My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

mrjeremydylan.tumblr.com/tagged/podcast
Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.


282. Don Was on Wayne Shorter ‘Speak No Evil’ (1966)
Jun 25 • 53 min
This week I chat to producer, bassist, songwriter, documentarian and president of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records, Don Was about Wayne Shorter’s classic album ‘Speak No Evil’ (1966). We talk about how the album gave Don a sense of purpose, that a…
281. Urthboy on A Tribe Called Quest ‘The Low End Theory’ (1991)
Jun 18 • 42 min
This week I chat to frontman of The Herd, co founder of Elefant Traks record label, manager and solo artist Urthboy (aka Tim Levinson) about A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘The Low End Theory’. We discuss how A Tribe Called Quest was political in a…
280. Zan Rowe on Talking Heads ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ (1978)
Jun 12 • 46 min
This week I talk to Queen of Australian radio Zan Rowe about Talking Heads ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’. We chat about David Byrne’s outsider appeal, the new wave funk sound that defined Talking Heads, the album’s dystopian…
279. Briggs on Snoop Dogg ‘Doggystyle’ (1993)
Jun 3 • 31 min
This week I chat to rapper, writer, comedian, actor, one half of A.B. Original and the man who should’ve been PM, Briggs, about Snoop Dogg’s classic album ‘Doggy Style’ (1993). We talk about Snoop as a crucial but underrated figure in the evolution of…
278. Gretta Ray on Blake Mills ‘Break Mirrors’ (2010)
May 27 • 45 min
This week I chat to Australian singer-songwriter Gretta Ray about Blake Mills’ 2010 album ‘Break Mirrors’. Mills may be better known as a producer (Alabama Shakes, Dawes) but today we explore his own music. We talk about how Mills wrote this album as…
Brian Koppelman on History of the Eagles (repost)
May 24 • 36 min
277. Five decades of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE with Light the Fuse’s Drew Taylor and Charles Hood
May 18 • 131 min
My Favorite Album Goes to the Movies continues as we explore how the iconic MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE theme has evolved over fifty years of the TV and film franchise, with special guest MI experts Drew Taylor and Charles Hood, hosts of the Light the…
Bitter Script Reader on That Thing You Do, Tom Hanks’ classic rock’n’roll movie (repost)
May 8 • 41 min
276. Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs with Empire’s Chris Hewitt
May 2 • 102 min
My Favorite Album goes to the Movies for the month of May! Kicking off with friend of the pod and host of the Empire Podcast, Chris Hewitt, joining me to count down our competing lists of Top 10 James Bond theme songs. From Goldfinger to Live and Let…
275. Charlie Collins on The War on Drugs ‘A Deeper Understanding’ (2017)
Apr 22 • 39 min
On the eve of her debut solo album release, I talk to singer-songwriter Charlie Collins about The War on Drugs’ Grammy-winning fourth album ‘A Deeper Understanding’. Charlie opens up about how the album influenced the sound and construction of…
Julia Jacklin on Fiona Apple ‘Extraordinary Machine’ (repost)
Apr 15 • 31 min
Alex Lahey on The Killers ‘Hot Fuss’ (repost)
Apr 10 • 28 min
Nick Allbrook (Pond) on Outkast ‘The Love Below’ (repost)
Apr 1 • 27 min
Natalie Prass on Dionne Warwick ‘Presenting Dionne Warwick’ (repost)
Mar 26 • 36 min
274. Christian Lee Hutson on Elliott Smith ‘XO’ (1998)
Mar 20 • 40 min
LA singer/songwriter Christian Lee Hutson joins me to talk about Elliott Smith’s classic 1998 album XO. We chat about how XO was Elliott’s first album produced with a major label, retrospective listening and how many fans have hunted for hidden…
273. Leslie Stevens on Neutral Milk Hotel ‘In The Aeroplane Over the Sea’ (1998)
Mar 4 • 47 min
LA Singer/songwriter Leslie Stevens joins me to chat about Neutral Milk Hotel’s classic 1998 album ‘In The Aeroplane Over the Sea’. We talk about The Diary of Anne Frank and it’s influence on the album, authenticity in music and…
272. Hrishikesh Hirway on Björk ‘Homogenic’ (1997)
Feb 27 • 47 min
