Must-Hear Music Podcast: Madonna, Mumford & Sons, Courtney Barnett & More

Must Hear Music Podcast: Madonna, Will Butler, Courtney Barnett, Joanna Gruesome, Mumford & Sons

It's an exciting week for the Must-Hear Music podcast. Not only is Madonna's 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, finally out, but we have a special guest joining us (Jason Lipshutz, Joe Lynch) to discuss this week's picks -- the one and only John Norris.

Norris gives us his take on Madonna's surprisingly nostalgic Nas collaboration "Veni Vidi Vici," as well as his endorsement for the new solo album from Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Policy ("Son of God" is the song we excerpt).

It's Madonna vs. 'Empire' for No. 1 on the Billboard 200

We also talk about Courtney Barnett -- whose "Pedestrian at Best" just might be one of the best rock songs of 2015 -- and Mumford & Sons' banjo-free new song. Plus: Joanna Gruesome's noisy, poppy "Honestly Do Yr Worst" and newcomer Meg Myers' "Sorry."

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