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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

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

Top 5 of 2017 - 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

12/26/2017
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Number 3 of our 5 most popular podcasts of 2017 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...

Duration:00:58:03

Top 5 of 2017 - Lizzy Goodman on Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Fever to Tell' and her epic book 'Meet Me in the Bathroom'

12/25/2017
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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

Top 5 of 2017 - Harper Simon on the Beatles 'White Album'

12/22/2017
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Between now and Christmas, we're revisiting the Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2017. First off, Harper Simon on the White Album --- We kick off 2017 at the Chateau Marmont, where I join Harper Simon for bacon, eggs and coffee to talk about the most iconic double album in pop history - the Beatles White Album. We talk about how the album shows George Harrison coming into his own, the incredible musical diversity on the record, Eric Clapton and outside players guesting on Beatles...

Duration:00:45:52

228. Old Crow Medicine Show on Bob Dylan 'Infidels' (1983)

11/25/2017
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Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor joins me to relive his Bob Dylan awakening, as we delve into the underrated 1983 classic 'Infidels'. Ketch explains how his 12 year old brain was primed to fall for the record, how it awakened new emotions in him when he didn't really understand the lyrics, why middle-aged Dylan was his epitome of cool, how 'Union Sundown' fits amongst the union song tradition, what it's like to co-write with Dylan twice in the same unconventional way and...

Duration:00:44:11

Brian Koppelman on The History of the Eagles, rock docs and justified hubris (REPOST)

11/6/2017
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Returning champion, filmmaker (Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man, Rounders), podcaster (The Moment - it’s great, subscribe) and Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman joins me to celebrate Alison Ellwood’s fantastic film The History of the Eagles, to make a case for it as one of the best rock docs of all time and to pay tribute to recently departed Eagles legend Glenn Frey. We talk about how the film avoids the pitfalls and predictability of many other rock docs, the creative partnership between...

Duration:00:36:12

Billions creator Brian Koppleman on Bruce Springsteen 'Nebraska' and empathy in the time of Trump (REPOST)

11/1/2017
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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 finds amongst the devastation of his characters, how...

Duration:00:29:47

There will be reruns

11/1/2017
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Duration:00:00:48

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

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