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On this episode of Critical Karaoke we are talking about “cover songs.”  Songs that were written and recorded by one artist, but go on to be re-recorded and re-performed by many other artists in many other genres—it is kind of like karaoke of existing songs, but it is critical?  Join us as we discuss covers of "No Diggity" by Blackstreet; "King Porter Stomp," first composed and performed by Jelly Roll Morton; and “The World Turned Upside Down” by Leon Rosselson.  All than and more, including a special "cover band" name pop quiz.

Song of the Day... with Pictures

May 29, 2015

Critical Karaoke Comes to KRCC

Mar 3, 2015

KRCC Announces New Weekend Show.
 

CRITICAL KARAOKE is a new radio program hosted by Colorado College professors Idris Goodwin, Ryan Banagale, and Steve Hayward.

Delaney Utterback
Delaney Utterback

1 • Not a '14 release, but new to KRCC.  Grab this EP from Battleships.  You won't regret it.  In fact, here are two tracks:
"Retrospect" & "Your Words" from Battleships  |  Album: To You

Tom's Top Ten for 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Tom DJs the Music Mix on Tuesday nights.  Here are his top ten or so albums for the year:
 

Here's 11 super awesome albums from the year 2014 that you need to listen to as loud as possible:

Aphex Twin - Syro
Robert Plant - Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Run the Jewels - RTJ2
La Luz - It's Alive
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back
Jack White - Lazaretto
The Goastt - Midnight Sun
Johnny Marr - Playland
Ty Segall - Manipulator
Caribou - Our Love

Iggy Igloo hosts Tuesday night's Planet Groove, starting at 8PM. His Top Ten mixes up world, national, and local selections from all the great albums he heard this year.  "All of these really speak to me," Iggy says, "and made it into my regular listening habits. Thanks for reading!"
 

Melissa's Top Ten for 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Melissa Rivell DJs the Saturday 12-2 am music mix.  In no particular order, here's ten favorites she's enjoyed from this year:

Spoon "They Want My Soul"
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas "Secret Evil"
TV On the Radio "Seeds"
The Bamboos "Fever In the Road"
Hollie Cook "Twice"
We Are Not A Glum Lot Self-titled EP
Echo & the Bunnymen "Meteorites"
Amasa Hines "All the World There Is"
King Tuff "Black Moon Spell"
Quantic "Magnetica"

Bobby's Top Ten of 2014

Dec 11, 2014

DJ Bobby fills in from time to time here on KRCC. Here are his top ten picks for 2014:

1. MisterWives- Reflections
2. Ratatat- Beats
3. Prince- Art Official Age
4. Steel Pulse- African Holocaust
5. Noiseshaper- Reel to Reel
6. Scott Pilgrim Motion Picture Soundtrack
7. Mad Pudding- Grand Hotel
8. Fat Freddy's Drop- Blackbird
9. Bob Marley Legend Remixed
10. Odesza-In Return

I'm the News Director here at KRCC, but by this time, it should be no secret that I'm a pretty big music fan. There are a lot of albums I need to explore from this year, but I offer you my one pick:

Band of Horses: Acoustic at the Ryman

Rooster Coop's Top Ten of 2014

Dec 11, 2014

Rooster Coop keeps you going from Monday late until 2 AM on Tuesday mornings. Here are his top picks from 2014, and a couple of honorable mentions:
 

1.    Milky Chance - Sadneccesary
2.    Broken Bells – After The Disco
3.    Alt-J – This Is All Yours
4.    Odesza- In Return
5.    Robert Plant – Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
6.    Spoon – They Want My Soul
7.    Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
8.    Sylvan Esso – S/T
9.    Little Dragon- Nabuma Rubberband
10. Atmosphere- Southsiders

Honorable Mentions

Your friend and neighbor Vicky Gregor gets your musical morning started with the Morning Music Mix each weekday starting at 9 AM. In no particular order (just plain old excellent and there isn't room for the other 20), here are her top picks for 2014:
 

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project
Alt-J - This Is All Yours
Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio/No Bells On Sunday
Caribou - Our Love
Gusgus - Mexico
Tosca - Outta Here
Beck - Morning Phase
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
Ryley Walker - All Kinds Of You
Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean

Jeff Bieri hosts your afternoon music mix and also the Blue Plate Special each weekday at noon.  Here's Jeff's picks for top blues albums of 2014:
 

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - Cold World
Johnny Winter - Step Back
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - the Devil You Know
Gary Clark Jr. - Live
Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child - It’s My Guitar
Clothesline Revival - Greatest Show on Mars
Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready
Robben Ford - a Day in Nashville
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin’ Home
John Hammond - Timeless

Monica's Top Ten of 2014

Dec 9, 2014

DJ Monica is one of the hosts of Monday night's Brickhouse, from 8-10PM.  Her top picks for 2014 are the following (in no particular order):
 

