The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano

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Anthony Fantano, the Internet's busiest music nerd, rounds up his weekly rants and reviews, occasionally chatting with artists and other content creators.

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Ep. 75: XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, The 1975, Earl Sweatshirt, Kai Whiston
00:57:18

Anthony reviews new releases by XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, The 1975, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kai Whiston. Plus commentary on Epic Games being sued for its use of the Milly Rock in Fortnite, and a podcast-exclusive segment of Let's Argue about the influence of anime on modern music.

Dec 12, 2018
Ep. 74: J.I.D, Onyx Collective, Tyler the Creator, 6ix9ine
00:52:44

Anthony reviews new releases by J.I.D, Onyx Collective, Tyler the Creator, 6ix9ine, Grimes, and Chance the Rapper.  Plus exclusive podcast segments of LET’S ARGUE about drummers and bassists being overlooked and whether or not re-remastered albums are a racket.

Dec 05, 2018
Ep. 73: Trippie Redd, Action Bronson, Jaden Smith, Anderson .Paak, Muse
01:02:06

Anthony reviews new releases by Trippie Redd, Action Bronson, Jaden Smith, Anderson .Paak, Muse, A$AP Rocky, and Earl Sweatshirt.  Plus an exclusive podcast segment of Let's Argue on musical innovation as it relates to mainstream popularity and longevity.

Nov 28, 2018
Ep. 72: Sun Kil Moon, Imagine Dragons, Jeffrey Lewis, Metro Boomin, Lil Peep
01:04:53

Anthony reviews new releases by Sun Kil Moon, Imagine Dragons, Jeffrey Lewis, Metro Boomin, Lil Peep, The Beatles, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Mike WiLL Made-It.

Nov 21, 2018
Ep. 71: Poppy, Vince Staples, Takeoff, Rosalía, Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs
01:04:17

Anthony reviews new releases by Poppy, Vince Staples, Takeoff, Rosalía, Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs, Earl Sweatshirt, and XXXTentacion, plus comments on Kanye West and Kid Cudi's submission to the Grammys' rock music category.

Nov 15, 2018
Ep. 70: Julia Holter, Daughters, Current 93, Kurt Vile, Joji, Greta Van Fleet
01:11:02

Anthony reviews new releases by Julia Holter, Daughters, Current 93, Kurt Vile, Joji, Greta Van Fleet, Rosalía and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Nov 07, 2018
Ep. 69: Future & Juice WRLD, Open Mike Eagle, Little Big, High on Fire, Lil Yachty
00:58:02

Anthony reviews new releases by Future & Juice WRLD, Open Mike Eagle, Little Big, High on Fire, Lil Yachty, and Trippie Redd, and responds to a question about the psychological effects of listening to depressing music.

Oct 31, 2018
Ep. 68: Polyphia, Horrendous, Quavo, Clarence Clarity, City Morgue
01:08:41

Anthony reviews new releases by Polyphia, Horrendous, Quavo, Clarence Clarity, City Morgue, Joji and Lil Peep, and comments on Drake's recent statements about Kanye West and the Pusha T beef.

Oct 23, 2018
Ep. 67: Behemoth, Marissa Nadler, Sheck Wes, twenty one pilots, Lil Baby & Gunna
01:00:22

Anthony reviews new releases by Behemoth, Marissa Nadler, Sheck Wes, twenty one pilots, Weezer, Run the Jewels, and Lil Baby & Gunna.

Oct 17, 2018
Ep. 66: Tim Hecker, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Logic, Kero Kero Bonito
01:04:35

Anthony reviews new releases by Tim Hecker, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Logic, Kero Kero Bonito, Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar, and Jaden Smith.

Oct 10, 2018
Ep. 65: Hozier, Milo, JMSN, Brockhampton, Prince
00:47:13

Anthony reviews new releases by Hozier, Milo, JMSN, Brockhampton, Prince, and Young Thug ft. Elton John.

