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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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 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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Album Oriented 99: Erykah Badu and The Libertines

We’ve got 99 problems but two lists ain’t one. For our 99 entries, Erich presents Erykah Badu’s jazzy masterpiece Mama’s Gun (2000) and Dan gets all English and angsty with Libertines’ The Libertines (2004). Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 2002 will delight and educate.

We’ve got 99 problems but two lists ain’t one. For our 99 entries, Erich presents Erykah Badu’s jazzy masterpiece Mama’s Gun (2000) and Dan gets all English and angsty with Libertines’ The Libertines (2004). Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from 2002 will delight and educate.

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