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A weekly music podcast in which two long-time friends and music nerds share their favorite albums with one another.

A weekly music podcast in which two long-time friends and music nerds share their favorite albums with one another.
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United States

Description:

A weekly music podcast in which two long-time friends and music nerds share their favorite albums with one another.

Twitter:

@PlaysLong

Language:

English

Contact:

747-203-5134


Episodes

Entertainment!

10/1/2019
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It's our very first listener pick! Ryan's dad shares one of his all time favorite records: "Entertainment!" by Gang of Four. Will David be offended by the outright catchiness of some of these tracks? Will Ryan see eye to eye with his dad? Tune in to find out!

Duration:01:14:54

May The Lord Watch

9/17/2019
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We're back this week with Ryan's first pick of the new season: the long-awaited follow up album from NC rap duo Little Brother, "May The Lord Watch". David insists that Ryan defend his love of a catchy hook.

Duration:01:14:15

Dummy

9/10/2019
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Hey there, Long Players! We're back this week to discuss David's first pick of the new season; the debut album from Portishead, "Dummy".

Duration:01:13:02

Fear Inoculum

9/3/2019
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Welcome back, Long Players! We’re back after a 4 month hiatus, and we’re going in a different direction this season! Instead of leading off with a mutual pick, we decided to become a part of the cultural zeitgeist and break down the long-awaited new album from Tool, “Fear Inoculum”. This one was (surprisingly!) David’s idea, so he has no one to blame but himself! Will he regret it? Will he come around to Tool for the first time in his adult life? Tune in to find out!

Duration:01:02:08

Too Dark Park

4/15/2019
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We’re down to the final episode of our first season, and we’re here to cover David’s final pick: “Too Dark Park” from the industrial noise monsters known as Skinny Puppy. Has David successfully prepared Ryan for this? Tune in this week to find out, and hear our hosts discuss all they’ve learned in the last year!

Duration:01:22:06

California

4/8/2019
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This is it! We have just two episodes remaining this season, and here we’re covering the final pick from Ryan: “California”, by Mr. Bungle. Will David get on board with the many genres and vocal stylings that Mike Patton brings to the table? Tune in this week to find out!

Duration:01:06:36

Things Fall Apart

4/2/2019
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It’s our final mutual pick of the first season, and we’re going out on a high note with one of hip-hop’s all time best albums: “Things Fall Apart”, from the legendary Roots crew. We’re in for the long haul with this 18 track opus, and it’s a great way to close out our list of mutual picks for the season. Tune in to find out exactly how many bottles of Mountain Dew Ryan drank in order to purchase it!

Duration:01:29:09

Soul Mining

3/25/2019
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We’re back, and with just 4 episodes remaining in our first season! This week, we’re down to one of David’s final picks: “Soul Mining” by The The. We’re firmly back in synthy British post-punk territory here, and Ryan’s more happy to be here than usual!

Duration:01:02:20

Cure for Pain

3/18/2019
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We’re down to our final 5 episodes in the first season, and this week we’ve got Ryan’s pick, the second album from alternative rock band Morphine, “Cure for Pain”. Will David, who hates the saxophone, find something to enjoy in a band that utilizes saxophone in all of its songs? That’s the gamble Ryan’s taking this week, and we’ll see if it pays off! (Spoiler: probably not)

Duration:01:06:56

Nancy & Lee

3/9/2019
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David and Ryan are back to a mutual pick, and this time they are diverging from their usual hip hop picks, and taking it back to the 1960s for Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood’s appriately titled “Nancy & Lee”. Will they find as much musical common ground with country as they do with hip hop? Tune in this week to find out!

Duration:01:08:00

Juju

3/5/2019
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David and Ryan are back again, and this week they’re here to cover one of David’s favorite records: “Juju”, by Siouxsie and the Banshees! Will Ryan let his guard down, get past the goth imagery, and enjoy one of the most massively influential bands he’s never heard? Will David get on board with his theories re: Monster Mash? Tune in this week and find out!

Duration:00:50:52

The Soft Bulletin

2/25/2019
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LPOOL is back again and this week we’re on to one of Ryan’s all time favorite albums, “The Soft Bulletin” by The Flaming Lips. Will David be able to get over his disdain for “indie rock voice” long enough to enjoy what is regarded by many to be one of the best albums of the last 2 decades? Tune in this week to find out!

Duration:01:07:36

The Ecstatic

2/19/2019
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Welcome back Long Players! This week, David and Ryan have queued up their latest mutual pick, “The Ecstatic” from hip hop legend Mos Def/Yasiin Bey! The last mutual pick was fraught with indecision over which album to cover, but there was little question when it came time to decide which Mos Def album to discuss. You’ve got beats from Madlib and J Dilla, guest appearances from Slick Rick and Talib Kweli…this album has it all! Tune in this week and see how it holds up track-by-track almost 10...

Duration:01:27:36

Fun House

2/11/2019
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In this week's episode of LPOOL, David and Ryan return to discuss one of the seminal albums of punk rock history, and a landmark achievement for rock-n-roll in general: "Funhouse" by The Stooges. Has David finally found a pick that Ryan will unabashedly enjoy? Tune in this week to find out!

Duration:01:05:38

Surfer Rosa

2/4/2019
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In this week's episode of LPOOL, David and Ryan get the band back together after a trying episode last week. Here they're discussing Ryan's latest pick: the debut album Surfer Rosa, from indie rock pioneers Pixies. Ryan hopes David finds some things to enjoy in the raw energy and disturbing imagery in the lyrics. David dreams about a one hour loop of Kim Deal's haunting vocal intro from "Where is My Mind"...and then he made one! Check it out in the link below.

Duration:01:02:01

Hello Nasty

1/28/2019
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After much discussion, this week we have another "mutual" pick from David and Ryan (mostly Ryan), "Hello Nasty" by the Beastie Boys! While they may never see eye to eye on what is indisputably the best Beasties album, (hint: it's this one) the discourse makes for a fun conversation nonetheless.

Duration:01:54:42

In the Flat Field

1/21/2019
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LPOOL returns this week with David's latest pick: the album "In the Flat Field" from British post-punk pioneers Bauhaus. David agonizes over which particular version of the record to discuss! Ryan learns not to judge a book by its cover! Tune in this week for talk of wizards, sores, and scopes!

Duration:01:28:19

The Magnolia Electric Company

1/14/2019
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In the latest episode of Long Plays of Our Lives, David and Ryan discuss the album "Magnolia Electric Company" from Songs: Ohia. Ryan finally finds an album that's the right shade of dark and weird for David to enjoy, and there's some unintentionally timely references to True Detective, to boot!

Duration:01:03:35

ATLiens

1/7/2019
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Returning after two weeks off for the holidays, David and Ryan are here to talk about hip-hip legends Outkast and their sophomore effort, "ATLiens". It's always great to get back to some common ground, and our hosts find a lot to love on this landmark of a record. David schools Ryan on the minutiae of southern hip hop history. Take a trip down memory lane, and enjoy this track-by-track break down examining one of hip hop's all time best duos and releases.

Duration:01:11:27

Ziggy Stardust

12/17/2018
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David and Ryan return for another week of LPOOL! We're at the halfway point for our first season, and this week they're covering David's pick: David Bowie's game-changing "Ziggy Stardust" album. Ryan grapples with the last minute change in the album they're covering, while David sells the virtues of one of his all-time-favorite records.

Duration:01:13:23