Women in Music 2016
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Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music Speech
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Eleanor Friedberger Shares Music Recs! Plus Animal Collective, Darren Criss, Chairlift & More: Must-Hear Music Podcast
Very exciting week on the Must-Hear Music podcast: Eleanor Friedberger, formerly of Fiery Furnaces and currently on her third of a solo LP hot streak, stops by the podcast to offer us some music recommendations from 2015 (she started liking Destroyer this year) and eras past. She steers us toward Jim Sullivan's "groovy little record" U.F.O., both versions of Slapp Happy's Casablanca Moon album, and Elyse Weinberg's late '60s work with Neil Young. Friedberger also talks about making her forthcoming album New View in a converted barn, and the strange challenges that entails. You can skip to the 21:00 minute mark to hear her interview and picks.
Elsewhere on the podcast, myself, Erin Strecker and Chris Payne talk about Animal Collective's layered "FloriDada" (which we disagree on), Chairlift's "Romeo" (which we all adore) and Darren Criss' studio version of his song "Not Alone." Plus, we talk about "Talk Me Down" from Troye Sivan's debut, Blue Neighbourhood.
Download the Must-Hear Music podcast on iTunes or listen below. Beneath the SoundCloud, check out a preview of Friedberger's New View, the songs she recommends and the songs we talk about.
Eleanor Friedberger, "He Didn't Mention His Mother"
Eleanor Friedberger's Picks
Destroyer, "Dream Lover"
Jim Sullivan, "Rosey"
Slapp Happy, "The Drum"
Elyse Weinberg, "Houses"
....and the staff picks.
Animal Collective, "FloriDada"
Troye Sivan, "Talk Me Down"
You can get Darren Criss' "Not Alone" here.