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Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.
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Sydney, Australia

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Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

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English


Episodes

243. Sarah Blasko on Bjork 'Homogenic' (1997), bad hero encounters, the joy of loneliness and more

5/20/2018
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ARIA-winning Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Blasko takes us back to 1997, when she fell in love with the strength and dynamism of Bjork's album 'Homogenic'. We talk about inheriting a love of Bjork from her older sister, her unfortunate encounters with Bjork in 2008 when they were sharing a festival bill, the icy sonic world Bjork creates on the album, and how the humor and life ambition gave her inspiration in her own path. Australian listeners can catch Sarah on her national tour...

Duration:00:27:35

242. Phoebe Bridgers on Bright Eyes 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning' (2005)

5/15/2018
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LA singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers joins me to celebrate a classic album of the mid-naughties, Bright Eyes 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning'. We talk about why Phoebe resisted listening to the album before falling in love with it, how it changed the way she writes songs, where Bright Eyes fits in the 'emo' pantheon, why she can't listen to the songs on shuffle and whether the current political nightmare is influencing her writing the same way the Bush administration influenced Bright Eyes...

Duration:00:29:02

Drummer Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) on Nirvana 'Nevermind' (1991)

5/12/2018
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Revisiting my conversation with drummer Dave Mudie in celebration of his latest album with Courtney Barnett being released this week. ----- Dave Mudie, the deft powerhouse drummer who has been the engine room of Courtney Barnett’s CB3 since 2012, joins me to talk about the album that changed music for him - and the rest of the world - Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind. We talk about how a love for Nirvana united Dave, Courtney and bassist Boanes Sloane when they first played together in...

Duration:00:37:23

241. Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) on Sly & the Family Stone 'There's A Riot Going On' (1971)

5/2/2018
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Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of Western Australia's favorite sons Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) joins me to talk about how the sonic world of Sly and the Family Stone's classic 'There's A Riot Going On' has inspired him through the years. We talk about why his uncool taste as a kid has become retroactively cool, liking music because of the context around it, glamorizing self-abuse in musicians, whether you’d be willing to sacrifice great art for the health of...

Duration:00:42:55

240. 7 Aussie artists you should be listening to right now (with co-host Eilish Gilligan)

4/24/2018
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In a special episode, returning guest Eilish Gilligan joins me to rave on six Aussie artists who are on the verge of making it in the US and why our international listeners should jump on them right now! Alex Lahey Middle Kids Jack River Stella Donnelly Camp Cope Gang of Youths Plus I talk to Eilish about her own great new single and the arresting visuals that go along with it. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest...

Duration:01:00:59

Kacey Musgraves on John Prine 'John Prine' (repost)

4/16/2018
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To celebrate great new records from both Kacey Musgraves and John Prine, here's the former celebrating the latter. Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves talks her love iconic iconoclast John Prine and his self-titled debut album. Kacey talks about performing with Prine, playing him the song she wrote about him, how his approach to lyric writing inspired her own songs, why she put her Grammy in a Prine exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and wonders why people keep...

Duration:00:24:04

239. Oh Mercy on The Go-Betweens 'Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express'

4/13/2018
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Oh Mercy, aka Melbourne singer-songwriter Alexander Gow, joins me for our first examination of one of Australia's most beloved bands, the Go-Betweens, and their album 'Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express'. Alex talks about discovering the Go-Betweens in high school as he was just starting to write songs, their ‘inviting, un-elitist’ magic, Lindy Morrison’s amazing atypical drumming, the thread between the Go-Betweens and Burt Bacharach, whether Alex is a Grant or Robert guy, the...

Duration:00:37:02

238. The 50 Songs that Made Australia, with Andrew P Street, author of 'The Long and Winding Way to the Top'

4/2/2018
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Journalist, podcaster, author and friend of the pod Andrew P Street returns to My Favorite Album to delve into the subject and process of his new book 'The Long and Winding Way to the Top: 50 or so songs that Made Australia'. Andrew takes us on a musical history of Australian culture since the birth of rock'n'roll, from JOK to AC/DC, Yothu Yindi to The Presets - telling the story of tectonic shifts in society, politics and more through the iconic songs that soundtracked those shifts and...

Duration:00:43:08

237. Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont on James McMurtry 'Too Long in the Wasteland' (1989)

3/25/2018
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Australian country music's premiere power couple, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, join me to discuss their join favorite album - James McMurtry's 'Too Long in the Wasteland'. They talk about how they each fell in love with the album, the music they each love and that gets on the other one's nerves, Adam's passion for McMurtry's lyrics, the John Mellencamp production, why they've avoided finding out too much about McMurtry's personal life and why they will never cover any of these...

Duration:00:26:53

International Women's Day - Melody Pool on Joni Mitchell 'Blue'

3/7/2018
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Celebrating International Women's Day 2018 by reposting a chat with one of my favorite contemporary female artists about my all-time favorite female artist. ------ Badass white witch of Australian roots music, Melody Pool, wears the influence of Joni Mitchell’s classic “Blue” album like a badge of honour. In a frank and generous conversation, Melody talks about how discovering Joni from an unexpected source helped revolutionise her songwriting, the influence of depression on ‘Blue’,...

