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Mystery Musicians 1

1/17/2019
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This is similar to a game we played on our regular Sunday show that we called Wikipedia Wander. I used more sources than Wikipedia this time, so I'm calling it Mystery Musicians. It's something I did for fun, there will still be a regular episode this Sunday. Enjoy the bonus content and let us know your opinion on the album of the year bracket! Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: @AboutSinging Check out our snazzy website where we are adding content:...

Duration:00:11:33

Album of the Year 2018 (Part 1)

1/13/2019
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This week we are beginning our discussion on what is the best album of 2018. You can find the bracket we are using on our website: TalkingAboutSinging.com Special shoutout to the people that made this year's bracket, they are James: @BelligerentBurg Oisín: @Oisin1001 J.O.B: @Julian-Or-JOB Carter: @Cohtoh Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: @AboutSinging Check out our snazzy website where we are adding content: TalkingAboutSinging.com Email us questions or...

Duration:01:08:43

C-Doc

1/6/2019
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David "C-Doc" Snyder is a professional producer, working closely with Chuck D on his last two albums. We sat down to talk to him about his process, setup, and opinion about some of the more recent rap album releases. Was Daytona better than Ye? What's the mark of a new rapper with talent? How do you know when you've made it? (Hint, it's when your kids call Chuck D "Uncle Chuck"). We discuss all this and more in what is most definitely the best episode of the podcast so far. Celebration of...

Duration:01:06:01

BAH Humbug

12/25/2018
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Never thought I’d be playing a part In the plot of your Sabotage But these bygones Are lasting long And so I thought I’d Wrap them up Throw them in a song And if you wanted to pop off You better Scrap it, dawg Cause I’m down for scrapping ya’ll You and your favorite Hacks and slobs See, Travis Scott’s someone who’s Had his shot, becoming a Laughing Stock, why’d Astroworld blow Up the charts, tired of people wanting to Grab his cock when he keeps putting out Trash and schlock And you love...

Duration:00:04:48

Everybody Else

12/23/2018
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This week Payton and Brendan take a meandering approach to discussing the albums released this year that were just a little short of being talked about in-depth. They talk about some big names that were just okay, and some small names that were good but not great. Are they still missing out on listening to something fantastic? Let us know! Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: @AboutSinging Check out our snazzy website where we are adding content:...

Duration:01:36:37

Earl Sweatshirt, JID, and Ski Mask the Slump God

12/9/2018
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This week we discuss Some Rap Songs, DiCaprio 2, and Stokeley. Is Earl an acquired taste? Is JID more than fast rap? Is Ski Mask capable of keeping our attention for a whole album? We talk about all this and more, including Asher Roth's legacy, the Grammy nominations, and album of the year lists. Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter: @You Can Leave Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: @AboutSinging Check out our...

Duration:01:00:55

Open Mike Eagle, Iglooghost, and Nancy

12/2/2018
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We take a meandering approach to three EPs this week. Open Mike comes back with a more relaxed album, Iglooghost is doing Intelligent Dance Music, and Nancy finds a groove. We also discuss artists that have gone to prison, Dylan's deep hatred for Thank U, Next, and Anderson .Paak Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter: @You Can Leave Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: @AboutSinging Check out our snazzy website...

Duration:01:14:49

Vince Staples and Matt Ox

11/25/2018
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This week we discuss FM! by Vince Staples and OX by Matt OX. Can Staples follow up on having one of our top albums of 2017? Can Ox impress us with his debut album while being only 13 years old? We talk about all this and more, including how we are switching our rating system, how woke we are, and how cool T.I. is. Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter: @You Can Leave Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter:...

Duration:01:04:35

Carrie Underwood and Father

11/18/2018
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In this season 3 opener, we discuss Cry Pretty by Carrie Underwood and Awful Swim by Father. Does this country legend still have enough gas left in her tank? Can Father keep us engaged for the whole album? We discuss all this and more in this week's episode. Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter: @You Can Leave Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: @AboutSinging Check out our snazzy website where we are adding...

Duration:01:01:10

Tash Sultana and Hookworms

10/14/2018
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This episode we explore the experimental and trippy worlds created by Tash Sultana and Hookworms with Flow State and Microshift. Do they offer more than a psychedelic experience? We also discuss rom-coms, nicknames, and crude humor in this more blue collar than usual episode. We also play another round of Wikipedia Wander and try to have a game where Brendan doesn't win. Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter: @You Can Leave Stay up to date on...

