ObviousPopCast Episode 42 - New Music!

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We're back! It has been a LONG time coming, but the first new popcast of 2017 is finally here! Episode 42 of the ObviousPopCast is full of fantastic new music! We have been laying low for the past year but this one was worth the wait.

New stuff from Jonathan Coulton, Bleachers, Dan Auerbach, BNQT and more! Please enjoy and as always, let us know what you think! You can stream or download it right now as a high quality MP3, it's free and easy, just the way you like it!

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(If you use the link to download it to iTunes, it may go into your podcast folder or possibly be listed in the main music library under the title: ObviousPop or the artist name: Dr.Tony Shore)

EPISODE 42 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (This list is in order and includes music beds and liners)

  1. Episode 42 Intro - Barnes & Barnes/Ian Tanner
  2. Media Bowie - American Gods Soundtrack - Brian Reitzell
  3. All This Time - Solid State - Jonathan Coulton
  4. Don't Take the Money - Gone Now - Bleachers
  5. I Put This On A Tape For You - The World's End Soundtrack - Simon Pegg & Paddy Considine
  6. Way We Won't - Last Place - Grandaddy
  7. Neo-Tokyo (Dance With The Dead Remix) - Dreams of Neo-Tokyo (instrumental) - Scandroid
  8. Lollygagged - Curse My Lucky Stars - Gleeson
  9. Ran - The Far Field - Future Islands
  10. The Magician - The Party - Andy Shauf
  11. Kuiper Belt - Planetarium - Planetarium
  12. Shine on Me - Waiting on a Song - Dan Auerbach
  13. Practice - Adam and Tony
  14. Molly B Good - The Wave - Los Colognes
  15. Unlikely Force - Volume 1 - BNQT
  16. Spacehopper - Six String Super Apparatus - Bill Nelson
  17. Stranger than Strange - Songs for Blake - Embracing Autism - sElf
  18. High Ticket Attractions - Whiteout Conditions - The New Pornographers
  19. Smells Like Danger - The Tick (from the animated series)
  20. Flower Drum - Punchbuzz - Husky
  21. Occam’s Razor (live) - One Shot Deal - Frank Zappa
  22. Blackberry Way - We're All Alright! - Cheap Trick
  23. Photograph: A New Beginning - New Northern Dream - Bill Nelson

Dr. Tony Shore’s Top 20 Albums of 2016

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It's that time of year again! Take a look at my year in music...

Top 20 Albums of 2016

  1. Gleeson - Curse My Lucky Stars
  2. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
  3. Field Music - Commontime
  4. Anderson/Stolt - Invention of Knowledge
  5. Starflyer 59 - Slow
  6. The Nines - Alejandro’s Visions
  7. Bear Hands - You’ll Pay For This
  8. Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow
  9. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
  10. The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood
  11. The 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
  12. Esperanza Spalding - Emily’s D+Evolution
  13. The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional
  14. Mike Doughty - The Heart Watches While The Brain Burns
  15. St. Lucia - Matter
  16. White Lies - Friends
  17. Paper Route - Real Emotion
  18. Slimey Things - Goodbye Earth
  19. The Twilight Hours - Black Beauty
  20. The Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness

 


The Best Albums of 2015

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It's that time of year again! I love doing the year end list...going over all the new music from the past year and trying to rank and rate them, it's fun. But it can be tough, picking which deserve to be in the coveted Top Ten and then even harder to rank them from one to ten. I always feel it is even more fun to read other lists to see what I may have missed. This year was an interesting one. Not a whole lot blew me away, but there were a few. Jeff Lynne's ELO album was definitely my fave, it's a welcome return and quite a comeback from a legendary artist. An album that just blew me away this year is "The Race For Space" by Public Service Broadcasting. It's an amazing concept record about mans first attempts space travel and exploration. It utilizes actual broadcast samples to tell the history of the space race all with the most amazing mix of electronica, rock and prog.

I always say that on any give day it could be different, but here is this years list...

The ObviousPop Top Ten Albums of 2015

  1. Alone In The Universe - Jeff Lynne’s ELO
  2. The Race For Space - Public Service Broadcasting
  3. Via Zammata - Dweezil Zappa
  4. Positive Songs For Negative People - Frank Turner
  5. FFS - FFS
  6. Get To Heaven - Everything Everything
  7. The Music Of Armikrog - Terry Scott Taylor
  8. Time Machine - D.A. Wallach
  9. Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) - Pugwash
  10. Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots

The rest…

Currents - Tame Impala

Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise - Dear Hunter

Better Late Than Never - Anderson Ponty Band

Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Steven Wilson

The Epic - Kamasi Washington

Crush - Lettuce

Dancing At The Blue Lagoon - Cayucas

Glean - They Might Be Giants

The Grand Experiment - The Neal Morse Band

Best reissues:

Suburban Lawns (S/T) - Suburban Lawns

Amused To Death - Roger Waters


Episode 41 of the ObviousPopCast - The best new music now!

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What's this? A new episode of the OPC so soon? YES! Episode 41 of the ObviousPopCast is here and it is one of the best yet! I've been curating some amazing gems because there are so many great new songs out there right now! New stuff from Squeeze, Django Django, Self, FFS and more! Give it a listen and please let us know what you think! You can stream or download it right now as a high quality MP3, it's free and easy, just the way you like it!

Click Here to Stream Now:

Download it now: ObviousPopCast Episode 41

 Add it to your iTunes podcasts: CLICK HERE

(If you use the link to download it to iTunes, it may go into your podcast folder or possibly be listed in the main music library under the title: ObviousPop or the artist name: Dr. Tony Shore.)

