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30Hz New Music Radar 2/3/17: Sampha – Process

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Welcome to February 2017.   At least there’s always new music.   Another rotten week of the upside-down. But at least we have Besty Devos. God save you, Betsy, for giving us all hope. Hope that in this brave new world, nobody is unqualified for any job. Like just today I decided I’d become Nickelback’s new tour manager. One would… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 1/27/17: Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness

Welcome to January 27th, 2017.   At least there’s always new music. We’re living in a world of the waking nightmare. We can’t wake up. It won’t go away. The upside-down time. The boogie-monster in the emperor’s clothes continues to disassemble forward progress. If we keep marching backward, slipping against time, we’ll soon be back in the 1950’s. And as much… Read more »

30Hz New Music Radar 1/20/17: Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick

Welcome to January 20th, 2017. Welcome to the future. I believe music offers the power to heal scars, ignite fires, prop up lost and weary souls. I’ve always resisted doing a weekly recommended column because there are just so damn many. Everyone has a record to recommend. But I’m not everybody. You’re not everybody else. I’ve consistently promoted the notion that… Read more »

30Hz Best Albums of 2016

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I’m not going to come out and pick the records of 2016 that I most admired. When listening to music what good is “admiration”? I admire lots of records that don’t inspire me to toss them on the record player. What good is an intellectual exercise in choosing music that appeals strictly to your objective, rational thought? No. I’ve never… Read more »

30Hz 100 Best Songs of 2016 / #25 – #1

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Return to Best Songs of 2016 #50 – #26     “Berlin Got Blurry” – Parquet Courts Since Parquet Courts probably released six or seven records this year, it was only a matter of time before this Brooklyn “Americana punk” band found its way back onto the 30Hz countdown.   “Do You Need My Love” – Weyes Blood The second Weyes Blood… Read more »