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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


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227. Elizabeth Cook on Neil Young 'Zuma' (1975)

10/19/2017
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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 and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop...

Duration: 00:36:51


226. Steven Hyden on Led Zeppelin IV, Zeppelin's influence and losing our classic rock gods

10/13/2017
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Uproxx rock critic, Celebration Rock podcast host and author of 'You're Favorite Band is Killing Me', Steven Hyden is one of most erudite and compelling analysts of classic rock mythology. He joins me to talk about one of the elephant albums in the room, 'Led Zeppelin IV'. We talk about why it's easily the best Zeppelin album but rarely chosen as a fan favorite, argue about Zeppelin's influence on subsequent generations of rock bands, lament and analyze the passing of our rock heroes and...

Duration: 00:59:35


Happy Birthday John Lennon - Robyn Hitchcock on 'Plastic Ono Band' (REPOST)

10/9/2017
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To celebrate St Lennon's Day, I'm reposting my podcast with Robyn Hitchcock on Lennon's classic post-Beatles catharsis 'Plastic Ono Band'. Enjoy! ---- Traveler through space and time, British cult icon and legendary singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock steers his ship into the podbooth this week, for a chat with host Jeremy Dylan about John Lennon’s emotionally confronting classic 1970 album “Plastic Ono Band”. Along the way, they talk about why Robyn identified with Lennon as a kid,...

Duration: 01:11:34


225. David Ryan Harris on Sly & the Family Stone 'There's A Riot Going On' (1971)

10/7/2017
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David Ryan Harris hasn't had time to sleep for decades, between his constant touring, eclectic and highly melodic albums, guitar duels with John Mayer, producing artists like Guy Sebastian and more. He joins me to discuss the classic watershed album 'There's A Riot Goin' On', the album recorded by Sly Stone in the coked-out hangover after the Summer of Love fell. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite...

Duration: 00:26:13


Dr Warren Zanes on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (REPOST)

10/3/2017
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Some people on Twitter and Instagram asked me to repost this. It's a conversation from last year with Dr Warren Zanes, who wrote the recent Petty: the Biography, which is still on my desk, with Petty's twinkling eyes beaming up at me. At some point I will get a proper Petty tribute episode together, but it's just too fucking raw right now. This is a good conversation and gets a lot of what made the man such a rock'n'roll genius. Please listen to the album after you listen to...

Duration: 00:34:21


224. Lilly Hiatt on Pearl Jam 'No Code'

9/30/2017
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We finally talk about Pearl Jam, as East Nashville's Lilly Hiatt joins me for a discussion of the record that solidified the band's legacy 'No Code'.

Duration: 00:42:23


223. Sarah Lewitinn (Ultragrrl) on Interpol 'Our Love to Admire' and why they should have been 'the' band of the 2000s

9/21/2017
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Sarah Lewitinn's career has taken from writer to manager to DJ, self-described 'queen of beneficient debauchery' and the once and future 'Ultragrrl'. In a personal and emotionally honest conversation, Sarah makes the case for Interpol's 'Our Love to Admire' as the band's best album and the deep, slow-burning relationship she has had with it. We talk about the efforts she's made to keep her personal distance from the members of Interpol, the legend and reality of Carlos D, and how the...

Duration: 01:03:17


222. Whispertown on Sugar Pie DeSanto 'Down in the Basement: The Chess Years'

9/13/2017
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Morgan Nagler and Jake Bellows, the core of dream LA indie outfit Whispertown, on the inspiration of early 60s R'n'B pioneer Sugar Pie DeSanto. 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 and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The...

Duration: 00:34:19


221. Aaron Lee Tasjan on The Beatles 'Revolver' (1966)

9/6/2017
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Aaron Lee Tasjan followed the classic well worn path to Americana stardom - starting 150 bands, playing guitar with the New York Dolls, sticking sequins onto his own suits and micro dosing for songwriting inspiration. He joins me to talk about the album that taught him to play guitar - The Beatles uber-classic ‘Revolver’. We talk about the Beatles eternal mission to top their latest groundbreaking recordings, what it would’ve been like to hear these songs new when they first were...

Duration: 00:22:31


220. Jon Cryer on Radiohead 'OK Computer' (1997)

8/30/2017
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Jon Cryer is one of the most beloved figures in the last three decades of American comedy, from his breakout role in ‘Pretty in Pink’ to starring in one of the most successful sitcoms in history in ‘Two and a Half Men’. In addition, he’s also an author, screenwriter, director and lately a podcaster. But today he joins me in his capacity as a music fan with a deep love for Radiohead’s era-defining classic ‘OK Computer’. From battling the network to get Radiohead posters included in one of...

Duration: 00:43:03


219. Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles) on Mothers of Invention 'We're Only In It For the Money' (1968)

8/23/2017
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A legend of both music and comedy, Neil Innes weaved dry wit around sweet soulful melody for decades, from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band to the Rutles, his work with Monty Python and on television with Rutland Weekend Television and The Innes Book of Records. Neil joins me to talk about Frank Zappa's classic commentary on the Summer of Love and response to Sgt Pepper, 'We're Only In It For the Money'. We talk about how the album balances satire and music inventiveness, how Zappa...

