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The Best Summer Music

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A quick glance at the Billboard charts suggest that Carly Rae Jepson (click if you dare) and Gotye are the queen and king of the commercial airwaves this summer.

We’re convening a panel of Oregon music experts to  take us through their summer favorites. The Portland bands that seem to be dominating so far are the shimmery, danceable Onuinu and the summer-vacation-without-leaving-home-sound of Pure Bathing Culture. The national act that seems to be leading the informal poll is Frank Ocean’s soulful new album.

Update August 9, 2012, at 1:45 pm:

Here are the tracks we played on the show:

What’s on your playlist? What’s the soundtrack to your summer?


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OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2012