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“10,000 Lovers”Ida Maria

While recently scouring the Bermuda Triangle for long-lost artists, Jim rediscovered Norway's Ida Maria who specializes in energetic punk rock blended with new wave melodies. The song "10,000 Lovers" from Maria's second album Katla is a little less punk, but still a lot of fun and reminded Jim why Maria's debut album Fortress Round My Heart in 2009 was his favorite of that year. 10,000 Lovers features Maria's first use of her native Norwegian on a song, and while Jim doesn‘t understand any of it, there’s no mistaking Maria's shout-out to Frank Sinatra at the end.

Go to episode 437

Buried Treasures

A few times a year Jim and Greg like to shed light on talent that deserves more notice. Here is the latest crop of musical gems they've dug up.


  • Emily Wells, The Symphonies: Dreams, Memories and Parties
  • Ida Maria, Fortress Round My Heart
  • Kristeen Young, Music for Strippers, Hookers and the Odd-Onlooker
  • Eagle and Talon, Thracian


  • Allen Toussaint, The Bright Mississippi
  • Nebula, Heavy Psych LP
  • Rodriguez, Coming From Reality and Cold Fact
  • Shemekia Copeland, Never Going Back
Go to episode 192

Best Albums of 2009

Go to episode 211