October 17th, 2014

Episode 031

Los Angeles-based songstress Lana Del Rey garnered both critical and commercial success this summer with her third studio album, Ultraviolence—a work that reignited the controversy that has surrounded her career while also earning her the reputation of a serious artist. But is Ultraviolence the modern meld of pop, jazz, and blues it’s been described as, or simply manufactured mainstream versions of songs by black artists like the Weeknd or SZA? The Music Snobs enter the realm of Del Rey in an episode that also features a mind-blowing round table discussion: What is the single most unanswerable question in music?

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September 25th, 2014

Episode 030

On September 24, 1991, both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana released seminal classics that sent shockwaves through the alternative rock genre, becoming critical and commercial hits. So why has “Nevermind” been widely imitated by other artists while the impact of “BloodSugarSexMagik” remains debatable at best? The Music Snobs discuss the legacy of these groundbreaking albums while exploring the genius behind them. To wrap things up, the Snobs dive into a revealing round table: if you had to use the title of a song to name your autobiography, what would it be?

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September 4th, 2014

Episode 029

From 1997 to 2007 singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius was one half of Floetry—the London born and Philly based act that charted singles like “Say Yes” and carved out a space for themselves in the increasingly crowded world of alternative soul. But when Marsha went solo she had a choice to make: become the next Jill Scott or follow the mainstream path of Mary J. Blige or Alicia Keys? The Music Snobs debate the pros and cons of Marsha’s decision and the implications it’s had on both her career and the landscape of R&B. Afterwards, the Snobs dive into the deep end of the conspiracy pool and describe what music legend or controversy they want to believe is true, even though they know it’s not.

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August 29th, 2014

Happy Bornday, Mike.

Our dude. Our fam. Our brother.

With love, from Us.

Listen to our birthday wishes right here.

August 29th, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mr. Magic.

The Music Snobs pay tribute to the life and greatness of Michael Jackson with a very special show.

Blow out the cake candles right here.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Magic.

The Music Snobs pay tribute to the life and greatness of Michael Jackson with a very special show.

Blow out the cake candles right here.

August 25th, 2014

Did Stevie Wonder produce a secret album for Michael Jackson?

Is Motown hiding it in their vault?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Enquiring Snobs want to tell you.

Listen right here.

August 25th, 2014
They say I’m Crazy Legs, but I don’t give a damn © not Bobby Brown.

-J

They say I’m Crazy Legs, but I don’t give a damn © not Bobby Brown.

-J

(Source: nuyoricanbian)

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