James Acaster's Perfect Sounds

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Episodes

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20200928 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

20201207 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

20201221 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

20200805 (6M)James Acaster Perfect Sounds
20200806 (6M)James Acaster Perfect Sounds
20200807 (6M)James Acaster Perfect Sounds
20201005 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.
20201130 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.
20200804 (6M)Romesh Ranganathan discovers the album that changed James' mind about pop.
20200803 (6M)Sindhu Vee learns to really like the album Bottomless Pit from hip hop trio Death Grips.
Alison Spittle And Dark Spoken Word20201026 (6M)
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Alison has a strong reaction to Rook to TN34, a spoken word album by the duo eMMplekz.
Alison Spittle And Extreme Industrial Metal20210524 (6M)Alison is willing to persevere with the album End Position by Texan duo Street Sects.
Athena Kugblenu And Frank Ocean's Blonde20210426 (6M)
20210503 (6M)
As a fan of his debut mixtape, Athena is underwhelmed by Frank Ocean's 2016 album Blonde.
Athena Kugblenu And Japanese Folk-indie-jazz Fusion20201005 (6M)Athena gets into this one of a kind album that fuses Japanese folk with many genres.
Bonus Sounds: Akenya, Cam O'bi And Phoelix On Noname'stelefone20210405 (6M)Noname's key collaborators share their memories of helping to create her debut mixtape.
Bonus Sounds: Cyril Yeterian From Bongo Joe20201130 (6M)James explores the mystery behind Song I-V by Rocks & Waves Song Circle.
Bonus Sounds: Damien Cluzel20201019 (6M)James chats to the guitarist at the heart of two of his favourite 2016 albums.
Bonus Sounds: Drummers Adam Betts And Seb Rochford20210419 (6M)
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Adam and Seb bring their drum kits along to discuss the drumming on Jon Bap's 'What Now?'
Bonus Sounds: Foonyap20201221 (6M)Foonyap talks to James about the struggles that inspired her beautiful album Palimpsest.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Bonus Sounds: Kojey Radical20200809 (6M)
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A bonus conversation with Kojey Radical recorded live at the 6Music Festival.

A bonus conversation with British rapper and spoken word artist Kojey Radical.

Bonus Sounds: Netty Rhodes And The Sweet Recorder Consort20201102 (6M)
20201109 (6M)
James attempts to learn Morning Thought by Surface To Air Missive from scratch.
Bonus Sounds: The Tuts20210517 (6M)Hayes-based three-piece The Tuts take James on a tour of their hometown.
Christmas Bonus: Jeff Rosenstock - Worry20210104 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.
Dane Baptiste And Infinite Looping Psych Rock20210510 (6M)Dane enjoys the frantic Nonagen Infinity by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Dane Baptiste And Kojey Radical's 23winters20200809 (6M)
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Hip-hop fan Dane discovers the masterful EP spanning rap, spoken word, and Kojey's dad.

Hip-hop fan Dane discovers Kojey Radical's masterful 23Winters for the first time.

Desiree Burch And Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition20200810 (6M)
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Desiree discovers Detroit rapper Danny Brown's album Atrocity Exhibition.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Desiree Burch And Intricate Fragile Folk20201221 (6M)Desiree is in two minds about Palimpsest by classically trained Canadian musician Foonyap.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Eleanor Tiernan And Recorder Prog Folk Rock20201102 (6M)
20201109 (6M)
Eleanor is challenged by the album A V by Surface To Air Missive, by musician Taylor Ross.
Evelyn Mok And A Technophobic Metal Nightmare20201207 (6M)
20201214 (6M)
Evelyn is back and introduced to Boy Man Machine by Drose.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Evelyn Mok And Malian Hip-hop20200817 (6M)
20210315 (6M)
Evelyn discovers the Malian hip-hop artist Luka Productions and his 2016 album Mali Kady.
Felicity Ward And Market - Not Good At Spending Time Alone A.k.a. Cleanliness20210111 (6M)James Acaster's Perfect Sounds on 6 Music.
Felicity Ward And Nostalgic American Indie20210111 (6M)Felicity is super in to Not Good At Spending Time Alone A.K.A. Cleanliness by Market.
Felicity Ward And Public Speaking20200831 (6M)Felicity struggles with Caress, Redact, Public Speaking's album that's all about violence.
Gabriel Ebulue And Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' Skeleton Tree20200921 (6M)
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Gabriel Ebulue shares his love for Skeleton Tree, the emotional album by Nick Cave.

Gabriel Ebulue shares his love for Skeleton Tree, the emotional album by Nick Cave.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Gabriel Ebulue And Personal Beat-fired Balladry20210426 (6M)
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Gabriel is excited to be introduced to For Good by Fog from musician Andrew Broder.
Guz Khan And Ethiopian Crunch20201019 (6M)Guz is on board for a hybrid of hard rock and Ethiopian music on the album Awo by uKanDanZ
Guz Khan And Generational Jazz Rap20210510 (6M)Guz is up for giving the self-titled project by S\u00e9l\u00e9b\u00e9yone another chance.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

