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

James Acaster's Perfect Sound‪s‬ BBC

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

    Athena Kugblenu & Frank Ocean’s Blonde

    Athena Kugblenu & Frank Ocean’s Blonde

    As a huge fan of his debut mixtape nostalgia, Ultra, Athena is underwhelmed by Frank Ocean’s 2016 album Blonde.

    • 29 min
    Gabriel Ebulue & personal beat-fired balladry

    Gabriel Ebulue & personal beat-fired balladry

    Gabriel is excited to be introduced to For Good by Fog, a crowd-funded comeback from Minneapolis musician Andrew Broder.

    • 22 min
    BONUS SOUNDS: Drummers Adam Betts & Seb Rochford

    BONUS SOUNDS: Drummers Adam Betts & Seb Rochford

    Adam and Seb bring their drum kits along to talk to James about the virtuosic drumming on Jon Bap's 'What Now?'. Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios in London.

    • 27 min
    Rob Deering & outsider soul music

    Rob Deering & outsider soul music

    Rob Deering is up for the challenge of Jon Bap's 'What Now?', an album that James describes as one of the most life-changing from his whole 2016 project.

    • 25 min
    Nish Kumar & Kevin Abstract's American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story

    Nish Kumar & Kevin Abstract's American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story

    Nish is blown away by this concept album from Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract. The album tells the story of him growing up in Texas with homophobic parents and a racist boyfriend.

    • 29 min
    Sindhu Vee & conceptual club bangers

    Sindhu Vee & conceptual club bangers

    Sindhu is not judging anyone who wants to listen to Popp by Oval, a 2016 solo project by glitch pioneer Markus Popp.

    • 24 min

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