Oct 03, 2018
Ep. 64: Aphex Twin, Spiritualized, 6LACK, Noname
00:48:45

Anthony reviews new releases by Aphex Twin, Spiritualized, 6LACK, Noname, J.I.D, Lil Uzi Vert, and XXXTentacion & Lil Peep.

Sep 25, 2018
Ep. 63: Okonkolo, Yves Tumor, $uicideBoy$, Russ, Thou
00:50:21

Anthony reviews new releases by Okonkolo, Yves Tumor, $uicideBoy$, Russ, Thou, Lana Del Ray, and Eminem.

Sep 19, 2018
Ep. 62: Armand Hammer, Eminem, George Clanton
01:12:30

Anthony reviews new releases by Armand Hammer, Eminem, and George Clanton. Plus discussions on Eminem's continued fall from grace and whether or not To Pimp a Butterfly would have received a 10/10 had someone like 6ix9ine made it instead of Kendrick Lamar.

Sep 10, 2018
Ep. 61: Blood Orange, Interpol, Oh Sees, Hermit and the Recluse
00:56:37

Anthony reviews new releases by Blood Orange, Interpol, Oh Sees, Hermit and the Recluse, and Twenty One Pilots.  Plus discussions on emo rap and anonymity in music.

Sep 06, 2018
Ep. 60: Worst Rappers in the Game 2018 ft. D. Respect
01:43:06

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, D. Respect and I once again run through a list of the worst rappers out right now, as chosen by you guys over social media. We don't fully agree with the nine picks, but we go over why each artist might be catching all the negativity.

May 22, 2018
Ep. 59: 20 Love Songs w/ Wifey
01:33:02

A new episode of the Internet's most inconsistent podcast, as well as a rare appearance by my wife, Dominique - it's a Valentine's Day miracle! Join us as we (attempt) to recommend and discuss at length a new batch of 20 love songs we love.

Feb 14, 2018
Ep. 58: How to Review an Album ft. Zoe Camp & Beezy430
01:34:38

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, I talk with fellow music critics Zoe Camp and Beezy430 about what it takes to review an album. It's a long set of conversations, but I personally feel as if I barely scratched the surface of this massive, multi-faceted issue. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see a followup conversation.

Apr 26, 2017
Ep. 57: How To Get Into Death Grips ft. Dominick Rabrun
01:26:58

In this episode of the TND Podcast, my guest is illustrator, animator, and fellow Death Grips fanatic Dominick Rabrun. He and I have a lengthy discussion about how exactly to get into Death Grips' music. How exactly to enjoy the experimental hip hop trio's music has become a frequently asked question over the years, so I figured I'd try my best to tackle it in-depth with this podcast episode.

Apr 06, 2017
Ep. 56: The 10 Worst Rappers in the Game (Revisited) ft. D. Respect
01:21:59

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, D. Respect and I run through a list of the ten worst rappers out right now. All rappers were culled from a list of suggestions made by you over social media. We don't fully agree with the suggestions, but we go over why each artist might be catching all the negativity.

Mar 07, 2017
Ep. 55: clipping. @ S.O.S. Fest
00:54:09

A couple of weeks ago, our still pretty dead podcast was brought back to life thanks to the good people over at the SOS Fest in Central Texas. They flew me out to speak with a few acts, but mainly to do this on-stage chat with clipping., who have always been a pleasure to interview. This time we talk about the trio's latest album Splendor & Misery, their Donald Trump diss track, and their reaction to music reviews.

Nov 16, 2016
Ep. 54: Adam Johnston (YourMovieSucks)
01:29:31

In this episode of the podcast, our guest is one of the harshest and most hilarious film critics on YouTube: Adam of YourMovieSucks. We talk criticism, reviews, music, and more!

Jun 19, 2016
Ep. 53: Miles Cleret (Soundway Records)
00:54:53

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with the founder of Soundway Records, Miles Cleret. We talk about the process of bringing obscure, foreign music to a Western audience, and the evolution of the Soundway label. We also get an update on the next Ondatrópica album!

