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411 godflesh / godsmack

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With this show, Hello Cruel World moves to its new timeslot of Thursday afternoons 2 to 3pm.

Modern Kin – Abandon – Modern Kin (self-released, 2013)
The Shins – Spilt Needles – Wincing The Night Away (Sub Pop, 2007)
Great Wilderness – Intimation – Rest EP (self-released, 2011)

Chris Robley – Lonely People – The Great Make-Believer (self-released, 2016)
Mark Kozelek – Caroline (live) – Live At Biko (Caldo Verde, 2014)
Lou Barlow – Redeemed – Brace The Wave (Joyful Noise, 2015)
Robert Forster – Love Myself (And I Always Have) – Songs To Play (Universal Australia, 2015)

Courtney Barnett – Box Store – Super XX Man Volume XVI: Talk About (bandcamp, 2015)
Sufjan Stevens – Blue Bucket Of Gold (Remix) – Blue Bucket Of Gold Digital Single (Asthmatic Kitty, 2015)

Brendan Benson – Metarie – Lapalco (Startime International, 2002)
Neil Young – Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin) – A Letter Home (Third Man, 2014)

Jessica Lea Mayfield – Do I Have The Time? – Make My Head Sing (ATO, 2014)

Mike Doughty – Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future – Stellar Motel (MRI, 2014)

407 best of 2015: songs

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Pre-game:
Mary Lou Lord – It’s A Wonderful Lie – Backstreet Angels (self, 2015)

Show:
Tom Brosseau – Hard Luck Boy – Perfect Abandon (Crossbill, 2015)
Alialujah Choir – From The Ground – Big Picture Show (Woodphone, 2015)
The Mountain Goats – Unmasked! – Beat The Champ (Merge, 2015)
Strangled Darlings – All We Do Is Make The Sound – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY.FM, 2015)

Alexa Wiley & The Wilderness – Must Be Birds – Alexa Wiley & The Wilderness (Red Newt, 2015)
Ezza Rose – Amelie – When The Water’s Hot (self-released, 2015)
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift – Follow Your Money – Follow Your Money 7” single (Yep Roc, 2015)
Anne-Marie Sanderson – Lilac Time – Shadows & Sparks EP (bandcamp, 2015)

Mikaela Davis – Never Lose – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY.FM, 2015)

Jake Kelly – Talking In Corners – what a quietfistfightfireworks display (band camp, 2015)
Elvis Perkins – The Passage Of The Black Gene – I Aubade (MIR, 2015)
Fred Thomas – Monster Movie – All Are Saved (Polyvinyl, 2015)

Richard Thompson – All Buttoned Up – Stil (Fantasy, 2015)

406 best of 2015: albums

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Pre-game:
Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love – Short Movie (Virgin, 2015)

Show:
Joanna Newsom – Anecdotes – Divers (Drag City, 2015)
Sufjan Stevens – Fourth Of July – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty, 2015)

Jessica Pratt – I’ve Got A Feeling – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City, 2015)
Little Wings – Hill Hidden Nog – Explains (Woodsist, 2015)
Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi – Shapeless – Cold Moon (Rusted Blue, 2015)

Robin Bacior – Smoke Dreams – Water Music (self-released, 2015)
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Let’s Get Lost – Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur, 2015)
Jose Gonzalez – With The Ink Of A Ghost – Vestiges & Claws (Mute, 2015)
Annalisa Tornfelt – One Heart At A Time – The Number 8 (Woodphone, 2015)

The Weepies – River From The Sky – Sirens (Nettwerk, 2015)
John Craigie – Catalina – Working On My Farewell (self-released, 2015)
Supercrow – Some Cloudy Day – Supercrow (self-released, 2015)

Fernando – Leave Your Radio On – Leave Your Radio On (Fluff & Gravy, 2015)

403 post-thanksgiving

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Dao Strom – On An Open Field – West EP (self, 2015)
Vikesh Kapoor – The Ballad Of Willy Robbins – The Ballad Of Willy Robbins (Mama Bird, 2013)
Joanna Newsom – Anecdotes – Divers (Drag City, 2015)

Loudon Wainwright III – Thanksgiving – Therapy (Silvertone, 1989)
Eef Barzelay – You Were Right (Built To Spill) – Fan Chosen Covers 4 (bandcamp, 2015)
Girlpool – Emily – Before The World Was Big (Wichita, 2015)
Sam Amidon – As I Roved Out – Bright Sunny South (Nonesuch, 2013)

