Buried Treasures & Dad Rap

Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim and Greg uncover some buried treasures: recent releases that you need to hear! Plus, they talk with author Steven Hyden about the parallels between "Dad Rock" bands and "Dad Rap" stars.

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Buried Treasures

From genre-bending Scottish electronic trio Young Fathers to the shoegaze wonder of Lightfoil, this week Jim and Greg dip into the wealth of music beyond the FM dial and play you some buried treasures. These artists might not be at the top of the charts, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection.


List: Dad Rock, Meet Dad Rap

Kendrick Lamar and Bruce SpringsteenThough it began as a put-down, the term Dad Rock has grown into almost a term of endearment, said Uproxx Cultural Critic Steven Hyden. He delved deep into Dad Rock in his book, Twilight of The Gods, and took the idea a step further in a piece for Uproxx. There he posited that certain hip hop artists could be grouped together as Dad Rap and provided a tongue-in-cheek conversion guide. Hyden joined Jim and Greg to debate his comparisons and come up with some new ones.

Featured Songs

  1. Young Fathers, Border Girl, Cocoa Sugar, Ninja Tune, 2018
  2. Outkast, B.O.B., Stankonia, Arista, 2000
  3. Young Fathers, In My View, Cocoa Sugar, Ninja Tune, 2018
  4. Sunshine and the Rain, It's All In Your Mind, Beneath the Stars, Ernest Jenning, 2018
  5. Tomberlin, Self-Help, At Weddings, Saddle Creek, 2018
  6. Lightfoils, This Time Is Up, Chambers, self-released, 2018
  7. Ali Awan, Citadel Blues, Citadel Blues (sSngle), self-released, 2017
  8. Petite Noir, Blame Fire, La Maison Noir, Roya, 2018
  9. Gabi Garbutt, Lady Matador, Lady Matador (Single), Famous Times, 2018
  10. Dexy's Midnight Runners, Come On Eileen, Too-Rye-Ay, Mercury, 1982
  11. Zeal & Ardor, Row Row, Stranger Fruit, MKVA, 2018
  12. Game Genie Sokolov, Agrume, Agrume (Single), self-released, 2018
  13. The Derevolutions, Just One Look, Just One Look (Single), The Derevolutions, 2018
  14. Wilco, Impossible Germany, Sky Blue Sky, Nonesuch, 2007
  15. The Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man, Beggars Banquet, Decca, 1968
  16. Jay Z, 99 Problems, The Black Album, Roc-A-Fella, 2003
  17. Eagles, Witchy Woman, Eagles, Asylum, 1972
  18. Eminem, So Far, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Aftermath, 2013
  19. Drake, God's Plan, Scorpion, Young Money, 2018
  20. Tom Petty, Free Fallin', Full Moon Fever, MCA, 1989
  21. Kendrick Lamar, HUMBLE, DAMN, Top Dawg, 2017
  22. Bruce Springsteen, Out In The Street, The River, Columbia, 1980
  23. Nas, N.Y. State of Mind, Illmatic, Columbia, 1994
  24. Pearl Jam, Even Flow, Ten, Epic, 1991
  25. Wu Tang Clan, Protect Ya Neck, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Loud, 1993
  26. Crosby, Stills and Nash, Long Time Gone, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Atlantic, 1969
  27. Outkast, Hey Ya!, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, LaFace, 2003
  28. The Beatles, Help!, Help!, Parlophone, 1965
  29. Joni Mitchell, A Case of You, Blue, Reprise, 1971
  30. Kelis, Milkshake, Tasty, Arista, 2003
  31. Nicki Minaj, Beez in the Trap, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Young Money, 2012
  32. Al Green, Call Me (Come Back Home), Call Me, Hi, 1973
  33. Paul McCartney, Wonderful Christmastime, (single), Parlophone, 1979
  34. John Lennon, Imagine, Imagine, Apple, 1971
  35. Paul McCartney, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Ram, Apple, 1971