Duration: 00:39:24


218. Gold Class on Dirty Three 'Ocean Songs' (1998)

8/20/2017
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On the eve of their new album's release, guitarist Evan Purdey from Melbourne punk band Gold Class, joins me to talk about a band who has stealthily become one of the most influential in modern Australian music - the Dirty Three. 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...

Duration: 00:38:04


217. Julian Velard on Billy Joel 'Turnstiles' (1976)

8/10/2017
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Quintessentially New York singer-songwriter Julian Velard joins me for a celebration/defense of fellow piano man Billy Joel, and his classic 1976 album 'Turnstiles'. We tell the story of how Turnstiles was Joel's return to New York, the building of his classic band, and his celebration of the city - from modern day standard 'New York State of Mind' to album closer, the apocalyptic 'Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)'. Julian compares the perceptions of Joel in the UK to the...

Duration: 00:49:48


216. Courtney Marie Andrews on Bob Dylan 'Blood on the Tracks' (1975)

8/1/2017
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Americana singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews joins me to talk about one of high watermarks of Bob Dylan's career - his 1975 breakup album 'Blood on the Tracks'. We talk about why this album is Dylan at his most emotionally transparent, how the album captures all the different colours of a relationship - and its disillusion, how Dylan has maintained his mystique for over 50 years, how turn a song written from trauma into something you can sign night after night, and why Courtney...

Duration: 00:32:41


215. Anita Lester on Leonard Cohen 'Songs of Love and Hate', Cohen's sexuality and heavy Jewish themes

7/26/2017
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After 214 episodes and four and a half years of podcasting, Leonard Cohen makes his first appearance on the show. One of my earliest guests, purveyor of dark sensuality and grand emotional intimacy Anita Lester joins me from London to unpack the allure, craft and mystique of Cohen - how he entered Anita's life during a traumatic moment in her childhood, the confronting maturity of his lyrics, the atypically adult sexuality in his music, why listening to his music doesn't make her sad and...

Duration: 00:51:22


214. Meet Me In The Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman on Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Fever to Tell', why Karen O is a true rock star, the magic of 'Maps' and more

7/19/2017
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Rock journalist and author of the definitive oral history of the New York rock revival 'Meet Me in the Bathroom', Lizzy Goodman, joins me to talk about one of the seminal albums of that era - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' debut LP 'Fever to Tell'. We talk about why Karen O is the truest rock star of her era, what makes 'Maps' such a special song and how it influenced mainstream pop, the contrast between the band's offstage awkwardness and their high-octane music, why being a woman can't be...

Duration: 01:00:47


213. JAY-Z biographer Zack O'Malley Greenburg on JAY-Z 'Reasonable Doubt' (1996)

7/9/2017
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With the release of JAY-Z's first album in years, Forbes magazine senior editor and author Zack O'Malley Greenburg joins me for a look back on Jay's 1996 debut album 'Reasonable Doubt'. Zack lays out the true stories behind the myths of how the album was released, why Jay-Z founded Roc-A-Fella records, how Biggie almost swiped the track for 'Brooklyn's Finest' and how it became a duet between him and Jay, why it's ignorant to wag your finger at conspicuous consumption in hip-hop, why...

Duration: 00:37:11


212. #BeatlesMonth Wall Street Journal's Allan Kozinn on how 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' broke the Beatles in America and the anatomy of why it's a classic

7/3/2017
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On the final episode of #BeatlesMonth on the show, Beatles scholar, author, Wall Street Journal music critic and co-host of Beatles podcast 'Things We Said Today' Allan Kozinn joins me to tell the behind-the-scenes story of 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' - why hadn't the Beatles cracked America prior to this song? How did a teenage girl and a radio DJ force the Beatles record label to rush release the song? How did the JFK assassination set the stage for Americans embrace of aspirational...

Duration: 00:45:39


211. #BeatlesMonth Conan's Jimmy Vivino on the new Sgt Pepper mixes and recreating the Beatles albums live with the Fab Faux

6/28/2017
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Jimmy Vivino is most visible as the leader of the Basic Cable Band, showing his range, dynamism and tastefully ferocious guitar licks every night alongside Conan O’Brien, who he’s played with since his days as a founding member of the Max Weinberg 7 24 years ago. More relevant for today’s episode is his other band The Fab Faux, in which0 he and a handful of other impeccable Beatles obsessed musicians recreate the licks and intricacies of the great band of all time’s song catalogue. I...

Duration: 00:57:12


210. #BeatlesMonth Heartbreaker Benmont Tench on playing with Ringo, the Beatles RnB roots, the genius of 'No Reply' and why 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' scared him

6/21/2017
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Keyboard legend Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch) returns to the show as Beatles Month rolls on. Benmont unpacks the multi-layered genius of Beatles for Sale opening track 'No Reply', explores why the Beatles R'n'B roots are at the heart of their greatness, recalls how his first exposure to the band scared him as a kid, why the Heartbreakers avoided playing Beatles covers, wonders about his friend Ryan Adams' recent discovery of the Beatles albums and talks about...

Duration: 00:58:03

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