Episode 80: It’s Not Irony, It’s Just Rock ‘n’ Roll

Thanks to Jeremy Petersen and Mo Troper for joining us this week! You can listen above, and download the episode HERE!

Topic:

  • Irony in music
  • What does it look like when a band makes “ironic” music?
  • Is it too prevalent in today’s music?
  • How can you tell the difference between irony and sincerity?

Songs:

Bands:

  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Circa Survive
  • Bob Mould
  • Laura Ballance / Jon Wurster / Superchunk
  • TeenSpot
  • Morrissey
  • Carrie Brownstein / Sleater Kinney
  • Colin Meloy
  • The Thermals
  • The Fruit Bats
  • Mobb Deep
  • Tope
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Circle Takes the Square
  • Carrion Spring
  • Sky Above and Earth Below
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Serge Severe
  • The Resistence
  • Cataldo
  • St. Even
  • Luck-One
  • Illmaculate
  • Mikey Vegaz
  • RonDre
  • Neighbor Wave
  • The Tamed West
  • Moldy Peaches
  • Alanis Morrisette
  • Macaulay Culkin / The Pizza Underground
  • The Mountain Goats
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Ben Folds
  • The Darkness
  • Rivers Cuomo / Weezer
  • Heidecker & Wood
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Steely Dan
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Fountains of Wayne
  • Billy Joel
  • The Beatles
  • Bono / U2
  • Radiohead
  • Mike & the Mechanics
  • Phil Collins / Genesis
  • Arcade Fire
  • Daft Punk
  • Father John Misty
  • Nickelback
  • Weird Al Yankovic
  • James Mercer / The Shins
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Ariel Pink
  • Wavves
  • Cream
  • Phoenix
  • Red Fang
  • Steel Panther
  • Sons of Huns
  • Dethklok
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Boston
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Steven Malkmus / Pavement
  • The National
  • Bob Dylan
  • Beck
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Ryan Adams
  • Phil Elvrum / Mount Eerie
  • Calvin Johnson
  • Kurt Cobain / Dave Grohl / Nirvana
  • Randy Newman
  • Elliott Smith
  • Touche Amore
  • Nick Drake
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Stephin Merritt / Magnetic Fields
  • Modest Mouse
  • Survival Knife
  • Grizzly Business
  • Moon Bayou
  • Psycho Magic
  • Keb’Mo
  • Jonny Clegg
  • Led Zepagain
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • John Roderick / The Long Winters
  • Sean Nelson / Harvey Danger
  • Peter Buck
  • Mastodon
  • Kid Karate
  • Paper Brain
  • Mineral
  • American Football
  • The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
  • Pageninetynine
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Dashboard Confessional
  • Throw Me The Statue
  • Jens Lekman
  • Toy
  • Warpaint
  • Pharmacy
  • Boat
  • Black Prairie
  • Spoon
  • Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Fear of Men
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Johnny Marr
  • Alicia Keys
  • Hans Zimmer
  • AraabMuzik
  • This Charming Man
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Tiny Moving Parts
  • Daniel Johnston
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