Today’s Top Tune
What Is It
A song a day.
The official site is your only real option here. iTunes hasn’t updated since January. There’s a new song every day and it’s available for download for 24 hours; you can still stream it after that period, but not download. Sound quality is great.
What About It
We’ve talked about these kind of shows before and this one has one deficiency in comparison to some of the others, which is that there isn’t a downloadable archive. On the equivalent show from KEXP, for instance, you can go back into the archive and download tracks from years ago. But this show has a big benefit as well; the selection is better. The songs selected come from an insanely wide range of genres and styles, for one thing. For another, you get songs on this show that are very hard, or impossible, to find elsewhere; some of them are live tracks that aren’t being released anywhere else or remixes that are difficult to find elsewhere. That’s appreciated. Higher song quality; lower song availability. Your mileage may vary on that.
You’ve got four to five minutes a day that you can free up.
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Your preference is to listen to podcast episodes precisely fifteen months after they’re released.
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