Podcasts collide as musician (The One AM Radio) and creator of my two favorite podcasts (Song Exploder, The West Wing Weekly) Hrishikesh Hirway joins me to delve into the sonic world Björk created on her classic 1997 album ‘Homogenic’ and how it…
271. Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, The Flash) on David Bowie ‘Scary Monsters…and Super Creeps’ (1980)
Feb 18 • 43 min
Screenwriter Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, The Flash) has plenty of experience with charismatic aliens and mutants, so he’s right at home talking to me about David Bowie and his classic 1980 album ‘Scary Monsters… and Super…
270. David Friendly (Queen of the South, Little Miss Sunshine) on Steely Dan ‘Aja’ (1977)
Feb 12 • 58 min
This week on the podcast, Hollywood producer and director David Friendly joins me to talk about Steely Dan’s classic 1977 album ‘Aja’. We talk about David’s discovery of the album during his college years, how ‘Aja’ rewards repeat listens and how…
Kacey Musgraves on John Prine (repost)
Feb 4 • 18 min
Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves talks her love iconic iconoclast John Prine and his self-titled debut album. Kacey talks about performing with Prine, playing him the song she wrote about him, how his approach to…
269. Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos on Patti Smith ‘Horses’ (1975)
Jan 28 • 34 min
This week on the podcast I chat to Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos about Patti Smith’s seminal album ‘Horses’. We talk about how Michael Stipe led to Brittany’s discovery of the album as an aspiring music journalist, how…
268. Tom Champion on Neil Young ‘Tonight’s the Night’ (1975)
Jan 21 • 54 min
Groove master and bassist Tom Champion (The Preatures) joins me to chat about Neil Young’s classic 1975 album ‘Tonight’s the Night’. We discuss how Tom first discovered the album, the sad story behind the album and the different incarnations of Neil…
Steve Jordan on his biggest inspirations and working with Neil Young, Keith Richards, James Brown and more (repost)
Jan 14 • 70 min
Today’s episode is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had for the podcast. Legendary drummer/producer/songwriter Steve Jordan surveys his incredible career, from the albums that first inspired him to pick up drumsticks as a child to the…
Revisiting Pegi Young on Otis, Janis, Joni, JJ Cale, Clapton, the Dead and more
Jan 8 • 49 min
Today we’re revisiting my chat with the gracious Pegi Young, humanitarian and singer-songwriter, who sadly passed away last week from cancer. Here is our conversation from 2017, a lovely and wide-ranging chat on her biggest musical influences….
267. Kirby Brown on Randy Newman ‘Good Old Boys’ (1974)
Jan 2 • 43 min
Americana singer-songwriter Kirby Brown joins me to talk about Randy Newman’s 1974 album ‘Good Old Boys’. We discuss Newman’s progression from satirical songwriting to movie music composition, writing from the point of view…
Gretchen Peters on Bob Dylan ‘Blood on the Tracks’ (repost)
Dec 29, 2018 • 29 min
Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters joins me to talk about the every songwriter’s favorite Bob Dylanrecord, 1975’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’. Gretchen talks about how she fell in love with the album as she was getting divorced, the unusually…
What makes a good Christmas song? ft Kristian Bush, Lee Brice, Corb Lund and more (repost)
Dec 25, 2018 • 27 min
Revisiting the OG My Favorite Album Christmas special from 2015… Happy Holidays to all of you out there in the world For the first ever My Favorite Album Christmas special, I delve into the origins of the Christmas pop songs we all know today with…
Phoebe Bridgers on Bright Eyes ‘I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning’ (2005)
Dec 20, 2018 • 29 min
Revisiting our most downloaded episodes of 2018 to close out the year LA singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers joins me to celebrate a classic album of the mid-naughties, Bright Eyes ’I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning’. We talk about why…
266. Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band) on Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue’ (1959)
Nov 28, 2018 • 27 min
JAZZ!