Sun Kil Moon – Birds Of Flims – Universal Themes (Caldo Verde, 2015)

Dan Bern – Thanksgiving Day Parade – New American Language (Messenger, 2001)

Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Town Cryer – Imperial Bedroom (Columbia, 1982)

402 young folk

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Pancake Breakfast – It’s A Cruel And Beautiful World – The 3 EP Collection (bandcamp, 2011)

The Roches – Hammond Song – The Roches (Warner Bros., 1979)
Kurt Vile – All In A Daze Work – b’lieve i’m join down (Matador, 2015)
Lotte Kestner – Somebody – Covering Depeche Mode EP (self-released, 2015)

Hip Hatchet – Hold You Like A Harness – Hold You Like A Harness (self-released, 2015)
Peter Matthew Bauer – Philadelphia Raga – Liberation! (Mexican Summer, 2014)
Elliott Smith – Southern Belle – Elliott Smith (Kill Rock Stars, 1995)
Lou Barlow – Redeemed – Brace The Wave (Joyful Noise, 2015)

Dawn Landes – Young Folks – Tom Middleton Presents Crazy Covers 2 (Family Recordings, 2007)
Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang – I’m Tired Of Singing My Song In Las Vegas – Tip The Glass And Feel The Bottom (Future Oak Record Co., 2015)
Shook Twins – Crisper – Hello Cruel World Session (KZME, 2014)
The Weepies – Sirens – Sirens (Nettwerk, 2015)

Super XX Man – Talk About – Talk About (bandcamp, 2015)

Loudon Wainwright III – One Man Guy – It’s Alright (Rounder, 1985)

401 mr. soul

to celebrate Mr. Neil Young’s 70th birthday

Neil Young – Mr. Soul – Unplugged (Reprise, 1993)
Ron Sexsmith – Philadelphia – Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute To Neil Young (Universal Music Canada, 2007)
Neil Young – Sign Of Love – Le Noise (Reprise, 2010)

Neil Young & The Promise Of The Real – The Monsanto Years – The Monsanto Years (Reprise, 2015)
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift – Motion Pictures – Follow Your Money 7” (Yep Roc, 2015)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Prime Of Life – Sleeps With Angels (Reprise, 1994)

Neil Young – Leave The Driving – Greendale (Reprise, 2003)
Neil Young – Cinnamon Girl – Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere (Reprise, 1969)
Iron & Wine – Albuquerque – Archive Series Vol. 2 (Black Cricket Recording Co, 2015)
Neil Young – Reason To Believe – A Letter Home (Reprise, 2014)

Nick Cave – Helpless – The Good Son (Mute, 1990)

The Be Good Tanyas – For The Turnstiles – Hello Love (Nettwerk, 2006)

398 xray covers 2

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John Craigie – Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Strangled Darlings – Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Brad Creel & The Reel Deel – Willing – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Jake Kelly – He Was A Friend Of Mine (Dave Van Ronk) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Dan Bern – Amarillo By Morning – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Emma Hill – The Eye (Brandi Carlile) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Alina Hardin – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2014)

Matt Keating – Have You Never Been Mellow (Olivia Newton-John) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2014)
Chris Robley – Making Plans For Nigel (XTC) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Hamell On Trial – Rockaway Beach / White Riot – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Mike Coykendall – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams Jr.) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Moody Little Sister – Keep Me In Your Heart (Warren Zevon) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Iron & Wine – Albuquerque – Archive Series Vol. 2 (Black Cricket Recording Co., 2015)

394 one year xray

Robin Bacior – Your Best Advice – Water Dreams (self, 2015)
Robin Bacior – River Move – Water Dreams (self, 2015)
Moorea Masa – Five Birds – Oh Mother EP (band camp, 2015)

Jake Kelly – Talking In Corners – what a quiet fistfightfireworks display EP (band camp, 2015)
Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis – Harm – Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis (Fluff & Gravy, 2014)
Ezza Rose – Amelie – When The Water’s H ot (self, 2015)
Fernando – Save Me – Leave The Radio On (Fluff & Gravy, 2015)

Alialujah Choir – Building A Nation – Big Picture Show (Jealous Butcher, 2015)
Annalisa Tornfelt – Afterlife – The Number 8 (Jealous Butcher, 2015)
Barna Howard – Indiana Rose – Quite A Feelin’ (Mama Bird, 2015)
Mike Coykendall – Late Night (Syd Barrett) – Half Past, Present Pending (Fluff & Gravy, 2015)