Jun 05, 2016
Ep. 52: Pyrocynical & NFKRZ
01:28:41

On this episode of the podcast, I give Pyrocynical a platform to defend himself. 

Nah, just kidding! However, I do converse with him and NFKRZ, who are two content creators in the growing community of "commentary" channels on YouTube. We talk drama, Leafy clones, Keemstar, YouTube, memes, and more.

May 28, 2016
Ep. 51: Xenia Rubinos
00:46:00

On this episode of the podcast, contributor Jeremy Fisette talks with singer-songwriter Xenia Rubinos about her upcoming album, Black Terry Cat, on Anti- Records.

May 22, 2016
Ep. 50: Anthony Fantano
01:10:32

On this episode of the podcast, a friend of the show, Zach Hart, interviews Anthony Fantano. Together, they try to find out where exactly Anthony's life went wrong, driving him to create YouTube music reviews for a living.

May 14, 2016
Ep. 49: The Nerdwriter
00:58:28

On this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, we're talking with YouTube content creator and culture critic Evan Puschak. We go off on a tangent-laced discussion about the promotion of new albums in the Internet age.

May 09, 2016
Ep. 48: Marissa Nadler
00:43:29

On this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, we're talking with singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler. Contributor Jeremy Fisette asks her about her upcoming record, touring, and the songwriting process.

May 01, 2016
Ep. 47: LtCorbis
00:38:31

On this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, we're talking with the Internet's youngest savage, LtCorbis. She's the commentary community's newest up-and-comer, and we talk about the Internet hate, YouTube, and even some of her favorite rappers.

Apr 24, 2016
Ep. 46: Tim Hecker
00:40:07

In this episode, an interview with electronic music artist Tim Hecker. We talk about ambient music, his latest album, and artistic concepts in regards to experimental music.

Apr 16, 2016
Ep. 45: FrankJavCee
01:28:05

To celebrate 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, a discussion about all things art and music with Mr. FrankJavCee.

Apr 09, 2016
Ep. 44: Daveed Diggs
00:44:20

On this episode of the TND Podcast, a conversation with Daveed Diggs. We've been following his career since his involvement with the experimental hip hop trio known as clipping., but he's since landed major roles as Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette on the sensational Broadway hip hop musical, Hamilton.

Apr 03, 2016
Ep. 43: Mitch Grassi (Pentatonix)
00:33:51

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with YouTuber and Pentatonix member Mitch Grassi. We talk about singing, Mitch's love of music, and some alternative electronic music producers that he's into.

Mar 27, 2016
Ep. 42: Digibro
01:52:08

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with self-described "Otaku Gonzo Journalist," Digibro. He regularly uploads reviews and opinion pieces on his YouTube channel, diving into the ever-growing world of anime.

Mar 20, 2016
Ep. 41: Matmos
00:37:06

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Matmos about their latest album Ultimate Care II. We talk about albums, washing machines, touring, and more.

Mar 13, 2016
Ep. 40: Craig Jenkins
00:46:02

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a conversation with music writer Craig Jenkins. We continue the dialogue started on my podcast with Mark Grondin: Should what Kanye West called out as "white publications" be covering black music. However, our passion and headbutting cause us to take a few detours.

Mar 06, 2016
Ep. 39: Maddox
00:53:55

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with culture critic and provocateur, Maddox. Since the late 90s, he's been writing rants that expose the inherent shittiness of life--but it turns out he hates because he cares. We talk about his upcoming book, metal, and more.

Feb 27, 2016
Ep. 38: White Publications & Black Music ft. Mark Grondin (Spectrum Pulse)
00:49:03

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Mark Grondin of Spectrum Pulse. In light of Kanye West's recent Twitter outbursts, we talk about white publications speaking on black music, and the idea of covering music along racial lines.

Feb 19, 2016
Ep. 37: Spencer Hazard (Full of Hell)
00:29:01

On this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Full of Hell's Spencer Hazard. We talk working with Merzbow, the Body, and some of the philosophy behind the band's extreme, abrasive sound.

