James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.
Fatiha El-Ghorri is in Heavn
Heavn by Jamila Woods fuses R&B, Jazz and various other genres including classic indie. Surely it must appeal to Cure-loving Fatiha!
Aparna Nancherla & Freetown Sound
Freetown Sound by Blood Orange is such an "immaculate" album that James worries he might burst into tears just talking about it. Here's hoping Aparna feels the same, otherwise trouble could be afoot.
Jen Ives & An Escape Into Space
Splendor & Misery is a sci-fi concept album by experimental rap trio Clipping. Lyrics and soundscapes combine to tell an Afrofuturist story of an escape from oppression into the void of space. Jen Ives prepares to be transported.
Stuart Laws & ScHoolboy Q
James confesses to being in love with ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP. With a Gangsta rap core but with psychedelic overtones and great production, is there enough to seduce Stuart Laws too?
Toussaint Douglass & The Life Of Pablo
The ever-polarising Kanye West can be controversial at times but James can't help but like the music. After all, his 2016 album The Life of Pablo has a vein of weirdness running through it that is right up James' street. However, is it a path Toussaint Douglass is willing to tread?
Fern Brady & The Punk Beyoncé
Black Terry Cat by Xenia Rubinos is a magical album drawing on many influences and described by the artist herself as "a punk Beyoncé". However, is it enough to impress one of Scotland's finest, Fern Brady?
Love the show. A tip for pronouncing Meilyr - it’s more like ‘may-lear’ but the r is a hard r. 🙌 thanks for all the good music recommendations James!
The most insightful music show on radio.
Listening to this all day is the best thing about wfh.