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Part 3 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

- On to our top 5 selections

- JK's #5

- An unexpectedly great album from a member of the Strokes

- JB's #5

- Weird shoegaze straight outta Philly

- JB's #4

- More excellent Philadelphia indie rock

- JK's #3

- Angry, angular UK rock act that has listened to the Fall

- JB's #3

- "I had difficulty finding fault with this record"

- Esteemed YoLa-ologist in the house

- YLT keeps doing its own thing

- JK's #2

- Another fine double album from an interesting Toronto act

- Where hardcore meets prog

- Lots of guest vocalists

- JB's #2

- Sweeping orchestral material, hot jams

- Bands still make videos for some reason

- Picking and choosing from the catalog

- JK's #1

- A political record released early in the year that still resonates

- Fiery live show to go with the album

- Countering a master of distraction

- The kids with the vaping and the pot smoking and the whatnot

- It's a strange time to be alive

- JB's #1 and JK's #4

- Bit of a grower

- A darker, moodier album than her previous work

- Terrific live performer

- Dube: Became a fan by complete accident

- Doobs recommends the Salad Boys

- New stuff on the horizon: Bob Mould, Pedro the Lion, Mike Krol, Swervedriver, Telekinesis

- Johnny Foreigner reunion seems unlikely

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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_502_121718.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

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

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

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
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

Part 1 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

- The decline of rock's popularity

- Album sales are way down

- That time the Melvins hit the Top 200 albums chart

- Apple's going to work with the Amazon Echo soon

- Breitling pays for the Amazon Music "Talky Talky"

- The youths don't pay for physical media anymore

- Ric's family has Spotify, he has dedicated streaming of his own collection

- Modern country is doing big business, relatively speaking

- Pop music is doing well

- Most rock acts make money through touring, not albums

- The Stones are still touring

- Mick and Keith were considered "old" in their mid-30s

- Breitling: The year's music really picked up in the second half

- New Mary Lattimore release is enjoyable

- Ric: Enjoying Brian Eno's latest release, which is a $30 app

- Kumar: Honorable mentions include Tony Molina, Slaves, Thin Lips, Arthur Buck, Buffalo Tom, Joyce Manor, Swearin, Stove, Screaming Females

- Breitling: Master System, Palm, Superchunk, Frankie Cosmos, Kurt Vile

- Next: We count down our top 10 albums

Completely Conspicuous is available through the iTunes podcast directory. Subscribe and write a review!

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_500_120418.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

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