Album Oriented 92: Super Furry Animals and Elliott Smith

We remember the nineties, specifically 1997, as Daniel presents Welsh neo-psych Super Furry Animal’s 1997 release, Radiator, from the New Musical Express top 100 list. Just how neo-psych is it? Three band members are credited with “claps.” That’s neo-psych, right there. Erich discusses whisper-troubadour Elliott Smith’s 1997 folk release, Either/Or, from Entertainment Weekly’s top 100. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick, also from 1997, bears mentioning here because he found an album he loved from 1997 and it isn’t Radiohead.

We remember the nineties, specifically 1997, as Daniel presents Welsh neo-psych Super Furry Animal’s 1997 release, Radiator, from the New Musical Express top 100 list. Just how neo-psych is it? Three band members are credited with “claps.” That’s neo-psych, right there. Erich discusses whisper-troubadour Elliott Smith’s 1997 folk release, Either/Or, from Entertainment Weekly‘s top 100. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick, also from 1997, bears mentioning here because he found an album he loved from 1997 and it isn’t Radiohead.

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Album Oriented 93: The Zombies and N.W.A.

British pop-psychedelia underrated masterpiece meets West Coast gangsta rap pioneer manifesto in Episode #93. Erich presents our second “Mojo Swap” and tells us the story behind The Zombies’ 1968 release Odessey and Oracle. Of course the most popular track isn’t his favorite. About to witness the strength of street knowledge, Daniel presents Entertainment Weekly’s #93, N.W.A.’s 1988 Straight Outta Compton. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick will be just what you need.

British pop-psychedelia underrated masterpiece meets West Coast gangsta rap pioneer manifesto in Episode #93. Erich presents our second “Mojo Swap” and tells us the story behind The Zombies’ 1968 release Odessey and Oracle. Of course the most popular track isn’t his favorite. About to witness the strength of street knowledge, Daniel presents Entertainment Weekly‘s #93, N.W.A.’s 1988 Straight Outta Compton. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick will be just what you need.

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Album Oriented 94: Beyoncé and The Who

To the left, to the left! Daniel puts his freakum dress on and offers his hot take on Beyoncé’s 2006 masterpiece, B’Day (pronounced BEE-day, not Bi-DAY). Erich presents our first “Mojo swap,” which in this early-ish episode we call a “substitute” before our branding solidifies. He does it live to present The Who’s 1970 classic, Live at Leeds. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1989 will make you think you’re back in college, wearing a nappy sweater. Or maybe not. Oh, please subscribe and give us great reviews on iTunes.

To the left, to the left! Daniel puts his freakum dress on and offers his hot take on Beyoncé’s 2006 masterpiece, B’Day (pronounced BEE-day, not Bi-DAY). Erich presents our first “Mojo swap,” which in this early-ish episode we call a “substitute” before our branding solidifies. He does it live to present The Who’s 1970 classic, Live at Leeds. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1989 will make you think you’re back in college, wearing a nappy sweater. Or maybe not.

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Album Oriented 95: Saturday Night Fever and Talk Talk

Erich examines that most elusive of bands, Various Artists, which debuts here on our lists with Entertainment Weekly’s #95, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. (It’s mostly the Bee Gees, we know–let’s not discount the Trammps and KC and The Sunshine Band.) Daniel takes on NME’s #95 and explicates Talk Talk’s 1988 jazz-rock odyssey Spirit of Eden in a way we can only describe as understated and tasteful. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1982-83 will enchant you and have you reaching for your lip gloss and we’ll just leave it at that.

Erich examines that most elusive of bands, Various Artists, which debuts here on our lists with Entertainment Weekly’s #95, the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. (It’s mostly the Bee Gees, we know–let’s not discount the Trammps and KC and The Sunshine Band.) Daniel takes on NME’s #95 and explicates Talk Talk’s 1988 jazz-rock odyssey Spirit of Eden in a way we can only describe as understated and tasteful. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1982-83 will enchant you and have you reaching for your lip gloss and we’ll just leave it at that.

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Album Oriented 96: Dixie Chicks and Public Enemy

We head down to Nashville as Daniel presents Home, The Dixie Chicks’ 2002 multiplatinum release and #96 on the Entertainment Weekly list. Erich watches Hollywood burn and invokes musique concrète in his exegesis of Public Enemy’s 1990 tour-de-force, Fear of a Black Planet, NME’s #96. And Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1996 keeps the musique concrète pouring.

We head down to Nashville as Daniel presents Home, The Dixie Chicks’ 2002 multiplatinum release and #96 on the Entertainment Weekly list. Erich watches Hollywood burn and invokes musique concrète in his exegesis of Public Enemy’s 1990 tour-de-force, Fear of a Black Planet, NME‘s #96. And Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1996 keeps the musique concrète pouring.

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Album Oriented 97: Dusty Springfield and The Smiths

Two British icons, two iconic albums. Erich presents Dusty Springfield’s 1969 masterpiece Dusty in Memphis from Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 list, while Daniel has much to answer for as he tackles one of The Smiths’ five (count ’em, five) appearances on the NME top 100 with their 1984 debut, The Smiths. And we get a real treat with Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1976-1977.

Two British icons, two iconic albums. Erich presents Dusty Springfield’s 1969 masterpiece Dusty in Memphis from Entertainment Weekly‘s top 100 list, while Daniel has much to answer for as he tackles one of The Smiths’ five (count ’em, five) appearances on the NME top 100 with their 1984 debut, The Smiths. And we get a real treat with Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1976-1977.

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Album Oriented 98: Queens of the Stone Age and Neutral Milk Hotel

It’s an indie rock extravaganza for the episode on our #98 entries. Dan rocks out with Queens of the Stone Age and their Songs for the Deaf (2002), from the Entertainment Weekly top 100. Erich explores Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998), from NME’s top 100. Dan cheats, shamelessly, with his Mid-Year Kicker Pick from the year 2000.

It’s an indie rock extravaganza for the episode on our #98 entries. Dan rocks out with Queens of the Stone Age and their Songs for the Deaf (2002), from the Entertainment Weekly top 100. Erich explores Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998), from NME’s top 100. Dan cheats, shamelessly, with his Mid-Year Kicker Pick from the year 2000.

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