265. Drew Pearce (Hotel Artemis, Iron Man 3) on Pixies ‘Doolittle’ (1989)
Nov 21, 2018 • 71 min
Writer, director, producer and crate digger extraordinaire Drew Pearce joins me for a rollicking conversation about Pixies classic album ‘Doolittle’, the formative impact it had on him as a child, listening to it totally fresh while not even knowing…
264. Angie McMahon on KD Lang ‘Hyms of the 49th Parallel’ (2004)
Nov 14, 2018 • 41 min
Possessed of a voice and musical depth far beyond her years, Angie McMahon joined me to discuss KD Lang’s ‘Hymns of the 49th Parallel’, a supreme covers album that celebrates Canada’s great songwriters from Joni Mitchell to Leonard Cohen to Neil…
263. BILLIONS creator Brian Koppelman on the music of the show, from Dylan to Sinatra to Isbell and beyond
Nov 7, 2018 • 43 min
Longtime friend of the show, filmmaker Brian Koppelman, joins me to delve into the music of his acclaimed hit Showtime drama series BILLIONS. We go behind the scenes on some of the most compelling musical moments from three seasons of a show that has…
262. Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield on new The Beatles White Album box set, why Paul won’t stop, Taylor Swift and more
Oct 30, 2018 • 61 min
“People often dismiss [Paul] as soft and lazy and complacent. In so many ways, he’s the exact opposite of that, to a frightening extreme.” - Rob Sheffield Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield, author of Dreaming the Beatles, joins me to preview the new…
261. Stella Donnelly on Broadcast ‘Tender Buttons’ (2005)
Oct 24, 2018 • 31 min
Stella Donnelly is a Western Australian singer-songwriter who wraps uncompromising lyrics in deft playing and aching beautiful melodies. She joins me to talk about the influence on ‘Tender Buttons’ by British cult favorites Broadcast. We talk about…
260. Jess Kent on Gorillaz ‘Demon Days’ (2005)
Oct 18, 2018 • 36 min
English-born Australian-raised pop singer-songwriter Jess Kent joins me to delve into the weird and wonderful world of Gorillaz and their sophomore album ‘Demon Days’. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives….
259. Ali Barter on Hole ‘Live Through This’ (1994)
Oct 10, 2018 • 29 min
Expert crafter of fiercely melodic guitar rock Ali Barter joins me to celebrate Hole’s ‘Live Through This’. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all…
Should you see the new Fleetwood Mac? A post-show verdict with Emma Swift
Oct 7, 2018 • 21 min
Last night Emma Swift and I saw the new lineup of Fleetwood Mac at the United Center in Chicago, featuring Neil Finn and Mike Campbell replacing Lindsey Buckingham. We break down the show, the new band dynamic and whether or not it’s worth your money….
258. Bill Wyman on The Clash ‘London Calling’ (1979)
Oct 3, 2018 • 79 min
The real Bill Wyman - co-creator of Sound Opinions, writer for Vulture, New York Magazine, Salon, the New Yorker and more - joins me for a deep dive into one of rock’s most iconic double albums, The Clash’s 1979 masterpiece ‘London Calling’….
