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Friday, December 11, 2020

"480 Minutes" - Preparing For The End...

...of the year, sillies. Sheesh. Why so gloomy, y'all?

OK, maybe dark humor isn't what we need right now. What we do need is great fucking music, and fortunately music did not hear that 2020 was supposed to suck in every possible way. Indie rock and noisy pop bucked the trend and delivered.

This has become more and more obvious as I wade back through the new stuff we added to rotation in 2020. It was fewer overall than usual, and submissions were down for the year, but that's not shocking considering pandemic/lockdown/UV light inside the body, inside/LIBERATE! tweets/USPS sabotage/super spreader rallies political and motorcycle/frivolous law suits to appease the Snowflake-In-Chief/petulance/DOD sabotage/out-the-door grifting/attempted clown coup in progress which will surely fail and also serve to poison the minds of millions of young Tom Cottons and millions of not-so-young Tom Cotton wannabes. That's a lot to overcome!

Today's show is live-hosted from 9am-5pm Eastern U.S. Time and once again features no new music as we take some time away from evaluating new releases to look back at the all the new music we aired this year, listen to it with fresh ears, and decide on our favorites. Our lists of favorites will be revealed next Friday, 12/18/20, during our year-end top-music edition of 480 Minutes featuring a countdown of the top 50 songs of the year plus about 5 hours worth of runners' up.

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