Supercrow – Fast Truck – Supercrow (self, 2015)
Eric John Kaiser – Treasure Chest – Idaho (self, 2015)

380 double feature

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Sufjan Stevens – Should’ve Known Better – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty, 2015)
Fred Thomas – Monster Movie – All Are Saved (Polyvinyl, 2015)
Joanne Robertson – Halls – Black Moon Days (Feeding Tube, 2015)

Jake Kelly – Talking In Corners – what a quiet fistfightfireworks display (Materials To Outlet, 2015)
Richard Thompson – I Misunderstood – Acoustic Classics (Beeswing Inc., 2014)
Serafina Steer – Island Odyssey – The Moths Are Real (Stolen Recordings, 2013)
Fred Thomas – Monster Movie – All Are Saved (Polyvinyl, 2015)

Kristin Hersh – The Cuckoo – Record Store Day 2015 Single (Heliospheric, 2015)
Nina Nastasia & Jim White – You Follow Me (FatCat, 2007)
Damien Jurado – Gasoline Drinks – Now That I’m In Your Shadow (Secretly Canadian, 2006)

Mike Doughty – Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future – Stellar Motel (MRI, 2014)
The Moonshine – Secret (Radio Edit) – Secret Digital Single (self, 2015)
Billy Bragg – Strange Things Happen – The Peel Album (Strange Fruit, 1991)

Bob Dylan – Thunder On The Mountain – Modern Times (Columbia, 2007)

379 rapelling in

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Daniel Johnston – Some Things Last A Long Time – Welcome To My World (High Wire, 2006)
Jose Gonzalez – With The Ink Of A Ghost – Vestiges & Claws (Mute, 2015)
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield – Let’s Get Lost – Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur, 2015)

The Weepies – River From The Sky – Sirens (Nettwerk, 2015)
Lotte Kestner – World In My Eyes – Covering Depeche Mode EP (self, 2015)
Alela Diane – The Way We Fall – About Farewell (Rusted Blue, 2013)

Shoeshine Blue – Rust On The Bills – Tell Yourself It’s Only The Weather EP (bandcamp, 2012)
Waxahatchee – Half Moon – Ivy Tripp (Merge, 2015)
Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down – I Don’t Want To Let You Down EP (Jagjaguwar, 2015)
The John Doe Thing – Willamette – Kissingsohard (Forward, 1995)
Nick Delffs – David Cain And Mrs. Ella – Home Recordings EP (bandcamp, 2015)

Blake Mackey – Matter Of Time – Blake Mackey (self-released, 2013)
The Decemberists – Better Not Wake The Baby – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Capitol, 2015)

378 best 2015 so far

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Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop, 2015)
Sir Richard Bishop – International Zone – Tangier Sessions (Drag City, 2015)
Jessica Pratt – Strange Melody – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City, 2015)

Elvis Perkins – The Passage Of The Black Gene – I, Aubade (MIR, 2015)
Ezza Rose – Amelie – When The Water’s Hot (self, 2015)
Laura Marling – False Hope – Short Movie (Ribbon Music, 2015)

Alexa Wiley & The Wilderness – Must Be Birds – Alexa Wiley & The Wilderness (self, 2015)
Tom Brosseau – Hard Luck Boy – Perfect Abandon (Tin Angel, 2015)
Anne-Marie Sanderson – Lilac Time – Shadow & Sparks EP (self, 2015)

Alialujah Choir – From The Ground – Big Picture Show (Jealous Butcher, 2015)
Alasdair Roberts – This Uneven Thing – Alasdair Roberts (Drag City, 2015)
Kaki King – Anthropomorph – The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body (Short Stuff, 2015)

376 fund drive covers

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After an in-studio is over, I invite my guests to play a favorite cover. These are recorded, stockpiled, and played all at once as a special thank you to members and contributors during XRAY.FM‘s fund drive. If you haven’t yet become a member, please visit xray.fm/donate

Playlist:

Alina Hardin – Oh Me (Meat Puppets) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2014)
Ezza Rose – New Partner (Bonnie “Prince” Billy) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Snowblind Traveler – Dayton, Ohio (Randy Newman) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Lindsay Clark – Reason To Believe (Tim Hardin) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2014)
Emily Logan – Shenandoah (Anais Mitchell) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2014)

