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UMC20: Weird, Wild, and Wonderful (Jan. 11, 2022)

Full disclosure: I try to avoid describing “this week’s UMC20” as having “something for everyone,” because truthfully, they all do. Every last one of ’em, to the best of our ability, will bring the variety, as well as the heat. Pointing it out seems cliche, at this point.

However… this week’s edition is particularly interesting, because of some of the genre-bending adventures you’ll be taking. Right in the middle of the playlist, we have some avant garde selections that are sure to intrigue.

With that said, we’ve got something for you, no matter your flavor. Go get yourself some!

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UMC20: Welcome to 2022 (Jan. 4, 2022)

Happy New Year! 2022 is only a few days old, and we are here to celebrate the fresh new possibilities before us with a new edition of our UMC20 playlist!

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve delivered an all-new UMC20. We gave you an updated Holiday Hits playlist a couple weeks back, followed by the 2021 edition of our UMC50 year-end compilation.

Now that we’ve celebrated the holidays, it’s about time we start telling the story of 2022. NashLive! shows will certainly be a part of that story, and we have a few upcoming lineups represented below, alongside exciting new submissions and selections. Let’s waste no time digging in!

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UMC50: 50 Can’t Miss Songs from 2021

UMC family, we love you. We’re thankful to have made it another year together, through the inherent challenges of the times. And, even though this has been an especially wacky holiday season, we want to make sure we leave you with one more parting gift before we say hello to new possibilities in 2022.

That parting gift is this year’s UMC50 playlist.

We scoured our UMC20 Best Of playlists — and our other UMC20 playlists, for months where there wasn’t a “Best Of” (2021 was weird, y’all) — for 50 tracks that we feel paint a picture of the musical year that was. You’ll hear variety. You’ll hear some things you don’t expect. You’ll see familiar names on the list, as well as first-time inclusions in our now-annual tradition.

It was important to us to get this to you. We hope you enjoy it as you reflect on 2021, and celebrate what is to come in the year ahead.

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UMC20: New Faces, Exciting Places, and a Dash of Holiday Cheer

Want new faces on this week’s edition of UMC20? We have plenty of first-timers who made the cut on our weekly playlist!

Want exciting places? About 30% of this week’s UMC20 is dedicated to artists on this week’s upcoming, UMC-affiliated shows, including Red Bull SoundClash at Marathon Music Works, and this Friday’s high-energy rock bill at Cobra, presented by NashLive!

And, because it’s the season, we’ve started to pepper some holiday cheer into the mix this week!

There’s something here that you’re sure to love. Perhaps even multiple somethings. Why don’t you go ahead and find out for yourself?

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UMC20: The Best of November 2021

Welp… we’ve almost made it to the end of another year together. And today, we’ve made it to the end of another month.

So, let’s celebrate as we typically do around here — by recapping some of the best and brightest tracks the past 30 days have had to offer. It’s tough to narrow this down every month, but November presented a particular challenge. There were so many unique and interesting cuts, but only room for 20. Difficult choices were made.

See (and hear) if you enjoy the choices we made below. We think you will!

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Songs You Should Hear: Choose Self-Love, and Don’t ‘Feel Bad’ About It

The day after Thanksgiving is a waking food coma, ain’t it?

I know I feel that way right now. Fortunately, there’s always music to help us ease back into action, as we’ll be doing this weekend. Might as well get started by giving you some Songs You Should Hear!

Also, Jenna returns to our now-weekly tradition. In fact, we’ll start off with her latest pick below!

Songs You Should Hear: Nov. 26, 2021

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