Episode 63 - Top 12 Songs of 2023


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Episode 63 of the ObviousPopCast is here! We count down our top 12 songs of the past year. It was a very interesting year for new music and I discovered some wild stuff. 12 of my favorites are right here in the 2023 year-end countdown. I think you'll find a lot of surprises in this episode, including songs from Peter Gabriel, OMD, Kula Shaker, The Ascendants and more!

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ObviousPopCast Episode 62 - New Music!

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Episode 62 of the ObviousPopCast is finally here! With new music from Trevor Rabin, Sparks, Tame Impala, OMD and much more. A couple of lost classics in there as well... Please leave a comment here or on Facebook and let us know what you think. Thank you for listening.

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EPISODE 62 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Intro Music: The Boy Who Stood Still - Day And Age - Frost*

ObviousPop Theme - Ian Tanner

Lightning Twice - Transmitter - Spiraling

Star Fleet (2023 Mix Single Edit) - Star Fleet Sessions - Brian May (featuring Edward VanHalen)

Wings Of Time - D&D Wings Of Time Soundtrack - Tame Impala

Big Mistakes - Rio - Trevor Rabin

Dept. Of Disappearance - Dept. Of Disappearance - Jason Lytle

Lass es kreisen - Es ist Abend und wir sitzen bei mir - AMK (AnnenMayKantereit) 

Starlight - The Fellowship of the Broken - The Ascendants

A Symptom Of Being Human (Piano Version) - Symptom Of Being Human Single - Shinedown

Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is - The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte - Sparks

Bauhaus Staircase - Bauhaus Staircase - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Pontius Pilate's Home Movies - Continue as a Guest - The New Pornographers

I Still Believe - Kalamity Kills - Kalamity Kills

Outro Track: Big End - Rare - I Monster


Now Playing... ObviousPopCast Episode 61


OPCepisode61logoEpisode 61
 of the ObviousPopCast has arrived! With new music from Andy Sturmer, Sparks, Jerry Chamberlain, The Weeklings and much more. This may be one of the quirkiest shows we've done yet...
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EPISODE 61 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Intro: excerpt from Freaky Circus - Fishing for Accidents - Wax Tailor

ObviousPop Theme #2 - Ian Tanner 

Music Bed: Interstate - While Rome Burns - Wes Seneca

No Judgments Please - No Judgements Please Single - Jerry Chamberlain

Nothing Gets Me Down - John Davis - John Davis

Music Bed: No FUNk - While Rome Burns - Wes Seneca

I've Just Seen a Face - I've Just Seen a Face Single - The Weeklings

Go Big - Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dino - Andy Sturmer

Adelina Brown - Adelina Brown Single - Dm Street

Music Bed: Hippo Puzzles - While Rome Burns - Wes Seneca

Gmaps Epic the Movie EP - cowboyy

Bricks From The Wall - Refuse - The Dowling Poole

The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte - The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte - Sparks

Music Bed: Industry - While Rome Burns - Wes Seneca

Friend or Foe? - ID.Entity (Deluxe Edition) - Riverside

Chess - Experts - K.S. Rhoads

Music Bed: Get Your Mind Straight - While Rome Burns - Wes Seneca

Wellerman - Wellerman Single - Nathan Evans

Rise - Six - Extreme

Music Bed: Rage/In Der Luft - While Rome Burns - Wes Seneca

That Good Old Tomorrow - Fishing For Accidents - Wax Tailor

On The Air - Fishing For Accidents - Wax Tailor


Episode 60 - Top 12 Songs of 2022


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 of the ObviousPopCast is here! We count down our top 12 songs of the past year. 2022 was an amazing year for new music and it was hard to pick just 12 tracks for our year-end countdown. We've got a brand new song from a brand new artist Dm Street, and a few other surprises. Featuring songs from Ben Rector, Future Islands, Panic! At the Disco and more! In a few days I'll be posting my top 20 or so albums of 2022.

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EPISODE 60 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

12 All Our Pieces - Vibrating - Collective Soul

11 Two - Inside (Deluxe) - Mother Mother

10 Wasted - Cheers - Jukebox the Ghost

9 Send Your Light - Send Your Light Single - McStine & Minnemann

8 We Are All Insane - We Are All Insane Single - AWOLNATION

7 King of Sweden - King of Sweden Single - Future Islands

6 High Like You - Loss • Hope • Love - The Feeling

5 Living My Best Life - The Joy of Music - Ben Rector

4 The Getaway - How Do You Burn? - The Afghan Whigs

3 Taxi Ride - Taxi Ride Single - Dm Street

2 All Into Stars - Again (Part 2) - Men Without Hats

1 Star Spangled Banger - Viva Las Vengeance - Panic! At The Disco


ObviousPopCast Christmas Special!


OPChristmasLogoThat's right, it's an ObviousPopCast Christmas Special! I've collected some of my favorite Christmas and Holiday songs for this episode, as well as some quirky fun that I thought fit the style of the ObviousPopCast. We've got holiday tunes from Sufjan Stevens, Weezer, Guster, Grandaddy, and many more.

