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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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THE LATEST EPISODES
#45 - J. Cole, Lord Huron, A Perfect Circle
On the forty-fifth episode of Audioface:
New albums: J. Cole's "KOD", Lord Huron's "Vide Noir", and A Perfect Circle's "Eat The Elephant".
Sean and Dan are back to break down a big week in music. SOPHIE and a member of the Horrors collab on a track, and Ariana Grande releases her first single since the Manchester terror attack. #Beychella happened. Vince Staples may have ended R. Kelly's career, while Kendrick Lamar may have the best rap career of all time. J. Cole has many opinions, and some rap fans are very angry about them. Guitar Center is going out of business, EDM star Avicii dies at 28, and Prince apparently didn't know he was taking the drug that killed him. Kanye plays Twitter like a fiddle to promote new albums from himself, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, and Kids See Ghost -- a new duo of himself and Kid Cudi. Lord Huron's latest rock alternative LP was released this week, as well as hard rock (?) supergroup A Perfect Circle's first album in more than a decade. Dan revisits his stance on #FreeMeekMill. And one repetitive producer brings another repetitive producer out of retirement.
#44 - Cardi B, deadmau5
On the forty-forth episode of Audioface:
Reviews of Cardi B's new album "Invasion of Privacy", and deadmau5' orchestral project "where's the drop?". New singles from podcast favorites THEY. and The Horrors are out.
Rap beefs might be making a return, Vince Staples might be making the biggest mistake of his career, Live Nation and Ticketmaster are screwing you, Spotify rakes in the money (artists probably aren't), and Win Butler is still losing.
#43 - The Weeknd,
Czarface Meets Metal Face, The Voidz
Offensive hosts, coast to coast. On the forty-third episode of Audioface:
- New single of the week: Walk Through by Future & Nas & A Tribe Called Quest's Space Program video
- Cardi B signed with Quality Control, new album next week
- Trap football
- REVIEW: The Weeknd's new EP, My Dear Melancholy
- Ultra Music festival was relatively safe and featured a reunion of Swedish House Mafia
- Geraldo Rivera responds to Kendrick Lamar diss
- REVIEW: The Voidz' new album, Virtue
- Killer Mike apologizes for NRA video
- Prince's cause of death released
- REVIEW: Czarface Meets Metal Face
- DMX is going to jail
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THE AUDIOFACE AWARDS!
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.