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Episode 17: The Question of Quantifying Quality

Here we go, our Grammy special! As usual, click HERE  to listen, right-click to download! And many thanks to our first guest-host, Jordan Portlock, for filling in for Arya!

Topic:

  • Grammys, and the nature of award shows
  • Do award shows turn out to be self-congratulatory, or do they serve a purpose?
  • Is it better that nominees are chosen by the musicians’ peers, or should it be chosen by the people?
  • NPR’s All Songs Considered: “How Much Does It Cost to Make a Hit Song?”

Songs used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Lawless Religion
  • Groves
  • Pathologies
  • Radiohead
  • Pearl Jam
  • Nirvana
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Woody Guthrie
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Boyd Tinsley / Dave Matthews Band
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Wampire
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • The Birthday Party
  • Frank Ocean
  • Jack White
  • Fun
  • Arcade Fire
  • Stone Roses
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Esparanza Spalding
  • Phoenix
  • Michael Jackson
  • Blink-182
  • Katy Perry
  • The Beatles
  • Radiohead
  • Menomena
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Black Keys
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
  • Chris Brown
  • The Lumineers
  • Adele
  • Chris Cornell
  • Timbaland
  • Chris Cornell / Soundgarden
  • Scott Stapp / Creed
  • Chad Kroger / Nickelback
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkins
  • Morrissey / The Smith
  • Stephen Malkmus / Pavement
  • Rolling Stones
  • Eminem
  • Panic At The Disco
  • The Format
  • James Blake
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • Ramona Falls
  • Tomahawk
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Peter Buck
  • Colin Meloy
  • Chris Funk
  • Ben Gibbard
  • Storm Large
  • k.d. lang
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Presidents of the United States of America
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • They Might Be Giants
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Episode 6: Showers & Growers

Here we go- episode SIX! You know the deal! Click HERE to listen/Right-Click to download!

Topics:

  • Artists who release music constantly
  • Artists who release music sparingly
  • Which of these things is better?
  • Albums as “Growers”
  • What albums took us time to get into?
  • What artists represent the same concept for us?

Songs Used:

Our Picks:

Bands Mentioned:

  • WU LYF
  • The Orwells
  • Black Lips
  • Father John Misty
  • Link Wray
  • Velvet Underground
  • Incubus
  • White Stripes
  • Deftones
  • The Union Underground
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Adele
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Fiona Apple
  • Deerhoof
  • Ty Segall
  • Guided By Voices
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Scott Walker
  • Philip Glass
  • Bob Dylan
  • Jimmy Buffet
  • Kate Bush
  • Mountain Goats
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Bishop Allen
  • John Lennon / The Beatles
  • Miles Davis
  • John Coltrane
  • Cannonball Adderly
  • Charles Mingus
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Charlie Parker
  • Sonic Youth
  • Brian Eno
  • Coldplay
  • Roxy Music
  • David Byrne
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Mick Jagger / Rolling Stones
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Van Morrison
  • Paul Simon
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails / How To Destroy Angels
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Tom Waits
  • The Knife
  • TV on the Radio
  • Spencer Krug / Wolf Parade
  • Pixies
  • Arcade Fire
  • Pavement
  • Joy Division
  • Kevin Shields / My Bloody Valentine
  • DJ Shadow
  • Axl Rose / Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Steely Dan
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Elvis Costello
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • The National
  • Modest Mouse
  • Muse
  • Bright Eyes
  • U2
  • Joey Ramone
  • PJ Harvey
  • 50 Cent
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Skinny Puppy
  • New Order
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • John Mulaney
  • Wavves
  • Tanlines
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