Episode 106 – Reflekted Reviews – Arcade Fire, Paul McCartney, White Denim

Only one more episode left in the backlog of reviews. This episode will go down as the most contentious of them all. The original recording went over the three hour mark, with a full hour being spent on just the Arcade Fire album. There was laughing, there was yelling, and there was blood and tears spilt all over the floor. Unfortunately, due to trying to keep this podcast under two hours, I edited most of it out. However, the good stuff I kept in… and it was probably some of the best reviewing of an album that we’ve ever done. The podcast is long, but I think it’s worth it. Enjoy!

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Best of 2013 – Brian

A quick note about when and how this was recorded. Usually, this podcast is recorded on a mixer with set microphones and a small table. I feed all out music through the mixer and into headphones for everyone. All our end of the year recordings happen at our Polygraph Record Christmas party. This year, I wanted to make it a little more loose and fun, so we had four mics, passed them around, and listened to the music over the speakers and I added in the music post-production. Well, by the end of the recording, most people had a lot to drink and that meant a lot of craziness in the editing. I did the best I could and in retrospect, I think we won’t be doing this again.

So, after a long editing session, horns up fuckers, it’s Brian’s best of 2013 list…

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List:

1. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin
2. FIDLAR – FIDLAR
3. Kverltek – Meir
4. Gwar – Battle Maximus
5. Clutch – Earth Rocker
6. Fuzz – Fuzz
7. Melvins – Tres Cabrones
8. Larry and His Flask – By the Lamplight
9. Elephant Stone – Elephant Stone
10. Radkey – Devil Fruit EP

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Best of 2013 – Rachel

And now for something a little different. Rachel runs down her best of 2013 and you’ll find a lot more here if your tastes run into the pop category.

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List (not in any particular order):
1. Arctic Monkeys – AM
2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
3. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
4. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
5. Justin Timberlake – 50/50 Experience

Not played in the podcast but mentioned as favorites:
Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends
The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow
Paul McCartney – New

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List in order:
1. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
2. Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends
3. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
4. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
5. Lorde – Pure Heroine
6. Surfer Blood – Pythons
7. Washed Out – Paracosm

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