7. Local Natives - Past Lives
8. Beach Slang - Spin the Dial
9. Beach Slang - Punks in a Disco Bar
10. Born Ruffians - Miss You
11. Shakey Grave - Kids These Days
12. Dessa - 5 out of 6
13. Childish Gambino - Have Some Love
14. Lady Wray - Do It Again
15. The True Loves - The Dapper Derp
16. Louise Burns - Storms
17. Crocodiles - Telepathic Lover
18. Beach Fossils - This Year
19. STRFKR - Open Your Eyes
20. Jacuzzi Boys - Lucky Blade
21. Crater - Ladder Song

Aug 03 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: Music That Matters, Vol. 611 - Music That's Been Greatly Lately

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From psychedelic punch to synth symphonies, Troy Nelson rounds up some fantastic tunes from all across the musical universe to form a killer mix featuring new tunes from ShitKid, Ed Schraeder's Music Beat, and Lena Raine.
1. Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Dunce
2. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Baby's In the Void
3. Falon Sierra - Try Me
4. Middle Kids - Mistake
5. Ought - Disaffectation
6. The Black Tones - The Key of Black (They Want Us Dead)
7. Starchild & The New Romantic - Language
8. ShitKid - All My Fears
9. Holy - Night On Earth
10. Spice Boys - Spice City Boys
11. Bat Fangs - Bad Astrology
12. Lena Raine - Resurrections

Apr 13 2018

57mins

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Rank #5: Music That Matters, Vol. 632 - Runcast, Vol. 13

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John Richards leads you through the latest installment of our Runner Powered Podcasts - the "I like to eat, and drink, a lot (everything hurts and I'm dying!) running podcast", featuring music from Virginia Wing, Metric, Grapetooth, and Spiritualized.
1. Spiritualized - A Perfect Miracle
2. Akron Family - River
3. Hamilton Leithauser - Alexandra
4. Frightened Rabbit - Get Out
5. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth
6. Kristin Hersh - No Shade in Shadow
7. Metric - Dressed To Suppress
8. Haerts - New Compassion
9. Virginia Wing - Be Released
10. Gui Boratto - Forgive Me
11. Sink Ya Teeth - Substitutes
12. Grapetooth - Trouble
13. Decker - The Matador
14. Active Bird Community - Spend the Night
15. Jacuzzi Boys - Sun
16. First Aid Kit - Emmylou
17. Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off/The Cave

Sep 07 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: Music That Matters, Vol. 613 - Australian Adventure

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After immersing herself in Australian music during a trip Down Under last year, Cheryl Waters returned to the Northern Hemisphere to bring you a mix of Aussie music from KEXP faves like Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and emerging new acts like G Flip, TV Haze, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. 
 
1. Camp Cope -  The Opener
2. Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea - Fear Is Like a Forest
3. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - The Fourth Colour
5. Orb – You Are Right
6. Montero - Performer
7. Pascal Babare - Native Birds
8. GUM – The Underdog
9. G Flip - About You
10. Hachiku - Moon Face
11. Alex Lahey -  Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder
12. TV Haze -  Bobby and Sally
13. Bloods – Feelings
14. Middle Kids - Mistake
15. Hockey Dad - I Wanna Be Everybody
16. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland

Apr 27 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Music That Matters, Vol. 636 - An Autumn Mix

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With sounds both psychedelic and silver, DJ Hans leads you through the desert and into a musical oasis on this week's episode of Music That Matters, featuring new songs from Kikagaku Moyo, John Grant, and Charles Bradley.
 
1. Kikagaku Moyo - Dripping Sun
2. Kadhja Bonet - Joy
3. Candi Staton - Revolution of Change
4. Ben Pirani - Dreamin's For Free
5. MUNYA - Hotel Delmano
6. Melody's Echo Chamber - Cross My Heart
7. Mirah - Ordinary Day
8. Tomten - Blue Movie
9. John Grant - Touch and Go
10. Charles Bradley - I Feel a Change
11. The Beths - Whatever
12. Say Sue Me - B Lover
13. The Essex Green - Sloane Ranger

Oct 05 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #8: Music That Matters, Vol. 622 - Runcast, Vol. 11

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(286548)The 2018 Runcast series kicks off with a mix featuring runner-motivating tunes from Simian Mobile Disco, Belly, and Casper Skulls. As Dale Carnegie once said, "remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." So who knows who or what's gaining on you...RUN! 
 
