Album Oriented 86: Jeff Buckley and PJ Harvey

We’re wallet chains-deep in the 90s for this episode. After a recap sitting shiva over Fab Four’s Sgt. Pepper’s relegation to the bottom of only one list, Daniel presents Grace, Jeff Buckley’s 1994 masterpiece. Then it’s on to Erich and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, PJ Harvey’s 2000 collection. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick is solid, but we need to ask: Do we discuss Moody Blues and the INXS biopic miniseries? Will Daniel stay in character as a sexist version of Tom Waits? Will Erich debut our jive radio DJ “Mojo Swap!” sound effect? Listen to find out.

We’re wallet chains-deep in the 90s for this episode. After a recap sitting shiva over Fab Four’s Sgt. Pepper‘s relegation to the bottom of only one list, Daniel presents Grace, Jeff Buckley’s 1994 masterpiece. Then it’s on to Erich and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, PJ Harvey’s 2000 collection. Daniel’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick is solid, but we need to ask: Do we discuss Moody Blues and the INXS biopic miniseries? Will Daniel stay in character as a sexist version of Tom Waits? Will Erich debut our jive radio DJ “Mojo Swap!” sound effect? Listen to find out.

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Album Oriented 87: The Beatles and Dolly Parton

Only in the perverse minds of rock critics would the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, regarded by most everyone as one of popular music’s landmark achievements, place down at #87 on the New Musical Express and is *excluded* from Entertainment Weekly’s list altogether. “This is perverse just and makes me angry,” Erich says. “But I’m just going to handle it in the best way I can.” Daniel then tries to talk about Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors album from 1971. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1969 is groovy because how can it not be it’s from 1969. We hope you will enjoy the show. 

Only in the perverse minds of rock critics would the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, regarded by most everyone as one of popular music’s landmark achievements, place down at #87 on the New Musical Express and be excluded from Entertainment Weekly‘s list altogether. “This is perverse just and makes me angry,” Erich says. “But I’m just going to handle it in the best way I can.” Daniel then tries to talk about Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors album from 1971. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1969 is groovy because how can it not be it’s from 1969. We hope you will enjoy the show.

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Album Oriented 88: Roxy Music and New Order

Daniel leads the episode off with NME’s #88, For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music’s second album from 1973. (And yet, Erich still arrives at our episode’s recording in a full re-creation of Brian Eno’s outfit from that LP’s inner gatefold sleeve: frilly shouldered top, skullet hairdo, clogs. Striking.) Erich then presents Entertainment Weekly’s pick and one of his personal faves, New Order’s 1983 release, Power, Corruption & Lies. We discuss how its iconic single, “Blue Monday,” is the best song on the album. Kidding–we don’t! Daniel finishes off with his Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1978. Breaking precedent, we’ll reveal here that it is in fact the soundtrack to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, with narration from George Burns.  

Daniel leads the episode off with NME’s #88, For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music’s second album from 1973. (And yet, Erich still arrives at our episode’s recording in a full re-creation of Brian Eno’s outfit from that LP’s inner gatefold sleeve: frilly shouldered top, skullet hairdo, clogs. Striking.) Erich then presents Entertainment Weekly‘s pick and one of his personal faves, New Order’s 1983 release, Power, Corruption & Lies. We discuss how its iconic single, “Blue Monday,” is the best song on the album. Kidding–we don’t! Daniel finishes off with his Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 1978. Breaking precedent, we’ll reveal here that it is in fact the soundtrack to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, with narration from George Burns.

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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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