Album Review Roundup (St. Vincent, Tony Allen & More) Plus How to Save the Music Ecosystem


As spring releases continue to sprout up, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot can't wait to share their opinions on some new music. Plus, they interview researcher and writer Ron Knox about how the music ecosystem can be saved, and why breaking up "Big Music" is the answer. 

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Daddy's Home St. Vincent

St Vincent Daddy's Home

Jim and Greg review the new album from St. Vincent, Daddy’s Home. It’s an homage to the 1970s inspired by her father being released from prison.

Blackest Blue Morcheeba

Morcheeba Blackest Blue

The hosts share their thoughts on the new album from Morcheeba, Blackest Blue. The trip-hop group has their original vocalist Skye Edwards back for this, their tenth album.

There is No End Tony Allen

Tony Allen There Is No End

The guys review the posthumous album from Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, There is No End. Allen was working on the album when he died last year. It features different rappers on each track.

Scatterbrain The Chills

The Chills Scatterbrain

Jim and Greg give their two cents on the new album from New Zealand’s The Chills. Once a major figure in the Dunedin Sound of the 1980s, The Chills got back to releasing new albums in 2015. The new one, Scatterbrain, is a strong showing.

Hooked on Sonics: Molly Sarlé


For Hooked on Sonics Singer-songwriter Molly Sarlé of the group Mountain Man shares how Celine Dion’s song “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” inspired her to pursue a career in music.

Ron Knox

Jim and Greg talk with researcher Ron Knox of the Institute for Local Self Reliance about an article he wrote for Wired calling for “Big Music” to be broken up in order to save the music industry.

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