High for This

Scott Taylor

The latest albums you need to hear. Suggested concerts, and how to navigate the live music scene in New York City. Hosted by Scott Taylor, with guests. Weekly.

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My year is officially over when I drop my Best Albums list. This year' s picks include: Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher Tame Impala - The Slow Rush Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately Moses Sumney - græ Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud The Killers - Imploding the Mirage Run the Jewels - RTJ4 Taylor Swift - folklore / evermore SAULT - UNTITLED (Black Is) / UNTITLED (Rise)

Mar 22

14 min 45 sec

My picks for Best Songs of 2020 - there is no overlap with my Best Albums list, which is coming soon. This list features: Hayley Williams, The 1975, Caribou, Caroline Rose, Dua Lipa, Matt Berninger, Omar Apollo, Oneohtrix Point Never, Soccer Mommy, and Yves Tumor.

Dec 2020

13 min 8 sec

Show Reviews: Black Pumas, Garage à Trois, Lizzo, Bon Iver, Explosions in the Sky, Dead & Company, Railroad Earth. Best Albums of 2019: Lana Del Rey, James Blake, The National, Sharon Van Etten, Bon Iver, Maren Morris, Great Grandpa, Better Oblivion Community Center, Broods, Big Thief.

Jan 2020

1 hr 1 min

New Music: Bon Iver, Nick Murphy, Lana Del Rey, Banks, Charli XCX, (Sandy) Alex G. Concert recap: Calexico / Iron & Wine, Dead & Company, Drive-by Truckers, Caroline Rose, Gorgon City, Nick Murphy, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket. Shows this week: Andrew Bird, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Black Pumas, Cat Power.

Sep 2019

1 hr 1 min

New Music: GoldLink, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Crumb, Claire Cronin, Lukas Nelson. Concert recap: The National, Courtney Barnett, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis, Jason Isbell, Father John Misty. Shows this week: Drive-by Truckers, Iron & Wine / Calexico, Dead & Company, Alvvays.

Jun 2019

56 min 34 sec

Best Music of 2019 so far: James Blake, The National, Maggie Rogers, Sharon Van Etten, Vampire Weekend, Better Oblivion Community Center. Concert recap: the New York Philharmonic performing John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1. Shows this week: Beach House, The National, Craig Finn, Habibi, Panda Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis.

Jun 2019

26 min 10 sec

New music: Steve Lacy, Justin Townes Earle. Show recaps: Deradoorian, MGMT, Warpaint. Shows this week: Weyes Blood, The Voidz, Rufus Wainwright, Kevin Morby, Soccer Mommy, Governors Ball.

May 2019

23 min 49 sec

New music from: The National, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Tyler, The Creator. Shows this week: Chromeo, MGMT / Warpaint, Juice WRLD, Passion Pit, Odesza, Deradoorian, Omar Apollo. Show recap: Broken Social Scene. #FurFreeNYC

May 2019

33 min 55 sec

Special guest this week: Seth Pompan, his take on the NYC live music scene. New Music: Mac DeMarco, Big Thief. Upcoming Shows: Broken Social Scene, Lizzo, The Hold Steady, Disclosure.

May 2019

40 min 23 sec

New music from: Vampire Weekend, Kevin Morby, Tacocat. Shows this week: Strand of Oaks, Bjork, Lizzo. Our take on shows later this summer: Calexico with Iron & Wine, Liz Phair / Ted Leo / Caroline Rose, Snail Mail, Tame Impala.

May 2019

31 min 25 sec