257. Eves Karydas on Sufjan Steves ‘Carrie and Lowell’ (2015)
Sep 25, 2018 • 57 min
Ahead of the release of her stunning album ‘summerskin’, returning champion Eves Karydas joins me to talk about her unique relationship to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie and Lowell’. We unpack the journey Eves took between her last visit to the…
256. Ainslie Wills on Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’ (1994)
Sep 20, 2018 • 35 min
We finally break the seal on Jeff Buckley’s iconic ‘Grace’ as acclaimed Melbourne melodist Ainslie Wills joins me for a nuanced unpacking of whether Buckley was ahead of his time, the foregrounding of tone in music, falling in love with this album…
255. Gretchen Peters on Bob Dylan ‘Blood on the Tracks’ (1975)
Aug 31, 2018 • 29 min
Singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters joins me to talk about the every songwriter’s favorite Bob Dylan record, 1975’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’. Gretchen talks about how she fell in love with the album as she was getting divorced, the unusually soft edges of…
254. Georgia Maq (Camp Cope) on Lady Gaga ‘Joanne’ (2016), depression, the Dixie Chicks and more
Aug 23, 2018 • 43 min
Today I’m joined by Camp Cope guitarist/singer/songwriter Georgia Maq backstage at LA’s Bootleg Theatre to talk Lady Gaga’s 2016 album ‘Joanne’, which saw the dance-pop superstar take a turn towards more intimate production and songwriting. We also…
253. ‘Her Sound Her Story’ filmmakers shining a spotlight on gender equality in music
Aug 17, 2018 • 38 min
Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and Michelle Grace Hunder have spent four years creating the totally independent documentary ‘Her Sound Her Story’, a staggering achievement that brings together dozens of incredible female figures from the Australian music…
252. Amanda Shires on Leonard Cohen ‘Songs of Love and Hate’ (1971)
Jul 31, 2018 • 40 min
Singer/songwriter/fiddle wizard Amanda Shires joins me over chicken-fried steak to talk/argue about the great Leonard Cohen and his 1971 masterpiece ‘Songs of Love and Hate’. Is the album depressing? What is Leonard Cohen’s best song? Is co-writing…
251. Steve Jordan on his biggest influences and playing with James Brown, Keith Richards and Neil Young
Jul 23, 2018 • 70 min
Today’s episode is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had for the podcast. Legendary drummer/producer/songwriter Steve Jordan surveys his incredible career, from the albums that first inspired him to pick up drumsticks as a child to the songwriting…
250. The Beatles ‘Help!’ with guest host Jeff Greenstein and Jeremy Dylan, plus the untold history of My Favorite Album
Jul 16, 2018 • 85 min
To celebrate 250 episodes of My Favorite Album, Emmy-winning writer/director and friend of the pod Jeff Greenstein steps into the host chair and Jeremy Dylan slouches into the guest chair, for a deep dive into one of the Beatles best but most…
249. Lindsay Ell re-recorded John Mayer’s ‘Continuum’ in full. This is how she did it and what it taught her.
Jul 10, 2018 • 43 min
While making her 2017 album ‘The Project’, Canadian country star Lindsay Ell was given an assignment by her producer, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Take her favorite album - John Mayer’s ‘Continuum’ - and re-recorded it front to back, playing every part…
248. Augie March on Dire Straits ‘Dire Straits’ (1978)
Jul 3, 2018 • 33 min
Dave Williams, drummer of one of Australia’s most acclaimed bands Augie March, joins me to discuss the debut self-titled album of idiosyncratic British rockers Dire Straits. Trace the American and English influences of the band, Dave makes the case…
247. Trainwreck author Sady Doyle on Tori Amos ‘Boys for Pele’ (1996)
Jun 26, 2018 • 55 min
Sady Doyle is the author of “Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear … and Why”. She joins me on the podcast for a deep dive celebration of the great Tori Amos and her classic album ‘Boys for Pele’. We get into it all - gendered…
246. Terra Lightfoot on Jackson Browne ‘Running on Empty’ (1977)
Jun 21, 2018 • 34 min
Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Terra Lightfoot joins me to talk about Jackson Browne’s classic chronicle of life on the road ‘Running on Empty’. We talk about how the album was recorded live across Browne’s US tour, the different aspects of…
