Archive for August, 2009

Episode 15: Top 5 Metal Albums

Posted in Episodes on August 31, 2009 by Erik

The Musical Moron Twins are great and all, but there just hasn’t been enough FACE MELTING. In this episode, we bring an extra dose of rock goodness by counting down our top 5 heavy metal albums along with our newest guest star, Jay (who is a 100% certified metal fanatic). We also discuss Pitchfork’s recent Top 500 songs of the decade list and read a few of our favorite comments from this very blog! We also take a step back from metal for a bit and feature the incredible Bat For Lashes in our “Bands You Need To Know…Or Else!” segment.

As before, you can read our picks after the break and download the new episode with the links below:

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Genius Playlist: Radiohead – “Airbag”

Posted in Playlists on August 17, 2009 by Erik

I’m pleased to introduce a great new feature of our website, called “Epic Genius Playlist”. If you’re not familiar with the excellent iTunes “Genius” feature, it works like this: you pick a single song from your library and it makes a 25 song playlist out of similar stuff in your library that Apple’s magical music elves feel will make sense. It’s a good way to make quick playlists without any work. This works particularly well with very large music libraries, as it brings about a much better variety and more surprises. We both happen to use this feature a lot and on occasion, a truly epic playlist comes out of it. Genius can make the kind of playlist that can set the tone for a wonderful day, or turn a crappy day into a good one.

Our first edition of “Epic Genius Playlist” is a playlist based on Radiohead’s “Airbag”, the opening track on the modern classic OK Computer (which topped Erik’s list in our “Best Albums of the Second Half of the 90’s” episode). Every song on this list comes with high recommendations from us, especially when played in sequence. You can read the full list after the break.

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Episode 14: Top 5 Lollapalooza 2009 Performances

Posted in Episodes on August 17, 2009 by Erik

We’re back from the best weekend ever and have plenty to talk about! In this episode, we’re counting down the 5 best performances over the course of a weekend packed with the best bands in the world. Other Lollapalooza discussion ensues in this lengthy tribute episode. We don’t stop there, though, as we’re featuring a new feature based on a particularly excellent iTunes Genius playlist, and yet another pair of great new bands you need to know: Two Gallants and Blow Up Hollywood. Stay tuned for more bonus content from our Lollapalooza trip, exclusively on this website!

As always, you can read our picks after the break and download the new episode with the links below:

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Episode 13: Top 5 Albums You’re Embarrassed To Love

Posted in Episodes on August 4, 2009 by Erik

Even the Musical Moron Twins have skeletons in their closets – and in their music collections. In this episode, the truth comes out – we reveal the top five albums that we’re ashamed to own, let alone love. This is unlilke any other list we’ve done, so be warned – these picks can and WILL shock you. On a less frightening note, we’re also talking about two more bands that you need to check out – the regreattably broken-up indie rock outfit The Slack Republic, and the Grammy-nominated, Neptunes-produced rock artist Kenna. You can read our picks after the break, but remember – you’ve been warned.

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