Feb 14, 2016
Ep. 36: Apathy
01:09:25

In this episode of the podcast, a conversation with Connecticut rapper Apathy. We talk hip hop, upcoming releases, keeping it independent, old school vs. new school, and fatherhood.

Feb 05, 2016
Ep. 35: Dr. Michael Greger (NutritionFacts.org)
00:29:27

This week on the podcast, our guest is Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org fame. His daily video series on health and the latest nutritional studies can be found on this 130,000-subscriber YouTube channel. He's also got a new book out titled How Not To Die, which goes into the how and why of preventing our leading causes of death via diet.

Jan 31, 2016
Ep. 34: The Politics of Contemporary Reviews and Thinkpieces ft. Pat Beane & SCVSCV
00:54:17

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking with Tiny Mix Tapes writers Pat Beane and SCVSCV about their collaborative piece, "2015: Identity Crisis." We'll be discussing the politics and quality of modern music reviews and thinkpieces. A few albums will be coming up in the discussion as well.

Jan 24, 2016
Ep. 33: Sam Hyde (Million Dollar Extreme)
01:06:59

In this latest episode of the TND Podcast, a conversation with comedian, writer, and Internet provocateur, Sam Hyde.

Jan 16, 2016
Ep. 32: Super Smash Bros. Convo w/ Hungrybox
01:00:05

In this episode of the podcast, a conversation with one of SSB Melee’s top-ranking players, Hungrybox. We’re talking with him about tournament play, the SSB franchise, and more.

Jan 09, 2016
Ep. 31: The 10 Worst Rappers in the Game ft. D. Respect
01:27:53

In this episode of the podcast, a conversation with D. Respect of the DBL D's Podcast. We talk about the 10 "worst" rappers in the game right now, and why they get such widespread hate.

Dec 21, 2015
Ep. 30: Busdriver
00:53:22

In this episode of the podcast, a conversation with rapper extraordinaire Busdriver. We talk about politics, jazz, America, his musical past, and a bit about his latest musical project, Thumbs.

Dec 14, 2015
Ep. 29: Iglooghost
00:50:10

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a conversation with up-and-coming electronic music producer and recent Brainfeeder Records signee Iglooghost. His newly released EP is easily one of my favorites this year, and we're talking about the music, his influences, and old Internet memes.

Dec 04, 2015
Ep. 28: Infidel Amsterdam
01:05:06

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a conversation with the most metal YouTuber I know: Infidel Amsterdam.

Nov 27, 2015
Ep. 27: Poptimism ft. Zach Hart
01:07:18

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a conversation about "poptimism" with We Listen for You founder Zach Hart.

Nov 19, 2015
Ep. 26: Sargon of Akkad
02:06:31

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, I have a bit of a messy discussion with YouTube social commentator Sargon of Akkad. We talk about the upcoming election, Internet activism, gamergate, and a plethora of other topics through the lens of classic liberalism.

Nov 12, 2015
Ep. 25: Matt Wendus (RipFork)
01:00:35

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a discussion with Ripfork's Matt Wendus. On and off for the past several years, Matt has made it his mission to critique written music reviews. I talk with him about reviews, grammar, and the state of music journalism.

Nov 07, 2015
Ep. 24: Chris Ott
01:17:24

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a discussion with ex-music writer Chris Ott about his history with Pitchfork Media, and Condé Nast's recent acquisition of the notorious music website.

Oct 31, 2015
Ep. 23: TheReportOfTheWeek
00:58:40

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a discussion with YouTuber and food critic TheReportOfTheWeek.

Oct 25, 2015
Ep. 22: Dominick Rabrun
01:22:32

In this episode of The Needle Drop Podcast, a discussion with illustrator, animator, writer, podcaster, YouTuber, and creator of the Hip Hop RPG Dominick Rabrun.