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CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

The Christmas Song - The Christmas Song Single - The Raveonettes

Christmas In the Room - Silver & Gold - Sufjan Stevens

Where Were You? - 3 Ships - Jon Anderson

You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch - Grinch EP - Whirling Dervishes

We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Christmas With Weezer EP - Weezer

Christmas Is Going To The Dogs - Useless Trinkets - Eels

Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland - The Windfall Varietal - Grandaddy

Donde Esta Santa Claus? - Donde Esta Santa Claus? Single - Guster

Carol of the Meows - Carol of the Meows Single - Guster

It was a Silent Night at least until Jeff Lynne Arrived - Single - Grandaddy

Christmas Vacation - It's Christmastime EP - Plumb

Snow Days - Across The Universe - Trip Shakespeare

Christmas - Prints of Darkness - Dead Artist Syndrome

Christmas Was Better In The 80s - Single - The Futureheads

How It Hits You - 3 Ships - Jon Anderson


ObviousPopCast Episode 58 - More New Music!

OPCepisode58logoEpisode 58 of the ObviousPopCast is finally here! With new music from Todd Rundgren, AWOLNATION, Greg Pope, Aaron Sprinkle and much more. We also talk about each track, all while avoiding the topics of politics, Taylor Swift or the economy!

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EPISODE 58 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Does Your Mother Know - Does Your Mother Know Single - The Wild Things

All Our Pieces - Vibrating - Collective Soul

All Into Stars - Again (Part 2) - Men Without Hats

I'm Not Your Dog (feat. Thomas Dolby) - Space Force - Todd Rundgren

Hayloft II - Inside (Deluxe) - Mother Mother

We Are All Insane - We Are All Insane Single - Awolnation

Don't Let It Get You Down - Change the Show - Miles Kane

40 Years - 40 Years Single - Aaron Sprinkle

Two - Inside (Deluxe) - Mother Mother

Kids These Days - Can't Wake Up - Shakey Graves

Born Again - Slow Motion Apocalypse Single - Hey Geronimo

Words No One Can Say - Rise Of The Mythical Creatures - Greg Pope

Party - The Miracle (collector’s edition) - Queen

Comfortably Numb 2022 - Comfortably Numb 2022 Single - Roger Waters


ObviousPopCast Episode 57 - New Music!

OPCepisode57logoEpisode 57 of the ObviousPopCast is finally here! With new music from Bleu, Afghan Wigs, Dave Stewart, The Feeling, Ben Rector and much more. We also talk about each track and try to have some fun while doing it.

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EPISODE 57 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

Living My Best Life - The Joy of Music - Ben Rector

Wasted (w Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness) - Cheers - Jukebox the Ghost

High Like You - Loss. Hope. Love. - The Feeling

Holding On To You (w Carly Paige) - Holding On To You Single - Bleu

The Getaway - How Do You Burn? - The Afghan Whigs

Opening Night - SZNZ: Spring EP - Weezer

Fortunately - Threesome, Vol. 3 EP - The Lickerish Quartet

Topo Ride the Wave - Topo Ride the Wave Single - Cayucas

When You're Feeling Down - Ebony Mcqueen - Dave Stewart

Daydream In Blue - Neveroddoreven - I Monster

1962 - Something Smells Good In Stinkville - Grass Show

Koozy - Koozy!! - Kitten Pyramid

Cut the Cord - Vibrating - Collective Soul

Some Days - Some Days EP - Khartoum


ObviousPopCast Episode 56 - New Music!


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of the ObviousPopCast is here! Released on this very special day, March 3rd... In this VERY special episode we have carefully cultivated the latest and greatest in new music, including tracks from Saint Motel, Everything Everything, Future Islands, Tears for Fears, The Brandy Alexanders and much more. We also talk about each track and try to have some fun while doing it.

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EPISODE 56 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

New Age Millennial Magic - Backhand Deals - Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

Sisters - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Saint Motel

King of Sweden - King of Sweden (single) - Future Islands

Blame Somebody Else - Kasim 2021 - Kasim Sulton

Twist of Lemon - Before The Fall - The Sun Sawed in 1/2

Robot Writes A Love Song - The Unraveling of PUP the Band - PUP

Rear Window - The Brandy Alexanders - The Brandy Alexanders

Bad Friday - Raw Data Feel - Everything Everything

Send Your Light - Send Your Light (single) - McStine & Minnemann

City of Light - Tazer Up! - Wang Chung

Thot Patrol - Thot Patrol (single) - Ex Norwegian

End Of Night - The Tipping Point - Tears For Fears


ObviousPopCast Episode 55 - 2021 Year-end Countdown


OPCepisode55logoThe ObviousPopCast 2021 Year-end Countdown is here! In this episode we list our top 12 albums of the year and play a song from each one! We changed it up a bit this year. No repeat songs from previous shows! You'll hear tracks from Royal Blood, Bleu, Manchester Orchestra, The Choir, Neal Francis, and more. We also list my top 21 albums of 2021 and talk about EP's and honorable mentions.

