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Episode 322: Face Your Fear - Curtis Harding

Episode 322: Face Your Fear - Curtis Harding

Atlanta's Curtis Harding has been steeped in soul music his entire life. From singing in church with his family in Michigan as a child to being one of Cee Lo Green's star backup singers, Harding is a true veteran of the scene. On his second full length Face Your Fear, he's playing with is self-proclaimed "garage soul" formula again, this time enlisting the help of uber-producer Danger Mouse to drag a dying art form screaming into the future.

PLUS! Country is king even in Canada, and Blake Berglund is living proof! We've got a taste of his new album Realms for you to sidle your ears up to.


Episode 210: Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

Episode 210: Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate

One of the greatest potential  casualties of our fundamentally damaged copyright laws may be the erasure of not just black cultural history, but the unwinding of the artistic fabric that makes up America. De La Soul knows this first hand. 

On his sophomore album, soul/folk powerhouse Michael Kiwanuka aims for the stratosphere...and gets there. #spoilers

Dance punk isn't dead, but it isn't alive either. Zula is something...more.


Best of 2011 Day 1: Ethan's Top 10

It's finally here! We've reached the end of yet another year, and as is the custom it's now our duty to try and make some sort of sense of the good, the bad and the outright ugly and put it all into list form for your consumption. Why do we do this? A need for some sense of order? A byproduct of our secret desire to have bands fight it out Hunger Games style for the title of SUPREME MUSICAL OVERLORDS of the year? Who knows.  

Now, here at ChunkyGlasses, we all have some wildly varying tastes. Sure there is a common ground, but the phrase "what in the f@#$" has been thrown around quite a bit this year (more often than not by me) as we've made our journey through the musical landscape that 2011 has presented us with. With that in mind you won't ever see an absolute top 10 list. We like too many types of music for that. Instead we're going to give you our individual lists and let you take from that what you will.

So let's get to it. First up we have Ethan's list for the best albums of the year.

Hope you've got your dancin' shoes on.

- Kevin


#10: EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

Grungey, dark, emotional and hard hitting.  EMA takes her time, this is an unrushed album so full of slow builders that it is hard to believe that it is only 37 minutes long.  At times the pacing is maybe even a little too slow.