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Best New Podcast podcast.

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

In this episode we discuss two artists with origins in very prestigious music schools, where they presumably do very prestigious music things. Does all this prestige guarantee a BNM? Absolutely not. That's ridiculous and, frankly, I'm embarrassed for...

Have you ever showed up to what you assumed would be the physical manifestation of a pop album, only to find out it was just a regular old theme park?! If so, you're not alone and this class action lawsuit may be for you.

We've long known Drake claims to be a lover boy, but we've yet to see any real credentials to back that up. However, that may soon change. Join us as we discuss one of the new year's most anticipated albums, Certified Lover Boy.

The time has finally come. Listen along as we read through The Website's year-end top albums list and determine the winners of this year's draft. That's about 10% of it. The rest, as usual, is mainly us mispronouncing things.

With the year slowly starting to fade and with the release of The Website's year-end lists imminent, your Best New Hosts gather to do what they do just fine: draft. This episode we pick the albums we think will top the 50 Best Albums of 2020. First,...

A cabin album! 😱 A quarantine album! 😱 Two singers toss their Big bands to the side and get contemplative. Or remain contemplative. I dunno, just listen to the podcast.

A Fleet Foxes scramble-cast, for Shore.

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...