Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 at the Movies (Part 2)

In this bonus episode, Edward and Carter say goodbye to 2017 by looking at their favourite movies from the year.

This is the second part of the episode, containing the final half of each of our lists. Part one was released previously.

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Edward's List:

4. I, Daniel Blake

3. Blade Runner 2049

2. Get Out

1. The Big Sick



Carter's List:

5. Blade Runner 2049

4. John Wick: Chapter Two

3. Dunkirk

2. Get Out

1. The Big Sick


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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 at the Movies (Part 1)

In this bonus episode, Edward and Carter say goodbye to 2017 by looking at their favourite movies from the year.

This is the first part of the episode, containing the first half of each of our lists. Part two will be released in a few days.

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Edward's List:

Problematic Fave: Wind River


Best Licensed Song: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver (as featured in Logan Lucky and Kingsmen: The Golden Circle)

Special Achievement in Directly Trolling a Sitting President: Beatriz at Dinner

Wonder Woman Award for Nearly Redeeming the DCEU: Wonder Woman


10. Dunkirk


9.  Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi


8.  Logan


7.  Human Flow


6.  A Better Man


5.  Colossol



Carter's List:

2016 Late-Comer: 20th Century Women

Disappointment: Alien: Covenant

Honourable Mentions: Atomic Blonde / Logan Lucky / The Young Karl Marx / Baby Driver / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


10.  Mudbound


9.  mother!


8.  Logan


7.  Wind River


6. Colossol



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Friday, 5 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 Year-End Music Review - Part 2 (Albums)

In this bonus episode, Isaac and Carter take a run at recapping the very exciting year in music that was 2017.

This is the second half of the episode, covering our top 10 album choices for the year.

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Isaac's List:

Honourable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

A. Savage - Thawing Dawn
Algiers - The Underside of Power
Alvvays - Antisocialites
Big Thief - Capacity
Jay Z - 4:44
Joey Badass - All Amerikkan Badass
Lorde - Melodrama 
Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives
Slowdive - Slowdive

10. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet

9. Oh Sees - Orc

8. Jay Som - Everybody Works

7.  Waxahatchee - Out In the Storm

6. The National - Sleep Well Beast

5. Xiu Xiu - Forget

4. Protomartyr - Relatives in Desecnt

3. Brockhampton - Saturation Trilogy

2. Fleet Foxes - Crack Up

1. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me


Carter's List:

Honourable Mentions:  Brockhampton - Saturation Trilogy  & Jessie Ware - Glasshouse

10.  Sorority Noise - You're Not As ____ As You Think

9. Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet

8. Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator

7. Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights

6. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN

5. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me

4. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

3. Algiers - The Underside of Power

2.  Feist - Pleasure

1. EMA - Exile in the Outer Ring


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Monday, 1 January 2018

Bonus: 2017 Year-End Music Review - Part 1 (Songs and Categories)

In this bonus episode, Isaac and Carter take a run at recapping the very exciting year in music that was 2017.

As the recording ran long, this is the first half of the episode, covering individual songs and grab bag categories. The second half, containing top 10 albums lists, will be released in a few days.


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Isaac's List:

Singles: Honourable Mention: Wherever You Go - Beach House


Disappointment: Everything Now - Arcade Fire Most Improved Artist: Flower Boy - Tyler the Creator

Comeback of the Year: Cry Cry Cry - Wolf Parade Guilty Pleasure: Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

Carter's List:

Tracks:

Honourable Mentions: Tanya Harding (in Eb Major) - Sufjan Stevens & I Promise - Radiohead


5. Clarity in Kerosene - nothing. nowhere.

4. Big Fish - Vince Staples

3. Silver - Waxahatchee

2. Lollipop (Ode to Jim) - Alvvays

1. Pills - St. Vincent

Disappointment: Everything Now - Arcade Fire Most Improved Artist: Melodrama - Lorde

Comeback of the Year: Slowdive - Slowdive Guilty Pleasure: Come Over When You're Sober - Lil Peep
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Episode #25: Not Just Biafra

In this episode, William and Carter discuss historical and contemporary political developments in Nigeria.
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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Bonus Episode: 2017 Half-Year Music Review

In this bonus episode, Isaac and Carter take a look at the half-year mark in music with their favourite albums and singles of 2017 so far.

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Isaac's List:

Tracks:

Hon. Mention: XO Tour Lif3 - Lil Uzi Vert

5. Tear It Down - Spoon
4. Thinking of a Place - The War on Drugs
3. American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
2. Chanel - Frank Ocean
1. Third of May - Fleet Foxes


Albums:

Hon. Mentions:

Rocket - (Sandy) Alex G
Pleasure - Feist
Everybody Works - Jay Som
All Amerikkkan Badass - Joey Badass
This Old Dog - Mac DeMarco


5. Slowdive - Slowdive
4. Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors
3. DAMN - Kendrick Lamar
2. Forget - Xiu Xiu
1. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie


Carter's List:

Tracks:

Hon. Mention: So Now What - The Shins

5. Reverse Faults - Sampha
4. Total Entertainment Forever - Father John Misty
3.  Ran - Future Islands
2. Radio Kids - Strand of Oaks
1. Modern Act - Cloud Nothings


Albums:

Hon. Mention: The Navigator - Hurray for the Riff Raff

5. DAMN - Kendrick Lamar
4. Tourist in This Town - Alison Crutchfield
3. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
2. Everybody Works - Jay Som
1. Pleasure - Feist



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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Bonus Episode: 2017 Half-Year Movie Review

In this episode, Edward and Carter chat about their favourite films of the first half of 2017.

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Edward's List:

5. A Cure for Wellness
4. Trainspotting 2
3.  Free Fire
2.  Get Out
1. John Wick: Chapter 2

Honourable Mention: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Disappointment: Split



Carter's List:

5. A Cure for Wellness
4. Paterson
3. Logan
2.  John Wick: Chapter 2
1. Get Out

Honourable Mention: Trainspotting 2

Disappointment: Bitter Harvest


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