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It's part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of the past decade.

Show notes:

- Recorded at CompCon world HQ

- Breitling's top 10 aren't ranked in order

- JB's #10: 2014 compilation of singles by Cookies

- Experimental stuff, hooks galore

- JK's #10: Magnum opus by Titus Andronicus (2010)

- Sprawling album with lots of guest stars, loosely based on Civil War

- JB's #9: Breakout 2013 album from Speedy Ortiz

- Hot '90s indie rock sound

- JK's #9: Double album from Toronto's Fucked Up (2011)

- Sound of hardcore singer fronting Velocity Girl

- JB's #8: Dan Bejar brings the heat in 2011 with Destroyer

- Catchy '80s yacht rock vibe

- JK's 8: Jeff Rosenstock's post-election response (2018)

- Deals with disappointment and hitting your 30s

- JB's #7: Snowball II with an early '90s homage (2017)

- Produced by Kurt Heasley of Lilys

- JK's 7: Epic 2013 release from Queens of the Stone Age

- Near-death experience led to different lyrical approach

- JB's #6: The only War On Drugs worth fighting (2014)

- Adam Granduciel's mainstream breakthrough, attracting scorn from Mark Kozelek

- JK's #6: Arctic Monkeys continue evolving their sound (2013)

- Incorporated funk and hip hop beats into their indie rock

- JB's #5: Infinity Girl's debut for Topshelf (2015)

- Underappreciated shoegaze masterpiece

- JK's #5: Bob Mould's first album with Narducy and Wurster (2012)

- First of a strong stretch of ass-kickers, on par with his work with Sugar

- JB's #4: She Sir's 2014 release is painstakingly crafted

- Shimmering shoegaze

- JK's #4 and JB's #3: Courtney Barnett burst on the scene with strong 2015 debut

- Interesting lyrics combined with hot rock guitar

- To be continued: Our top picks

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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_516_102819.mp3
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