245. The Replacements biographer Bob Mehr on ‘Tim’ (1985) and writing ‘Trouble Boys’
Jun 15, 2018 • 51 min
Today’s guest literally wrote the book on The Replacements, and today he reveals the inside story of the making of ‘Tim’, their 1985 album that marked a significant step forward in the band’s music and career. Bob explains how the album reflects the…
244. Bebe Buell on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ‘Damn the Torpedoes’ (1979)
Jun 4, 2018 • 35 min
Rock’n’roll singer/songwriter, fashion model and best selling author Bebe Buell joins me to talk about the classic album ‘Damn the Torpedoes’ from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Bebe talks about her first meeting with Petty (and Bob Dylan) at an…
243. Sarah Blasko on Bjork ‘Homogenic’ (1997), bad hero encounters, the joy of loneliness and more
May 20, 2018 • 27 min
ARIA-winning Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Blasko takes us back to 1997, when she fell in love with the strength and dynamism of Bjork’s album ‘Homogenic’. We talk about inheriting a love of Bjork from her older sister, her unfortunate encounters…
242. Phoebe Bridgers on Bright Eyes ‘I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning’ (2005)
May 15, 2018 • 29 min
LA singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers joins me to celebrate a classic album of the mid-naughties, Bright Eyes ‘I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning’. We talk about why Phoebe resisted listening to the album before falling in love with it, how it changed the…
Drummer Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) on Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ (1991)
May 12, 2018 • 37 min
Revisiting my conversation with drummer Dave Mudie in celebration of his latest album with Courtney Barnett being released this week. ——- Dave Mudie, the deft powerhouse drummer who has been the engine room of Courtney Barnett’s CB3 since…
241. Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) on Sly & the Family Stone ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ (1971)
May 2, 2018 • 42 min
Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and one of Western Australia’s favorite sons Jay Watson (GUM, Pond, Tame Impala) joins me to talk about how the sonic world of Sly and the Family Stone’s classic ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ has inspired him…
240. 7 Aussie artists you should be listening to right now (with co-host Eilish Gilligan)
Apr 24, 2018 • 61 min
In a special episode, returning guest Eilish Gilligan joins me to rave on six Aussie artists who are on the verge of making it in the US and why our international listeners should jump on them right now! Alex Lahey Middle Kids Jack River Stella…
Kacey Musgraves on John Prine ‘John Prine’ (repost)
Apr 16, 2018 • 18 min
To celebrate great new records from both Kacey Musgraves and John Prine, here’s the former celebrating the latter. Grammy winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves talks her love iconic iconoclast John Prine and his self-titled…
239. Oh Mercy on The Go-Betweens ‘Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express’
Apr 13, 2018 • 37 min
Oh Mercy, aka Melbourne singer-songwriter Alexander Gow, joins me for our first examination of one of Australia’s most beloved bands, the Go-Betweens, and their album ‘Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express’. Alex talks about discovering the…
238. The 50 Songs that Made Australia, with Andrew P Street, author of ‘The Long and Winding Way to the Top’
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
Journalist, podcaster, author and friend of the pod Andrew P Street returns to My Favorite Album to delve into the subject and process of his new book ‘The Long and Winding Way to the Top: 50 or so songs that Made Australia’. Andrew takes us on a…
237. Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont on James McMurtry ‘Too Long in the Wasteland’ (1989)
Mar 25, 2018 • 26 min
Australian country music’s premiere power couple, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, join me to discuss their join favorite album - James McMurtry’s ‘Too Long in the Wasteland’. They talk about how they each fell in love with the album, the music…
International Women’s Day - Melody Pool on Joni Mitchell ‘Blue’
