Following the very generous response received for Views From The 405 episode 1, we have reconvened and recorded a follow up episode, and plan to make Views into a regular feature on The 405. Following on from episode 1, in which we discussed our favourite music of the year so far, Views episode 2 reverts to what will be our regular structure: catching up on some brief news, discussing some of our favourite albums of recent weeks, looking back retrospectively at an album 10+ years old and finally some quick mentions of great pieces of music writing we've enjoyed in the last few weeks.

In this episode we discuss new albums by Vince Staples, Jay-Z, Broken Social Scene and a few more, before delving back into Arcade Fire's second album Neon Bible. We finish off by mentioning a few of our favourite articles of the last few weeks, from Mark Matousek's 'Oops! We Did It Again' here on The 405, to Mychal Denzel Smith's profile of Vince Staples on Pitchfork, and finally Lindsay Zoladz's piece about Baby Driver and nostalgia for iPod classics.

We hope you'll listen, enjoy and share with others.

Clips used in episode 2:

Drake - 'Views' (from VIEWS - Young Money, 2016)
Clip of Thom Yorke from Radiohead's Glastonbury performance
Vince Staples - 'Yeah Right' (from Big Fish Theory - ARTium/Def Jam, 2017)
Jay-Z - 'Legacy' (from 4:44 - Roc Nation, 2017)
Broken Social Scene - 'Hug Of Thunder' (from Hug Of Thunder - City Slang, 2017)
Ratboys - 'Wandered' (from GN- Topshelf, 2017)
Arcade Fire - 'Black Mirror' (from Neon Bible - Merge, 2007)
Arcade Fire - 'Ocean Of Noise' (from Neon Bible - Merge, 2007)
Arcade Fire - 'No Cars Go' (from Neon Bible - Merge, 2007)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - 'Bellbottoms' (from Orange - Mute, 1994)