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James Acaster's Perfect Sounds

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

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

Location:

United Kingdom

Networks:

BBC

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

John Kearns & celebratory North African sampled vinyl

4/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:43

Rachel Parris & an orchestral art-rock collaboration

4/8/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:04

Jen Brister & experimental Majorcan folk

4/1/2021
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.

Duration:00:21:48

BONUS SOUNDS: Joana Gomila & Dr Judith R Cohen

3/31/2021
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'.

Duration:00:23:03

Jack Rooke & thoughtful inventive indie

3/26/2021
Jack is over the moon to be introduced to all 24 tracks of Thoughts Lined Up by award-winning artist Martin Creed.

Duration:00:26:29

Alison Spittle & extreme industrial metal

3/19/2021
Alison is willing to persevere with the album End Position by experimental Texan duo Street Sects.

Duration:00:27:32

Dane Baptiste & infinite looping psych rock

3/12/2021
Dane enjoys the frantic Nonagen Infinity by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, the eighth album from the prolific Australian psych rock band.

Duration:00:30:19

Suzi Ruffell & The Tut's Update Your Brain

3/5/2021
Suzi adores the melodic feminist anthems on this debut punk album from Hayes-based three-piece The Tuts.

Duration:00:28:29

BONUS SOUNDS: The Tuts

3/5/2021
Hayes-based three-piece The Tuts take James on a tour of their hometown including their rehearsal room, a local radio station and the venue for one of their early gigs.

Duration:00:40:15

Guz Khan & generational jazz rap

2/25/2021
Guz is up for giving the self-titled project by Sélébéyone another chance. The album features two saxophonists and two rappers, Senegal's Gaston Bandimic and HPrizm from the US.

Duration:00:25:33

Athena Kugblenu & Frank Ocean’s Blonde

2/18/2021
As a huge fan of his debut mixtape nostalgia, Ultra, Athena is underwhelmed by Frank Ocean’s 2016 album Blonde.

Duration:00:29:49

Gabriel Ebulue & personal beat-fired balladry

2/11/2021
Gabriel is excited to be introduced to For Good by Fog, a crowd-funded comeback from Minneapolis musician Andrew Broder.

Duration:00:22:58

BONUS SOUNDS: Drummers Adam Betts & Seb Rochford

2/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:27:36

Rob Deering & outsider soul music

2/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:25:53

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

1/28/2021
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.

Duration:00:29:18

Sindhu Vee & conceptual club bangers

1/21/2021
Sindhu is not judging anyone who wants to listen to Popp by Oval, a 2016 solo project by glitch pioneer Markus Popp.

Duration:00:24:48

BONUS SOUNDS: Akenya, Cam O'Bi and Phoelix on Noname'sTelefone

1/14/2021
Three of Noname's key collaborators from the Chicago scene share their memories of helping to create her debut mixtape.

Duration:00:24:13

Kemah Bob & Noname's Telefone

1/14/2021
Kemah is a huge fan of this beautiful debut mixtape, written and recorded by rapper Noname and collaborators in LA and Chicago.

Duration:00:26:32

Felicity Ward & nostalgic American indie

1/7/2021
Felicity is super in to Not Good At Spending Time Alone A.K.A. Cleanliness by Market, a project written and recorded by New York based musician Nate Mendelsohn.

Duration:00:26:05

Nathaniel Metcalfe & live improvised blues

12/31/2020
Nathaniel would like to dig New Guitar Old Hat Knew Blues, an album recorded by Mike Cooper live in Geneva.

Duration:00:22:42