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Episode 132: Dream Out Loud

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Thanks to Justin Kent for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here. Topic:

  • U2!
  • Sophomore U2 superfan Justin Kent joins us for a discussion about our love of the band, where we started with their music, why it inspires such love from some people, but hatred from others.

Songs:

  • BB King – “The Thrill is Gone”
  • U2 – “When Love Comes to Town”
  • Father John Misty – “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”
  • The Late Show With David Letterman Theme

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Episode 98: Top of the Pops

Thanks to Nilina Mason-Campbell for joining us! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • Pop music!
  • When did we learn to love pop music?
  • When did “Pop” become a sound, rather than another word for “popular music”?
  • Is pop music unfairly maligned?

Songs:

  • U2 – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)”
  • Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
  • Arcade Fire – “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”
  • Primal Scream – “Movin’ on Up”

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Episode 65: Reasons to Believe

Many thanks to Kaila McCluskey for joining us this week! You can listen up top, or download it here.

Topic:

  • What makes certain music resonate for us?
  • What qualities does an artist need to possess to connect with us?
  • Is there a clear pattern, or is it more about being in the right place or the right time?

Songs:

  • Sun Kil Moon – “Ben’s My Friend”
  • Karen Dalton – “Reason to Believe”
  • Bustling Townships – “Babysitters Will Only Break Your Heart”

Bands:

  • Mark Kozelek / Sun Kil Moon
  • DJ Shadow
  • Amenta Abioto
  • Paul Westerberg / The Replacements
  • Wilco
  • Sun Ra
  • Tool
  • Skinny Puppy
  • Daft Punk
  • Massive Attack
  • Nas
  • The Smiths
  • Gwar
  • Bono / The Edge / U2
  • Bruno Mars
  • Flea / Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • John Frusciante
  • Madonna
  • M.I.A.
  • Arcade Fire
  • OutKast
  • Kanye West
  • The Knife
  • Bryan Ferry
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Britt Daniel / Spoon
  • Dearhunter
  • Divine Fits
  • Black Joe Lewis
  • Modest Mouse
  • Karen Dalton
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • The Antlers
  • Bob Dylan
  • Joni Mitchell
  • The National
  • Otis Redding
  • Ray Charles
  • Paul Simon
  • Elvis Costello
  • Talking Heads
  • David Byrne
  • Roscoe Holcomb
  • Jean Ritchie
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Spiritualized
  • Philip Glass
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Nils Frahm
  • Michael Jackson
  • Edward BoDean / Bustling Townships
  • Nicole Perry
  • Radiation City
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Pulp
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Author & Punisher
  • Hymns
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Episode 58: The People Vs. Faces on the Radio

Thank you to Michele Ari for joining us on this episode! You can listen at the top, and download it right HERE.

Topic:

  • Censorship in music (and other art)
  • Is censorship a necessary evil?
  • Should we have a better way to restrict questionable music, like those placed on movies, TV, and video games?
  • What does censorship look like in other countries?
  • Does the Parental Advisory sticker make you want to buy the album even more?

Songs:

  • U2 – “Ordinary Love”
  • Prince – “Darling Nikki”
  • Michele Ari – “Uncharted Territory”

Bands Mentioned:

  • Michele Ari
  • U2
  • Johnny Marr
  • Stone Roses
  • Rolling Stones
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Band
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails
  • Bill Callahan
  • Lou Reed / Velvet Underground
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Johnny & the Bells
  • Meat Puppets
  • Beach Boys
  • Kurt Cobain / Nirvana
  • Wire
  • Helmet
  • Robert Plant
  • Patti Smith
  • James Blake
  • Mick Turner
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Lucy Wainwright Roche
  • Neurosis
  • Profcal
  • Chris Hillman / The Byrds
  • Flying Burrito Brothers
  • KMFDM
  • Split Squad
  • The Fleshtones
  • Blondie
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Kanye West
  • Lisa Fischer
  • Philip Glass
  • Tragedy
  • Kevin Barnes / of Montreal
  • Prince
  • Twisted Sister
  • Motley Crue
  • Madonna
  • King Diamond / Mercyful Fate
  • Eminem
  • Frank Zappa
  • Dee Snider
  • John Lennon / Paul McCartney / George Harrison / The Beatles
  • Rob Zombie
  • Metallica
  • Nick Lowe
  • Obie Trice
  • Howe Gelb
  • Norfolk & Western
  • Typhoon
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Mudhoney
  • AC/DC
  • Chris Cornell / Audioslave
  • Tom Morello
  • Robin Pecknold
  • Ed Droste / Grizzly Bear
  • Courtney Love
  • John Bon Jovi / Bon Jovi
  • Van Halen
  • Menomena
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Episode 40: Movies Of Our Dreams

