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The Great Albums
74 minutes | 4 months ago
Liner Notes - A Look Back on 10 Classic Pop Punk Bands' "Mature" Albums from Brooklyn Vegan
Bill and Brian are back once again to talk about a fun article, this time from Brooklyn Vegan, in which Andrew Sacher explores the phenomenon of classic pop punk bands ditching their youthful sound for a more "mature" expression of art. We have fun talking about some of the albums we've enjoyed like Green Day's Warning or Hellogoodbye's Would It Kill You and others we didn't know too much about prior to this like Panic at the Disco's Pretty Odd and The Early November's The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path. Check out the original article . Also, note that there's a little noise coming through our digital connection. We tried to clean it up the best we could and hope it doesn't detract from the show!
106 minutes | 8 months ago
Liner Notes - Pearl Jam's 25 Best Deep Cuts from Spin
Bill and Brian dive into the Spin magazine article by Dan Weiss to see where they agree, disagree, and maybe dip into thoughts on the band's latest release, Gigaton.
105 minutes | 8 months ago
High Fives - Top 5 Albums We've Not Covered
Bill and Brian create content by listing 5 albums each that we wish we'd have covered on the podcast! There's always hope!
39 minutes | a year ago
Liner Notes - Bill's Listening Habits in 2019
Bill pulls up Spotify's curated 2019 playlist and sits down to talk about what he enjoyed (or just listened to) in 2019. Bill talks about the Weakerthans, the National, the Hold Steady, Craig Finn, the Beths, PUP, Ex Hex, Charly Bliss, the Extensions, Frightened Rabbit, Wilco, the New Pornographers, and maybe more?
78 minutes | a year ago
Top 10 Albums of 2019 (Jeff)
Bill and Brian hang out with thegreatalbums.com blogger Jeff Fiedler as he counts down his favorite albums from 2019. Listen to find out where he ranked albums from: Lana Del Rey, Bruce Hornsby, Jonas Brothers, Jenny Lewis, New Pornographers, Thomas Rhett, Raphael Saadiq, Sturgill Simpson, Vampire Weekend, and Kanye West!
88 minutes | a year ago
Top 10 Albums of 2019 (Brian)
Brian lists his favorite albums of 2019! Bill listens. Listen in to find out where Brian ranked albums from: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Lana Del Rey, King Princess, Jenny Lewis, Lizzo, Angel Olsen, Purple Mountains, Tyler the Creator, Jamila Woods, and Nilufer Yanya!
93 minutes | a year ago
Liner Notes - All Good Things...
Bill and Brian give thanks, list our top 10 episodes, and read a bunch of emails in the midst of our indefinite hiatus.
108 minutes | a year ago
The Replacements - Let It Be (Reprise)
In our final episode that'll be part of a regular release schedule, we take a look back at the first album we ever discussed, the Replacements' Let It Be (1984, Twin/Tone). Bill and Brian use the skills they've honed during their years of podcasting experience to see what a conversation revisiting the first album would sound like. Enjoy!
113 minutes | a year ago
Radiohead - OK Computer
It's finally happening! As we reach the penultimate episode to be part of our weekly releases, Bill and Brian take the time to talk about what's great about Radiohead's OK Computer (1997, Parlophone/Capitol). Bill spends a little time talking about what happens when fans say things like they can't get into an artist or album and how it can be perceived. Then we get to the track by track review, focusing on what we enjoy in the tunes!
124 minutes | a year ago
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In (w/ guest Doug Robertson)
Author and educator Doug Robertson, AKA , joins Bill and Brian to discuss Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's Let Love In (1994, Mute Records).
130 minutes | a year ago
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (w/ guest Sean Barna)
Musician drops by to discuss the Hold Steady's sophomore effort Separation Sunday (2005, Frenchkiss).
110 minutes | 2 years ago
Sonic Youth - Murray St. (w/ guest Scott Sylvester)
Musician Scott Sylvester () hangs out with Bill and Brian while we discuss Sonic Youth's Murray St. (2002, DGC Records).
128 minutes | 2 years ago
The Police - Synchronicity (w/ guest Maureen Zahn)
Writer, blogger, and vlogger Maureen Zahn joins Bill and Brian to discuss the Police's Synchronicity (1983, A&M). *There's a part in the show where we reference Synchronicity and Thriller being out in the same year. Thriller was actually released in November 1982 with this following in June 1983. However, it's worth noting that in that time period they were both eligible for the same Grammy awards ceremony in 1984.
133 minutes | 2 years ago
Garbage - Self Titled (w/ guest Rachel from We Are Weezer)
Podcaster Rachel from We Are Weezer joins us from across the country to talk about one of her top 3 bands of all time, Garbage, and their debut self titled album (1995, Almo).
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Liner Notes - Special Announcement
We're back from a month long break from the podcast with a Liner Notes episode. Bill and Brian discuss what they've been up to in their time off - check out Brian's new band the Extensions, and check out Bill's band ! Also, we've got a special announcement regarding the future of the podcast. Jump to 32:25 if you want to just get the bad news out of the way...
123 minutes | 2 years ago
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (w/ guest Matt Warren)
On another exciting episode of the Great Albums...Bill and Brian are joined by Matt Warren, Digital Content Manager for filmindependent.org, to discuss the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002, Warner Bros.).
110 minutes | 2 years ago
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (w/ guest Savannah Pope)
Bill and Brian are joined by musician Savannah Pope () to discuss Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967, Atlantic).
127 minutes | 2 years ago
Superchunk - Here's Where the Strings Come In (w/ guest Nikki Karwacki)
Bill and Brian are joined by musician Nikki Karwacki (Finding Feebas, Triage, Batting a Thousand) to discuss Superchunk's unique brand of punk/power pop/alternative music on the album Here's Where the Strings Come In (1995, Merge).
114 minutes | 2 years ago
Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Bill and Brian go sans guest this episode in order to dive into one of Bill's favorites from his formative years, Foo Fighters' There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999, Roswell, RCA).
130 minutes | 2 years ago
Tenacious D - Self Titled (w/ guest David Rosen)
Podcaster and musician David Rosen ( and ) joins Bill and Brian to discuss Tenacious D's self titled debut (2001, Epic).
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