Self-proclaimed music obsessive Joel Freimark (AKA thedailyguru) brings you in-depth artist interviews, conversations with other music fanatics, compelling commentary, and brutally honest music reviews spanning the entire world and history of music.

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    050: Soundtrack Debuts

    This week, I'm uncovering some huge hit songs that people forget were originally on movie soundtracks. Also, the new Kendrick Lamar album dropped, and I give it a review.

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    049: Unsung Women Then & Now

    Many women changed the course of music history, but have been forgotten by time. This week, I discuss a few of them, as well as some current performers you need to know.

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    048: Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry passed away this weekend, so I discuss his unparalleled influence on both music and culture across more than half a century.

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    047: My Favorite Female Performers

    For Women's History Month, I am spending this week discussing my favorite female performers, and why they are so important to music history. I also review the new album from Valerie June.

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    046: CBGB - A Brief History

    CBGB is one of the most important venues in music history. Today, I dig into the odd circumstances that led to its status, and many of the bands that owe their careers to that stage. I also check out the new album from Thundercat.

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    045: Sexy-Time Tunes

    Valentines Day vibes are in the air, so I've got a special guest this week to dig into what exactly it is that makes certain songs more appealing in an intimate setting, as well as some of our favorite sexy-time tunes!

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    044: Protest Songs

    This week, I delve into some of the best songs of rebellion and protest from across the decades and genres. I also review the new record from Julie Byrne.

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    043: 5 Albums That Shaped My Teens

    Today I discuss 5 albums that shaped me as a teen, all of which I still play on a regular basis. I also review the new record from The XX.

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    042: Domo Arigato, Japan

    From amazing vinyl to strange sounds on the subway, I discuss my musical discoveries from my trip to Japan. I also review the new albums from Run The Jewels and Nine Inch Nails.

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    041: Best Albums of 2016

    My favorite albums and honorable mentions of 2016 might surprise you, but there's no question they are the best this year had to offer.

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    040: Misinterpreted Songs: Outkast, REM & More

    From Outkast to REM to Woody Guthrie, some of the most famous songs ever remain completely misunderstood. This week, I reveal the true meaning behind a handful of classic tracks, along with thoroughly reviewing the new album from Metallica.

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    039: Greatest American Band Ever

    Who is the greatest American rock band in history? This week, I am joined by fellow music fanatics Ethan & Christian to answer that exact question.

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    038: The KLF

    The KLF remain one of the most fascinating top selling groups in history, and yet most people have no idea who they are. Today I dig into the mystery and chaos of their short existence, along with checking out the new album from Leonard Cohen.

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    037: Rock Hall Nominees

    Nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame were announced this week. I break down the good, the bad and the unexplainable nods and snubs. I also review the new album from Shovels & Rope.

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    036: Fantasy Band Draft

    Eddie Van Halen backing Freddie Mercury? Robert Plant singing with Billy Idol? This week, I'm joined by a few fellow music fanatics, as we draft all-time fantasy bands!

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    035: Myths - Ozzy, Lauryn Hill & More

    This week, I find the truth behind the legends of Ozzy & bats, Lauryn Hill & white people, Neil Young & guns and more. I also review the brand new album from Deap Vally.

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    034: Emily Danger

    The brilliantly talented Emily Danger joins me this week for a chat about her new single, going solo carrying amps and more. I also check out the new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

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    033: Three Artists To Know

    Tons of amazing bands and singers fly below the radar, and this week I am turning the spotlight on three of my favorites that I think you'll dig. I introduce Blue Scholars, The Ruts and Esthero, and discuss why you need to check them out. I also review the new record from De La Soul.

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    032: Still Relevant? The MTV VMA's

    The MTV Video Music Awards have seen a massive decline over the past decade. This week, I highlight some of my favorite VMA moments, and explore the cause of the fall. I also check out the new album from Frank Ocean.

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    031: Is Shock Rock Dead?

    Alice Cooper recently said that shock rock is dead. This week, I dig into what shock rock is, and whether or not it's still relevant or possible. Also, I review the new album from Atmosphere.

