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Every week, Darin and Gabe subject a song to critical analysis to determine whether it slaps.

Every week, Darin and Gabe subject a song to critical analysis to determine whether it slaps.
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United States

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Every week, Darin and Gabe subject a song to critical analysis to determine whether it slaps.

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English

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Episodes

Carly Rae Jepsen - Party for One

9/25/2019
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In maybe the most focused episode to date, Darin and Gabe discuss radical self-care, the beautiful trap of consumer culture, and what it means to "get over" someone. They both think this song slaps. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City. You can listen to New Junk City's music at newjunkcityatl.bandcamp.com. Support their art at newjunkcity.limitedrun.com. You can also now check out the playlist of all...

Duration:00:37:10

Hollywood Undead - Been to Hell (with Psychic Dolphin Garage!)

9/17/2019
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Zach and Kelton from Psychic Dolphin Garage stop by to talk about AOL.com's Rock Song of the Year, "Been to Hell" by the Hollywood Undead. Darin and Gabe try unsuccessfully to convince Kelton and Zach that this is a secretly subversive anti-capitalist anthem. You can follow Psychic Dolphin Garage on Twitter at @dolphingarage. And you can find their podcast by typing "psychic dolphin garage" into the search bar on your podcasting app. No one thinks this song slaps, even ironically. Cover...

Duration:00:48:42

Greta Van Fleet - When the Curtain Falls

9/15/2019
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Gabe and Darin discuss wolf-shirt rock, cable news anchor Greta Van Susteren, whether Greta Van Fleet have ever had any sort of human interactions, and play the quiz-show game "Is it Greta Van Fleet, or is it Led Zeppelin?" Neither thinks this song slaps, and in fact both find it wildly objectionable. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City. You can listen to New Junk City's music at...

Duration:01:18:53

Felt - Early Mornin' Tony

9/10/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss the racial and class implications of skateboarding, Rep. Steve King's support for Colonel Jessup, and whether Gabe is more forgettable than former(?) NBA player Raymond Felton. But mostly they talk about hip-hop supergroup Felt's song "Early Mornin' Tony." They both think this song slaps. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City. You can listen to New Junk City's music at...

Duration:01:00:24

Phoebe Bridgers - Scott Street

8/30/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss the merits of shower beers; the meandering, awkward conversations you have with your ex; and the philosophy of what it means for a song to slap. But mostly they talk about this gem of the sadcore genre. In a first ever split decision, Darin thinks this song slaps and Gabe is wrong. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City. You can listen to New Junk City's music at...

Duration:00:19:49

Florida Georgia Line (feat. Jason Aldean) - Can't Hide Red

8/26/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss Southern accents; the phony cultural dichotomy between Red States and Blue States; and whether you can, in fact, hide red. Darin and Gabe think this song can be re-purposed for socialist ends, but they do not think this song slaps. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, the best ever band named after a level in Earthworm Jim. You can listen to New Junk City's music at...

Duration:00:41:24

Vance Joy - Riptide

8/20/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss the perils of the Hollywood dream, the work of post-structuralist theoretician Michel Foucault, and werewolves, all somehow in the service of discussing the inoffensive ukelele hit "Riptide" by Vance Joy. Darin and Gabe, somewhat improbably, both think this song slaps. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City. One time when I was wearing a New Junk City shirt, a security guard...

Duration:00:45:01

Lizzo - Juice

8/16/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss hot girl summer (#hotgirlsummer), Lizzo's stance on polyamory (#notafan), and what to do if David Copperfield tries to hit on you at a club (#whattodoifdavidcopperfieldtriestohitonyouataclub). Darin and Gabe both think this song slaps unquestionably and without reservation. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, who I think are a good band and I stand by. Listen to New Junk City's...

Duration:00:41:11

Thavius Beck feat. Nocando - '98

8/13/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss the moving target demographic of Rap Genius readers, the total mindfuck of watching your semi-estranged father die of cancer, and the age-old question: are people who smoke pipes bougie or just old-fashioned? Both Darin and Gabe think this song slaps. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, who don't give a shit about your keys, and who slap. Listen to New Junk City's music at...

Duration:00:26:00

The Foo Fighters - This is a Call

8/9/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss the problems with the "tortured artist" narrative, post-grunge gibberish, the efficacy of tetracycline-based antibiotics on invertebrate species, and why Dave Grohl would make a terrible house guest. Do they think this song slaps? The answer might surprise you. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, who slap in both the Platonic and Aristotelian sense. Listen to New Junk City's...

Duration:00:38:19

Cayetana - Mesa

8/6/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss the wrongheadedness of trying to use the city of Mesa, Arizona to solve any problems in your relationship; they discuss what it feels like to pass out; and Gabe recalls the first time he saw, but did not meet, Darin. Gabe thinks this song slaps. So does Darin. This is the first unanimous slap in "Does It Slap?" history. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, who slap harder than one...

Duration:00:35:21

MAGIC! - Rude

8/1/2019
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Darin and Gabe talk about the song "Rude" by a band called "MAGIC!" Darin tries to make the case that this is the worst song ever recorded, they discuss whether the song's protagonist is worse than Mitt Romney, and they express some, let's say, concerns about the lack of agency afforded to the song's love interest. A resounding "does not slap" from both Darin and Gabe. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk...

Duration:00:40:17

Blink-182 - Blame It On My Youth

7/29/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss "Blame It On My Youth," a new song from Blink-182. They also talk about Pizzagate, Matt Skiba's bizarre dog food choices, and the vulnerability and loneliness of youth or something. Darin didn't think this song slapped. Neither did Gabe. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, who, if music were the Animaniacs, would be Slappy the Squirrel. Support their art at...

Duration:00:42:21

Taylor Swift - You Need to Calm Down

7/23/2019
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Darin and Gabe discuss Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down." The Verdict: Darin - Doesn't slap. Gabe - Doesn't slap. Cover art by Jeremy Hammond. You can find him on twitter dot com at @jeremythunder. Intro and outro music by New Junk City, who are patron saints of the slap canon. Support their art at newjunkcity.limitedrun.com.

Duration:00:38:30