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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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#37 - Black Panther, Car Seat Headrest,
No Chill Island V

This podcast is a disaster. But the sound quality is pretty decent. On the thirty-seventh episode of Audioface:

  • New singles of the week: 
    • Lemon Glow by Beach House
    • Thought Contagion by Muse
    • Look Back by Diplo & DRAM
  • Drake's God's Plan video
  • REVIEW: Black Panther soundtrack produced by Kendrick Lamar
    • (no spoilers for the movie, but go see it!)
  • Should phones be banned at concerts?
  • Tweak your Spotify playlists (The Lifehacker article referenced)
  • Jonny Greenwood to soundtrack new film: "Never Really Here"
  • REVIEW: Car Seat Headrest's new album, Twin Fantasy
    • Cardi B pregnancy rumor
    • Did Migos get snubbed from the Grammy's?
    • (All Star) Weekend at Fergie's
    • NME's Gallagher obsession (Pitchfork's history of the Gallagher feud)
    • Lil Pump arrested
    • Hip Hop lyrics influence MDMA use
    • Chainsmokers vs "The Media"

#36 - MGMT, Franz Ferdinand,
Don Diablo, The Wombats

Audioface is now on social media. Tell us about your favorite music of the week on Twitter, and follow Sean and Dan's daily conversations on Instagram stories. On the thirty-sixth episode:

  • This week's new singles:
    • Nautical Depth by Czarface & DOOM
    • Nuh Ready Nuh Ready by PARTYNEXTDOOR & Calvin Harris
    • TalkTalk by A Perfect Circle
  • (We'll review Black Panther's soundtrack along with the film in Audioface #37)
  • REVIEW: MGMT's new album, Little Dark Age
  • Frank Zappa Hologram
  • Chris Cornell's Johnny Cash collab
  • H&M stays losing 2018, gets caught stealing music
  • REVIEW: Don Diablo's new album, Future
  • Bishop Nehru announces new album produced by Kaytranada and DOOM
  • Apple Music on track to pass Spotify in subscribers
  • Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli announce new Black Star album produced by Madlib
  • REVIEW: The Wombats' new album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
  • Travis Scott's riot charges are dropped
  • Migos' Culture II tops the charts
  • Skream + Dennis Ferrer B2B coming soon
  • REVIEW: Franz Ferdinand's new album, Always Ascending
  • What is Drake up to in Miami?

#35 - Rich Brian, Justin Timberlake, AWOLNATION

This episode features fewer traumatic brain injuries than the NFL. On the thirty-fifth episode of Audioface:

  • This week's new singles:
    • Queen by Tracy Thorn
    • Espionage by Preoccupations
  • Post-Grammy's reactions
  • Quavo accused of chain snatching
  • Grimes announces new album due out this year
  • Justin Timberlake cancels Prince hologram at Super Bowl
  • REVIEW: Justin Timberlake's new album, Man of the Woods
  • DMX is going to jail
  • Change in royalty costs
  • Unreleased Prince songs being mixed
  • REVIEW: Rich Brian's new album, Amen
  • Snoop Dogg is doing gospel now
  • Linkin Park plans to return
  • Why are albums getting so long? 
  • REVIEW: Awolnation's new album, Here Comes The Runts
  • Best Buy and Target phasing out CD selection
  • Thom Yorke soundtracks a short film for fashion brand rag & bone
  • Jay Z to trademark the "Rock a Fella" hand gesture

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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.