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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

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

BONUS SOUNDS: Jeff Rosenstock, Matthew Crosby & Ed Gamble

12/24/2020
A Christmas treat for you featuring James, Matthew and Ed on seeing Jeff Rosenstock live and then an interview with the man himself about his album Worry.

Duration:00:47:17

Mae Martin & Jeff Rosenstock's Worry

12/24/2020
Mae Martin is thrilled by the album from which the podcast takes its name. The final track on the punk musician's second solo album is called Perfect Sound Whatever.

Duration:00:25:37

Jamali Maddix & screamcore rap

12/17/2020
James is attempting to win Jamali's support for 2016 with the album SUI // RAP by youngster jiji, the brainchild of Seattle rapper James Campbell.

Duration:00:23:06

BONUS SOUNDS: Foonyap

12/10/2020
Foonyap talks to James about the mental and emotional struggles that inspired her beautiful album Palimpsest.

Duration:00:20:07

Desiree Burch & intricate fragile folk

12/10/2020
Desiree is in two minds about Palimpsest by the classically trained Canadian musician Foonyap.

Duration:00:26:44

Phil Wang & electronic Mexican folk

12/3/2020
Phil absolutely loves Me Demandó DEMOS, recorded by San Cha on the farm where her mother grew up, without the opportunity to collaborate with a producer.

Duration:00:23:56

Evelyn Mok & a technophobic metal nightmare

11/26/2020
Evelyn is back and introduced to Boy Man Machine by Drose, an album that fuses experimental metal with sounds recorded in a factory.

Duration:00:24:11

Romesh Ranganathan & head-scrambling math rap

11/19/2020
Romesh is delighted to discover Badd Timing by The Sooper Swag Project, an album recorded with the intention of using as many different and difficult time signatures as possible.

Duration:00:26:17

BONUS SOUNDS: Cyril Yeterian from Bongo Joe

11/12/2020
James explores the mystery behind Song I-V by Rocks & Waves Song Circle, with the head honcho of one of the two record labels behind its release, Bongo Joe.

Duration:00:17:48

Sarah Keyworth & a mysterious choral album

11/12/2020
Sarah needs convincing about the story behind Songs I-V by Rocks & Waves Song Circle, supposedly recorded spontaneously by Swedish artist Isak Sundstrom at a Church in Mexico.

Duration:00:23:40