Audioface: Music News, Reviews, & Culture

Audioface: Music News, Reviews, & Culture

For 7 years, Audioface has dared to address the way music shapes culture all around us. Sometimes-friends and music critics Sean and Dan deliver a no-B.S. look at the week in music news, music culture, politics, art, morality, and all the other stuff that (mostly) matters. Subscribe so you don't miss new episodes, dropping weekly. And become a Syndicate 23 member to get access to 7 years of reviews, award shows and bonus artist deep-dives. Plus, you'll support the worker co-operative that makes Audioface and other quality content.


May 6, 2024 118 mins

Hello? Is anyone there? 

We never left! Here's a catchup of the entire rap beef: featuring Like That, Push Ups, Euphoria, 6:16 in LA, Family Matters, Meet The Grahams, Not Like Us, and The Heart Part 6. (Timecodes pending)

Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss any more coverage on Kendrick vs Drake, and other music in 2024.

The Audioface UNHIATUS is here.

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On Episode 259 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: "Quest for Fire" and "Don't Get Too Close" by Skrillex, "Desire, I Want to Turn Into You" by Caroline Polachek, "Desire Pathway" by Screaming Females

New Singles: "Heaven" by Niall Horan, "Glue Song" by beabadoobee, "Ring of Past" by Men I Trust, and A&W by Lana Del Rey

In the news: Chris Brown Responds To Chloë Bailey Collab Backlash, Blueface Fires Back At Chris Brown: ‘You Beat U...

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On Episode 258 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “This Is Why” by Paramore, “Raven” by Kelela, “The Land, The Water, The Sky” by Black Belt Eagle Scout

And in the news: Chris Brown nominated for the Tim Pool Noted Little Bitch Award, and Sam Smith and Kim Petras make Fox News' heads explode.


BRAND NEW SERIES!!! Audioface presents Lyrics & Legos: Watch cutting-edge musicians reveal their songs' ...
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On Episode 257 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “My 21st Century Blues” by RAYE, “Heavy Heavy” by Young Fathers, “the color grey.” by jev

New Singles: “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus, “Bunny is a Rider” by Caroline Polachek, “Like a Saviour” by Ellie Goulding, and “Overstimulated” by SAINt JHN

And In The News: Half of Daft Punk is back, kinda? slowthai’s new...
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On Episode 256 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “Let’s Start Here.” by Lil Yachty, “Gloria” by Sam Smith, “AudioLust & HigherLove” by SG Lewis

New Singles: “LLYLM” by ROSALÍA, “Sucka Or Sum” by Rae Sremmurd

And In The News: Rick Ross says Fuck Musk


BRAND NEW SERIES!!! Audioface presents Lyrics & Legos: Watch cutting-edge musicians reveal their songs' bui...
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On Episode 255 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “RUSH!” by Måneskin, “SOS” by SZA, “NO THANK YOU” by Little Simz

New Singles: “Ocean’s Niagara” by M83, “Emily I’m Sorry” by boygenius

And In The News: David Crosby has passed, we cover his colorful and complex legacy.

Thank you Syndicate 23 members: Muse, The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, and Junior Boys bonus episodes a...

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December 28, 2022 135 mins

Syndicate 23 presents the 6th Annual Audioface Awards! Thanks for listening this year, we appreciate listening with you. Award categories and nominees are listed below:

Kodak Black

“God Did” by DJ Khaled

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On Episode 253 of Audioface:


Plus: reactions to Grammys 2023 nominations, we finally get to air our thoughts on Ye nuking his career, and we review our live experience seeing The 1975 Live in Los Angeles.

Then, our 6th annual courtpacking episode; (basically) our last chance at qualifying an album for our own awards. Featuring, Spoon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Angel Olsen, Wey...

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November 25, 2022 41 mins

On Episode 252 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “The Family” & "TM" by BROCKHAMPTON, “Feed Tha Streets III” by Roddy Ricch, “11” by SAULT

And In The News: Will Swifties finally bring down Ticketmaster? Trent Reznor quits Twitter thanks to Muskrat. Jack Antonoff: Venues “fuck artists so hard” by “taxing merch”

Thank you Syndicate 23 members: Muse, The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, and...

