The year’s best music to date on The Radiolab – 28.3.11

27th March 2011

On Monday’s show we will be looking back at the first quarter of 2011 and picking out the tracks and records that we think matter the most, and that deserve your time – some of which already look like contenders for end-of-year lists.

We’ll be playing big-hitters in the alternative field – think Radiohead, PJ Harvey, TV On The Radio and The Strokes; up-and-coming acts such as The Smith Westerns, James Blake, Toro Y Moi and Yuck; plus some varied, innovative sounds from the likes of Teeel, Nicolas Jaar, tUnE-yArDs and The Weeknd. Irrespective of genre or popularity, we’ll be aiming to bring you the cream of 2011’s crop.

In addition to that, we continue our regular features: ‘Notts News’, with a gig review courtesy of Ben amongst the usual gig previews and general action on the Nottingham scene; ‘Music News’, which is as it sounds – festival line-ups, tours, record announcements and general goings-on in the world of music. We will be having a rare double ‘Hot Off The Press’ too, featuring the final instalment in an run of singles from a well-loved artist and the return, after four years, of a very special sonic pioneer. In addition to all that, we will also launch a brand new weekly feature, taking you further out towards the fringes of boundary-pushing sounds. So for all those reasons and more, remember to tune in from 11pm-1am to hear the best Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronica and Left-field of the Alternative persuasion.