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Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling about our favorite music of 2018.

Show notes:

- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ

- Featuring special guest/studio audience member Ric Dube

- JB's #10/JK's #9

- On-again, off-again band led by Steve Hartlett

- Ah, the old "sweatpants-with-beers-stuffed-down-the-legs" deal

- Reminiscent of "Bug"-era Dino Jr.

- JK's #10

- Labelmates of Parquet Courts with similar sound

- The downside of "Music Limited"

- JB's #9

- Boston act traffics in "millennial mopery"

- Lo-fi, self-released effort

- Stickin' it to the Man with his Bandcamp URL

- JK's #8

- Released on 1/1/18

- Fueled by political frustration and anger

- A "fun protest album"

- JB's #8

- Brand new record from a UK supergroup

- Long-awaited followup to 2007 debut

- Rhythmically diverse look at British culture

- Whither Gorillaz?

- JK's #7

- The 12th studio album from power-pop masters

- Four songwriters who each wrote three songs

- Consistently great

- The fun of hunting down B-sides and rarities before artists started releasing compilations/reissues

- The ability to fall asleep on your feet while at a rock concert

- JB's #7

- A good record from a guitar wizard

- Less volume than his main gig

- "Relatively understated throughout"

- JK's #6

- An expansive effort from a prolific indie act

- Branching out their sound with more danceable songs

- Voicing political outrage

- JB's #6

- Venturing into jazzier realms

- Led by one of the more interesting guitarists of last 25 years

- Avant-rock/jazz; "it's not like Kenny G"

- Next: The top 5

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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

Direct download: CompCon_501_121118.mp3
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