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Ep. 92: Beyoncé, Cage the Elephant, Dos Monos, Lizzo, FKA twigs, Kanye West

5/2/2019
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Anthony reviews Beyoncé's HOMECOMING: The Live Album, Cage the Elephant's Social Cues, Dos Monos' Dos City, Lizzo's Cuz I Love You, FKA twigs' "Cellophane," and comments on Kanye West's Sunday Service performance at Coachella. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:56

Ep. 91: BTS, PUP, Aries, The Chemical Brothers, Anderson .Paak, Kevin Abstract, Flying Lotus, Juice WRLD

4/24/2019
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Anthony reviews BTS's Map of the Soul: Persona, Kevin Abstract's "Baby Boy," Flying Lotus' "Fire Is Coming" ft. David Lynch, PUP's Morbid Stuff, Aries' Welcome Home, The Chemical Brothers' No Geography, Anderson .Paak's Ventura, and in a podcast exclusive LET'S ARGUE segment he comments on the matter of Juice WRLD being a "corporate-friendly XXXTentacion." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:42

Ep. 90: Quelle Chris, Weyes Blood, Ibibio Sound Machine, Show Me the Body, ScHoolboy Q ft. Travis Scott, Kevin Abstract, Lil Uzi Vert

4/17/2019
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Anthony reviews Quelle Chris' Guns, Weyes Blood's Titanic Rising, Ibibio Sound Machine's Doko Mien, Show Me the Body's Dog Whistle, ScHoolboy Q's "CHopstix" ft. Travis Scott, Kevin Abstract's ARIZONA baby, and Lil Uzi Vert's "That's a Rack" & "Sanguine Paradise." Also, in a podcast exclusive LET'S ARGUE segment, he comments streaming's possibly negative impact on the music industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:14

Ep. 89: Billie Eilish, The Comet Is Coming, Billy Woods & Kenny Segal, La Dispute, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, JPEGMAFIA

4/10/2019
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Anthony reviews Billie Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, The Comet Is Coming's Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, Billy Woods & Kenny Segal's Hiding Places, La Dispute's Panorama, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, and JPEGMAFIA's "The Who." Plus in a podcast-exclusive LET'S ARGUE segment, he comments on whether or not detractors of his reviews for Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande have listened to the albums themselves. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:50:46

Ep. 88: Nav, Logic, Stella Donnelly, American Football, Lil Nas X, Warner Music & Endel

4/2/2019
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Anthony reviews Nav's Bad Habits, Logic's Supermarket, Stella Donnelly's Beware of the Dogs, and American Football's third album. He also comments on Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" being kicked off Billboard's country charts and Warner Music's recent signing of Endel, a mood music algorithm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:02

Ep. 87: Flume, Matmos, Dave, Logic, Tame Impala, Billie Eilish

3/27/2019
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Anthony reviews Flume's Hi This Is Flume, Matmos' Plastic Anniversary, Dave's Psychodrama, Logic's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," and Tame Impala "Patience." He also examines the question of whether or not Billie Eilish is an industry plant and, in a podcast-exclusive portion of LET'S ARGUE, responds to the theory that streaming numbers have replaced music review scores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:47

Ep. 86: Juice WRLD, Sun Kil Moon, Foals, Spellling, Little Simz, ScHoolboy Q

3/20/2019
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Anthony reviews Juice WRLD's Death Race for Love, Sun Kil Moon's I Also Want to Die in New Orleans, Foals' Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1, Spellling's Mazy Fly, Little Simz's GREY Area, and ScHoolboy Q's “Numb Numb Juice.” Anthony also examines the question of how many of his followers agree with his reviews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:53

Ep. 85: Weezer, 2 Chainz, Solange, Blu & Oh No, Mac DeMarco, Vampire Weekend, Rap Lyrics in Court Cases

3/13/2019
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Anthony reviews Weezer's Black Album, 2 Chainz's Rap or Go to the League, Solange's When I Get Home, Blu & Oh No's A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night, Mac DeMarco's "Nobody," and Vampire Weekend's "Big Blue / Sunflower." He also gives his stance on rap lyrics being admissible as court evidence and responds to a tweet arguing that 85% of rap lyrics will age poorly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:27

