Bloody Underrated

The Bloody Underrated Podcast is one of the many projects featured under the B.U. umbrella. It features a variety of different tunes from all over the world, curated by Al Lafrance and his various guests. It launched in mid-2010, releasing new episodes every two weeks until August 2012, when it went on hiatus. It returns for 4 final episodes, to be released right here, on No More Radio, every month until March 2013, at which point it will disappear forever. These last few episodes will be packed full of some of the best music Al has discovered over the past few years. Enjoy!

Newest Episode

The B.U.P #60: Long Slow Goodbye

March 9, 2013
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Episode 60 of the Bloody Underrated podcast is here. It features 27 songs spanning a multitude of genres. These songs all mean a lot to me, for different reasons. I hope you enjoy listening to them.

And so it is, and so it shall be. The end has come for this silly little podcast of mine. I started recording this thing back in 2010, a few months after the website launch, just to try to get more people to listen to the bands I like. I wanted to make mixtapes for the world, and this is how I chose to do it. 524 bands and 641 songs later, here we are. 60 episodes in the can, and hopefully a few people reached. If I even turned one person onto one new band, then it was worth all the time that went into these things. Did you know that if you play all the BU podcasts back-to-back, they go for 53 hours? I’d call that one hell of a mixtape.

Thanks to Steve Diabo, Turkey, Matt Xhignesse, Claudia Ostiguy-van Der Sluis, Emily Robinson-Beamish and my parents, who all lived with me at some point in the last 3 years and had to listen to this as it happened. I’d also like to thank all the guests who have come in for an episode. Here they are, by order of appearance:

David Krajic
Phil Duke
Victoria Laberge (2) (3) (4)
Deirdre Grégoire
Matt Xhignesse
Shayne Gryn
Paul Aflalo (2)
Elgin-Skye (2)
Dan Gélinas
Risa Dickens (2)
Jamie O’Meara
Kathryne Radburn
Sarah Jane Scouten (2)
Chris Durning
Amy Blackmore
Shane Adamczak
Annie Becker
Brie Neilson
Emily Skahan

And finally, thanks to all of you who gave this thing a listen. I love you all.

Have a good one,

-Al

Previous Episodes

The B.U.P. #59: She’s So Heavy

February 9, 2013
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When plotting out the last few episodes of this podcast, I decided that the last one would be filled with some of my favourite mellow tracks, and the second-to-last be all metal. I didn’t quite stick with that plan (as you’ll find out next month when our final podcast is released), but this episode is … Continue reading

The B.U.P. #58: Skip-Hop

January 12, 2013
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I’ve always wanted to do a hip-hop episode, but it somehow took two and a half years for me to get around to it. In this episode, you’ll hear a whole lotta sweet tracks by some of my favourite hip-hop artists of the past few decades. Expect strangeness and excellence rolled into one. Download the episode … Continue reading

The B.U.P. #57: Long Time No See

December 8, 2012
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Greetings, bloodlings! It’s been, oh, nearly 4 months since our last episode? Well fear not, the BUPodcast is back, but only for a short little while. Intrigued? Well then listen to the episode and see what’s shakin’ up the Bloody Underrated camp. Also, you get the joy of listening to a few lengthy tunes that … Continue reading