Sooo, it looks like I forgot to post the latest BDWPS Podcast to WordPress…my bad! It’s been a rough week for all of us.
With the results of the 2016 presidential election in, this BDWPS Podcast turns into a therapy session for listeners with new tracks from Adam Torres, Bon Iver, Conor Oberst, Preoccupations, Ausmuteants, Hamilton Leithauser, Mick Jenkins, and LVL UP. We also take a look at the Elliot Smith bio-doc “Heaven Adores You” and revisit Bob Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home.”
Adam Torres “High Lonesome”
Bon Iver “33 God”
Conor Oberst “Tachycardia”
Ausmuteants “I Hate You”
Hamilton Leithauser “Rough Going (I Won’t Let Up)”
Mick Jenkins “Spread Love”
LVL UP “Pain”
Elliot Smith “Last Call” B
Bob Dylan “Corrina, Corrina”
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’m not blind to the list of other music websites, and as I peruse them, I always find myself scoffing or shaking my head in frustration. Sometimes it’s because of the thinly veiled politics behind picks; other times it’s the unwarranted hype given to an artist who still needs time to grow. I like to believe that I’m so outside the industry and that I can give you a list that is based solely on my passion for music that lurks outside the mainstream. 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 2014.