EPISODE 41 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist

What Does It Take to Walk Away? - Last Laugh - Michael Collins

To The Blade - Get To Heaven - Everything Everything

Back of the Car (feat. Nate Henricks) - Back of the Car Single – RAC

Collaborations Don't WorkFFS - FFS

Electric LoveCandy EP – BØRNS  

ThisSee What You Started By Continuing – Collective Soul 

Bang Your Drum – Bang Your Drum Single – Dead Man Fall

Nail on the Head - Look Out Machines! - Duke Special

Monogamy - Monogamy Single – sElf

Moony Eyed Walrus - Dancing at the Blue Lagoon - Cayucas

Shake And Tremble - Born Under Saturn - Django Django

Happy DaysCradle To The Grave – Squeeze


ObviousPopCast Episode 40 - NEW MUSIC!

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Episode 40 of the ObviousPopCast is here and it is packed with wonderful new music and artists! Don't miss this one! We've got amazing new songs from They Might Be Giants, Secret Powers, twenty one pilots and more! Give it a listen and please let us know what you think! You can stream or download it right now as a high quality MP3, and it's free!

Click Here to Stream Now:

Download it now: ObviousPopCast Episode 40

 Add it to your iTunes podcasts: CLICK HERE

(If you use the link to download it to iTunes, it may go into your podcast folder or possibly be listed in the main music library under the title: ObviousPop or the artist name: Dr. Tony Shore.)

EPISODE 40 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist

My Type - My Type EP - Saint Motel

Tear In My Heart - Blurryface - twenty one pilots

Erase - Glean - They Might Be Giants

The Sun Is Mine - Bleak Strategies - The Dowling Poole

The Great Unknown - Jukebox the Ghost - Jukebox the Ghost

Bitter Sun - Secret Powers 6 - Secret Powers

I Bet My Life - Smoke + Mirrors - Imagine Dragons

Come With Me NowLunatic - KONGOS

Shakin' All Over - Savage Night - The Blue Hawaiians

Spell with a Shell - Guns - Cardiacs

Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) - Run - AWOLNATION

Cecilia and the Satellite - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Andrew McMahon

 


ObviousPopCast 39 - WE ARE BACK! New Music!

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Episode 39 of the ObviousPopCast is finally ready for you! We've been stockpiling fantastic new music that we will now release out into the world. A cornucopia of new music awaits! Featuring new songs from Aqualung, Guster, Nate Ruess and more! Give it a listen and please let us know what you think! You can stream or download it right now as a high quality MP3, and most importantly, it's free!

 

To stream it now click play:

 

Download it now: ObviousPopCast Episode 39

 Add it to your iTunes podcasts: CLICK HERE

(If you use the link to download it to iTunes, it may go into your podcast folder or possibly be listed in the main music library under the title: ObviousPop or the artist name: Dr. Tony Shore.)

EPISODE 39 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist

Champions of Red Wine - Brill Bruisers - The New Pornographers

Distant Past - Distant Past Single - Everything Everything

Palarium - Secret Powers 6 - Secret Powers

I Wanna Get BetterStrange Desire - Bleachers

The Girl With X-Ray Eyes - Chasing Yesterday - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

ELO Forever - Beyond Time - Bubble Gum Orchestra

Simple MachineEvermotion - Guster

New Low - 10 Futures - Aqualung

Lucky Day - Time for Tea - 11 Acorn Lane

Nothing Without Love - Nothing Without Love Single - Nate Ruess

Everybody Knows It Was Me - Pop/Art - Adrian Bourgeois

Hide Away - The Winter Blue - Jesse And The Sprinkles

Freaky GnomesFreaky Gnomes Single - Dr. Tony Shore


Everything Everything give us everything in The Distant Past!

Is it too early to pick my song of the year for 2015? I'm a huge fan of the UK band Everything Everything anyway...they're inventive, quirky and downright weird at times...but always brilliant. Think a modern day Talking Heads meets Devo, but nothing like either of those bands! I think the stars have aligned for this band of artistic wizards with their new single "The Distant Past." Having a super clever video doesn't hurt either. Check this out and tell me I'm wrong... I dare you! The single is out in the UK and the album comes out in June. Probably import only here in the good old US of A.


Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. Review

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London musician Steven Wilson should be a familiar name to many music fans. Originally the leader of the modern progressive art rock band Porcupine Tree, Steven has really taken himself to a higher level with his remixes and mastering of classic rock albums, including state of the art surround mixes for some of the biggest rock albums ever made, including 5.1 mixes of King Crimson, Yes, XTC and Jethro Tull. However, it is his steadily growing solo career that has caught the attention of critics and fans. When Wilson does something, he does it big. His latest release, Hand. Cannot. Erase. is a beautifully dark artistic statement that tells a story. Loosely based on the true story of Joyce Vincent, a girl who had friends and family yet died in her London flat and wasn’t missed or discovered for 3 years. This is a concept record that is musically on a level with Pink Floyd’s The Wall. It draws musical inspiration from that album, as well as other influences, like Kate Bush and modern progressive art rock. The story itself is dark like The Wall but more focused, without some of the seedy scenes. Don’t worry, the album isn’t a music downer, it combines many styles, and fans of Steven’s previous work won’t be disappointed. He’s made a great concept album that also happens to feel and sound like the best Porcupine Tree and solo album of his career. This is truly a high water mark for an artist that has already given us a plethora of fantastic music. Hand. Cannot. Erase. goes from magnificent piano interludes and orchestration to progressive rock riffs and pounding drums, all while maintaining continuity and listen-ability.  Steven is a multi-instrumentalist and critically acclaimed producer, so it will come as no surprise that audiophiles will want to break out an expensive pair of headphones to soak up all the sound.

Find out more here: http://stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/

Buy here:  Hand Cannot Erase