Must-Hear Music Podcast: Wale, Janelle Monae, Sufjan Stevens & More

Must Hear Music Podcast featuring Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, Wale & more.
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Must Hear Music Podcast featuring Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, Wale & more.

With Wale's The Album About Nothing poised for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 next week, the Must-Hear Music podcast takes a look at his Seinfeld-inspired new album. Specifically, we chat about "The Need to Know," a track featuring vocals from SZA and a chat about friends-with-benefits between Elaine and Jerry.

But more importantly, Erika Ramirez returns to the MHM podcast (along with Jason Lipshutz and Joe Lynch) after a hiatus, bringing with her another worthy new jam: Janelle Monae's "Yoga" featuring Jidenna. And because we recorded this week's episode after an office visit from the startlingly talented newcomer Sam Dew, we also chat about "Desperately," a stunner he made with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek.

Then we discuss Sufjan Stevens' gorgeous, melancholy album about his late mother, Carrie & Lowell, as well as shoegaze outfit No Joy. Also in the rock realm, we listen to "Piss Off," the first collaborative offering from early '00s champions Franz Ferdinand and '70s art rock legends Sparks.

Download the Must-Hear Music podcast on iTunes or listen below. Beneath the SoundCloud, check out the songs we talk about. 

Sam Dew, "Desperately" Wale ft. SZA, "The Need to Know" Janelle Monae ft. Jidenna, "Yoga" Sufjan Stevens, "The Only Thing" FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks), "Piss Off" No Joy, "Everything New"


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