Duration:01:18:27

Lil Wayne, BROCKHAMPTON, and Slothrust

10/7/2018
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Tha Carter V is also V years in the making. Was it worth the wait? BROCKHAMPTON put out their first album that debuted at number one with iridescence. Do we think it was the album that deserved to blow up? The Pact by Slothrust took most of us by surprise. Was it a pleasant surprise? We discuss all this and more, including ending a rapper's career, songs written by homosexuals, and bizarre lyrics. Julian supplied us with a tweet about Tha Carter V. You can find him and his new EP here:...

Duration:01:27:23

6LACK, $uicideboy$, and Dark Capricorn Rising

9/30/2018
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East Atlanta Love Letter dips it's toes in highlighting the struggle between wanting to change and actually changing. Does 6LACK come across as genuine? I Want To Die In New Orleans is the debut album by the $uicideboy$. Do they make us want to listen to more? In The Force Of The Blast is a rock album in 2018. Is it inventive enough to revive the genre a little? We discuss all this and more, including Kanye, faith healing, and best selling albums. Gabe recommended the album In The Force Of...

Duration:01:24:05

IDLES, Yves Tumor, and Elii

9/23/2018
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This week we are talking about Joy As An Act Of Resistance, Safe In The Hands Of Love, and Blur. IDLES have brought forth a punk rock album in 2018 that doesn't sound cliche, but is it higher quality than most? Yves Tumor is creating experimental beats with even more experimental vocals. Does it all mesh nicely? Elii has put out his debut album, do we think he's on the right track to success? We discuss all this and more, including Russ beef, diss tracks, and age. Listen to Blur on...

Duration:01:13:06

Ariana Grande and Blood Orange

9/16/2018
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Sweetener sounds exactly like the name would lead you to believe. Does it offer more than yet another pop album? Negro Swan sounds anything but a typical album. Does the experimental nature work? We discuss all this and more, in addition to another game! We talk about the astonishingly poorly written publication known as Pitchfork, mustard, and Twitter beef. Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter and tell him all the nice things Stay up to date...

Duration:01:15:06

Eminem

9/9/2018
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You wanted Shady? You got it. Eminem released Kamikaze last week, a surprise album full to the brim with vitriol aimed at critics of Revival. This week, Payton and Brendan discuss its merits and lack thereof. Was the rhyme perfect? The delivery flawless? We discuss all this and more, including a game revolved around Wikipedia articles and musicians, two of our favorite things! Chase did the editing magic here. You should check out his YouTube channel and Twitter and tell him all the nice...

Duration:01:03:43

Nicki Minaj and Aminé

9/2/2018
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Nicki Minaj released Queen with perhaps the messiest album rollout ever last week. Is the finished product good despite the reputation? Aminé put out a very nice EP... or LP... or mixtape... or something. Is it a step in the right direction for the new rapper? We discuss all this and more. Our hot takes and news include Payton starting a Twitter beef with Milo, songs of the summer, and a disgusting stand up comedian. Stick around until the end for a rousing game of Six Degrees of Separation:...

Duration:01:11:32

Travis Scott and Kamasi Washington

8/26/2018
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Astroworld is a force to be reckoned with in terms of albums sold. Is it worth the tsunami of cash being heaved upon it? Heaven and Earth is receiving all sorts of critical praise. Should it have made it into the public eye more? We discuss these things and more, including whether or not the definition of 'album' is set in stone anymore. With digital streams becoming the norm, artists are allowed to change things after a release date. What is the true album? In addition to that, is there...

Duration:01:14:56

Mount Eerie

8/19/2018
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With Dylan doing real life things, this week Brendan and Payton gather around the microphones and get sad, real sad. They discuss A Crow Looked At Me, an album by Mount Eerie that chronicles one man's struggle with losing his wife while simultaneously raising their one year old daughter. No scores this week, no hot takes, just a couple of dudes getting sad. Payton forgot to mention the name of the C.S. Lewis book he recommended. It is titled A Grief Observed and, in much the same way as the...

Duration:00:40:54

Denzel Curry and The Internet

8/12/2018
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Denzel Curry stretches his reach with regards to both subject matter and sound on his latest album TA13OO. Can we hear any growing pains? The Internet received critical acclaim for their last album, but does Hive Mind live up to expectations? We discuss all this and more, including whether or not there are any good people besides Payton's mom and Phil Collins, censorship, and Mac Miller. HUGE shoutout to Chase for editing this episode. I am typing this well after we recorded it, so next week...

Duration:01:31:03

Hayley Kiyoko and Deafheaven

7/29/2018
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This week we talk about a different Expectations album. Does this one have more to offer from a pop music perspective? Ordinary Corrupt Human Love is the latest release from Deafheaven. Is it something more than the usual offerings of metal music? We discuss all this and more, including the usage of puns, Camila, and Wisconsin. Expectations was recommended by Brendan Hutchins. Check out his Twitter Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out our snazzy website...

Duration:01:14:38