Mar 7, 2018 • 43 min
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 by reposting a chat with one of my favorite contemporary female artists about my all-time favorite female artist. ——— Badass white witch of Australian roots music, Melody Pool, wears the influence…
236. Sticky Fingers author Joe Hagan on The Specials ‘The Specials’ (1979)
Mar 6, 2018 • 35 min
Journalist and Jann Wenner biographer Joe Hagan returns to the podcast to talk about his favorite album, the 1979 self-titled debut of new wave ska revivalists The Specials, and how the mixed-race British band spoke to Joe as a kid in the rural…
235. Sticky Fingers author Joe Hagan on interviewing Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, the future of Rolling Stone and the Jann Wenner / Trump parallels
Feb 21, 2018 • 23 min
On this off-formate episode, journalist Joe Hagan joins me to talk about one of the best music books of last year, his biography of Rolling Stone magazine and its founder Jann S Wenner. We discuss his unique experiences interviewing Paul…
234. Olympia on Betty Davis ‘They Say I’m Different’ (1974)
Feb 12, 2018 • 49 min
One of Australia’s most arresting singer-songwriters, neo new waver Olympia, joins me to celebrate cult icon of punk funk Betty Davis. We talk about Davis’s progressive sexual politics, her transgressive lyrics, what hasn’t changed for artists like…
233. Hanif Abdurraqib on My Chemical Romance ‘The Black Parade’ (2006), grief, emo music and Springsteen
Feb 5, 2018 • 41 min
The brilliant poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib breaks the emo seal on this podcast and joins me to talk about My Chemical Romance’s 2006 classic concept album ‘The Black Parade’. We talk about the twin influences of Pink Floyd and Queen on the…
232. Becca Mancari on Big Thief ‘Capacity’ (2017)
Jan 30, 2018 • 41 min
It’s rare that a guest chooses an album from the last few years as their favorite, but that’s the case with Nashville singer-songwriter Becca Mancari, who wields subtlety and tension as deftly as Big Thief on their outstanding 2017 album…
231. Lo Carmen on Dolly Parton ‘Jolene’ (1974)
Jan 23, 2018 • 33 min
LA-based Australian Americana singer-songwriter Lo Carmen joins me for our long awaited (at least by me) first Dolly episode! We talk about Dolly the songwriter, how this album represents her stepping out from the shadow of her mentor Porter…
Tashaki Miyaki on Sparklehorse ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (2001)
Jan 17, 2018 • 49 min
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and frontwoman of LA outfit Tashaki Miyaki, Paige Stark, joins me to delve into fragile and beautiful world of the late Mark Linkous and his band Sparklehorse’s classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. We talk…
229. Tristen on Kate Bush ‘Hounds of Love’ (1985), opinions on opinions, Ryan Gosling and more
Jan 9, 2018 • 48 min
Year five of My Favorite Album kicks off with one of Nashville’s sharpest singer-songwriters, Tristen. It’s a cut and thrust, back and forth full opinions - opinions on Kate Bush, the importance (or lack thereof) of drummers, the dueling metaphors…
Top 5 of 2017 - Robyn Hitchcock on Bob Dylan ‘Blonde on Blonde’
Jan 2, 2018 • 40 min
Our countdown of 2017 episodes continues with our most downloaded podcast of last year - Robyn Hitchcock on the Dylan classic ‘Blonde on Blonde’ ——- Legendary English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock returns to the podcast to talk about…
Top 5 of 2017 - Brian Koppelman on Bruce Springsteen ‘Nebraska’ and empathy and hope in dark times
Dec 28, 2017 • 29 min
Number 4 of our 5 most popular podcasts of 2017 Filmmaker (Rounders, Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man), showrunner (Billions) and podcaster (The Moment) Brian Koppelman returns for his fourth appearance on the show, to open…
Top 5 of 2017 - Heartbreaker Benmont Tench on playing with Ringo, the Beatles RnB roots, the genius of ‘No Reply’ and why ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ scared him
Dec 26, 2017 • 58 min
Number 3 of our 5 most popular podcasts of 2017 Keyboard legend Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch) returns to the show as Beatles Month rolls on. Benmont unpacks the multi-layered genius of Beatles for…