Here’s episode 40! You can listen above, and right-click HERE to download!

Topic:

  • Rockumentaries and concert films
  • How do movies about bands change your relationship with the music?
  • What are some of the best and most forward-thinking movies about bands?
  • What about mockumentaries about bands?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • The Exploding Hearts
  • Joyce Manor
  • Holland Hunter Andrews / Like a Villain
  • Blue Skies for Black Hearts
  • Genders
  • Portland Cello Project
  • Natasha Kmeto
  • The Woolen Men
  • Houndstooth
  • Magic Mouth
  • Luck-One
  • Ben Gibbard / The Postal Service
  • Dntel
  • Beat Happening
  • Big Freedia
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Ceremony
  • Titus Andronicus
  • My Body
  • Wild Ones
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Crystal Castles
  • Bright Black Morning Light
  • Trevor Solomon / Money Trick
  • Girl Talk
  • Jesus Lizard
  • Kings of Leon
  • The Features
  • Bono / U2
  • Mitch & Mickey
  • Big Star
  • The Replacements
  • Talking Heads
  • Neil Young
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Jeff Tweedy / Wilco
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Violent Femmes
  • Bob Dylan
  • The White Stripes
  • Tom Petty
  • Charles Manson
  • John Lennon / The Beatles
  • Thom Yorke / Radiohead
  • David Lovering / Kim Deal / Pixies
  • Chet Baker
  • Keith Richards / The Rolling Stones
  • Eric Claption
  • The Who
  • Peter Frampton
  • The BeeGees
  • Ian Curtis / Joy Division
  • Spinal Tap
  • Kurt Cobain / Nirvana
  • Courtney Love
  • David Bowie
  • Iggy Pop
  • Death
  • Sigur Ros
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Andre 3000
  • Flaming Lips
  • Metallica
  • Son Volt
  • Uncle Tupelo
  • Randy Newman
  • Steely Dan
  • Lou Reed / Sebadoh
  • No Age
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Episode 16: Stadium Rock

Alright, everyone! Here’s our Superbowl special of sorts – featuring a giant love-in about the *new* My Bloody Valentine album! Click HERE to listen/right-click to download!

Topic:

  • Stadium Rock
  • What bands do it the best, and which ones mess it up in the process?
  • Is there anything wrong with a band tailoring their sound to sound better in a large space?
  • Is there anything wrong with a band striving to play arenas?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Kevin Shields / My Bloody Valentine
  • Jeff Mangum / Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Spiritualized
  • DIIV
  • The Horrors
  • Aphex Twin
  • Lawless Religion
  • Thom Yorke / Radiohead
  • Slint
  • Willy Mason
  • Hip Hatchet
  • Justin Timberlake
  • The Joy Formidable
  • David Bowie
  • Nick Cave
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Rivers Cuomo / Weezer
  • Beyonce
  • U2
  • Prince
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Janet Jackson
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Bob Dylan
  • M83
  • The Killers
  • Muse
  • David Byrne
  • Chris Martin / Coldplay
  • The Black Keys
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Crystal Castles
  • Arcade Fire
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Kings of Leon
  • Fun
  • Foster The People
  • The Beach Boys
  • KISS
  • Bon Jovi
  • Metallica
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Motley Crue
  • The Police
  • The Clash
  • Jack White
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • Julian Tricamo-Palmer
  • Ben Folds / Ben Folds Five
  • Bright Eyes
  • The Antlers
  • Bobby Gentry
  • The Knife
  • Kid Rock
  • The Helio Sequence
  • Talkdemonic
  • PSY
  • 2Pac
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