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James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

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    • 4.7 • 549 Ratings

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

    Eleanor Tiernan & Run The Jewels 3

    Eleanor Tiernan & Run The Jewels 3

    Eleanor Tiernan is drawn in by hip-hop duo Run The Jewel's critically acclaimed epic third album.

    This is the final episode of series 1 but we'll be back this summer so subscribe to the podcast to be the first to hear new episodes!

    • 29 min
    John Kearns & celebratory North African sampled vinyl

    John Kearns & celebratory North African sampled vinyl

    John Kearns wants to dance to Tunisian producer and DJ Ghoula's celebratory album Hlib El Ghoula, which features rare North African vinyl that the artist sourced from Tunisian markets then sampled and scratched with live instrumentals.

    • 26 min
    Rachel Parris & an orchestral art-rock collaboration

    Rachel Parris & an orchestral art-rock collaboration

    Classically trained Rachel Parris dissects the one-off album Balter/Saunier, a collaboration between the Chicago orchestra Ensemble Dal Niente, influential art-rock band Deerhoof, and Brazilian composer Marcos Balter.

    • 28 min
    Jen Brister & experimental Majorcan folk

    Jen Brister & experimental Majorcan folk

    Jen Brister has a strong reaction to 'Folk Souvenir', an album by Joana Gomila that uses field recordings and improvisation to bring a new approach to traditional Majorcan folk.

    • 21 min
    BONUS SOUNDS: Joana Gomila & Dr Judith R Cohen

    BONUS SOUNDS: Joana Gomila & Dr Judith R Cohen

    James talks to Joana Gomila and Dr Judith R Cohen about the Spanish folk recordings of ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax and the making of Joana's album 'Folk Souvenir'.

    • 23 min
    Jack Rooke & thoughtful inventive indie

    Jack Rooke & thoughtful inventive indie

    Jack is over the moon to be introduced to all 24 tracks of Thoughts Lined Up by award-winning artist Martin Creed.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
549 Ratings

549 Ratings

CJ Silvef ,

Love James

Listening to this all day is the best thing about wfh.

LeonaListens123 ,

Brilliant

I’m really enjoying listening to this whilst reading James’ book alongside it. The podcast makes me laugh every time but also lovely to hear about music I would never know about otherwise.

Oopsydaisy86 ,

Easy to listen to, fun and a tonic for the soul 😍

Great podcast - just what I needed to reignite my love for music 💛

This podcast is going to cost me a lot of money! 🙈

I’d like to make a 2016 music recommendation... Centerfold by Mothxr

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