1. Hammock - Everything and Nothing
2. Mien - Earth Moon
3. Beth Orton - 1973
4. Simian Mobile Disco - Caught in a Wave
5. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
6. Bambara - José Tries to Leave
7. Casper Skulls - Primeval
8. Fontaines DC - Chequeless Reckless
9. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth
10. Big Deal - Say Yes
11. Baio - The Names
12. Austra - Change the Paradigm
13. Young Fathers - In My View 
14. Dom - Gud Tymes
15. Ride - Charm Assault
16. Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars 
17. Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La
18. Belly - Shiny One
19. Geowulf - Hideaway

Jun 29 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: Music That Matters, Vol. 668 - Runcast, Vol. 15

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KEXP's John Richards takes you along the full journey of a long run with songs of inspiration and fun including the one song he played 13-straight times while running the NY Marathon.

    1. Devon Welsh - I’ll Be Your Ladder

    2. Star Slinger - Choose Yourself

    3. Stats - Lose It

    4. TVAM - Psychic Date

    5. IDLES - Colossus

    6. The Budos Band - Old Engine Oil

    7. Left at London - Revolution Lover

    8. OCNotes - Better Days

    9. Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head

    10. Piroshka - Everlastingly Yours

    11. Chromatics - Time Rider

    12. Lost Under Heaven - Bunny’s Blues

    13. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud

    14. Quivers - You’re Not Always On My Mind

    15. Citizen Cope - The River

    May 10 2019

    1hr 4mins

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    Rank #10: Music That Matters, Vol. 633 - The Echo of The World

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    Sublime guitars, processed beats, and resonant tones echo through Cheryl Waters' latest Music That Matters mix, featuring new songs from NAVVI, Cloud Nothings, OCNotes, and Our Girl.
     
    1. Planes on Paper - All That's Flesh Is Grass
    2. OCNotes - True To Life
    3. Foxing - Heartbeats
    4. NAVVI - Us
    5. Wye Oak - Symmetry
    6. David Bazan - Thread
    7. Lala Lala - Destroyer
    8. Emma Ruth Rundle - Darkhorse
    9. The Purrs - Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    10. Cloud Nothings - The Echo of the World
    11. Israel Nash - Spiritfalls
    12. Dilly Dally - I Feel Free
    13. Pascal Babare - Go Now
    14. Marissa Nadler - Blue Vapor
    15. Our Girl - Being Around
    16. Greg Cameo - Yes Professor
    17. The Hot Sprockets - Imagine Us On The Sun
    18. Wild Nothing - Letting Go

    Sep 14 2018

    1hr 10mins

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    Rank #11: Music That Matters, Vol. 614 - Show Up For Life

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    DJ Kevin Cole shows up big time with a hard hitting mix of current faves including new Courtney Barnett, Natalie Prass, illuminati hotties, power pop from Philly band Hurry, and psychedic funk rock from Hungarian band The Qualitons, and more awesomeness to blow your mind.
     
    1. illuminati hotties - Paying Off The Happiness
    2. Tancred - Reviews
    3. Courtney Barnett - Need a Little Time
    4. Horse Feathers - Born In Love
    5. The Qualitons -  All We Can Do 
    6. Moaning - Tired
    7. Natalie Prass - Sisters
    8. Eleanor Friedberger - Make Me a Song
    9. Sango - Speak 
    10. Imarhan - Ehad Wa Dagh
    11. Hurry - Read Between The Lines
    12. E - Untie Me
    13. Mind Spiders - Never Like That

    May 04 2018

    53mins

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    Rank #12: Music That Matters, Vol. 693 - Iceland Airwaves 2019

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    DJ Kevin Cole guides you through some of the best of this year’s Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, one of the world’s premier music discovery festivals showcasing awesome new and emerging Nordic artists alongside forward-thinking international acts across all genres! Indulge yourself to an overdose of sonic inspiration.

