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Paul and I (Android) are using this blog page as an outlet for expressing our views on music and to hopefully introduce readers to new artists. Besides reviews, we also feature writing about our trials and tribulations. If you are a musician and would like us to expose your music to our readers, just send an email, and we’ll check it out.

Video Clip of the Week: Father John Misty “Pure Comedy”

Since I spent the entire month of January listening only to albums released in 1974 (you can hear about it HERE), I’m currently playing a game of catch-up on 2017 releases. I’m hoping to have an album to review by next week, but in the meantime, the BDWPS.com page has been stagnant for the past week and a half. To fill some space, I thought I’d share my favorite release of the year so far in the video for Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy.” I’m sure many of you have already seen it, but if you haven’t, it’s a glory to behold. The song is also pretty great. Hopefully the site will be back to its normal routine in the next week or so.

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #55

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In this year’s “That 70s Show” episode, we take a look at the music that shaped 1974. It was a year of many genres nearing their end while future genres were just beginning to bud in the underground.

Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS).

Tracklist:

Leonard Cohen “There is a War”

Gil Scott Heron “H2O-Gate”

Funkadelic “On the Verge of Getting It On”

Cluster “Caramel”

King Crimson “Fallen Angel”

Robert Wyatt “Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road”

Roxy Music “All I Want is You” John Cale “Fear is a Man’s Best Friend”

John Cale “Fear is a Man’s Best Friend”

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Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2016

Since we are only in the infancy of 2017, I thought I’d post a list of my top 10 favorite hip-hop albums of 2016. While many of these also appeared on the Top 40 Albums of 2016 list and  the Top 10 Favorite Songs of 2016 podcast, I wanted to focus in on a genre that had a really great year in terms of creative output. As you will see, my taste in hip-hop leans toward the more experimental and alternative, but if you’re interested in reading about some of the most innovative, thought-provoking hip-hop albums of 2016, this is the list for you. For some of these posts I used excerpts from past write-ups (I hope you don’t mind!).

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Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016

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Since we are only in the infancy of 2017, I thought I’d post a list of my top 10 favorite metal albums of 2016. While many of these also appeared on the Top 40 Albums of 2016 list and  the Top 10 Favorite Songs of 2016 podcast, I wanted to give metal its due in a year where we saw the boundaries of the genre continue to widen. For some of these posts I used excerpts from past write-ups (I hope you don’t mind!).

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BDWPS Podcast: Episode #54 (Best Songs of 2016)

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In this podcast, I go through my ten favorite songs of 2016. My taste are wide-ranging and often strange, so many of these great tunes will be new to you. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

You can listen to the podcast HERE or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher (search: BDWPS)

Check out our other Year End Lists below:
Top 40 Albums (40-21)

Top 40 Albums (20-1)
Best Album Covers
Worst Album Covers
Follow us on Twitter (@BDWPS) and Facebook (search: BDWPS)

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Top 40 Albums of 2016 (20-1)

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I think we can all agree that 2016 was not a great year. From terrorist attacks to deaths of beloved celebrities to the tumultuous presidential election, it’s easy to compile a list of 2016’s lowlights. What has been lost in this sea of let-downs and despair is the amount of great music that was released this past year. Once again, I’ve compiled a list of some incredible albums that hail from a wide range of genres. Give the final 20 a read through and a listen. I’m sure you’ll find something you also enjoy, and maybe you’ll discover something that strayed beyond your listening peripheral in 2016.

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Top 40 Albums of 2016 (40-21)

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For me, this list is the most important thing I write all year. While I enjoy all the various writing avenues I take, the “Top Albums” list is really the end-all-be-all. I’d be beating a dead horse if I discussed what a disappointing year 2016 has been, but instead, I want to focus on some of the great music released.  Once again, I’ve compiled a list of some incredible albums that hail from a wide range of genres. Give the first 20 a read through and a listen, and I’m sure you’ll find something that strayed beyond your listening peripheral in 2016.

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