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Snobbish taste. Outrageous takes. Welcome to the podcast where your favorite music lovers discuss, debate, and deconstruct the music and musicians who fascinate and frustrate them.

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  • Episode 45: The (Black) British Invasion

    January 10th, 2018  |  48 mins 17 secs
    amy winehouse, britain, caron wheeling, grime, jazzie b, sampha, soul ii soul

    The Music Snobs take a sonic trip across the pond to discuss the lasting love affair between U.K. artists and black music. From Soul II Soul to Sampha: what is it about the British that connects them so passionately to what’s commonly viewed as an American art form? Lastly, during an inspired Round Table, the crew gets the rare opportunity to right their wrongs when each Snob is asked: out of every opinion you ever stood behind on TMS, which one would you take back?

  • Episode 44: In the Company of Tourists

    October 27th, 2017  |  1 hr 36 mins
    bowie, camille, funk, michael, prince

    During this special and previously unreleased 'From the Vault' episode of TMS, Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur give the man who may well have been the greatest artist of all time the eulogy that only they could. Then, the Snobs dive deep into the mythology, history, and music of Prince’s funkiest unreleased project: Camille.

  • Episode 43: The Triple Threat of Donald Glover

    July 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins
    film, funk, pop, rap, tv

    The Music Snobs take on the future by examining one of the present’s most talked about artists: Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.

  • Episode 42: Guest Snob Van Hunt Joins TMS

    March 3rd, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins
    crowdfunding, kickstarter, pledge, prince

    Join us for a very special episode of The Music Snobs as the crew welcomes the multi-talented singer, songwriter, and musician Van Hunt and debuts a brand new TMS segment.

  • Episode 41: The Race Episode

    January 30th, 2017  |  52 mins 58 secs

    After spending all of 2016 trying to shake off 2016, Scoop, Isaac, Jehan, and Arthur have returned to take a critical look at race and artist responsibility in current music.

  • Episode 40: Pop's R&B Influence; 2015 8-Track; Snobstradamus

    December 30th, 2015  |  1 hr 16 mins
    adele, bieber, electronica, jay, justin

    2015 gets the ultimate side-eye when your favorite Snobs take a moment to reminisce over the past 12 months in music.

  • Episode 39: Anatomy of 'A Butterfly'; the Single Worst Word in Music

    November 1st, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins
    kamasi, kendrick, terrace, thundercat

    TMS dives into 2015’s most talked about release, "To Pimp A Butterfly", and wonder aloud about the social, political, and religious undertones of Kendrick Lamar’s rare artistry.

  • Episode 38: Is the Band The Internet the Future of R&B?; Whom Would U Fire?

    June 1st, 2015  |  45 mins 16 secs
    future, internet, odd, r&b, thundercat

    Does the group The Internet stand alone as the only artists to capture and evolve classic rhythm and blues?

  • Episode 37: Phonte Guest-Stars, Pt. 2; Jodeci's Legacy; the G.O.A.T. One-Hit Wonder

    May 11th, 2015  |  1 hr 27 secs
    exchange, foreign, jodeci, nicolay, r&b

    Phonte Guest-Stars, Pt. 2; Jodeci's Legacy; the G.O.A.T. 1-Hit Wonder

  • Episode 36: Phonte Guest-Stars; The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill; What If Jam & Lewis Stayed?

    March 26th, 2015  |  1 hr 2 mins
    janet, lauryn, prince

    Phonte Guest-Stars; The Misunderstanding of Lauryn Hill; What If Jam & Lewis Stayed?

  • Episode 35: Valentine’s Day 2015

    February 13th, 2015  |  51 mins 28 secs

    Between Kanye’s 808s and Childish Gambino’s KAUAI, which album best represents love in modern Hip Hop and R&B?

  • Episode 34: Lenny Kravitz & Van Hunt, the G.O.A.T. music listening format

    January 25th, 2015  |  1 hr 4 mins
    benjamin, booker, clark, gary, hunt, kravitz, rock, van

    Can Lenny Kravitz & Van Hunt prove that Black musicians can rock more than a mic?