    1. GDRN - Lætur mig feat. Floni
    2. JFDR - Taking A Part Of Me
    3. Vök - Erase You
    4. Seabear - Waterphone
    5. Sin Fang - No Summer
    6. Penelope Isles - Gnarbone
    7. Svavar Knútur - Janúar
    8. Just Mustard - Seven
    9. The Holy - Obi Bate Opiate
    10. Kælan Mikla - Draumadís
    11. Snapped Ankles - Three Steps To A Development
    12. Georgia - Never Let You Go
    13. SONS - Ricochet
    14. girl in red - bad idea!
    15. Mammút - Forever on Your Mind
    16. Jesse Markin - Jericho
    17. Æ Mak - We Have It Right Here
    18. alyona alyona - Булiнг
    19. Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls
    20. Orville Peck - Take You Back (The Iron Hoof Cattle Call)
    21. Sólstafir - Silfur-Refur
    22. Gabríel Ólafs - Absent Minded
    23. Sunna Fridjons - Ankle Deep - Innocence

    Nov 01 2019

    1hr 49mins

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    Rank #13: Music That Matters, Vol. 698 - Mellow Winter Edition

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    Say "hovvdy" (howdy) to a great set of mellow music favorites from John Richards that would fit right in on any Lite FM...in Hell. 

    1. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - In Good Faith (feat. Joan Shelley)
    2. Bonny Light Horseman - Deep In Love
    3. Futurebirds - Waiting On a Call
    4. Carter Tanton - Steep Angles On The Back Wheels
    5. Long Beard - Means to Me
    6. Sera Cahoone and Tomo Nakayama - Crows
    7. Hovvdy - So Brite
    8. somesurprises - High Rise
    9. The Sunday League - I Liked It When You Weren’t Yourself
    10. HOLY - Forget About Life
    11. Lower Dens - Galapagos
    12. Dan Deacon - Sat By A Tree
    13. The Districts - Hey Jo

    Dec 06 2019

    56mins

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    Rank #14: Music That Matters, Vol. 673 - Runcast, Vol. 16

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    John Richards and special guest, KEXP volunteer and marathon expert Ken Tarleton, take you through the DOs of being a runner. 

    1. Liela Moss - “Wild as Fire” 

    2. Mitski - “Geyser” 

    3. Blushing - “The Truth” 

    4. Calexico and Iron and Wine - “Father Mountain” 

    5. Black Pumas - “Colors” 

    6. Shovels and Rope - “The Wire”

    7. The Cinematic Orchestra - “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life” 

    8. Maps - “Surveil” 

    9. Strand of Oaks -“Weird Ways” 

    10. Swervedriver - “Mary Winter” 

    11.Greys - “These Things Happen” 

    12. Lust For Youth “Great Concerns” 

    13. Generationals - “Beggars in the House of Plenty”

    14. La Neve - “Maximum Wage”

    Jun 14 2019

    1hr 1min

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    Rank #15: Music That Matters, Vol. 607 - Dapper Derps That Matter

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    John Richards' latest podcast is not just any kind of Music That Matters podcast, it's the dapper derpiest Music That Matters imbedded with a secret message at the end.
     
    1. The Amazing - Pull
    2. Belly - Shiny One
    3. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
    4. Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars
    5. Simian Mobile Disco - Caught In A Wave
    6. Moby - Mere Anarchy
    7. Dessa - 5 out of 6
    8. Fontaines DC - Chequeless Reckless
    9. Bambara - Jose Tries To Leave
    10. Frigs - Solid State
    11. Sloan - The Day Will Be Mine
    12. Shakey Graves - Kids These Days
    13. The True Loves - The Dapper Derp

    Mar 16 2018

    54mins

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    Rank #16: Music That Matters, Vol. 696 - Pre-Winter Chillout

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    Most of us get stressed out this time of year, right? RIGHT?? Expansions’ own DJ Brit is here to help you chill the bleep out. A very nice hour of ambient and experimental music for you to get a hot stone massage to.

