Record of the Year Billie Eilish – What Was I Made For?Boygenius – Not Strong EnoughJon Batiste – WorshipMiley Cyrus – FlowersOlivia Rodrigo – VampireSZA – Kill BillTaylor Swift – Anti-HeroVictoria Monét – On My Mama Album of the Year … Continue reading 2024 Grammy nominations thread
Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Weekly Shuffle Thread, your favorite place to show off your shuffles! If you hear some giggling, guffawing, and tee-heeing along with your shuffle, you haven’t suddenly gone crazy! See, the shuffle … Continue reading The Weekly Shuffle Thread Can’t Stop LAUGHING!
Before we get started with the second voting round, I just wanted to share some stats from Round 1. At the start of Round 2, there are still songs from every decade in the mix, though the 1980s have the … Continue reading Favorite “Best Original Song” Oscar Winners Tournament–Round 2
Here we are, Hip Hop fans, neophytes, and everyone in between- Day 10! I hope you all have been as excited and moved as I’ve been at this challenge thus far. Big up to everyone reading, everyone posting, and everyone … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 10: I let my tape rock ’til my tape popped
Hello it’s Friday New Music (25th Anniversary Reissue) Here’s a list of new music taken from Consequence of Sound – enjoy! — 99LETTERS – Zigoku / 地獄 — Aaron Lee Tasjan – Naked Pop Songs Live! — Adam Miller (of … Continue reading Friday New Music 11/10
Levitating by Dua Lipa (2020) The Ketchup Song (Aserejé) by Las Ketchup (2002) Rosa Parks by Outkast (1999) Don Diablo by Miguel Bosé (1980) Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang (1979) Thoughts? Post your own. Continue reading Trace The Influence Game #2
What’s good, Hip Hip History fans/community! Today we’re here to celebrate one of the foundational aspects of hip hop music- the sample. Now, we’ve talked about beats, and producers, but today is for the sample. Of course many beats *are* … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 9: Funky Drummer
Let’s discuss any and all music here. Got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your … Continue reading The Weekly Music Thread Gets Edited (Or Singled Out)
Welcome to the Avocado Music Club, each week a new album will be discussed based on a massive pile of suggestions made by ourselves. Listen to new music or revisit an old favorite and discuss anything you wish related to … Continue reading Avocado Music Club #229: Linda Perhacs – Parallelograms
Hello Hip Hop enthusiasts, neophytes, and everything in between! HP here with more of a question than a theme/topic/category today. I’m sure that for most of us, music occupies an important space in our lives. A lot of us have … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 8: All I need is one mic
Hi, Hip Hop History Month community-we’re one week in already! There have been some phenomenal songs shared and a lot of great fun/enthusiasm/hype thus far- I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard so many new things. I love that … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 7: You crazy for this one, Rick!
We’ve narrowed down the list of competitors from 89 to a nice even 64. It’s time to start voting! But first, here are some quick stats from the seeding round: Finally, before we start voting let’s pay our respects to … Continue reading Favorite “Best Original Song” Oscar Winners Tournament–Round 1
Hey there, Hip Hop Challengers! Today is beat day. Take it from me, a non-expert- many of the legendary hip hop DJs who were true pioneers of the genre crafted beats for MCs with drum machines, or by skillfully manipulating … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 6: Bring that beat back!
What’s good Hip Hop Challengers! Today’s challenge acknowledges the global reach of rap and hip hop. We know that hip hop started as a way to give voice to the voiceless in a Bronx neighborhood that struggled in the midst … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 5: East Coast, West Coast, worldwide
So many thoughts. So much emotion. I’m not going to go into the whole backstory of this, the Beatles’ final number, because I have nothing to add. It’s all over the Web. Go look it up if you don’t know. … Continue reading The 11/4 Day Thread Considers Both Now And Then
What’s good, Avocado Hip Hop challengers! Today is TURN UP TIME *airhorn noises* Many of us have heard hip hop and rap songs over the years that have amped up the energy, motivated us, got our heads nodding, made us … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 4: Shake what ya mama gave ya
The Best Original Song category was added to the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1934, at the 7th annual awards. The award is presented to the songwriters who have composed an original song specifically … Continue reading Favorite “Best Original Song” Oscar Winners Tournament
Hello all! Welcome back to Play It By Ear, a weekly column where every Friday I discuss my thoughts on a different video game’s soundtrack. You can see the list of upcoming games and their corresponding playlists here. I will … Continue reading Play It By Ear #12 – Glover
Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Weekly Shuffle Thread, your favorite place to show off your shuffles! If you post here, it’s safe to assume you love sharing your shuffles with yourself and others… so let’s keep … Continue reading LOVING the Shuffle with the Weekly Shuffle Thread!
Ok, Hip Hop History Month Avocado community, it’s Day 3! Today, we want…Beat Switches! What’s a beat switch? For many hip hop fans, it’s a ‘I know when I hear it’ kind of thing. They aren’t native to rap/hip hop … Continue reading 30 Day National Hip Hop History Month Challenge Day 3: Now the question I ask you is, ‘How bad you wanna know?’
Another Friday, another Friday’s Friday New Music. Sweet, there’s a new Ian Sweet. Er, Veirs yourself in the new Laura Veirs. Mat the most with the new Matmos. Blow up your speakers with a new Hotline TNT. Anned uh something … Continue reading Friday New Music 11/3