Ep. 84: Gunna, Lil Pump, Offset, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Kankyō Ongaku, Bhad Bhabie, The Misfits

3/4/2019
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Anthony reviews Gunna's Drip or Drown 2, Lil Pump's Harverd Dropout, Offset's Father of 4, SeeYouSpaceCowboy's Songs for the Firing Squad, and Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990. Plus an exclusive podcast commentaries on Anthony's prior hatred for The Misfits' Earth A.D. and whether or not Bhad Bhabie gets enough credit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:18

Ep. 83: Czarface & Ghostface Killah, Jessica Pratt, Drake, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Tierra Whack, Imagine Dragons, Kids See Ghosts

2/26/2019
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Anthony reviews Czarface and Ghostface Killah's new collaborative album, the latest LP from singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt, the reissue of Drake's breakthrough mixtape So Far Gone, as well as fresh singles by Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, and Tierra Whack. Also discussed is the question of whether or not Imagine Dragons is currently the worst rock band. Plus an exclusive podcast segment of LET'S ARGUE in which Anthony considers whether or not his score of 10 for Kids See Ghosts was valid. Learn...

Duration:00:42:48

Ep. 82: Ariana Grande, Panda Bear, LCD Soundsystem, Xiu Xiu, Cardi B & Bruno Mars, Yesterday

2/20/2019
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Anthony reviews new releases by Ariana Grande, Panda Bear, LCD Soundsystem, Xiu Xiu, and Cardi B & Bruno Mars. Plus his thoughts on the premise of the forthcoming Danny Boyle film, Yesterday, which is set in a world where The Beatles never existed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:20

Ep. 81: Comethazine, Maggie Rogers, Beirut / George Clanton Interview

2/14/2019
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Anthony reviews new releases by Comethazine, Maggie Rogers, and Beirut. Plus an interview with George "The Vaporwave David Bowie" Clanton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:31:13

Ep. 80: Boogie, Bring Me the Horizon, Deerhunter, Weezer

2/6/2019
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Anthony reviews new releases by Boogie, Bring Me the Horizon, Deerhunter, Weezer, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and Lil Peep, iLoveMakonnen & Fall Out Boy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:14

Ep. 79: Future, Toro y Moi, James Blake, Malibu Ken, Sharon Van Etten

1/30/2019
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Anthony reviews new releases by Future, Toro y Moi, James Blake, Malibu Ken, Sharon Van Etten, J. Cole, and Vampire Weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:07

Bonus Episode: Rina Sawayama Interview

1/27/2019
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Anthony has a conversation with pop singer-songwriter and model Rina Sawayama. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:16

Ep. 78: 21 Savage, Big K.R.I.T., Bad Bunny, Marquis Hill

1/22/2019
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Anthony reviews new albums by 21 Savage, Big K.R.I.T., Bad Bunny, Marquis Hill, as well as James Blake's track with Travis Scott and Metro Boomin. He also comments on Robert Christgau's "review" of him, the death of rock music, and Jay-Z's notable silence on the R. Kelly scandals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:10:11

Ep. 77: System of a Down, Burial, Cannibal Ox, Sleater-Kinney, The Postal Service

1/16/2019
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Anthony reviews classic releases by System of a Down, Burial, Cannibal Ox, Sleater-Kinney, and The Postal Service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:45

Ep. 76: Soap&Skin, Meek Mill, Black Thought & Salaam Remi

12/18/2018
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Anthony reviews new releases by Soap&Skin, Meek Mill, and Black Thought & Salaam Remi. He also shares his picks for the 61st Grammy Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:42

Ep. 75: XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, The 1975, Earl Sweatshirt, Kai Whiston

12/12/2018
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Anthony reviews new releases by XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, The 1975, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kai Whiston. Plus commentary on Epic Games being sued for its use of the Milly Rock in Fortnite, and a podcast-exclusive segment of Let's Argue about the influence of anime on modern music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:18

Ep. 74: J.I.D, Onyx Collective, Tyler the Creator, 6ix9ine

12/4/2018
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Anthony reviews new releases by J.I.D, Onyx Collective, Tyler the Creator, 6ix9ine, Grimes, and Chance the Rapper. Plus exclusive podcast segments of LET'S ARGUE about drummers and bassists being overlooked and whether or not re-remastered albums are a racket. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:44