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Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson discuss their favorite music through the lens of the medium they care for most, the ALBUM.

Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson discuss their favorite music through the lens of the medium they care for most, the ALBUM.
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Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson discuss their favorite music through the lens of the medium they care for most, the ALBUM.

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Episodes

Radiohead - OK Computer

6/24/2019
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It's finally happening! As we reach the penultimate episode to be part of our weekly releases, Bill and Brian take the time to talk about what's great about Radiohead's OK Computer (1997, Parlophone/Capitol). Bill spends a little time talking about what happens when fans say things like they don't can't get into an artist or album and how it can be perceived. Then we get to the track by track review, focusing on what we enjoy in the tunes!

Duration:01:52:29

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In (w/ guest Doug Robertson)

6/22/2019
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Author and educator Doug Robertson, AKA the Weird Teacher, joins Bill and Brian to discuss Nick Cave and the Bad Seed's Let Love In (1994, Mute Records).

Duration:02:03:45

The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday (w/ guest Sean Barna)

6/9/2019
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Musician Sean Barna drops by to discuss the Hold Steady's sophomore effort Separation Sunday (2005, Frenchkiss).

Duration:02:09:36

Sonic Youth - Murray St. (w/ guest Scott Sylvester)

5/27/2019
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Musician Scott Sylvester (Meeko Brando) hangs out with Bill and Brian while we discuss Sonic Youth's Murray St. (2002, DGC Records).

Duration:01:50:26

The Police - Synchronicity (w/ guest Maureen Zahn)

5/20/2019
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Writer, blogger, and vlogger Maureen Zahn joins Bill and Brian to discuss the Police's Synchronicity (1983, A&M). *There's a part in the show where we reference Synchronicity and Thriller being out in the same year. Thriller was actually released in November 1982 with this following in June 1983. However, it's worth noting that in that time period they were both eligible for the same Grammy awards ceremony in 1984.

Duration:02:08:28

Garbage - Self Titled (w/ guest Rachel from We Are Weezer)

5/13/2019
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Podcaster Rachel from We Are Weezer joins us from across the country to talk about one of her top 3 bands of all time, Garbage, and their debut self titled album (1995, Almo).

Duration:02:12:45

Liner Notes - Special Announcement

5/6/2019
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We're back from a month long break from the podcast with a Liner Notes episode. Bill and Brian discuss what they've been up to in their time off - check out Brian's new band the Extensions, and check out Bill's band Fake Pockets' entry into the Tiny Desk contest! Also, we've got a special announcement regarding the future of the podcast. Jump to 32:25 if you want to just get the bad news out of the way...

Duration:00:49:51

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (w/ guest Matt Warren)

4/1/2019
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On another exciting episode of the Great Albums...Bill and Brian are joined by Matt Warren, Digital Content Manager for filmindependent.org, to discuss the Flaming Lips' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002, Warner Bros.).

Duration:02:02:55

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (w/ guest Savannah Pope)

3/18/2019
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Bill and Brian are joined by musician Savannah Pope (savannahpopemusic.com) to discuss Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967, Atlantic).

Duration:01:49:46

Superchunk - Here's Where the Strings Come In (w/ guest Nikki Karwacki)

3/11/2019
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Bill and Brian are joined by musician Nikki Karwacki (Finding Feebas, Triage, Batting a Thousand) to discuss Superchunk's unique brand of punk/power pop/alternative music on the album Here's Where the Strings Come In (1995, Merge).

Duration:02:06:54

Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left to Lose

3/4/2019
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Bill and Brian go sans guest this episode in order to dive into one of Bill's favorites from his formative years, Foo Fighters' There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999, Roswell, RCA).

Duration:01:54:25

Tenacious D - Self Titled (w/ guest David Rosen)

2/25/2019
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Podcaster and musician David Rosen (piecingpod.com and bydavidrosen.com) joins Bill and Brian to discuss Tenacious D's self titled debut (2001, Epic).

Duration:02:09:58

Barenaked Ladies - Maroon (w/ guest James Anderson)

2/18/2019
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Podcaster James Anderson (Unabashedly Obsessed, Kids on Bikes) steps into Brian's large shoes to cohost and help Bill discuss the Barenaked Ladies' Maroon (2000, Reprise).

Duration:02:18:06

Depeche Mode - Violator (w/ guest Vincent Onorati)

2/11/2019
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Bill and Brian are joined by radio-film-book-trivia guy (really unsure how else to define him!) Vincent Onorati to discuss Depeche Mode's Violator (1990, Mute). Vinny discusses finding his people when he discovered new wave radio and Depeche Mode's output. Then he explains how he got to experience the band's breakout success while interning at his favorite radio station. Then we get into a bunch of detail about loving this album with the track by track review!

Duration:01:54:00

High Fives - Top 5 TV Theme Songs

2/4/2019
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Bill and Brian don't spend much time discussing albums on this week's episode. Instead, we talk about our top favorite theme songs from TV shows!

Duration:01:22:44

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary (w/ guest Cassidy Robinson)

1/21/2019
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Podcaster and journalist Cassidy Robinson (Jabber and the Drone) joins Bill and Brian to discuss Sunny Day Real Estate's debut album Diary (1994, Sub Pop). Cassidy talks about his journey of first discovering the mainstream emo of the early 2000s, not enjoying it much, then finding his way back to the genre's hardcore roots, and discovering this Sunny Day Real Estate thanks to the recommendation of a record store clerk. Plus we talk about much more as we make our way through album track by...

Duration:01:59:51

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (w/ guest KL Martin)

1/14/2019
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Bill and Brian are joined by writer-director-producer-manager KL Martin (kaleidosightfilms.com and 3143mgmt.com) to discuss Jay-Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt (1996, Roc-A-Fella). KL talks about "stealing" this album from his cousin and being fascinated by the world it depicted. We discuss how Jay-Z fits into the 90s rap world with the Notorious BIG, Tupac, and the East Coast/West Coast dichotomy. Then we get into a whole bunch of stuff about each song!

Duration:02:16:56

Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (w/ guest Justin Pope)

1/7/2019
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Bill and Brian are joined by musician Justin Pope to discuss Belle and Sebastian's sophomore album If You're Feeling Sinister (1996, Jeepster). Justin tells an appropriately "twee" story about hearing Belle and Sebastian on late night radio, being unable to find the band that sang the "beautiful" tune, and then finally discovering band when his crush made him a mixtape filled with Belle and Sebastian songs. Then Bill, Brian, and Justin get into the band's sound and what "twee" means, how...

Duration:02:00:47

Top 10 Albums of 2018 (Jeff)

12/17/2018
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Bill and Brian are joined by thegreatalbums.com blogger Jeff Fiedler to discuss his favorite albums of 2018! It's all new, all different this week, so check out where Jeff ranked albums by: Leon Bridges, Gorillaz, Albert Hammond Jr., Lake Street Dive, Paul McCartney, Kacey Musgraves, Panic! At the Disco, Natalie Press, Charlie Puth, and Richard Thompson! Check out this week's sponsor: Robinhood!

Duration:01:28:14

Top 10 Albums of 2018 (Brian)

12/10/2018
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Brian tells Bill about his favorite albums of 2018! Learn a little about Brian's process and the trends he saw happening in music this year before we dive into a discussion on 10 albums from artists like: Caroline Rose, The Carters, Father John Misty, Kamasi Washington, Mitski, Pusha T, Serpentwithfeet, Soccer Mommy, Superchunk, and U.S. Girls (alphabetized to mask Brian's actual order, listen to find out who's #1!). Check out this week's sponsor: Skylight Frame! Use the code ALBUMS!

Duration:01:29:54