Tag: Beck

Echoes Winners at the Grammys

Congratulations to 2015 Grammy winners from the Echoes side of the music stream.  Beck‘s Morning Phase was the number one Echoes CD in 2014.  We were as shocked as anybody, except Kanye West, who of course, had to be the MOST shocked, because he’s, you know, fucking Yeezus.  He bum rushed the stage during Beck’s…

Echoes Top 25 for March 2014

Progressive guitars, Serene Songs and Hang Drums Lead Echoes Top 25 for March It’s no surprise that our March CD of the Month, Mark McGuire’s Along the Way, leads the Echoes Top 25.  Fans of Popol Vuh, Ashra and Mike Oldfield should be in prog-epic heaven with this album.  Hear Mark McGuire interviewed on Monday…

Greatest Songs of the 21st Century… So Far: An Idiosyncratic List.

The thirteenth year of the 21st century doesn’t seem to be the right time to look back on the best of the millennium.  Those lists usually come on the decade and quarter century marks.  But I was asked to compile another Top Ten list for Echoes affiliate, WXPN in Philadelphia.  This time, the impossible assignment…

John Diliberto’s Top Ten Songs for 2008: Alu to Gnarls Barkley

When WXPN, our Philadelphia Echoes affiliate, asked me to submit my Top Ten Albums and songs list, Program Director Bruce Warren said “send us your top ten albums and songs (if you have songs).” I knew what he meant by that parenthetical on a couple of levels. On Echoes, we usually don’t play songs, right?…

John Diliberto’s Top 10 CDs for 2008

From Digitonal to the Dandy Warhols, John Diliberto’s Top Ten CDs for 2008. While you’re pondering the Echoes 2008 Listener Poll, I’ve already been solicited for a few year-end lists. I usually give a different list to different outlets. My (uncredited) Amazon.com list is pretty strictly New Age and limited to  titles that are actually on…

Beck, James Blunt and Elliott Smith producer Tom Rothrock unleashes his Americana Electronica.

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20080702.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI’ve been beating the drum for Tom Rothrock‘s music for about a year and a half now, ever since I heard his debut album, Resonator. It’s an album of electric slide guitar and dobro married to strings and rhythm loops that conjure up an atmosphere that’s…