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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
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

It's part 1 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of the past decade.

Show notes:

- Recorded at CompCon world HQ

- We did this 10 years ago, a little differently

- Ten years is a long time inside a car

- The shift from downloads to streaming

- Not everything is available from streaming services

- iTunes didn't die, it was just split up

- Music can also disappear from streaming services

- Original MP3 players only held a handful of songs

- The kids like the vinyl

- Concerts business has evolved: Bands are playing smaller venues

- Who the hell are the Chainsmokers?

- Bands we like can't fill hockey rinks

- Nobody's making money off albums

- It's all merch

- Vinyl and box sets are big bucks

- Lots of reissues

- Albums that didn't make our top 10

- Breitling: Releases from Lubec, Funeral Advantage, Hop Along, LCD Soundsystem

- Kumar: LCD Soundsystem, Grinderman, Arcade Fire, Wild Flag, Sloan, Destroyer, METZ, Savages, Speedy Ortiz, Kurt Vile, Ex Hex, Protomartyr, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, The War on Drugs, Jeff Rosenstock, IDLES, Fucked Up, Sharon Van Etten, PUP

- To be continued: On to the top 10

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_515_102219.mp3
Category:Completely Conspicuous -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

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