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If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.

If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.

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If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.

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Episodes

Episode 115 - Ausserwelt by Year of No Light

3/30/2020
We may very well be doubling down on the post-apocalyptic vibes this week, but it’s apt. So sue us. This week, we get back on track with Ausserwelt by French post-metal sextet, Year of No Light. Weaver’s back in the game, although as we’re now in lockdown, we recorded this one remotely. Which seems like it’ll be the story for the foreseeable future. We do a bit of a deep dive on Year of No Light, and touch upon some of the other projects their members have been involved in. An unsung band...

Duration:01:05:14

Episode 114 - The Panthemic Mixtape

3/23/2020
Well, it happened. We knew the day would come. We knew there would inevitably be a point where we wouldn’t be able to get into the same room together and it’s taken a goddamn pandemic to make that happen. So here we are. Our first ever remote episode. And almost certainly not our last. As fans will know, we were originally scheduled to do Ausserwelt by Year of No Light this week. However, Dave was feeling a little poorly so we decided to do something else. Chris and Mark sat down to have...

Duration:01:09:11

Episode 113 - Static Age by the Misfits, with Anna Goldthorp

3/15/2020
Almost lost to the sands of time (well, in an official sense), Static Age was the first album the Misfits ever recorded, before being ditched save for a few singles and the occasional re-recording of some songs by primary (at the time) songwriter Glenn Danzig. The album lived on though in what seemed like an endless tape copy circle amongst fans. They would later go onto double down on the horror gimmick to record and release a “proper” debut album in 1982 called Walk Among Us, and for...

Duration:01:26:25

Episode 112 - Pod by The Breeders

3/9/2020
The perfect antidote to SHOUTY ANGRY MUSIC is to do something a little more…melodic. And iconic. Which is why we’re doing Pod, the debut album by The Breeders. Something of a supergroup, The Breeders were formed when Kim Deal, feeling unfulfilled by her role in The Pixies, decided to put a band together to showcase the material she’d written. After sending a demo tape to 4AD, the rest is history. Recorded by Steve Albini at Palladium Studios in Edinburgh, it’s a stunningly consisted, and...

Duration:01:23:53

Episode 111 - Unsilent Death by Nails

3/2/2020
How do you get as far away from dance music as possible? You choose a powerviolence album. And guess what? Weaver fucking loves Nails and Orbital. The many truly has the widest music taste in all the land. Yes, this week Mark pulls the trigger on powerviolence/crust/grindcore stallions Nails. As far as bands of this ilk go, they are somewhat of an anomaly. After gaining the attention of the mainstream music press shortly before the release of their third album ‘You’ll Never Be One Of Us’,...

Duration:01:15:10

Episode 110 - The Middle of Nowhere by Orbital

2/24/2020
Dance pioneers Orbital are perhaps more influential than you might think. Yes, they’ve headlined Glasto, and yes they’re practically household names to anyone who enjoyed getting a bit squiffy in a warehouse in the 90s, but they never really reached the same popularity as many of their peers. And it appears they liked it that way. Which is fine! This week Weaver brings their fifth album The Middle of Nowhere in for a good going over. Which is exactly what we do. We touch upon the 90s dance...

Duration:01:19:07

Episode 109 - The Britpop Mixtape (Side B)

2/17/2020
The time has come to talk about three albums that we think are good Britpop albums. If you could even call some of them Britpop albums… Chris chose ‘I Should Coco’ by Supergrass, which is definitely a Britpop album. Mark chose ‘Everything Must Go’ by Manic Street Preachers, which is not a Britpop album, but is often considered one, and is even categorised as one in wikipedia. Weaver chose ‘Blur’ by Blur, which is not a Britpop album, but is an album by a leading Britpop act. It’s really...

Duration:01:35:34

Episode 108 - The Britpop Mixtape (Side A)

2/10/2020
So, Britpop eh? To say that each of us approached this mixtape with trepidation would be an understatement equal in size to how badly the British government fucked up Brexit. That is to say, the fear was big, ugly and all too real. Which is mostly understandable on Chris’ part as he experienced it first hand. Mark and Weaver were still aged in the single digits when the whole sorry mess began. Yet it still somehow permeates their memories like a splinter you just can’t quite get a hold of...

Duration:01:29:53

Episode 107 - A Senile Animal by The Melvins

2/3/2020
The Melvins have a ton of back catagloue, and in our effort to reduce episode run times this year, we’ve tackled it with an unusual amount of brevity. In places. Not every place. But some places. But that’s easy because some people, including our resident fan of the band Chris, think that they’re a band that has struggled to stay consistent for entire albums. Which, when you realise they’ve released 23 albums (and a bunch of other collaborative stuff) is somewhat understandable. Yet there...

Duration:01:36:42

Episode 106 - Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus

1/27/2020
Oh lawd, we ain’t messing around this year. Without Flying Lotus, the much vaunted Brainfeeder jazz/hip hop/electronica scene that gave rise to Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington and Anderson .Paak, wouldn’t exist. Although those guys had all been in each other’s orbits for a while, it took FlyLo’s record label to really bring attention to all of the good shit that was coming out of LA in the late 00s and early 10s. He’s worked with all of those artists, and yet he’s remained...