Nick Jaina – The Old Revolution (Leonard Cohen) – Hello Cruel world session (XRAY, 2015)
Anne-Marie Sanderson – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Sandy Denny) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Drunken Prayer – On Mobile Bay (Vernon Dalheart) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2014)
Supercrow – Buckets Of Rain (Bob Dylan) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Mikaela Davis – Acrobat (Angel Olsen) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)

Annalisa Tornfelt – I Fall To Pieces (Patsy Cline) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Jon Ransom – The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen) – Hello Cruel World session (XRAY, 2015)
Montclaire – Black Rainbow (St. Vincent) – Hello Cruel world session (XRAY, 2014)

374 then: the earlier years

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Kaki King – Ingots – Legs To Keep Us Longer (Red Ink, 2004)
Chris Whitley – Her Furious Angels – War Crime Blues (Messenger, 2004)
Yo La Tengo – I’ll Be Around – Fade (Matador, 2013)
Alialujah Choir – Looking For A Gesture – Alialujah Choir (self, 2012)

Laura Gibson – Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed – La Grande (Barsuk, 2012)
Nick Jaina – Winding Sheet – A Narrow Way (HUSH, 2008)
Anais Mitchell – Wilderland – Young Man In America (Wilderland, 2012)
Mimicking Birds – New Doomsdays – Mimicking Birds (Glacial Pace, 2010)

Michael Cera – Moving In – True That (bandcamp, 2014)
Cataldo – In Now And Then – Gilded Oldies (bandcamp, 2014)
Juliana Hatfield – Needle In The Hay – I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson (American Laundromat, 2014)
Brandi Carlile – The Chain – Sweetheart 2014 (Hear Music, 2014)

The Decemberists – Down By The Water – The King Is Dead (Capitol, 2011)
R.E.M. – The One I Love (Live) – The One I Love 12” Single (I.R.S., 1987)

368 get out

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Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross – Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty, 2015)
Jessica Pratt – Greycedes – On Your Own Love Again (Drag City, 2015)
Tom Brosseau – Hard Luck Boy – Perfect Abandon (Crossbill, 2015)
Amy Annelle – Over The Rainbow – Surgery (High Plains Sigh, 2015)

Kris Delmhorst – 92nd St. – Blood Test (Signature Sounds, 2014)
Alialujah Choir – From The Ground – Big Picture Show (Jealous Butcher, 2015)
The Cabin Project – Empire Builder – Heliotrope (self, 2012)
The Weepies – Sirens – Sirens (Nettwerk, 2015)

Horse Feathers – Old Media – So It Is With Us (Kill Rock Stars, 2014)
Lauren O’Connell – Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner (Warren Zevon cover) – Covers (bandcamp, 2012)
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – Bird Balloons – Ripely Pine (Ba Da Bing, 2013)
Supercrow – Fast Truck – Supercrow (self, 2015)

Ezza Rose – Amelie – When The Water’s Hot (self, 2015)

360 bob & simon return

This show was hosted by Robert Ham and his son Simon

XTC – Life Begins At The Hop – Drums & Wires (Ape House, 1979)
The Go-Betweens – People Say – First Five Singles (Domino, 2014)
Gene Pitney / George Jones – I’ve Got Five Dollars And It’s Saturday Night – The Platinum Collection (EMI, 2006)
Neil Diamond – Chelsea Morning – Stones (MCA, 1971)
Jellyfish – The King Is Half Undressed – Bellybutton (Charisma, 1990)
Prefab Sprout – Faron Young (Truckin’ Mix) – B-Sides & Rarities (Kitchenware, 2011)
Gene Pitney – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – The Platinum Collection (EMI, 2006)
American Music Club – If I Had A Hammer – Mercury (Reprise, 1993)
The Wooden Birds – Maneater – Two Matchsticks single (Barsuk, 2011)
Gene Pitney – Yours Until Tomorrow – The Platinum Collection (EMI, 2006)
Total Control – Flesh War – Typical System (Iron Lung, 2014)
The Who – Our Love Was – The Who Sell Out (Decca, 1967)
Gene Pitney / George Jones – Mockin’ Bird Hill – The Platinum Collection (EMI, 2006)
Sturgill Simpson – The Promise – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (High Top Mountain, 2014)
The Stanley Brothers – Big Booger – The King Years 1961-1965 (King, 2000)