Oct 17, 2015
Ep. 21: Anthony Q&A
00:40:33

In this latest episode of The Needle Drop podcast, I'm doing some questions and answers to some fan-submitted e-mails. I'm talking about musical life after forty, untimely deaths, and lyrics!

Oct 13, 2015
Ep. 20: Zev Deans
00:44:38

On this latest episode of TND Podcast, we talk with Zev Deans, director at Panorama Programming who has made videos for such artists as Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, and Liturgy.

Sep 27, 2015
Ep. 19: Clarence Clarity
00:50:59

On this latest episode of the TND Podcast, we talk semi-anonymous producer and songwriter Clarence Clarity about his musical influences, the overwhelming Internet age, and the music on his latest album, No Now.

Sep 19, 2015
Ep. 18: Rob Scallon
01:21:10

Anthony chats with guitarist, songwriter, and fellow YouTuber Rob Scallon about his musical influences and the mindset of a YouTube musician.

Sep 12, 2015
Ep. 17: George Miller (Filthy Frank)
01:32:19

Anthony talks with vlogger, comedian, and Internet blood-boiler, George Miller. The character he regularly plays on his YouTube Channel has grown to be one of the most controversial entities on the platform.

Sep 06, 2015
Ep. 16: Milo
00:59:59

Anthony speaks with Wisconsin rapper and producer Milo about his next album, his growth as an artist, becoming self-sufficient, and learning all the tricks of the musical trade.

Aug 30, 2015
Ep. 15: Kamasi Washington
00:25:41

In this latest episode of TND Podcast, Anthony speaks with saxophonist and bandleader Kamasi Washington about the recording of his latest record, The Epic, and the tour he's in the midst of with his incredibly talented band, the Next Step.

Aug 27, 2015
Ep. 14: Injury Reserve
01:04:15

A conversation with Arizona hip hop trio Injury Reserve. Topics include their phenomenal debut mixtape Live from the Dentist Office and the AZ rap scene.

Aug 23, 2015
Ep. 13: Chelsea Wolfe
00:39:49

Chelsea Wolfe is a Cali singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She's got a fantastic new record out titled Abyss. In this interview we talk about this new album, Wolfe's writing process, dreams, the concept of an abyss, and sleep paralysis.

Aug 20, 2015
Ep. 12: H3h3productions & FrankJavCee
00:58:16

Anthony talks with Ethan and Hila of h3h3productions along with FrankJavCee about YouTube's strike system, copyright in the Internet age, and predatory MCNs signing unaware content creators.

Aug 17, 2015
Ep. 11: Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)
00:48:24

Talking points include the Mods' new album, Mod culture, Russell Brand, passing gas, and UK politics.

Aug 09, 2015
Ep. 10: BIGQUINT INDEED & Here Lies Music
00:54:19

A conversation with YouTube music reviewers Big Quint and Here Lies Music.

Aug 06, 2015
Ep. 9: Chris Stuckmann
01:31:21

A conversation with fellow YouTuber and critic, Chris Stuckmann. Chris runs a fantastic movie review channel right over here.

Aug 02, 2015
Ep. 8: Dope Body
00:56:39

A conversation with the boys in Baltimore noise rock outfit Dope Body.

Jul 26, 2015
Ep. 7: Ash Koosha
01:01:06

A chat with London-based electronic music producer Ash Koosha.

Jul 18, 2015
Ep. 6: Neil Cicierega
00:47:14

A talk with Neil Cicierega (aka Lemon Demon), the mind behind animutation, Potter Puppet Pals, and last year's insane pair of mashup albums Mouth Sounds/Mouth Silence.

Jul 12, 2015
Ep. 5: Vaporwave Reboot ft. Wolfenstein OS X & Hong Kong Express
01:10:42

The Needle Drop Podcast returns with an episode all about vaporwave! Interviews with musician/documentarian, Wolfenstein OS X, and musician/founder of Dream Catalogue (the largest label dealing with vaporwave music), Hong Kong Express.

Jul 04, 2015