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EPISODE 55 TRACK LISTING

Royal Blood - Typhoons - Trouble’s Coming

Django Django - Glowing In The Dark - Glowing In The Dark

Steven Wilson - The Future Bites - Eminent Sleaze

The Mommyheads - Age of Isolation - Out of the Cave

Neal Francis - In Plain Sight - Alameda Apartments

Circe Link & Christian Nesmith - Cosmologica - Architecture

The Choir - Deep Cuts - Aces Over Eights

Starflyer 59 - Vanity - Asunder/New Guitar

Turnstile - Glow On - Underwater Boi

Bleu - Six Tape - Kid Someday

Terry Scott Taylor - This Beautiful Mystery - The Very One I Love

Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God - Angel of Death

Top 21 Albums of 2021

  1. Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks of God
  2. Terry Scott Taylor - This Beautiful Mystery
  3. Bleu - Six Tape
  4. Turnstile - Glow On
  5. Starflyer 59 - Vanity
  6. The Choir - Deep Cuts
  7. Circe Link & Christian Nesmith - Cosmologica
  8. Neal Francis - In Plain Sight
  9. The Mommyheads - Age of Isolation
  10. Steven Wilson - The Future Bites
  11. Django Django - Glowing In The Dark
  12. Royal Blood - Typhoons
  13. Bleachers - Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night
  14. Black Country, New Road - For the First Time
  15. Devo’s Gerald Casale - AKA Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers
  16. Cheap Trick - In Another World
  17. Roger Taylor - Outsider
  18. Henry Chadwick - We All Start Again
  19. Daniel Lanois - Heavy Sun
  20. Weezer - Van Weezer
  21. The Red Locusts - The Red Locusts

Best EP’s of 2021

Men Without Hats - Again Pt. 1 EP

Aaron Sprinkle - Certainty EP

The Candle Thieves - Songs for a Short Attention Span (8 songs under 1:30)

Mike Knott - All Indie EP II (it has a 2020 date on it, but I far as I know it didn’t come out until 2021)

Honorable Mention

MFTJ - My Mom’s Getting a Horse

Low - Hey What

Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg

Daniel Lanois - Heavy Sun (Lanois did a gospel album! Whoa!)

The Suburbs - Poets Party

Inhaler - It Won’t Always Be Like This

Cocktail Slippers - Shout It Out Loud

Manic Street Preachers - Ultra Vivid Lament


ObviousPopCast Episode 54 - New Music!

OPCepisode54logoEpisode 54 of the ObviousPopCast is here! In this episode we serve up a heaping helping of fantastic new music, including tracks from Dowling Poole, Bleu, Manchester Orchestra, Red Locusts, Jukebox the Ghost, Mommyheads and much more. We also talk about each track and try to have some fun while doing it.

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EPISODE 54 TRACK LISTING

Song – AlbumArtist (this list is in the order played)

ObviousPopCast Theme Song 2.0 - Ian Tanner

So May We Start - Annette Soundtrack - Sparks (with Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard)

Cap'n Coconuts TV Theme - The Adventures of Cap'n Coconuts - Frankie & The Pool Boys

The Saccharine Drip - Saccharine Drip Single - The Dowling Poole

Vanity Skies - The Red Locusts - The Red Locusts

Bed Music - Bachelor #2 - Swingin’ Sounds for the Jungle Jetset - The Tikiyaki Orchestra

Cheers! - Cheers! Single - Jukebox the Ghost

Baby By Your Side - SiX TAPE - Bleu

Bed Music - Makaha - Swingin’ Sounds for the Jungle Jetset - The Tikiyaki Orchestra

The Meek - This Beautiful Mystery - Terry Scott Taylor

The Grape Prophet Speaks - The Grape Prophet - L.S. Underground

Bed Music - Idol Worship - Idol Worshop - The Tikiyaki Orchestra

Impossible - Certainty - Aaron Sprinkle

The Mountain - Wax - KT Tunstall

Bed Music: Exotic in Blues - Idol Worshop - The Tikiyaki Orchestra

Inaudible - The Million Masks Of God - Manchester Orchestra

Reno's reindeer Steaks - Hardware soundtrack - Simon Boswell

Statues (Paintings, Poems, and Books) - Age of Isolation - The Mommyheads

Bed Music - Crossing Kilauea  - StereoExotique - The Tikiyaki Orchestra

Liner: Lemmy from the Hardware Soundtrack

The Time Is Now - AKA Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers - DEVO's Gerald V. Casale

No Friends of Mine (single mix) - Again, Pt. 1 EP - Men Without Hats

Bed and Outro Music: Sofa #1 - Zappa ‘88 - Frank Zappa