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Top Tunes – Spoon, Tycho, and more!

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AWOPBAMBOOM Volume 80 – Select Songs for Fellow Travelers

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From “Applause” to “Horizon,” here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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Chuck Berry – “You Can’t Catch Me”

The Beatles’ “Come Together” owes a lot to this rumble and ramblin’ hit. Or so said a 1970s lawsuit.

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John Lennon – “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night”

Lennon’s only solo US hit, with Elton John on harmony and piano. The song was reportedly inspired by a quote from a late-night televangelist.

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Spoon – “Do I Have To Talk You Into It”

Spoon’s latest album “Hot Thoughts” is a masterpiece. And after listening to it so many times, we keep hearing parallels to a solo John Lennon – from song structure to experimental sounds to coarseness of voice. Close your eyes – or leave ’em open – then let us know what you think.

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Au.Ra – “Applause”

If you were in college this summer, you’d play this for your friends. Why? Because this is the stuff we played for our friends when we were in college. Taking a page from the band Ride, Au.Ra offers their head-bobbing best to the shoe-gazing gods. Listen; repeat; list first on yer Summer 2017 mix.

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Tycho – “Horizon”

One of the best EDM songs of the decade. Here are the new visuals for the song – which were just seen at Coachella. Till next week…

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Lead-In Art (Color Waves) Courtesy of GennadiCh / Shutterstock.com