Duration:00:53:55

236. Sticky Fingers author Joe Hagan on The Specials 'The Specials' (1979)

3/6/2018
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Journalist and Jann Wenner biographer Joe Hagan returns to the podcast to talk about his favorite album, the 1979 self-titled debut of new wave ska revivalists The Specials, and how the mixed-race British band spoke to Joe as a kid in the rural mid-west. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is...

Duration:00:35:19

235. Sticky Fingers author Joe Hagan on interviewing Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, the future of Rolling Stone and the Jann Wenner / Trump parallels

2/21/2018
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On this off-formate episode, journalist Joe Hagan joins me to talk about one of the best music books of last year, his biography of Rolling Stone magazine and its founder Jann S Wenner. We discuss his unique experiences interviewing Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, the mutually exploitative relationship between Wenner and Mick Jagger, the future of both Wenner and Rolling Stone, how he found an ending to a story that is arguably not yet over, and the parallels between Jann Winner and a...

Duration:00:23:45

234. Olympia on Betty Davis 'They Say I'm Different' (1974)

2/12/2018
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One of Australia's most arresting singer-songwriters, neo new waver Olympia, joins me to celebrate cult icon of punk funk Betty Davis. We talk about Davis's progressive sexual politics, her transgressive lyrics, what hasn't changed for artists like Betty Davis since the 70s, Iggy Pop's BD cover and how Davis has influenced Olympia's own music. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why...

Duration:00:49:31

233. Hanif Abdurraqib on My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade' (2006), grief, emo music and Springsteen

2/5/2018
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The brilliant poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib breaks the emo seal on this podcast and joins me to talk about My Chemical Romance's 2006 classic concept album 'The Black Parade'. We talk about the twin influences of Pink Floyd and Queen on the record, how it deals with the afterlife, why it skirts the problematic gender politics of many emo albums, how to write about death and grief and whether Hanif is afraid of dying. We also get the lowdown on Hanif's upcoming book about A Tribe...

Duration:00:41:18

232. Becca Mancari on Big Thief 'Capacity' (2017)

1/30/2018
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It's rare that a guest chooses an album from the last few years as their favorite, but that's the case with Nashville singer-songwriter Becca Mancari, who wields subtlety and tension as deftly as Big Thief on their outstanding 2017 album 'Capacity'. Becca opens up about why the record had such a big impact on her, how it's influencing her new music and forcing her to confront the most difficult subjects to write about. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our...

Duration:00:41:47

231. Lo Carmen on Dolly Parton 'Jolene' (1974)

1/23/2018
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LA-based Australian Americana singer-songwriter Lo Carmen joins me for our long awaited (at least by me) first Dolly episode! We talk about Dolly the songwriter, how this album represents her stepping out from the shadow of her mentor Porter Wagoner, the stories behind iconic songs like 'Jolene' and 'I Will Always Love You', our favorite Jolene covers and the emotional equanimity of the album's lesser-known songs. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives....

Duration:00:33:47

Tashaki Miyaki on Sparklehorse 'It's A Wonderful Life' (2001)

1/17/2018
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Paige Stark, multi-instrumentalist and frontwoman of LA band Tashaki Miyaki, joins me to delve into the world of the fragile and dreamy classic 'It's a Wonderful Life', from the late Sparklehorse. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and...

Duration:00:49:21

229. Tristen on Kate Bush 'Hounds of Love' (1985), opinions on opinions, Ryan Gosling and more

1/9/2018
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Year five of My Favorite Album kicks off with one of Nashville's sharpest singer-songwriters, Tristen. It's a cut and thrust, back and forth full opinions - opinions on Kate Bush, the importance (or lack thereof) of drummers, the dueling metaphors underlying the album, the vapidness of contemporary music culture, post-tour depression, why unsolicited advice is poison, how sexually magnetic is Ryan Gosling anyway, why she longs to be where Kate Bush was when she made this album and some...

Duration:00:48:47

Top 5 of 2017 - Robyn Hitchcock on Bob Dylan 'Blonde on Blonde'

1/2/2018
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Our countdown of 2017 episodes continues with our most downloaded podcast of last year - Robyn Hitchcock on the Dylan classic 'Blonde on Blonde' ----- Legendary English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock returns to the podcast to talk about an artist who’s influence has shaped his entire career - Bob Dylan and his iconic 1966 double album ‘Blond on Blonde’. We talk about why some people are obsessed with finding the literal inspiration behind every Bob line, how Robyn fell in love with...

Duration:00:40:39

Top 5 of 2017 - Brian Koppelman on Bruce Springsteen 'Nebraska' and empathy and hope in dark times

12/28/2017
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Number 4 of our 5 most popular podcasts of 2017 Filmmaker (Rounders, Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man), showrunner (Billions) and podcaster (The Moment) Brian Koppelman returns for his fourth appearance on the show, to open up Bruce Springsteen’s devastating classic Nebraska (1982). We talk about how Brian turned to the album during a period of personal pain as a young man, how the stories resonate in the age of Trump and point to some of the factors behind his election, the hope Springsteen...

Duration:00:29:47

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