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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THE LATEST EPISODES
#48 - Arctic Monkeys, Beach House
On the forty-eighth episode of Audioface:
New albums: Arctic Monkeys' "Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino", and Beach House's "7".
Mac Demarco, Homeshake, and part of DIIV got together and made our best new singles list. Grimes and Elon Musk are dating. Spotify is targeting misbehaving artists on its platform. RIP Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchinson. The Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino review. Ticketmaster wants to scan your face. Jay Z's Tidal is being accused of inflating streaming numbers, and speaking of Jigga, he's getting Prince's unreleased songs on Tidal. The 7 review. Post Malone is breaking eardrums and records, J. Cole tries to be a nice guy, and how a country tried to pay Ice Cube to get access to Trump.
#47 BONUS! The 35 Minute
Arctic Monkeys Primer
On a special bonus episode of Audioface, Sean and Dan talk about the Arctic Monkeys' discography. Their newest album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino comes out this week, and will be reviewed in Audioface 48.
#47 - Rae Sremmurd, Jon Hopkins
On the forty-seventh episode of Audioface:
New albums: Rae Sremmurd's "SR3MM", and Jon Hopkins' "Singularity".
New singles from Future and Childish Gambino. Billboard is changing its ranking formula. 6ix9ine lost a $5 million headphone deal and that's the least of his worries. The SR3MM review. Pill-testing is coming to an Australian music festival. The Singularity review. The media is covering Avicii horribly, and Drake gets told the cold hard truth.
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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.