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On Episode 251 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “Her Loss” by Drake & 21 Savage, “SMITHEREENS” by Joji, “Alpha Zulu” by Phoenix

New Singles: “Munch (Feelin’ U)” & “Bikini Bottom” by Ice Spice, “Lift Me Up” by Rhianna, “Big Pussy” by Brockhampton, “Baby Queen” by Gorillaz

And In The News: Kanye West can’t sell his “Whit...

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November 1, 2022 65 mins

On Episode 250 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)” by Fred Again.., “The Waiting Game” by Junior Boys, “Luv 4 Rent” by Smino

Plus, at the very end, a message about the milestone of hitting Audioface #250 with you all from Dan and Sean. Special thanks to those mentioned and not mentioned in the outro! 

For members: Keep a look out at your members feed --&n...

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On Episode 249 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “Midnights” by Taylor Swift, “The Car” by Arctic Monkeys, “ULTRAVIOLET” by Will Cherry

New Singles: “The Loneliest Time” by Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Rufus Wainwright, “Anguished Reins” by Misanthropes

And in the news: Bono finally atones for his greatest sin

For members: Keep a look out at your members feed -- Bonus episodes every ...

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On Episode 248 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “It’s Only Me” by Lil Baby, “Being Funny In a Foreign Language” by The 1975, “Creature” by Pileup

And in the news: The Ye antisemitism hits just keep coming, Jack Antonoff has responded. Rex Orange County accused of sexual assault, fans are regretting some tattoo choices. Lizzo kept her love of Radiohead hidden so classmates wouldn’t think she wa...

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On Episode 247 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: "Only Built For Infinty Links" by Quavo and Takeoff, “” by WILLOW, “Cherry” by Daphni, “CHAOS NOW*” by Jean Dawson

And in the news: Ye breaks the fourth wall, kisses Tucker Carlson’s ass and goes full anti-semite. So, let’s talk about the anti-semitism in rap music from some of y’all’s faves.

For members: Keep a look out at your mem...

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Dan and Sean update their 2018 episode "The 35 Minute Arctic Monkeys Primer" by going back to the Arctic Monkeys' very beginning. What happens when a band shuns tradition and uses the internet to rise to fame? That story is history, and it's in this podcast along with the best songs that got them there. 

Arctic Monkeys' 2022 album "The Car" is coming out soon, and will be reviewed on a future episode of Audioface. 


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On Episode 246 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “Entergalactic” by Kid Cudi, “$oul $old $eparetely” by Freddie Gibbs, “Fossora” by Björk.

For members: Keep a look out at your members feed -- Bonus episodes every week are just on the horizon and Syndicate 23 members get the first look at everything. The Muse bonus is in the Audioface Members feed and the podcast feed. Enjoy the surprises!&n...

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October 19, 2022 38 mins

On Episode 245 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “God Save The Animals" by Alex G, “I Never Felt Nun” by EST Gee, “Natural Brown Prom Queen” by Sudan Archives

Adam Levine's cringey sexts, take the wheel!

For members: Keep a look out at your members feed -- Bonus episodes every week are just on the horizon and Syndicate 23 members get the first look at everything. The Muse bonus is in the Audioface Me...

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Dan and Sean take their deepest dive yet into not only the history of The 1975, but how carefully they were crafting their own stories from The Moment of The Band's The Inception.

The 1975's 5th album "Being Funny In a Foreign Language" will be available in October 2022, and will be reviewed on a future episode of Audioface. 

NEW: Hear the band's best songs in one place with "The Essential The 1975" playlist on Spotify.


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On Episode 244 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “Hold the Girl” by Rina Sawayama, “DECIDE” by Djo, “The Mars Volta” by The Mars Volta

New Singles: “PACMAN” by Hardwell, “Forever” by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) and “There Had Better Be a Mirrorball” by The Arctic Monkeys

And in the news: Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence drops out of tour to “look ...

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On Episode 243 of Audioface:

REVIEWS: “age/sex/location” by Ari Lennox, “Arrangements” by Preoccupations, “As Above, So Below” by Sampa The Great

New Singles: “Hoax” by JORDI UP LATE and “21” by Nolune

And in the news: The Inaugural Noted LIttle Bitch Edwin Farnham Butler III faces numerous sexual harassment allegations in the midst of Arcade Fire's world tour. How is e...

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