Episode 144: Grimes - Art Angels / Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone In The Universe

This week on the podcast we’re talking new albums from a hot up-and-comer and the return of a pop legend. First up, Grimes’ Art Angels is an unexpected pop explosion that stretches the limits of what we call indie. Is the young producer’s latest effort a missive from the future or one large step towards the mainstream? Then, pop mastermind Jeff Lynne has revived the legendary ELO with a new album Alone In The Universe.  Does this deeply personal, reflective cycle of songs live up to the name or is Mr. Blue Sky gone forever.

PLUS! Rdio is filing for bankruptcy and Pandora is stripping the company down for parts and we try to get to the bottom of what this may mean for artists and consumers alike. Does this mark the beginning of the streaming wars or is it the start of the slide down to a musical singularity where one stream will rule them all. Also…WTF Adele?  3.85 MILLION?

All this plus a new track from DC/Boston’s Kingsley Flood just in time for their show at U Street Music Hall right here in Washington, DC as we close out business as usual in 2015 in style on Episode 144 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!  


Show Notes

"Rdio is shutting down and Pandora is buying up the scraps" [The Verge]

"Adele's '25' Official First Week U.S. Sales: 3.38 Million" [Billboard]

"Superstars Should Live By The (Download) Code" [Future Of Music Coalition]

Get to know Kingsley Flood before their show w/The North Country at U St Music Hall on 12/4 [Buy Tickets]
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Featured Track

 
  Art Angels  Grimes  Kevin: Pass Carrie: Buy It Eduardo: Stream   Official Site  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

Art Angels
Grimes

Kevin: Pass
Carrie: Buy It
Eduardo: Stream

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  Alone In The Universe  Jeff Lynne's ELO  Kevin: Buy It Carrie: Pass Eduardo: Stream   Official Site  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

Alone In The Universe
Jeff Lynne's ELO

Kevin: Buy It
Carrie: Pass
Eduardo: Stream

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