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Music For Listeners 05/19/2018

1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the compilation album 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Odetta Hartman-"Misery"  From the forthcoming album 'Old Rockhounds Never Die'.
3) The Charlatans-"Totally Eclipsing"  From the forthcoming EP 'Totally Eclipsing'.
4) Sleeper-"Inbetweener"  From the album 'Smart'. London - Stephen Street.
5) Johnny Marr-"Hi Hello"  From the forthcoming album 'Call the Comet'.
6) Ash-"Confessions in the Pool"  From the brand new album 'Islands'.
7) Gruff Rhys-"Limited Edition Heart"  From the forthcoming album 'Babelsberg'.
8) Whyte Horses (feat. La Roux)-"The Best of It"  From the album 'Empty Words'.
9) Tallies-"Mother"  From the brand new digital single for "Mother".
10) Mattiel-"Whites of Their Eyes"  From the album 'Mattiel LP'.
11) La Luz-"Don't Leave Me On the Earth"  From the brand new album 'Floating Features'.
12) Thyla-"Blame"  From the brand new digital single for "Blame".
13) Parquet Courts-"Mardi Gras Beads"  From the brand new digital single for "Mardi Gras Beads".
14) Wild Moccasins-"No Muse"  From the forthcoming album 'Look Together'.
15) Poster Children-"Final Offense"  From the brand new album 'Grand Bargain'.
16) Orbital-"Tiny Foldable Cities"  From the forthcoming album 'Monsters Exist'.
17) Group Listening-"Wenn Der Südwind Weht"  From the brand new album 'Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works, Vol. 1'.
18) Chad Valley-"See-Through"  From the brand new digital single for "See-Through".
19) 77:78-"Love Said (Let's Go)"  From the brand new digital single for "Love Said (Let's Go)".
20) Dantevilles-"It Might Be Tomorrow"  From the brand new digital single for "It Might Be Tomorrow".
21) Pizzagirl-"Coffee Shop"  From the brand new EP 'An Extended Play'.
22) Jose Gonzalez (with The Brite Lites)-"Killing For Love"  From the album 'Jose Gonzalez & The Brite Lites at Svenska Grammofonstudion'.
23) Kadhja Bonet-"Mother Maybe"  From the forthcoming album 'Childqueen'.
24) Pitou-"Problems"  From the brand new EP 'I Fall Asleep So Fast'.
25) Modern Studies-"Disco"  From the brand new album 'Welcome Strangers'.
26) audiobooks-"Gothenburg"  From the brand new digital single for "Gothenburg".
27) Ben Howard-"Nica Libres At Dusk"  From the forthcoming album 'Noonday Dream'.
28) Natalie Prass-"Sisters"  From the forthcoming album 'The Future And The Past'.
29) Belly-"Human Child"  From the brand new album 'Dove'.
30) Yo La Tengo-"Lets Do It Wrong"  From the album 'There's A Riot Going On'.
31) afp-"River"  From the forthcoming limited vinyl 12" single for "River".
32) "The Mid-Morning Recording"        Kraftwerk-'The Man-Machine'
I hadn't played a Kraftwerk album for an MMR in a while, and because I just started collecting their albums a few years ago, am not surprised that there are still so many albums by them that I haven't played. The last two times they came into Texas was 2016 and 2015, and on those occasions, I played our "Five-Hour Kraftwerk" broadcast. There really isn't too many artists that are as influential as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, or The Kinks, or Pink Floyd. Kraftwerk are certainly one of those bands. They were always before their time. This album sounds like an early 80's album, and being that it was released in 1978, the album didn't see much success in the U.S. until MTV came along in 1981, and their music was heard by another demographic. I think it took until the year 2000 before video and performance technology finally caught up with Kraftwerk. Laptops and high-definition video projectors made Kraftwerk better, and their art better as well. They have better 3-D tech, and better robots now too. Without them, there wouldn't be Electro, Techno, or Detroit House. They changed music forever, and this masterpiece of an album cemented them forever as electronic pioneers. "We're charging our battery, and now we're full of energy. We are the robots. We are the robots." - Michael - MFL
33) James-"Sayonara"  From the album 'Wah-Wah'.

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