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Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Episode 30: Music of the Decade Recap

The annual tradition gets expanded.

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore.

Every year, Brian and Chris look back on some of their favorite music of the year. But, since the decade has wrapped up, Chris suggested an expanded look back. So, each host picked five records from the past decade to discuss. There is a Spotify playlist, which can be found here, which features 9/10 of the albums. The lone pick not on Spotify, Jim O’Rourke’s Simple Songs, is represented by this YouTube link to its first track, “Friends With Benefits”. For proper placement in the mix, play this between “King Kunta” and “Cold Slope.”

Chris’s Picks:

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Wilco - Star Wars
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Wand - Laughing Matter

Brian’s Picks:

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
Jim O’Rourke - Simple Songs
Dawn of Midi - Dysnomia
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Jay Som - Anak Ko

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