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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 157 - Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins (Side B)

1/25/2021
We feel that, by this point, you’re aware of everyone’s positions on this band so far, but there’s still a little twist at the end that you’ll want to stay tuned for as we take some (a lot of) time to chat about the legendary Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins. A lot has been said about this album of the years. It’s highly lauded by just about anyone that has an affection for shoegaze, dreampop, 80s goth and even goth-grandad himself Robert Smith. Their influence is huge at this point,...

Duration:01:03:16

Episode 156 - Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins (Side A)

1/18/2021
IT LIVES! Sorta. After all the silly bastard nonsense of the Xmas Xtravaganza, we decided to re-record the episode we lost on our 3rd birthday. Welcome to our Cocteau Twins analysis, as we talk about their career and the album Heaven or Las Vegas. As fans will recall, our first attempt at this episode was scuppered by some tech issues, and we were unable to recover it. In some ways, it’s kind of a shame because there was a great dynamic on the episode as Chris and Mark played their cards...

Duration:00:55:18

Episode 155 - The 2020 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side D)

1/11/2021
It’s time to bring this whole sorry four parter to an end. Christmas is now well in the rearview and to be honest folks, after the chaos this descended into, we’d really like to put this behind us too. We talk a whole lot of pish here, including Chris talking about some of 2020’s most highly rated albums that he thinks are not that good. We also, finally, after three years, get a complete history of Weaver’s high school band INCLUDING some actual goddamn music. Which is a truly stunning...

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 154 - The 2020 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side C)

1/4/2021
Happy new year folks! Hopefully the Brexit chat last week didn’t make you feel depressed. I mean, it probably did but hey, everything’s fucked anyway right? This week we go down the Taylor Swift rabbit hole when we ask Jonah Matranga what’s better - Evermore or Folklore? We then get into a very drunken heated debate about just how much agency Taylor Swift has in the corporate process of her image and songwriting, then we talk about some of our favourite albums of the year. We’re also...

Duration:00:59:13

Episode 153 - The 2020 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side B)

12/31/2020
Before we got in the room to record this whole debacle, we planned out the questions to that they would cover two parts. In the end, we recorded for 5 hours or so, and that two parter became a three parter in the room, and is now a four parter after the edit. Merry Christmas?! Anyway, we go in hard on Brexit right at the top of this episode. No stone left unturned, as they say. We drop some realness on how it will affect bands and music both in the UK and the EU. It’s not a pretty...

Duration:01:15:44

Episode 152 - The 2020 Xmas Xtravaganza (Side A)

12/28/2020
Christmas is a time for cheer, and a time to eat, drink and be merry with family. For a lot of folk, some of these things may not be possible this year, which is why we felt even more duty bound to continue our very own festive tradition of getting really bloody silly at the end of the year. For the first since March, we decided to get in a room together and stare in lovingly into each other’s eyes to record this mega three parter. In the weeks leading up to this, we asked people to submit...

Duration:01:14:31

Episode 151 - St. Anger by Metallica (Side B)

12/21/2020
It seems our argument that Metallica are the “acceptable” version of thrash has gained a little agreement on all of the internets on which we are present, which is nice. Of course, after the abomination (?) of St. Anger, Metallica returned to their “roots” with Death Magnetic and Hardwired… to Self Destruct. Which as Dave points out on this episode, is now a bunch of (mostly) old dudes trying to be young again. As if they ever really grew up anyway… To wit, this is part two of our Metallica...

Duration:00:54:29

Episode 150 - St. Anger by Metallica (Side A)

12/14/2020
We’re three bloody years old today. THREE. Can you believe it?! As is tradition, we do something a bit silly around our birthday. In year one, Chris decided to take things very seriously do the album Meantime by Helmet, because the name of this podcast comes from one of the songs on that record. In year two Mark subjected the world, and a room full of actual live human beings, to the ridiculous pop punk mixtape. Soon after, covid-19 was discovered. A coincidence? We think not. The world...

Duration:00:54:06

REWIND: Episode 95 - Variety by Mariya Takeuchi

12/7/2020
Well, this is annoying. We find ourselves without an episode this week due a hideous technical issues which saw an entire two hours of content on Heaven or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins sent completely down the drain. To so it was a bummer is a total understatement. Two weeks of episodes, three weeks of research, all lost forever. We will re-do the episode at some point though, so do keep an eye out for it! In the meantime, we’ve decided to do our first ever REWIND. Basically, we’re...

Duration:01:12:10

Episode 149 - Death Magic by Health

11/30/2020
This week we take a critical look at the discography of LA noise/electronic/pop/metal/dance/whatever band Health from good ol’ Los Angeles. Perhaps best known to some as noise rock band, their sound has changed a fair bit over the years. After releasing two acclaimed DIY noise type records they went away and did the soundtrack to Max Payne 3. When they returned years later they had fully embraced the electronics that they had begun to incorporate in their second album “Get Color” and fully...

