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Fave Five: The Naked and Famous

Following two members leaving the group in 2018, synthpop mavens the Naked and Famous are down to a duo for the first time ever and discuss the records they turned to help make their aptly-named fourth record, Recover.

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: Love Fame Tragedy

Wombats' frontman Matthew Murphy has new project called Love Fame Tragedy with members of the Pixies, Alt-J, and Pearl Jam. He gives us the "The Five Artists/Bands that have influenced I Don't Want to Play the Victim, But I'm Really Good at It EP".

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: JR JR

After the biggest hit of their career, the indie-quirk all-stars JR JR return from a multi-year break with a new label and two new albums. As they count down their "Five Albums That Shaped My Musical Taste", we learn of how Josh used to call Sunny Day Real Estate band members at home.

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: Tor Lundvall's Favorite Albums of All Time

Dark ambient artist Tor Lundvall is releasing his new album of early, surprising, and downright joyous pop-oriented material today and so he gives us a scintillating tour through the albums that shaped him.

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel's Jake Webb looked inward, writing, producing, and performing his third album as Methyl Ethel all on his own. To celebrate, he counts down his "Five Great Palette Cleansing Albums for the Sedentary Listener".

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield nods her idols on her new album Weird, and celebrates by listing her "Top Five Albums That Were Spun the Most on the Record Player of My Pre-Pubescence".

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: Dan Mangan

Juno-winning Canadian songwriter Dan Mangan's love of his influences and peers has lead him to craft something quite joyous: his list of Five Great Albums From Now-Defunct Bands.

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Fave Five: Justin Courtney Pierre

The former Motion City Soundtrack frontman has finally released his first-ever solo record, and now Justin Courtney Pierre counts down his Five Favorite Records of All Time for PopMatters.

Evan Sawdey
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Fave Five: Caspian

Massachusetts-bred Caspian's beautiful, melodic brand of post-rock has been around for some time, but with their latest opus, founding member Phil Jamieson helps trace back in his big influence across five significant records.

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Fave Five: Alpine

Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.


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