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    030: Myths - Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses & More

    This week, I find the truth behind the legends of backward songs from Led Zeppelin & The Beatles, some steamy Guns N Roses, Hendrix on LSD and Marilyn Manson's ribs. I also review the new album from The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

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    029: Vinyl - Building A Stereo System

    This week, I discuss how to buy a new stereo or upgrade the system you have. I walk through each component, and explain how to buy with confidence. I also review the new album from Dinosaur Jr.

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    028: Vinyl - Buying & Collecting

    This week, I'm joined by a VERY special guest to discuss my approach to buying records in stores, how to pay the best price, and other secrets of vinyl culture. I also check out the new record from The Descendents.

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    027: Vinyl - Analog vs Digital

    This week, I take on the long-standing debate over which is superior: analog or digital. Also, I give a review of the new album from BadBadNotGood.

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    026: Vinyl - A Brief History

    For nearly a century, vinyl records have been a beloved way to listen to music. This week I delve into it's controversial and culture-changing history.

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    025: Nostalgia Acts & The Genre Problem

    Genre titles are often very misleading, to the point they don't make sense. My pal Christian and I discuss this, along with why nostalgia acts aren't always a bad thing.

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    024: Bobbito Garcia

    Legendary DJ, author, and filmmaker Bobbito Garcia stops by to talk hip hop, music culture and much more.

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    023: Supergroups

    2016 is becoming "The Year Of The Supergroup," but many such bands don't deserve the title.

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    021: Summer Music Festivals

    Music festivals have fallen far from greatness, and are now basically the same lineup in different regions. Comedian & musician Ethan Fixell joins me to discuss the problems and ways to make them better.

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    019: Bands Replacing Key Members

    The Guns N Roses AC/DC shared frontman situation leads my pal Christian and I into a long discussion on bands replacing key members. I also review the new album from PJ Harvey.

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    018: Rolling Stone & Punk

    I critique Rolling Stone's "40 Greats Punk Albums" list, and review the new album from Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom

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    017: Rock Hall Gripes

    The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame gets a ton of things wrong with their inductions, and I'm discussing some of my biggest gripes. Also, I check out the new album from Charles Bradley.

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    016: Eerie Wanda

    Dutch band Eerie Wanda stops by for a chat, and I check out the new Bob Mould album.

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    013: Steve Poltz

    One of my favorite singers, Steve Poltz, stops by for a chat, and I check out the brand new record from the band Eerie Wanda.

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    012: Geometers

    The band Geometers joins me for a conversation about their new album, the DIY scene, and more. I also review the new record from Sia.

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    009: Heaters

    Today I talk with the band Heaters, and look at the outstanding new album from Floating Points.

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    008: Soccer Team

    Today I chat with Soccer Team about their brand new album, "Real Lessons In Cynicism"

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    007: Lionize

    This week I sit down for a chat with the band Lionize, and review the new album from Heaters.

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    006: Anya Marina

    Today I chat with the wonderful Anya Marina, and review the new record from Julia Holter.

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    005: Woodstock

    Today I sit down to talk firsthand about Woodstock with my own Dad. Along with that, i review the new albums from Talib Kweli and Carly Rae Jepsen.

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    004: Patrick Dennis

    This week, I sit down with Patrick Dennis to talk about his new album, "Furst In The Dirt," as well as the state of the current music scene in general.I also review Dr. Dre's brand new album, "Compton: A Soundtrack"

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    003: Dead Rock West

    Cindy & Frank from Dead Rock West sat down with me to discuss their new album and their views on the current music scene. I also review new albums from Public Enemy, Chelsea Wolfe, and yes, Insane Clown Posse.

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    002: Pitfalls Of Streaming Music

    This week, I review the self-titled debut from the Dave Grohl led supergroup, Teenage Time Killers. I also discuss how streaming music services are destroying the social experience of music enjoyment, and ultimately damaging the entire world of music.

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    001: Tim Barry

    I sat down with musician Tim Barry before he played at Saint Vitus in NYC. We discussed everything from the unique music scene in Richmond to songs he'll never play live to his views on the changing musical landscape. I also review Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album" and Veruca Salt's "Ghost Notes"

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