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Episode 108: Diminishing Returns

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Thanks to David Greenwald and Dave Harris (represented here by Liz Phair) for joining us on this week’s show! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.


  • Diminishing returns: is inspiration finite?
  • Which formerly great artists lost their creative spark over time? Why does it happen?
  • Which artists that lost their muse returned to greatness later on?
  • Do we perceive the drop-off in quality differently because of former greatness? Would albums that are the result of “diminishing returns” be┬áperceived differently if made by other bands?


  • Simon & Garfunkel – “Mrs. Robinson”
  • Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
  • Horse Feathers – “Violently Wild”
  • Faith No More – “Motherfucker”

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