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The Flaming Lips, The XX, and a Projection - "I Hate Radio" Music News 1/14/2017

The Flaming Lips, The XX, and a Projection - "I Hate Radio" Music News 1/14/2017

Curated Music News

I used to just post links to the stories that I found interesting but now I have decided that it is more satisfying to be able to add some commentary as well.

I am reserving Weekends as the time to communicate the music I have been listening to during any particular week.

Every Tuesday I put out new Spotify Playlists, this week's playlist is called the "Men Kill Fox" #Spotify Playlist and includes songs from The Strokes, The Buzzcocks, Television, Happy Meal Ltd. and many others.

The Flaming Lips Oczy Mlody (Warner Brothers, 2017)

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Who knew that Unicorns shit everywhere? Thanks, Wayne Coyne. Wayne is pretty out there but usually interesting.

Okay, so The Flaming Lips are kind of my hometown band. I used to go watch them all the time when I was in high school and college. So, they have released a new and predictably trippy album called "Oczy Mlody" here it is:

Is it as good as The Soft Bulletin...No, but it is still a good listen. I also made a Flaming Lips playlist of my favorites from decades of Lips ate last year that I am pretty proud of, here it is:

The xx - I See You (Young Turks, 2017)

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I have always liked the xx, they are very mellow, but also very good at what they do. This is their new album which I have had on heavy rotation this week (don't just take my word for it, the good folks at Pitchfork liked it too):

A Projection - Framework (Tapete Records, 2017)

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I love Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy and the rest of the post-punk goth bands from my youth. I had not heard  of "A Projection" until I came across this review of their new album "Framework." I like it...So, here it is:

Uranium Club - All Of Them Naturals (Static Shock Records, 2017)

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Finally, I wanted to give another shout-out to Uranium Club since I really think this is a great album (I talked about it earlier this week).

And here is a link to their bandcamp:

Little Simz - Stillness in Wonderland (Age 101, 2016)

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I also really want to get to the new Chief Keef record...Also, I have been listening to Little Simz this week too, so I will include that one here as well:

Closing Time

Shh...Don't tell anybody that I included two extra albums (I usually highlight three albums every Friday).

Hope you have a great weekend! Hope my Michigan Wolverines figure out how to play defense tomorrow against Nebraska (sigh).

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Nico Collins, Chris Curry, & Recruiting Predictions - U of M Sports News 1/12/2017

Nico Collins, Chris Curry, & Recruiting Predictions - U of M Sports News 1/12/2017

The Ongoing #OPS Guide to Black Mirror (Netflix)

The Ongoing #OPS Guide to Black Mirror (Netflix)