Duration:01:37:06

Episode 148 - Pink Flag by Wire (Side B) with Ferruccio Quercetti

11/23/2020
One of the things that we find quite gratifying about these double episodes is the amount of time we can spend talking about a storied band’s large back catalogue. Of course, in many ways that’s the entire raison d'etre of this whole damn enterprise, but it feels particularly good when you’ve spent a bunch of time learning about an artist and can just splurge all this knowledge out in a way that (we hope) is enlightening and educational. Our new pod friend Ferruccio is back this week and we...

Duration:01:13:23

Episode 147 - Pink Flag by Wire (Side A) with Ferruccio Quercetti

11/16/2020
We hope you like Wire. Or, at the very least we hope you’re interested to hear about Wire because we have a lot to get through with this. David couldn’t join us this week, but we were able to get a post-punk expert to join us for this mammoth two parter, so say hello to Ferruccio Quercetti of the Italian punk band Cut. He is a true font of knowledge and he provides a ton of context here, which frankly is worth the price of admission alone. Anyway, Chris has been talking about nominating...

Duration:00:53:51

Episode 146 - Apocalypse Neu! Covid vs Music Special with Vicki Henry

11/9/2020
This week we welcome back our good friend Vicki Henry as we finally get with the programme and talk about the impact covid-19 and the ongoing global pandemic are having on music and the arts right now. It is Unsung vs the Coronavirus and by god are we coming out swinging. A word of warning though, there are some slight audio issues. Still working out some of the kinks that are inevitable parts of our guest’s setups. Looking forward to being able to get back in a room together so that the...

Duration:00:54:18

Episode 145 - Mitch's Movie Mixtape (Side B) featuring Mitch Bain from the Strong Language & Violent Scenes Podcast (Copy)

11/2/2020
Welcome back friends to our first ever podcast crossover as we welcome back Mitch Bain from the excellent Strong Language & Violent Scenes podcast. If you missed it, part one is here. Just a wee reminder to everyone, Strong Language & Violent Scenes is is about giving genre films a second chance which, as they put it, may or may not deserve it. They’ve produced well over 200 episodes on this point, and have managed to build a lovely community by regularly bringing guests on to talk about...

Duration:01:38:48

Episode 144 - Mitch's Movie Mixtape (Side A) featuring Mitch Bain from the Strong Language & Violent Scenes Podcast

10/26/2020
Welcome friends, one and all, to our first every podcast crossover as we welcome Mitch Bain from the excellent Strong Language & Violent Scenes podcast. Put simply, his show is about giving genre films a second chance which, as they put it, may or may not deserve it. They’ve produced well over 200 episodes on this point, and have managed to build a lovely community by regularly bringing guests on to talk about films and by doing live shows at Frightfest. In recent times Mitch has also...

Duration:01:27:55

Episode 143 - Songs III: Bird on the Water by Marissa Nadler

10/19/2020
Released to critical acclaim, Marissa Nadler’s third album, Songs III: Bird on the Water, is a record which sees the her begin to expand her sonic palette. Joined by folk-cum-psychedelic rock outfit Espers on a few of the tracks (the album was produced by founding member Greg Weeks), her sound is augmented with hints of synth, electric guitar, cello, percussion and harp. For the first time she really begins to truly channel the American gothic vibes that she’d be tagged with for years, and...

Duration:01:23:24

Episode 142 - Deep Politics by Grails

10/12/2020
Deep Politics is Grails’ 8th album, and is it turns out it’s one that proves to be particularly divisive on this episode! Chris and David both found this band at different points, with Chris being a fan from the early days and David joining a bit later. What results is a pretty cool discussion around this band’s discography, the highlights and lowlights, as well as providing insight into how people’s views of bands changes over the course of their lives. Grails do a pretty good job of...

Duration:01:17:25

Episode 141 - The Eraser by Thom Yorke

10/5/2020
Rumour has it that Thom Yorke plays in another band called Radiohead, but we found it increasingly difficult to find out about this band. Has anyone ever heard their music? Apparently they’ve released a few records. Yes, this is probably stretching the concept of this very show to breaking point, but the argument here is that this is perhaps the least well known thing that Thom Yorke has done. It also wasn’t met with the same kind of critical praise that greets most Radiohead albums, or...

Duration:01:26:23

Episode 140 - The Ugly Organ by Cursive

9/28/2020
It’s kinda crazy to think it’s taken us this long to touch a Saddle Creek band, but we got there in the end. This week Mark has picked Cursive’s seminal fourth album The Ugly Organ for inclusion in our discography. A weird mashup of emo, alt-rock, cabaret and more, it’s an album that the band themselves thought might be a bit too weird for a label that had spent many years releasing classic emo records from the likes of Bright Eyes et al. But no. It went on to sell 170,000 copies and it...

Duration:01:20:26

Episode 139 - The Wrestling Mixtape (Side B)

9/24/2020
Part one can be found here. Whatcha gonna do when Double Glazing run wild on you? Polish up those pythons and take your vitamins pod fans, cause we’re dropping part 2 in the same week as part 1 because we’re just that goddamn crazy. On this ep we talk a little more about wrestling entrance music, WWE Studios, WWE music in general and more. We also pick our top five favourite entrance songs and also pick three songs each that we think would make excellent ring music. We also do our own...

Duration:01:10:55