All Songs Considered
9:18 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

Members of Unconscious Collective getting ready for ritualistic jazz-rock battle.
Ginger Berry Courtesy of the artist

"I thought I'd kick you in the pants."

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The Best Music Of 2014
9:13 am
Tue December 30, 2014

10 Favorite Metal Albums Of 2014

Johnny, Riot's seal mascot, returns after a long absence on the cover of Unleash the Fire.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 12:16 pm

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The Record
6:03 am
Tue December 30, 2014

A Rational Conversation: Neal Brennan On What The Hell Happened This Year

Neal Brennan.
Courtesy of Neal Brennan

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4:03 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Mary Timony Brings 'Understated Swagger' To Ex Hex

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 1:30 am

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Mary Timony is a wordsmith steeped in the tradition of rock 'n' roll.


MARY TIMONY: (Singing) Was it my imagination? Did you come out of the past?

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Favorite Sessions
3:47 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

KEXP Presents: ADHD

ADHD performs live for KEXP's Iceland Airwaves broadcast.
Jim Bennett KEXP

The members of ADHD keep busy with a multitude of projects, but that's not to say they distract easily. Since forming on a whim in 2008, this award-winning Icelandic supergroup of sorts has produced five albums of expressive avant jazz. Yet bringing brothers Óskar and Ómar Guðjónsson (saxophone and guitar, respectively), Davíð Þór Jónsson (organ and piano) and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (percussion) together into one room to record with us has taken a few years.

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