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Viking's Choice: The Best Loud And Weird Music Of 2014

December 30th, 2014

Episode 556 of 811 episodes

"I thought I'd kick you in the pants."And so begins our annual conversation with NPR Music's Lars Gotrich about the year in metal and what he sometimes calls "outer sound." It's a nebulous grouping of experimental music that may leave you puzzled and/or delighted. Join us as we look back at the best weird and loud music of 2014.

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