It's time for the BPM Pod End of 2021 Special! This means it is time for the BPM Pod Awards (categories and winners tagged below). Plus, we review Chris's year on Spotify (spoiler: he likes 21 Pilots), we talk Christmas music that we love (spoiler again: The Darkness), and we chat about random nonsense along the way.
Also, there's a quick chat about Avril Lavinge's newest single 'Bite Me' and how it transports us back to our naive, dumb years in the early 2000s.
Before we list the awards, thank you to everyone for supporting this podcast. Don't forget: we're not monetized, and we do this only to connect with you, whether you're a musician or music fan. Whoever you are, wherever you are, thank you. Be safe, take care, and speak to you in 2022.
Now... prizegiving time! (Note: your prizes are nothing. Sorry. Use our praise on your own PR material or something.)
Recurring guest of the year - Chance Bair
Tracks of the year - shortlist includes anything from Alexi Laiho, Shy Away by 21 Pilots, Harmonia's Dream by The War On Drugs, In Color by My Morning Jacket (especially the live version at Forest Hills), Hunger In Your Haunt by Biffy Clyro. But the ultimate winner for Ashley: Litte Things by Big Thief @pitchperfectpr)
Album of the Year - (Chris's pick) Scaled and Icy by 21 Pilots; (Ashley's pick) I Don't Live Here Anymore by The War On Drugs. Honourable mentions: Wolf Alice, Manchester Orchestra, Black Country New Road
Artists to watch - Lisa Akuah, D. $ahin, Samantha Crain, Natasha Jaffe
00:00:00 - Show begins
00:02:09 - New gear purchases inc. XLN Audio
00:04:20 - What we've been listening to (Blink 182, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Caroline Polachek)
00:11:35 - Chris reveals his End of Year Spotify list