Duration:01:15:16

Episode 105 - Aerial by Kate Bush

1/20/2020
Even though we said last week that our resolution was to keep our episodes to around an hour, it turns out we’re big fat liars. We’ve busted that promise. We didn’t even last one episode. However, this week we’re talking about Kate Bush frankly, we just don’t think it’s possible to do her oeuvre justice in less than an hour. So there. After the roaring success of our Deftones episode (seriously - it was perhaps one of our most popular ever), Weaver is hoping to go two for two this week, as...

Duration:01:33:09

Episode 104 - Deftones by Deftones

1/13/2020
We deliberately didn’t tell you what we were doing next so that you would be somewhat surprised. This week, we’re rolling out one of our big guns. A critically acclaimed, influential, multi-million record selling big band of big dudes. It’s the Deftones’ fourth album, and it’s self titled. This episode is probably the biggest single episode we’ve yet done, but it works. We do an entire career retrospective of the band’s back catalogue. We give each of their albums a once over. Weaver gives...

Duration:01:45:45

Episode 103 - The 2019 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side C)

1/6/2020
It’s 2020. And the world has not yet ended. It’s something of a miracle. What is not a miracle, and is frankly a bit tedious if you’ve been somewhat alienated by our previous two episodes, is that our Xmas special is STILL not over. Well, after today it’s over, but it’s annoying that we’re dropping part three damn near two weeks after Christmas. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. This whole sorry thing should have been a two parter. We ran longer than planned though, so here we are,...

Duration:01:21:08

Episode 102 - The 2019 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side B)

12/30/2019
Look, Christmas is a time for giving. And also for drinking. And also also for airing semi-coherent nonsensical opinions. On this episode we some how many to cover all three. No more phone calls from Mark’s dad though. So that’s a thing. We take some more questions, go on some tangents, and then we resurrect Sound as a Pound (we will make this a regular mini-episode at some point in 2020, promise) as we each give the gift of a £1 to album to one another. The results are…well, the range...

Duration:01:03:11

Episode 101 - The 2019 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side A)

12/23/2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, apparently. As is now tradition we get a drunk, mouthy and a bit fighty. 2019 has been quite the year, so like last year we go through our usual list of questions. Some that we’ve dreamed up, and some that our fans have sent our way. As every year, this is split into two episodes. One drunker than the last. This year’s honour for the drunkest goes ti Mark, incidentally. Spoiler alert. Enjoy your Christmas folks. We’ll see ye in a week!

Duration:01:27:00

Episode 100 - The Pop Punk Mixtape LIVE (Side C)

12/16/2019
So folks, it all comes down to this. We’ve discussed the ins and outs of the genre. Given you the history from its pre-punk roots all the way right up to the present day. With all that history, all those artists, all those albums, we try to boil it down to the three best examples of the genre in our eyes. Chris picks Ixnay on the Hombre by The Offspring. Weaver picks Pump up the Valuum by NOFX. Mark picks New Found Glory by New Found Glory. Three examples of the genre that are completely...

Duration:01:13:44

Episode 100 - The Pop Punk Mixtape LIVE (Side B)

12/13/2019
Oh dip, it’s part two of our three part Pop Punk mixtape extravaganza. On this episode we move from the late 90s to the present day and wonder if people actually like pop punk after the mid 00s. The answer to that depends on how much you like fringes, whether or not you’re English, and if your favourite band is Blink 182, New Found Glory or All Time bloody Low. Weaver takes us from 98 to mid 00s, covering the “golden age” of pop punk. And Mark brings us bang up to date with a smattering of...

Duration:00:50:15

Episode 100 - The Pop Punk Mixtape LIVE (Side A)

12/9/2019
All three of us has done a fair amount of reliving our youth on this podcast, and after Chris had his Grunge mixtape and Weaver had his Nu Metal mixtape, it’s Mark’s turn to do the Pop Punk mixtape. So on November 24th a bunch of folks joined us in Glasgow’s The Flying Duck as we celebrated our 100th goddamn episode with this pop punk nonsense. It turns out this is a three parter, so in the first episode we cover the history of (pop) punk from the 70s until 1998, taking in some of the...

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 99 - When Animals Attack by Cable

12/2/2019
You 90s kids probably heard Cable in a Sprite advert. They weren’t particularly fond of their decision to make this move, in retrospect. Which kinda sums up a lot of this band’s story; screwed over by the mechanations of an industry that they thought would help them achieve at least some semblance of success. But when you think about it, given how obtuse a lot of this band’s music is, the fact they even made it as far as getting a song synced to an advert in the first place is no small...

Duration:01:29:06

Split 7" - Episode 1: Bad Records by Good Bands (Patreon Subscribers Preview)

11/25/2019
Chris was ill this week so we were unable to record. As a result, we thought we'd share with you an episode that, until now, was for subscribers only. This is the first episode of our subscriber’s only series called the Unsung Split 7”. As this is our first episode, we decided that we would pick an album by a band we’ve previously nominated that’s actually terrible. The hope is that after this you guys will ask us some questions or give us some topics to discuss and we’ll do our best to...

Duration:00:30:19