Velocities In Music

Jake and Tom are two devout music heads who spent the last several years reviewing music on YouTube as Velocities in Music. Armed with two microphones and a podcast, the guys from VIM discuss topics important to music fanatics including artist deep-dives, new music summaries and other on-topic banter.
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Nov 30, 2015

November usually shows a decline in album releases as we approach the end of the year, but there were still a few great albums released this month. Here are the ones we highlight:

Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You
Grimes - Art Angels
Floating Points - Elaenia
Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
Bill Ryder-Jones - West Kirby County Primary
Teeth of the Sea - Highly Deadly Black Tarantula
Cee Lo Green - Heart Blanche
Justin Bieber - Purpose
Lanterns on the Lake - Beings
Wreckless Eric - America
Anna von Hausswolff - The Miraculous
Adele - 25
Arca - Mutant
Freddie Gibbs - Shadow of a Doubt
Chorusgirl - Chorusgirl
TRAAMS - Modern Dancing
Shye Ben-Tzur - Junun
Ty Dolla $ign - Free TC
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe
Enya - Dark Sky Island
Ringo Deathstarr - Pure Mood
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Paper Mache Dream Balloon
Logic - The Incredible True Story


Nov 25, 2015

Double albums are naturally a very high-risk, high-reward venture for a musical artist. It can be an opportunity to wow listeners with your songwriting variety and conceptual prowess, or turn them away with a self-indulgent epic that simply could have been trimmed down to a single LP. Despite the risk, double albums are a medium that some of the best artists in history have chosen to tackle, and the successes end up being some of the most memorable moments in music. In this podcast, Jake and Tom talk through their top ten double albums, what makes a double album successful, and how we define them.


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Nov 16, 2015

The Smiths were one of the defining alternative rock bands of the 1980s. Over a span of only four years they left an indelible mark on music that still hasn't been matched in terms of wit, identity, and songwriting craft. In this podcast we'll take you through the highs and lows of The Smiths' discography and legacy.

Nov 9, 2015

October 2015 was full of terrific new releases, but also a few disappointments. In this album wrap-up, we discuss:

Guy Garvey - Courting the Squall

Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Like Us

Evil Blizzard - Everybody Come to Church

Vhol - Deeper Than Sky

Shining - International Blackjazz Society

Fuzz - II

Killing Joke - Pylon

The Game - The Documentary 2.5

EL VY - Return to the Moon

Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars

Joanna Newsom - Divers

Patty Griffin - Servant of Love

Josh Ritter - Sermon on the Rocks

Son Little - Son Little

!!! - As If

Borns - Dopamine

Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?

Dan Friel - Life

Luke Haines - British Nuclear Bunkers

Neon Indian - Vega Intl. Night School

Deerhunter - Fading Frontier

Coheed and Cambria - The Color Before the Sun

Israel Nash - Silver Season

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Editors - In Dream

Wavves - V

Mercury Rev - The Light In You

Shopping - Why Choose

Hey Colossus - Radio Static High

Kylesa - Exhausting Fire

Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land

Deafheaven - New Bermuda

Nov 2, 2015

The musical world is full of larger-than-life personalities. Some are politically minded, some are egotistical, and some are just rude. In today's culture, where artist's are given a platform not only for their music to be heard, but also for their thoughts and opinions to have a far reach, these non-musical factors can play a big part of the way we hear their music. In this podcast, we discuss the overall impact of this phenomenon and discuss high-profile examples such as Kanye West, John Lennon, and Miley Cyrus.