PR015 - Fifteen Years Ago Was Not That Long Ago

Hour one of the show is mainly music from 2016-2017. There's a broken bassline on the Suuns track that made me jump back to 1996 for a hot second. Then back to Car Seat Headrest, Savages, Cherry Glazerr. New music from Japandroids, Run The Jewels, Austra, The Regrettes, and Braids.

Hour two of the show started as a discussion about RJD2's Deadringer album. What grew out of it was a whole lot of nostalgia for yours truly. A little angry hip-hop, some electronic music, some rock, some weirdness. There were politicians that I disagreed with. The state of the world felt poor.

Thank goodness for Definitive Jux, brainchild of El-Producto & Amaechi Uzoigwe. Def Jux is how I first heard Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, RJD2 and El-P. (No, I had not heard of Company Flow at the time.)

I am pretty sure that I first heard of Beth Orton on the Chemical Brothers' Exit Planet Dust. As far as her solo work, I remember hearing Daybreaker before Central Reservation. I would have to dig out some mix CDs from the time to be sure.

But Doves. Oh man, Doves. I was so in love with that band. Ladytron, too. Both groups put out their second albums in 2002. Neither suffered from the sophomore slump. Who else? Throw in some Idlewild, Decemberists, and Trail Of Dead, and you take me back to a lot of live shows from that year.

I will continue this thread at another time. Maybe next week.


  1. DJ Wiki Ben (Grungy) by Marty Finkel on Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  2. Brainwash by Suuns on Hold/Still (Secretly Canadian)
  3. Enjoy (Further Over The Edge Mix) by Bjork on Telegram (Elektra)
  4. Christiansands by Tricky on Pre-Millenium Tension (Island)
  5. Fill In The Blank by Car Seat Headrest on Teens Of Denial (Matador)
  6. Sad Person by Savages on Adore Life (Matador Records)
  7. Trash People by Cherry Glazerr on Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian)
  8. Rabies by Aesop Rock on The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers)
  9. Hey Kids (Bumaye) by Run The Jewels on Run The Jewels 3 (Mass Appeal)
  10. When It Rain by Danny Brown on Atrocity exhibition (Warp)
  11. Gaia by Austra on Future Politics (Domino)
  12. Joni by Braids on Companion (Arbutus)
  13. Redefine by Trentemøller on Fixion (In My Room)
  14. In A Body Like A Grave by Japandroids on Near To The Wild Heart of Life (Polyvinyl Records)
  15. 40oz. On Repeat by Fidlar on Too (Mom + Pop)
  16. Moscow On Thames by Terry on Terry HQ (Upset The Rhythm)
  17. Sea Hearts by Honeyblood on Babes Never Die (FatCat)
  18. A Human Living Girl by The Regrettes on Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner)
  19. Keep On Keepin' On by Bleached on Welcome The Worms (Dead Oceans)
  20. Ghostwriter by RJD2 on Deadringer (Definitive Jux)
  21. Patriotism by El-P on Fantastic Damage (Definitive Jux)
  22. Ox Out The Cage by Cannibal Ox on The Cold Vein (Definitive Jux)
  23. Chemical Calisthenics by Blackalicious on Blazing Arrow (MCA Records)
  24. Closet Freak by Cee-Lo on Cee-Lo Green and his Perfect Imperfections (La Face)
  25. Schlock Mobster by MC Paul Barman on Pallelujah (House Husband Music)
  26. Extreme Ways by Moby on 18 (Mute)
  27. True Mathematics by Ladytron on Light & Magic (Emperor Norton)
  28. Daybreaker by Beth Orton on Daybreaker (Heavenly)
  29. Pounding by Doves on The Last Broadcast (Heavenly)
  30. You Held The World In Your Arms by Idlewild on The Remote Part (Capitol)
  31. Leslie Anne Levine by The Decemberists on Castaways and Cutouts (Kill Rock Stars)
  32. Relative Ways by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead on Source Tags & Codes (Interscope)