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December 28, 2019

A show about opinions about Pitchfork's opinions about new music.

We try to guess how they'll rate upcoming releases. We are rarely successful.



Episodes with Smash Notes

For an episode nominally about Sufjan Stevens and Matt Berninger, we sure do spend a lot of time talking about Wilco and "Big Mamas."

For an episode nominally about Sufjan Stevens and Matt Berninger, we sure do spend a lot of time talking about Wilco and "Big Mamas."

In an uncharacteristic instance of somewhat timely podcasting, we put together a Deep Dive on Taylor Swift's new surprise release, folklore.

In this episode, with nothing to deep dive, your hosts become bored and essentially just start talking about the upcoming 2020 year-end list anyway.

All aboard Lou Reed's Time Travelin' Dirigible! It's time to invent The Beatles! DEEP DIVES: Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher LIGHTNING ROUND: Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure? Maya Hawke – Blush Arca – KiCk i...

Do you have a personal relationship with Stephen Malkmus? DEEP DIVES: Moses Sumney – græ Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately Car Seat Headrest – Making a Door Less Open LIGHTNING ROUND: Built To Spill – Built To Spill Plays The...

25: The Taco Bell Concert Hole In retrospect, a lot of the concerts we've been to could or should have been live streams. Note: You may notice that Mike's audio in the final segment is...weird. We hate to lean on the old "technical difficulties"...

In which we discuss how very concerned music journalists are about artists being derivative. Sometimes. Except when they aren't at all. Deep Dives HAIM - Women in Music Pt. III The Strokes - The New Abnormal Lightning Round Hamilton...

Your Best New Hosts blow off some Super Tuesday steam and then proceed to spend about ninety percent of the show unraveling the mystery of why one would title an album Kiss Land. DEEP DIVES: U.S. Girls - Heavy Light The Weeknd - After Hours ...

As we once sang on our now-legendary 2014 performance on The Late Show with David Letterman: "Podcasts change / But you know some podcasts never do." So, anyway, here's another episode. DEEP DIVES King Krule - Man Alive! Real Estate - The Main Thing...

Breaking in the (still somewhat) new year by getting back to basics with some deep dives. Also discussed: some of your hosts' most eagerly awaited albums of 2020 and Duffy's nuanced take on the announcement of a new Bright Eyes record. Deep Dives ...

20: LIVE READING - The 50 Best Albums of 2019 After a brief delay due to wintertime sniffles, your Best New Hosts have emerged from their NyQuil haze to finish what they started and read The Website's long-anticipated year-end best albums list. More...