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012: Mono’s “You Are There”
Nov 16 • 27 min
File “You Are There” under evidence for Huxley’s thesis that, “after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.“ We gave our best effort trying to capture Mono’s magic, who don’t utter a single world but manage to say…
011: Rage Against the Machine’s “Rage Against the Machine”
Nov 2 • 30 min
On the eve of an opportunity for Americans to lift their voices in demand of a more perfect union, we seek wisdom for this moment from the uncompromising, incendiary vision of our generation’s most effective revolutionaries. Troubling as it may be that so…
010: Kanye West’s “The College Dropout”
Oct 19 • 30 min
The Kanyepalooza™ of the past few months made us question if Ye ever actually made anything that made him worth all this fuss. (SPOILER: He did.) This investigation wasn’t as simple as missing the old Kanye — because every Ye fan seems to have a different…
009: Norma Jean’s “Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child”
Oct 5 • 25 min
Local scenes are forces of nature, catching fire and burning out as people come and go. We kick off season 2 close to home, looking back at a scene stoked by an abrasive, electric mess of a thing from little ol’ Douglasville, Georgia, setting our…
008: John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”
Jul 27 • 33 min
All paths led to this. Season 1 closes on a sublime note, exploring the profound power of one of the most important albums in American history, full stop. We give thanks to Coltrane’s cosmically attuned hymn of gratitude for the holy spirit he saw flowing…
007: Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade”
Jul 13 • 29 min
The antagonistically long, spastically eclectic Zen Arcade is about growing out of where you’re from and into a form you don’t yet fit. For better or worse, it’s as punk as punk gets. Join the fun as two grown-up punks reckon with the good, the bad, and…
006: Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!”
Jun 29 • 42 min
Consider this our RT of FX’s John Landgraf, who warned the world to “underestimate Donald Glover at your own peril.” This episode finds us talking a little about Gambino’s afro-futurist awakening on “Awaken” as a vehicle to talk a lot about Glover’s many…
005: Soundgarden’s “Superunknown”
Jun 15 • 29 min
The spirit of Superunknown perhaps is best captured by an offhand press quote from Kim Thayil: “Human beings are a wild composite of temporal events and insights and motivations and restrained behaviors … and memories both delusional and accurate.” In…
004: Sleep’s “Dopesmoker”
Jun 1 • 30 min
It’s easy to make a punchline out of this “album” (read: single 63-minute song) and the circumstances surrounding it, but as we explore the music that wound up becoming a heavy music landmark, we found something profound. On Sleep’s “Dopesmoker”, the…
003: Portishead’s “Dummy”
May 18 • 27 min
Portishead’s dark, timeless mystique is hard to capture, so instead we mostly meditate on “the air around the thing.” Venture into the fog with Bristol’s anti-heroes and the cinematic landscape of what the BBC called “quite simply one of the greatest…
002: Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy”
May 4 • 38 min
Led Zeppelin’s follow-up to “IV” arrived as they were becoming the biggest rock band in the world—but they didn’t choose to play it safe. We discuss all the twists and turns amassed on this behemoth of an album and give you some new ways to hear these…
001: Outkast’s “Stankonia”
Apr 20 • 36 min
We kick off the podcast with one of our all-time favorite records, embedded deeply in our hometown. It turns out the south did have something to say, and it’s influenced decades of music just as much as it borrowed from the funkiness of the past.