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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

Death Grips, King Princess, and 070 Shake

7/22/2018
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This week we talk about Year of the Snitch, Make My Bed, and Glitter. Is Death Grips still making music up to their previous standard of quality? Does King Princess offer meaningful pop music? Can you stand listening to Glitter? We discuss all this and more with special guest Aaron Curry, including talking about artists finding a new sound, whether or not Mr. Brightside is a good song, and T.I. being talked about in top 5 discussions. Find Aaron's work on his website or follow him on Twitter...

Duration:02:00:04

Jay Rock and Bebe Rexha

7/15/2018
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Jay Rock's latest release, Redemption, is being hailed by some as album of the year. Do we agree? Bebe Rexha put out an absolutely amazing album and everyone definitely agreed on that. We also discuss what constitutes a fetish, the fanbase of various artists, and the future of streaming music. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out our snazzy website where we are adding content: TalkingAboutSinging.Podiant.Co Email us questions or suggestions at...

Duration:01:09:19

Nas and Jorja Smith

6/24/2018
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Nasir marks the fourth album with the Kanye backed production. Nas comes through with bars, but can he carry the entire album? Jorja Smith put out her debut album with Lost and Found, is it more than stereotypical R&B? We discuss this and more, including a discussion on politics and the death of XXXTentacion. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out our snazzy website where Brendan is adding content: TalkingAboutSinging.Podiant.Co Email us questions or...

Duration:01:06:08

Father John Misty and Leon Bridges

6/17/2018
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This week we turn our attention once again to the bleak songwriting of Father John Misty. Is the new direction he took a change for the better? Leon Bridges also switched up his sound with his latest release, replacing gospel with more of a focus on soul music. Does he have the same skill level with soul? We discuss all this and more, including such topics as bad internet connections, the Freshman XXL list, and Rich the Kid. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter...

Duration:01:04:10

Kanye West and SAINt JHN

6/10/2018
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The increasingly concerning Kanye West released a more personal than usual album recently with Ye. Is it more than the random thoughts of a superstar? SAINt JHN is doing trap music, but is it unique enough to sound distinct? We discuss this and more, including a discussion about cancelled culture. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out the track by track review friend of the show James created: Ye Review Check out our snazzy website where Brendan is adding...

Duration:01:21:37

Pusha T and A$AP Rocky

6/3/2018
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This week we review Daytona and Testing. Is Pusha T worth all the hype? Is A$AP Rocky moving in the right direction? We discuss all this and more, including a discussion of the Drake and Pusha T diss. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out our snazzy website where Brendan is adding content: TalkingAboutSinging.Podiant.Co Email us questions or suggestions at TalkingAboutSinging@gmail.com Support us on Patreon Thanks for listening.

Duration:01:06:19

Favorite Albums of All Time

5/27/2018
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This week we discuss our personal favorite albums without Dylan. Stick around for larger discussions about religion. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out our snazzy website where Brendan is adding content: TalkingAboutSinging.Podiant.Co Email us questions or suggestions at TalkingAboutSinging@gmail.com Support us on Patreon Thanks for listening.

Duration:01:18:19

Flatbush Zombies, Panopticon, and Top Five Guest Verses

5/20/2018
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This week we discuss the latest releases of the Flatbush Zombies, Panopticon, and then list our top five guest verses. Are the Flatbush Zombies more than their parts? Is Metal still alive? Do we have any overlap in our top five verses? We discuss all this and more on this week's episode. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Check out our snazzy website where Brendan is adding content: TalkingAboutSinging.Podiant.Co Email us questions or suggestions at...

Duration:01:01:59

Royce, Rich The Kid, and Diplo

5/13/2018
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We are talking about Book of Ryan, The World Is Yours, and California. Listen to our reviews and hot takes now. We take a break in the middle for a discussion on This Is America. Also, Payton is dumb, but for search engine optimization reasons, that isn't going to be the title. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Dylan makes music and has Abelton racks for you: Dylan's Website Email us questions or suggestions at TalkingAboutSinging@gmail.com Support us on Patreon...

Duration:01:06:07

Post Malone and lojii

5/6/2018
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This week the group discusses beerbongs and bentleys by Post Malone and Lofeye by lojii. Does Posty grow enough as an artist from his past work? Is Lofeye a standout album from the underground? We discuss this and more, including the status of alternative music and whether or not Post Malone gentrifies R&B. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter Read the tweets we talked about: James and Jon Dylan makes music and has Abelton racks for you: Dylan's Website Email us...

Duration:01:00:08

J. Cole and Nicolas Jaar

4/29/2018
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This week we discuss the record breaking album KOD by J. Cole. Does the message mesh well with the delivery? 2012-2017 was released under Nicolas Jaar's alter ego A.A.L. Is it an improvement from his earlier work? We also talk some Kanye news and Princess Nokia's new EP. Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AboutSinging Email us questions or suggestions at TalkingAboutSinging@gmail.com Support us on Patreon:...

Duration:01:10:25

JPEGMAFIA, The Weeknd, and Until the Ribbon Breaks

4/22/2018
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This week we talk about Veteran, My Dear Melancholy,, and Until the Ribbon Breaks. Does Peggy offer something unique yet quality? Did Abel pull on our heart strings? Was the pretentiousness of UTRB distracting? We discuss all this and more, including how much we love Vince Staples. Get free Abelton racks and listen to the podcast on Dylan's new website DylanSchem.com Stay up to date on new episodes and interact with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AboutSinging Email us questions or...

Duration:01:21:46