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Streaming: Best of 2011 (Part One) Mix

It’s halfway through the year, so it’s time for a “Best Of The Year So Far” compilation. It’s just like a radio station except with recent music, noone is trying to sell you vacuum cleaner insurance between songs, and without the same Lady Gaga song played three times in every hour. So in the spirit of radio: huddle round your phonic devices, light your cigars, remove your pants, and listen in. (I believe that’s how they did it). Best of 2011 (Part One) Mix by Riot Radio Endless Blue – The Horrors Belong – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Georgia – Yuck 50 Ways – Telekinesis Thunder On The Mountain – Wanda Jackson (feat. Jack White) Cold Feet – Liam Finn Under Cover Of Darkness – The Strokes Mind Your Manners – Chiddy Bang Sylvia – Emmy The Great Humdrum Town – Theophilus London* January Hymn – The … Read more

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Best New Music: 2011 so far

There’s been a lot of great music this year so far. Here’s a few albums I recommend from the last 6 months or so (Warning: may contain traces of 2010). I’ve included clips so you can decide for yourself (you’re welcome). Yuck – “Yuck” The 90s are back! And not in a current New Zealand government, blindly repeating the mistakes of the past way, but in a didn’t realise how much we’d missed them, manages to sound old but somehow new again sort of way. Mixing the best bits of Dinosaur Jr, Silkworm, The Breeders, My Bloody Valentine and all that wonderful grunginess that permeated the first half of the decade, this album is basically cool as shit. There are short Sebadoh-ish rocky songs, “nicer” Lemonheads kinda ones, down to longer Sonic Youth-esque rambles. But the album somehow exists right in the here and now: old is somehow new again. … Read more

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The State of Modern Music by Steven Sourman – Part Two – Hip-hop: Music?

Introducing our newest contributor: Steven Sourman. In an attempt to balance out what Steven has referred to as the “liberal hipsterness” of Riot Radio, we’ve employed Steven to offer his more “traditional” view of music, for our more conservative readers. Good evening, I assume you are reading this in the evening, as this is clearly a ‘personal interest’ website entry and you couldn’t be doing that at work.  If you are, cease and desist viewing this content at once!  You will get fired because as we all know the internet sucks away time from your working day.  Also, what you may not be aware of is that the internet not only sucks away your working hours but it somehow sucks away valuable information about your company. Or your life. Be vigilant! To be honest, the internet should be avoided at all costs unless you are sitting at home, you are done with … Read more

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