In Conversation With Kojey Radical20200809 (6M)In conversation with Kojey Radical recorded at the 6 Music Festival
Jack Rooke And Thoughtful Inventive Indie20210524 (6M)Jack is over the moon to be introduced to 24 tracks of Thoughts Lined Up by Martin Creed
Jack Rooke And Twisted-pop20201012 (6M)Jack Rooke meets NHS nurse Law Holt's diva alter ego.
Jamali Maddix And Satanic Spirituals20200806 (6M)
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Jamali Maddix gets out of his comfort zone with a black metal fusion album
Jamali Maddix And Youngster Jiji - Sui / / Rap20201228 (6M)James is attempting to win Jamali's support for 2016 with the album SUI // RAP by jiji.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Jeff Rosenstock, Matthew Crosby And Ed Gamble20210104 (6M)A Christmas treat for you featuring James, Matthew and Ed on seeing Jeff Rosenstock live.
Jen Brister And Laura Mvula's The Dreaming Room20200807 (6M)
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Jen & James discuss why the album The Dreaming Room got Laura Mvula dropped from her label
Joe Sutherland And Car Seat Headrest's Teens Of Denial20201123 (6M)James has selected one of the biggest indie albums of the year for Joe.
Joe Sutherland And Grindcore20200810 (6M)
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Joe takes a metaphorical HIIT class with the grindcore album Discordia by Bologna Violenta
John Kearns And Teenage Three Piece Rock20201026 (6M)
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John prefers the second half of Out of Sight by the former Minneapolis rock band, Falling.
Katie Dey20200824 (6M)Interview in Melbourne with artist Katie Dey on identity, the internet and mental health.
Kemah Bob And Colombian Crunch20201012 (6M)Kemah Bob marvels at this self-titled album from the band Pixvae.
Kemah Bob And Noname's Telefone20210405 (6M)Kemah is a fan of this debut mixtape written and recorded by rapper Noname & collaborators
Kwame Asante And Noise Rock20201109 (6M)
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Kwame puts in the work for A Self-Help Tragedy by noise rock supergroup Doomsday Student.
Mae Martin And A Drone Folk Crossover20200914 (6M)Mae Martin gets dark and moody to the drone folk crossover album Salt, by Katie Kim.
Mae Martin And Jeff Rosenstock - Worry20210104 (6M)Mae Martin is thrilled by the album from which the podcast takes its name.
Nathaniel Metcalfe And David Bowie's Blackstar20200907 (6M)Bowie fan Nathaniel revisits his final album, released just two days before his death.
Nathaniel Metcalfe And Live Improvised Blues20210111 (6M)Nathaniel would like to dig New Guitar Old Hat Knew Blues, recorded by Mike Cooper
Nathaniel Metcalfe And Mike Cooper - New Guitar Old Hat Knew Blues
Nish Kumar And Bon Iver's 22, A Million20200824 (6M)
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Bon Iver and folk music fan Nish listens for the first time to their album 22, A Million.
Nish Kumar And Kevin Abstract's American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story20210118 (6M)
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20210419 (6M)
Nish is blown away by this concept album from Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract.
Phil Wang And Electronic Mexican Folk20201228 (6M)Phil absolutely loves Me Demand\u00f3 DEMOS, recorded by San Cha.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Phil Wang And Eurosceptic Hip-hop20200804 (6M)
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20210118 (6M)
Phil Wang gets to grips with a Eurosceptic experimental hip-hop album and tacos.
Rachel Parris And Blissful Ambient Folk20201109 (6M)
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Rachel is drawn to the folk side of Hands In Our Names, an album by Karima Walker.
Rob Deering And 80s Stadium-rock-pop20200817 (6M)
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Rob learns to love Beyond the Fleeting Gales by Crying.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Rob Deering And Outsider Soul Music20210419 (6M)
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Rob Deering is up for the challenge of Jon Bap's 'What Now?'
Romesh Ranganathan And Beyonce's Lemonade20200803 (6M)
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20210118 (6M)
Romesh Ranganathan discovers the album that changed James' mind about pop.
Romesh Ranganathan And Head-scrambling Math Rap20201207 (6M)
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Romesh is delighted to discover Badd Timing by The Sooper Swag Project.

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

Sarah Keyworth And A Mysterious Choral Album20201130 (6M)Sarah needs convincing about the story behind Songs I-V by Rocks & Waves Song Circle.
Sarah Keyworth And Bedroom Indie-pop20200824 (6M)
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Sarah learns about the hidden depths of Katie Dey's intriguing album, Flood Network.
Sindhu Vee And Conceptual Club Bangers20210412 (6M)
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Sindhu is not judging anyone who wants to listen to Popp by Oval by Markus Popp.
Sindhu Vee And Death Grip's Bottomless Pit20200803 (6M)
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Sindhu Vee learns to really like the album Bottomless Pit from hip hop trio Death Grips.
Sophie Duker And A Raw, Genre-hopping Record20201123 (6M)Sophie is back! James goes all in with the crowd-funded debut album Kiid from Mal Devisa.
Sophie Duker And Samba-punk20200805 (6M)
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Sophie Duker shocks James with a secret as they discuss a samba-punk fusion album.
Suzi Ruffell And The One Women Orchestra20200914 (6M)Suzi is dazzled by the album Conarium from Latvian musician Elizabete Bal\u010dus
Suzi Ruffell And The Tut's Update Your Brain20210517 (6M)Suzi adores the melodic feminist anthems on this debut punk album from The Tuts.