The world is mad, but the music is nice. Part of the Syndicate 23 network.

Music is one of the most fundamental parts of life. So why isn't anyone talking about it like it is? This is Audioface: a podcast about the news, culture, and "occasionally" the politics of music on a weekly basis -- from the chart topping anthems to the indie gems. Join triathlete Sean Suarez and news personality Dan From The Internet as they review the most notable albums, singles, and EPs of the week.

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#40 - Logic, Superorganism, Datarock

Introducing the finger bell.  On the fortieth episode of Audioface:

  • New singles of the week: "You Never Knew My Mind" by Chris Cornell and Johnny Cash (you read that right), "My Life" by Zhu and Tame Impala, and Vince Staples basically won this week with #GTFOMD
  • Rick Ross lives. For now.
  • Dan abruptly recommends Sean some Zhu songs
  • REVIEW: Logic's new mixtape, Bobby Tarantino II
  • Dirtycoin
  • Migos sued for riot
  • SZA, Lil Ui Vert, and Migos drama at Buku Fest New Orleans
  • REVIEW: Superorganism's self titled debut album
  • Dan killed NME
  • REVIEW: Datarock's new album, Face the Brutality
  • What's happening to Martin Shkreli, Sean? 
  • And finally, Sean and Dan catch up on each other's music recommendations from episode 32.

#39 - Moby, BTSM,
Giving Playlists Purpose with Tami

F*** it, Tami's podcast. Don't forget to follow her on Spotify and Instagram. On the thirty-ninth episode of Audioface:

  • New singles of the week
    • Pay The Tax by Otzeki, Jonny Greenwood’s Dark Streets by Jonny Greenwood, and Best Friends by Little Dragon
  • Spotify's IPO
  • Rick Ross hospitalized
  • REVIEW: The Age of L.U.N.A.'s self titled debut album
  • Twitter took a fat L from Soundcloud
  • Grimes tries to undo album drama
  • REVIEW: Moby's new album, Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt
  • Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers pens op-ed about opioid addiction
  • Jay Z vs George Zimmerman
  • REVIEW: Black Tiger Sex Machine's new album, New Worlds
  • New David Bowie records coming this month
  • West-Kardashian-Jenner Family Feud?!
  • Giving Your Playlists Purpose

#38 - SOB X RBE, Vance Joy,
Classical Music

Sean finally gives his full take on why you should listen to classical music. On the thirty-eighth episode of Audioface:

  • New singles of the week: 
    • Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe
    • Rooftops by Bishop Nehru
    • Mr. Tillman by Father John Misty 
  • Spotify developing a smart speaker
  • Don Diablo, Calvin Harris vs. EDM culture
  • REVIEW: 3LAU's new album, Ultraviolet
  • Grimes drama
  • Muse frontman proclaims guitar is dying
  • TDE faces lawsuit for stealing art in the All The Stars video
  • Jonny Greenwood to soundtrack new film: "Never Really Here"
  • REVIEW: SOB X RBE's new album, GANGIN
  • Talib Kweli cancels gig due to racism
  • Thom Yorke's cryptic tweets
  • Damon Albarn's drunk BRIT awards speech
  • Vance Joy's new album, Nation of Two
  • Olympic athlete joins #FreeMeekMill
  • Taylor Swift legal smackdown
  • Classical music conversation

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BEST TRAP NOISE: "Disrespectful" by Metro Boomin, Offset, and 21 Savage
BEST NEW ARTIST: Khalid, Julia Michaels, SZA, 21 Savage, The 1975
MAINSTREAM AWARD (BEST OVERPLAYED SONG): "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man, "Bank Account" by 21 Savage, "Mask Off" by Future, "Feels" by Calvin Harris, "Somebody Else" by The 1975.
BEST ELECTRONIC "ALBUM": "Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1" by Calvin Harris, "1989" by Kölsch, "Existential Crisis" by Feed Me, "Mura Masa" by Mura Masa, "Awake" by Illenium.
NOTED LITTLE BITCH AWARD: Ed Sheeran, Win Butler, The Chainsmokers, Greg Gutfeld, DJ Khaled.
BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: "Humanz" by Gorillaz, "V" by The Horrors, "Colors" by Beck, "Ti Amo" by Phoenix.
BEST ROCK ALBUM: "Villains" by Queens of the Stone Age, "Concrete and Gold" by Foo Fighters, "A Deeper Understanding" by The War on Drugs
THE SEAN WILLIAM AWARD FOR THE ARTIST THAT DOES SOMETHING FUCKING DIFFERENT: The Horrors, Vince Staples, Björk, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Phoenix, Kygo.
BEST RAP ALBUM: "4:44" by Jay Z, "DAMN." by Kendrick Lamar, "At What Cost" by Goldlink, "Run The Jewels 3" by Run The Jewels, "Big Fish Theory" by Vince Staples
BEST BARS: "BagBak" by Vince Staples.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: "The Story of OJ" by Jay Z, "ELEMENT." by Kendrick Lamar, "Saturnz Barz" by Gorillaz, "Hail to the Chief" by Prophets of Rage, "The Gate" by Björk.
WORST SONG ON FLAT EARTH 2017: "Boat Skirrt" by Quality Control and Lil Yachty, "TYT" by Gucci Mane, everything released this year by OCS, or Oh Sees, or whatever the fuck they're calling themselves now, "Tequila Kisses" by Tyga.
MOST WOKE: Vince Staples, Prophets of Rage.
THE COMA AWARD FOR MOST "SLEEP": Lana Del Rey, Morrissey, Kid Rock, Roger Waters, Taylor Swift, Laura Ingraham.
SOUNDS THE FUCKING SAME AWARD FOR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Weezer, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Foster the People, Arcade Fire.
SONG OF THE YEAR: "Redbone" by Childish Gambino, "The Story of OJ" by Jay Z, "HUMBLE." by Kendrick Lamar, "Strobelight" by Gorillaz, "Yeah Right" by Vince Staples, "Tutti Frutti" by Phoenix. 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "Awaken, My Love!" by Childish Gambino, "4:44" by Jay Z, "DAMN." by Kendrick Lamar, "Melodrama" by Lorde, "V" by The Horrors. 
DICTATOR DAN'S HONORABLE MENTIONS: "Issa Album" by 21 Savage, "Culture" by Migos, "Kids in Love" by Kygo, "Mass Manipulation" by Rezz, Black Tiger Sex Machine Live, and Gorillaz Live.
CHAIRMAN SEAN'S HONORABLE MENTIONS: "Songs of Experience" by U2, "American Dream" by LCD Soundsystem, "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire, "8" by Incubus, "Boo Boo" by Toro Y Moi, Sigur Ros Live, and Radiohead Live.