Welcome to the Decibel Boost Podcast album roundup for the months of June/July 2019. Things around the site got quite busy in the past couple of months, so much so that we had to roll the June roundup into July, making for a pretty beefy set of albums to go through. First up: Alex offers some recommendations for the newest releases from black midi, Lil Nas X, and Thank You Scientist (along with some dunking on Madonna). Next: Mark digs into the much-hyped new collaboration between Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, the second full-length project from Rich Brian, the new solo releases from Benny The Butcher and Westside Gunn, and Ed Sheeran’s collaboration album, among others. Then: Robert is pleasantly surprised by the new Sum 41 album, praises new releases from Torche, Immortal Bird, and Lingua Ignota, and gets a little snarky on the new Combichrist. Finally: the group bands their collective efforts to take on one of the most critically reviled records of the entire year: The Big Day from Chance The Rapper.
(Spoiler: we all hated it.)
Your hosts this month are Robert (@RobBarracuda), Alex (@AuraOfAzure), and Mark (@MAK2HybridMedia). Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Google Play Music.
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Spotify playlist of albums discussed this month:
1:17 – What exactly came out in June/July 2019
7:22 – What Alex listened to (Lil Nas X, black midi, Thom Yorke, Madonna, Thank You Scientist, etc.)
20:07 – What Mark listened to (Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Rich Brian, Westside Gunn, Your Old Droog, Mark Ronson, Lil Nas X, Nas, Ed Sheeran, etc.)
54:58 – What Rob listened to (Torche, Sum 41, Tomb Mold, Callous Daoboys, Lingua Ignota, Rich Brian, Jeromes Dream, 3Teeth, Wear Your Wounds, Blarf, Baroness, etc.)
1:22:42 – Group discussion: roasting Chance the Rapper’s “The Big Day”
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