Episode 55: No Expectations

Thanks to Bob Ham for joining us for this episode! You can listen up top, or you can download it HERE!

Topic:

  • Hype/expectations: what are hype and expectations, and what do they mean for music?
  • What bands have fallen victim to the “hype machine”?
  • Are there bands that subvert the concept of “hype” by fairly living up to the expectations?
  • Are there bands that create their own hype?

Songs:

Bands Mentioned

  • MIA
  • Reggie Watts
  • Arcade Fire
  • Macklemore
  • Eminem
  • Justin Bieber
  • OK Go
  • The 1975
  • Kevin Devine
  • Now, Now
  • Cut Copy
  • Modern Kin
  • Charli XCX
  • Janelle Monae
  • Davey Havok / AFI
  • Coming
  • Joy Division
  • Touche Amore
  • The Features
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Kanye West
  • Brendan Urie / Panic at the Disco
  • Fiona Apple
  • Radiohead
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Public Enemy
  • Death Grips
  • Haim
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Tapes n Tapes
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • The Vaccines
  • Perfect Pussy
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Carlos D. / Interpol
  • Rivers Cuomo / Weezer
  • Lou Reed
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Bloc Party
  • Paul McCartney / The Beatles
  • The Clash
  • The Kinks
  • The Who
  • Elvis Presley
  • Pixies
  • Chris Gaines
  • XTC
  • Aphex Twin
  • The Firemen
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bono / U2
  • Michael Stipe / REM
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Drake
  • Jay Z
  • Lorde
  • 50 Cent
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill ‘Em All
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Shaun Ryder / Happy Mondays
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • Fear
  • Katy Perry
  • Robyn
  • The Ting Tings
  • !!!
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • The Walkmen
  • Joggers
  • The Woolen Men
  • The National
  • Father John Misty
  • Florence + The Machine
  • Foster the People
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Kasabian
  • Futureheads
  • Maximo Park
  • Palma Violets
  • Stereophonics
  • Living Color
  • Bush
  • Typhoon
  • Yo La Tengo
  • AD/DC
  • The Ramones
  • Slayer
  • The Killers
  • Coldplay
  • Mazzy Star
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Richard Thompson
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Natasha Kmeto
  • Minden
  • Autistic Youth
  • Piss Test
  • Cass McCombs
  • Minor Alps
  • Nada Surf
  • Atlas Genius
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
  • Family of the Year
  • Bill Frisell
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Rose Window
  • Sun Angle
  • Lightning Bolt
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