Jet Fuel Jukebox: “K.Dot won a Pulitzer” Edition

Yeah, you read that title right. If you’re not familiar with the pseudonym “K.Dot,” that’s just another stage name of today’s greatest rapping talent, Kendrick Lamar. And yes, yesterday he was announced as having won the Pulitzer Prize for music this past year for his album, DAMN. This makes him not only the first ever rap artist to be awarded the prize, but also the only musician to not belong to classical or jazz genres since Pulitzer began awarding prizes for music in 1943. Quite a feat, and a much deserved win.

Because of the monumental win for Kendrick, I have ended this week’s Jukebox with one of my favorite tracks on DAMN. Elsewhere on the playlist, Jake and I have highlighted stunning new singles by Nicki Minaj, Empress Of, and Kali Uchis. Outside of those three, there’s another 16 impressive songs we’ve added to round out this week’s playlist.

— Michael Lane, Blog

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 2/13/18

Have you heard that recently released Black Panther soundtrack yet? The one that Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment curated 14 new tracks for, featuring the likes of SZA, Future, Khalid, and a slew of other great artists? Yeah, it’s pretty damn good, so go right now and check it out!

When you’ve returned from listening to that record, you’ll find that one of the featured tracks on the Jukebox this week comes from said soundtrack, but we’ve also added a number of brand new singles from other artists like MGMT, Kero Kero Bonito, and Car Seat Headrest. As always, there’s another 16 tracks on the playlist, making for a grand total of 20 awesome songs all compiled in one place for your listening convenience.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 1/23/18

And we’re back!

Jake and I are celebrating the beginning of our final semester of college with a new Jukebox for your listening pleasure.

A good number of brand new tracks dropped over the winter break, and so we’ve highlighted bunch of them here, including singles by BØRNS, Troye Sivan, Kendrick Lamar & SZA, and Camila Cabello.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 4/18/17

Imagine: it’s Tuesday, and you’re desperately searching for new music to listen to. If this is you, then you’ve come to the right place, as the Jet Fuel Jukebox has has all your music needs.

We were finally blessed this past weekend with Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN., and it’s damn good. So good, in fact, that both Jake and I have highlighted a track from the record. Other than Kendrick, we have highlights from the new Little Dragon full-length release, and tracks from Michael Jackson, The Cure, and Metric.

I also had the pleasure of seeing one of the final performances of pop duo Chairlift this past weekend, so I’ve concluded my half of the playlist with one of my favorite songs by them. R.I.P. Chairlift, you will be missed.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 4/11/17

You know what day it is? It’s Tuesday, and that means Jake and I have yet another incredible playlist of 20 songs for your listening pleasure.

Unfortunately, Kendrick Lamar’s new album Damn was not released this past Friday as it was rumored, but it was officially announced for release this Friday, April 14!

Good news, however, is that Joey Bada$$’ latest record, ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ did see its release this past Friday, and it’s damn good. For the Jukebox opener, I’ve highlighted my favorite track from the record, “Temptation.”

Along with this, I’ve featured Gorillaz’ latest release and Jake has featured Harry Styles’ new solo single, “Sign of the Times.”

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 4/4/17

This is no April Fools! It’s Tuesday, and we’ve got a new Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist!

This past weekend saw the release of another new Kendrick Lamar single, and it’s really good. Along with that, I’ve included new singles from alt-J and YG, while Jake has specifically added songs from teen pop stars.

The new 20-song playlist features the three aforementioned new singles, as well as tracks from Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Marina and the Diamonds.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 3/28/17

Is it Tuesday again already? You betcha! And with that comes another installment of the Jet Fuel Jukebox, stocked full with new and awesome songs for your enjoyment.

This past weekend saw the release of four new Gorillaz tracks, as well as a new single from Kendrick Lamar, and word on the street is that both will have new albums releasing in April. So, take a guess on who the featured artists are this week.

Apart from those, Jake and I have added songs from Glass Animals, Chance The Rapper, and Ciara, among others. Check out the full 20-song playlist below!

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

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Basement Dwelling: Essential Listening March ’16

Hello, and welcome to Essential Listening. This is a monthly list of albums that I, your humble music nerd/critic, would deem to be the best of the best from the previous month. Some months might garner more picks than others. A lot of the time there will be choices I didn’t get around to doing a full review of, and that’s what makes this list handy.

These are my picks for records that have come out in the last 30 days or so, and which you should go out and buy/stream/whatever.

Editor’s Note: Below is Dan’s list, accompanied by a Spotify playlist that features his favorite tracks from each album.

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Jet Fuel Jukebox for 10/13/15

What’s up, music lovers? We’ve got another week of Jet Fuel Jukebox to satiate your music discovery needs.

This week, the playlist has songs from Kendrick Lamar and Bleachers, and — due to the exciting announcement of a new 2016 LP release — our featured artist of the week is Gorillaz. Plus, another 17 amazing tracks for your listening pleasure!

We hope you enjoy it!

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor