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An outlet for two Canadians to expound their musical opinions and knowledge about the latest in music and music culture so that they no longer have to bore their friends with it at social gatherings.

The Play Button Kevin A and Peter W

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

An outlet for two Canadians to expound their musical opinions and knowledge about the latest in music and music culture so that they no longer have to bore their friends with it at social gatherings.

    Sam Smith/Oneohtrix Point Never/Ariana Grande | The Weeknd

    Sam Smith/Oneohtrix Point Never/Ariana Grande | The Weeknd

    This week, we have our first ever review that doesn’t end in a “Play” or “Pause” as Peter and Kevin take positions on Ariana Grande’s latest, navigate heartbreak with Sam Smith, and travel to a new dimension courtesy of Oneohtrix Point Never. We then cap things off with a chat about Toronto’s favourite son The Weeknd.

    [recorded Nov 18, 2020]

    Recommended Tracks:

    Sam Smith - Love Goes - “Another One”

    Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never - “No Nightmares”

    Ariana Grande - Positions - “nasty”

    Special Thanks:

    Matthew W for our cover art and Eric A for our music

    • 37 min
    Local Natives/clipping./Matt Berninger | Solo Albums

    Local Natives/clipping./Matt Berninger | Solo Albums

    An EP from Local Natives, a solo album from The National’s frontman, and a hip-hop album with horror movie themes? Seems like a recipe for some mixed opinions. Kevin and Peter catch up on these late-October releases while also discussing whether or not solo albums from popular bands’ frontpersons are worth the hype.

    [recorded Nov 8, 2020]

    Recommended Tracks:

    Local Natives - Sour Lemon EP - “Lemon”

    clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned - “Check the Lock”

    Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison - “Serpentine Prison”

    Special Thanks:

    Matthew W for our cover art and Eric A for our music

    • 36 min
    Gorillaz/PUP/Nothing But Thieves | Pre-Release Singles

    Gorillaz/PUP/Nothing But Thieves | Pre-Release Singles

    As if it were Christmas morning itself, Kevin and Peter feverishly unwrap their presents in the form of albums by some of their favourite artists. October 23rd was another heavy release day in music and it includes new LPs by Nothing but Thieves and Gorillaz, as well as an EP by PUP. They also talk strategy and whether it works in the artists’ favour to pre-release large chunks of an album.

    [recorded Oct 27, 2020]

    Recommended Tracks:

    Gorillaz - Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez - “Pac-Man”

    PUP - This Place Sucks Ass - “Anaphylaxis”

    Nothing But Thieves - Moral Panic - “Unperson”

    Special Thanks:

    Matthew W for our cover art and Eric A for our music

    • 31 min
    21 Savage/Metz/BLACKPINK | Unfamiliar Genres

    21 Savage/Metz/BLACKPINK | Unfamiliar Genres

    Kevin gets put through the ringer with three wildly diverse albums from early October. We cover Atlanta trap rapper 21 Savage’s Savage Mode II, Toronto punk/noise rock band Metz, as well as the manifestation of Kevin’s worst musical nightmare: all-girl K-Pop powergroup BLACKPINK.

    [recorded Oct 17, 2020]

    Recommended Tracks:

    21 Savage - Savage Mode II - “Rich N**** Shit”

    Metz - Atlas Vending - “Draw Us In”

    BLACKPINK - The Album - “Lovesick Girls”

    Special Thanks:

    Matthew W for our cover art and Eric A for our music

    • 37 min
    Sylvan Esso/Big Sean/Cults | Hit Debuts

    Sylvan Esso/Big Sean/Cults | Hit Debuts

    Kevin and Peter play a little catch-up after the wildly eventful string of releases from September and share thoughts on new material from Big Sean, Sylvan Esso, and Cults. They also expand upon the latter two bands, who both had hit debuts from seemingly no where, catapulting them into fame. The topic of the day is how do bands keep that momentum going, what has worked for some and what hasn’t?

    [Recorded Oct 8, 2020]

    Recommended Tracks:

    Sylvan Esso - Free Love - “Ferris Wheel”

    Big Sean - Detroit 2 - ”Body Language”

    Cults - Host - “Monolithic”

    Special Thanks:

    Matthew W for our cover art and Eric A for our music

    • 39 min
    Fleet Foxes/Sufjan Stevens/Deftones | Surprise Releases

    Fleet Foxes/Sufjan Stevens/Deftones | Surprise Releases

    In the debut episode, Peter and Kevin try to carve into the massive amount of releases that came out during the week of September 25. Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, and Deftones, all considered pioneers of their respective genres, all with an album in this week’s reviews. Going off of Fleet Foxes’ surprise release Shore, we talk about whether surprise releases are really worth the effort the artists put into keeping the recording secret.

    Recommended Tracks:

    Fleet Foxes - Shore - “Jara” (Peter)

    Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension - “The Ascension” (Kevin)

    Deftones - Ohms - “The Spell of Mathematics” (Peter)

    Special thanks to Matthew W for our cover art and Eric A for our intro and outro music.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

happylistener_96 ,

Two music nerds loving life

Loved the first episode! You guys have such different tastes and it’s funny to see you interact and exchange opinions. This episode got me to listen to some music I never would have on my own. 5 stars!!

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