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

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    • 4.8 • 123 Ratings

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

    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
    Alison Spittle & extreme industrial metal

    Alison Spittle & extreme industrial metal

    Alison is willing to persevere with the album End Position by experimental Texan duo Street Sects.

    • 27 min
    Dane Baptiste & infinite looping psych rock

    Dane Baptiste & infinite looping psych rock

    Dane enjoys the frantic Nonagen Infinity by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, the eighth album from the prolific Australian psych rock band.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

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RafGar ,

Deeper than you think.

Every time I think I’ve got Acaster figured out, he goes and does something above and beyond. The regular interviews with celebs are great, but his interviews with musicians, music historians, etc are where you can actually appreciate how much Acaster has learned about music, music making and music theory. What was a terrible year for James resulted in him being more thoughtful, introspective and empathetic. Keep on growing, brother.

Anna B 17 ,

Great listen!

This guy changed the way I have listened to music! The episodes are funny and the added info makes listening to the albums so enjoyable. 10/10 recommend.

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