    1. Black Lodge Singers - On the Move
    2. Susumu Yokota - The Future of Ecstasy
    3. Floating Spectrum - Eruption
    4. Christopher Tignor - Your Slow Moving Shadow, My Inevitable Night
    5. Pita - Two Top Five
    6. Starkey - Simple Hive
    7. Sleepertrain - Disappear
    8. Land of Light - Between Two Grains of Water
    9. Ocean Moon - Cloud Garden
    10. Papivores - Heard by Stones
    11. Young Spirit - Beautiful Dancing
    12. Olan Mill - The Point, The Circle, and The Sphere
    13. Steve Hauschildt - Subtractive Skies
    14. Emptyset - Blade
    15. Violet - Bed of Roses
    16. Northern Cree - Jealous Fool
    17. Oiseaux-Tempête - Out of Sight

    Nov 22 2019

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    Rank #17: Music That Matters, Vol. 650 - Drowning in the Sound

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    Start off your year by surrounding yourself with new aural experiences when you dive into Cheryl Waters' latest mix of her current favorites, including new songs from Sloucher, Amanda Palmer, and Big Joanie.
    1. Team Dreams - Black Screen2. Matthew Dear - Modafinil Blues3. Wild Pink - There Is A Ledger4. Sloucher - Up & Down5. Briston Maroney - Under My Skin6. John Parish - Sorry For Your Loss7. Amanda Palmer - Drowning In the Sound8. Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Dewayne9. Ghost Pains - Square One10. Crooked Man - Turnaround11. Spendtime Palace - Blackout Control12. Big Joanie - Fall Asleep13. Fontaines D.C. - Too Real14. INHEAVEN - World On Fire15. Mudhoney - Paranoid Core

    Jan 04 2019

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    Rank #18: Music That Matters, Vol. 660 - Can't Calm Down

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    As the Seattle spring starts to emerge, amazing music is coming hard and fast and Cheryl Waters' latest mix helps you pick out some of the highlights of the last few weeks, featuring new tracks from Lady Lamb, Sharon Van Etten, Tacocat, and Better Oblivion Community Center. 1. Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen 2. Lady Lamb - Even in the Tremor 3. Cass McCombs - The Great Pixley Train Robbery 4. The Mountain Goats - Younger 5. Hand Habits - Can't Calm Down 6. Hatchie - Without a Blush 7. Telekinesis - Cut The Quick 8. Bayonne - Drastic Measures 9. Steve Mason - The End 10. Better Oblivion Community Center - Dylan Thomas 11. Tacocat - Grains of Salt 12. Stella Donnelly - Old Man 13. Ex Hex - Tough Enough 14. Queen Zee - Idle Crown 15. Snapped Ankles - Rechargable

    Mar 15 2019

    1hr 6mins

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    Rank #19: Music That Matters, Vol. 649 - Colossus - 2018 Year In Review

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    DJ Kevin Cole brings a colossus mix of some of the best music of 2018, including tracks from artists both new and established that ruled KEXP's airwaves and in-studio sessions all year long. Love yourself and love this mix! It's what's really going on…
    1. IDLES - Colossus2. Shame - Concrete3. Pearl Jam - Can't Deny Me4. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud5. Jason McCue - When He Drinks6. Tres Leches - What Are You Doing7. Dessa - Fire Drills8. Young Fathers - In My View9. Fontaines D.C. - Chequeless Reckless10. Lithics - Specs11. Hot Snakes - Six Wave Hold-Down12. Kikagaku Moyo - Dripping Sun13. Gaye Su Akyol - Laziko14. Khruangbin - Maria Tambien15. Jenn Champion - Time To Regulate16. Júníus Meyvant - High Alert17. Cumulus - Sing To Me18. The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love19. Superorganism - Reflections on the Screen20. Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless

    Dec 28 2018

    1hr 23mins

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