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 89: Air and Sleater Kinney

Album Oriented has made it to the 80s of our two top 100 lists! You know what that means, don’t you? We’re living in the 80s! Like Killing Joke, by day we run and by day we dance. We do. Erich takes us on a Moon Safari, the 1998 album by Air, the electronic French duo, aka Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. EDM, IDM, and paying actual money to watch people behind turntables and/or a laptop is discussed. Daniel gets his riot grrrl gear on and discusses Sleater Kinney’s 1997 masterpiece, Dig Me Out. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from the 1997-1998 era will be as elliptical and retro-futurist as our listeners might expect.

Album Oriented has made it to the 80s of our two top 100 lists! You know what that means, don’t you? We’re living in the 80s! Like Killing Joke, by day we run and by day we dance. We do. Erich takes us on a Moon Safari, the 1998 album by Air, the electronic French duo, aka Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. EDM, IDM, and paying actual money to watch people behind turntables and/or a laptop is discussed. Daniel gets his riot grrrl gear on and discusses Sleater Kinney’s 1997 masterpiece, Dig Me Out. Erich’s Mid-Year Kicker Pick from the 1997-1998 era will be as elliptical and retro-futurist as our listeners might expect.

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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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