Cast Category: MusicCast

Feb 5, 2020

Crispy Critics: Drive By Truckers & Frances Quinlan

John Drake and Syd hit the studio to first talk of the latest record, fueled from America’s political climate, from Drive By Truckers and their latest album “The Unraveling”. Up next is singer Frances Quinlan and her first solo release apart from band Hop Along called “Likewise”.

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Jan 29, 2020

Crispy Critics: AJJ & Bombay Bicyle Club

Syd and John Drake tackle the new fiery political folk punk sounds of AJJ. They also the discuss the latest music from recently regrouped band “Bombay Bicycle Club“.

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Jan 22, 2020

Crispy Critics: Pinegrove & Of Montreal

Lots of conversation centers around this episode of Crispy Critics. John Drake and Syd first discuss the controversial new Pinegrove record “Marigold”, and then they take time to talk of the dark cynicism of the new of Montreal record “Ur Fun”.

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Jan 15, 2020

Crispy Critics: David Dondero & Stormzy

John Drake and Syd start off the new year by discussing two very politically charged records. First up is Minnesota native singer-songwriter David Dondero, and secondly is UK hip-hop legend Stormzy.

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Jan 8, 2020

Crispy Critics: A Year In Review Part 3

Syd and Joe discuss what albums they thought were underrated in 2019. Artists include Aaron Taos, Bad Sounds, and Clipping.

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Jan 1, 2020

Crispy Critics: A Year In Review Part 2

In part 2 of “A Year in Review”, John drake and Syd talk about more releases they loved in 2019 including music from MN based artists Lizzo and Remo Drive, and international artists such as Eerie Wanda and Aldous Harding.

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Dec 18, 2019

Crispy Critics: A Year In Review Part 1

This episode specifically show cases Syd, Jo, and John Drake’s favorite songs and artists of 2019. This episode includes Miles Island, PUP, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

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Dec 11, 2019

Crispy Critics: Decade in Review Series

This is a continuation of the “Decade in Review” series. Joe and Syd take to the studio this episode to discuss specifically hip-hop and who were the most influential in the 2010’s. Artists discussed include Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Tyler the Creator.

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Dec 4, 2019

Crispy Critics: Decade in Review Series

This episode marks the first “Decade in Review” series. John Drake and Syd each discuss two songs/ artists that they feel influenced alternative music in the 2010’s. This episode covers Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Modern Baseball, and Cass McCombs.

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Nov 27, 2019

Crispy Critics: Beck & Girl Ray

Syd and John Drake have much to talk about with two artists who changed up their sound. First heard is artist Beck, with his 14th record called “Hyperspace”, and next up is London trio, Girl Ray, with their sophomore record “Girl”.

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