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Music fanatics Gabe, Dan, and Darin (formerly of the Metafork Music Review) use your favorite artists and albums to get at bigger trends and phenomena in the world of popular music.

Music fanatics Gabe, Dan, and Darin (formerly of the Metafork Music Review) use your favorite artists and albums to get at bigger trends and phenomena in the world of popular music.
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United States

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Music fanatics Gabe, Dan, and Darin (formerly of the Metafork Music Review) use your favorite artists and albums to get at bigger trends and phenomena in the world of popular music.

Language:

English


Episodes

Learning to Love Scott Walker

4/11/2019
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After Scott Walker passed away, Dan was shocked to learn that Gabe and Darin had never listened to him before. He assigned us one early album (Scott 2) and one late (Tilt) to teach us about Walker's incredible career arc and covert us into fans.

Duration:02:04:56

The Olivia Tremor Control's Black Foliage Turns 20

3/28/2019
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The 20th anniversary of The Olivia Tremor Control's Black Foliage unexpectedly inspired numerous retrospective reviews and discussions. We revisit the record ourselves and try to figure out what makes it such an enduring classic.

Duration:02:03:59

Ranking Every Album by The Doors

3/15/2019
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It's the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison's legendary meltdown in Miami, so we mark the occasion by revisiting and ranking every studio album by The Doors. Do they still hold up? Or are The Doors just pretentious dad rock? The guys find out!

Duration:02:11:19

Why Are Albums Getting So Short and So Long?

3/1/2019
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Thanks to the streaming era, it seems like albums are either getting really short or really long. Is this an actual trend? Why is it happening? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? The guys get to the bottom of it!

Duration:01:57:18

Making a Classic Post-Pinkerton Weezer Album

2/14/2019
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What if instead of releasing so many frustrating albums over the past 23 years, Weezer dropped their 3rd LP today, consisting only of their very best post-Pinkerton songs? Would it be another classic? The guys try to find out!

Duration:02:13:34

Does Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion Still Hold Up?

2/1/2019
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It's the 10th anniversary of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, one of the most acclaimed records in recent memory, but somehow its legacy now seems in serious doubt. Is the backlash justified?

Duration:01:47:43

What Ruined Pitchfork?

1/18/2019
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Is it poptimism? Good old fashioned selling out? Something's wrong with Pitchfork, the defining music publication of the last two decades, and the guys are determined to figure out what.

Duration:01:49:17