Little Dragon---Mirror
Prince---Breakfast Can Wait
Neneh Cherry---Blank Project
Cody Chesnutt---Sense of You (Jay West/Manuel Sahugan remix)
Kelis---Rumble
Anthony Valadez---Ghost Ridin'
Meshell Ndegeocello---Comet Come to Me
Tricky---Keep Me in Your Shake
Jose Gonzales---This is How We Walk on the Moon
Christian Gregory---Count on You

Some additional mentions:

Barbra's Top Ten for 2014

Dec 9, 2014

Barbra of Barbra's Wednesday Late Night Music Mix has picked these albums as her heavy rotation discs:
 

Alt-J "This is All Yours"
Caribou "Our Love"
Elbow "The Take Off and Landing of Everything"
Robyn Hitchcock "The Man Upstairs"
Bryan Ferry "Avonmore"
Prince "Art Official Age"
Beck "Morning Phase"
Neneh Cherry "Blank Project"
Jolie Holland "Wine Dark Sea"
Ryan Adams "Ryan Adams"

Bob Slade hosts the Friday night "Retro-Fix," from 9 PM until midnight.  Here are his top new releases from 2014:

Cloud Nothings - "Here And Nowhere Else"
Bob Mould - "Beauty And Ruin"
Perfect Pussy - "Say Yes To Love"
Buzzcocks - "The Way"
The Raveonettes - "Pe'ahi"
Fucked Up - "Glass Boys"
Johnny Marr - "Playland"
Ty Seagull - "Manipulator"
Swingin' Utters - "Fistful Of Hollow"

Best Colorado:  The Roxy Suicide - "Joan Your Jett"

Jason Lee can be heard filling in on the KRCC airwaves.  Here's his Top Ten for 2014:
 

Swans - To Be Kind
Aphex Twin - Syro
Temples - Sun Structures
Ty Segall - $INGLE$ 2
Aaron Freeman - Freeman -   Note: Saw him at the Ogden
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight SunSpoon - They Want My Soul
Real Estate - Atlas
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official RightBeck - Morning Phase

Carter's Top Ten of 2014

Dec 7, 2014

Carter's show airs on Thursday nights into the wee hours of Friday morning, 11 PM until 2 AM.  Here are his Top Ten picks for 2014:
 

Les Claypool’s Duo du Twang: Four Foot Shack
The Black Keys: Turn Blue
Ty Segall: Manipulator
Primus: Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
Pink Mountaintops:  Get Back
The Budos Band:  Burnt Offerings
Foxygen: …And Star Power
Jack White: Lazaretto
Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal

Phish: Fuego

Dick Fairley is known to KRCC listeners as host of the Classic Jazz Excursion, heard each Thursday night at 8:oo.  Here are his picks for the best jazz albums of 2014:

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions here.

ICYMI: Interview with Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg

Feb 20, 2014

Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater took some time today to stop by KRCC for a chat with Vicky.  Click play to hear that interview:

Josiah Johnson stopped by KRCC for a chat with Vicky.

No particular order other than constant...

Maya Jane Coles - Comfort  (Kobalt)

The National - Trouble Will Find Me  (4AD)

1.  Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper - Get Up


2. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind

3. Sugaray Rayford - Dangerous

Delaney Utterback Top Tens for 2013

Dec 18, 2013

Delaney Utterback, KRCC Station Manager

Top Ten in no order:
Jagwar Ma - Howlin'

Midlake - Antiphon

Andrea Chalfin, KRCC News Director:
 
It should be no secret by now that I’m quite the music fan, so when Vicky asked me to participate in this year’s Top 10 list, it felt like a no-brainer.  The truth is though, I’m simply not as exposed to all the new releases in quite the same way as our amazing DJs.  So, we came up with a compromise:  two albums that pulled me in and refused to let go, and eight other stuffs that caught my attention.
 
Albums that Pulled Me in and Refused to Let Go:
 
Scout Niblett: It’s Up to Emma

In no particular order:

Blue Hawaii -- "Untogether"

Leeds Mallinckrodt-Reese Fave for the Year

Dec 18, 2013

I’ve been obsessed with the Canadian/Danish duo Rhye this year. Their song “The Fall” on their album Woman is great! 

Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
Bombino - Nomad
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
William Onyeabor - Who Is?
Vieux Farke Toure - Mon Pays

Gipsy Kings - Savor Flamenco
Bomba Estero - Elegancia Tropical
Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return
Rokia Traore - Beautiful Africa
Growlers - Hung At Heart

Jacob - Tuesday Overnight

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Gipsy Kings - Savor Flamenco

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

The Lonely Wild - The Sun As It Comes

Midlake - Antiphon


Rose Windows - The Sun Dogs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow

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