Top 5 of 2017 - Lizzy Goodman on Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Fever to Tell’ and her epic book ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’
Dec 25, 2017 • 60 min
Rock journalist and author of the definitive oral history of the New York rock revival ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’, Lizzy Goodman, joins me to talk about one of the seminal albums of that era - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut LP ’Fever…
Top 5 of 2017 - Harper Simon on the Beatles ‘White Album’
Dec 22, 2017 • 45 min
Between now and Christmas, we’re revisiting the Top 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2017. First off, Harper Simon on the White Album —- We kick off 2017 at the Chateau Marmont, where I join Harper Simon for bacon, eggs and coffee to talk…
228. Old Crow Medicine Show on Bob Dylan ‘Infidels’ (1983)
Nov 25, 2017 • 44 min
Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor joins me to relive his Bob Dylan awakening, as we delve into the underrated 1983 classic ‘Infidels’. Ketch explains how his 12 year old brain was primed to fall for the record, how it awakened new emotions…
Brian Koppelman on The History of the Eagles, rock docs and justified hubris (REPOST)
Nov 6, 2017 • 36 min
Returning champion, filmmaker (Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man, Rounders), podcaster (The Moment - it’s great, subscribe) and Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman joins me to celebrate Alison Ellwood’s fantastic film The…
Billions creator Brian Koppleman on Bruce Springsteen ‘Nebraska’ and empathy in the time of Trump (REPOST)
Nov 1, 2017 • 29 min
Filmmaker (Rounders, Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man), showrunner (Billions) and podcaster (The Moment) Brian Koppelman returns for his fourth appearance on the show, to open up Bruce Springsteen’s devastating…
There will be reruns
Nov 1, 2017 • 0 min
227. Elizabeth Cook on Neil Young ‘Zuma’ (1975)
Oct 19, 2017 • 36 min
My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them. Jeremy Dylan is a…
226. Steven Hyden on Led Zeppelin IV, Zeppelin’s influence and losing our classic rock gods
Oct 13, 2017 • 59 min
Uproxx rock critic, Celebration Rock podcast host and author of ‘You’re Favorite Band is Killing Me’, Steven Hyden is one of most erudite and compelling analysts of classic rock mythology. He joins me to talk about one of the elephant albums in the…
Happy Birthday John Lennon - Robyn Hitchcock on ‘Plastic Ono Band’ (REPOST)
Oct 9, 2017 • 49 min
To celebrate St Lennon’s Day, I’m reposting my podcast with Robyn Hitchcock on Lennon’s classic post-Beatles catharsis ‘Plastic Ono Band’. Enjoy! —— Traveler through space and time, British cult icon and legendary singer-songwriter Robyn…
225. David Ryan Harris on Sly & the Family Stone ‘There’s A Riot Going On’ (1971)
Oct 7, 2017 • 26 min
David Ryan Harris hasn’t had time to sleep for decades, between his constant touring, eclectic and highly melodic albums, guitar duels with John Mayer, producing artists like Guy Sebastian and more. He joins me to discuss the classic watershed album…
Dr Warren Zanes on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (REPOST)
Oct 3, 2017 • 34 min
Some people on Twitter and Instagram asked me to repost this. It’s a conversation from last year with Dr Warren Zanes, who wrote the recent Petty: the Biography, which is still on my desk, with Petty’s twinkling eyes beaming up at me. At some point I…
224. Lilly Hiatt on Pearl Jam ‘No Code’
Sep 30, 2017 • 42 min
We finally talk about Pearl Jam, as East Nashville’s Lilly Hiatt joins me for a discussion of the record that solidified the band’s legacy ‘No Code’.
223. Sarah Lewitinn (Ultragrrrl) on Interpol ‘Our Love to Admire’ and why they should have been ‘the’ band of the 2000s
Sep 21, 2017 • 63 min
Sarah Lewitinn’s career has taken from writer to manager to DJ, self-described ‘queen of beneficient debauchery’ and the once and future ‘Ultragrrl’. In a personal and emotionally honest conversation, Sarah makes the case for Interpol’s ‘Our Love to…
222. Whispertown on Sugar Pie DeSanto ‘Down in the Basement: The Chess Years’
Sep 13, 2017 • 34 min
Morgan Nagler and Jake Bellows, the core of dream LA indie outfit Whispertown, on the inspiration of early 60s R’n’B pioneer Sugar Pie DeSanto. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a…
221. Aaron Lee Tasjan on The Beatles ‘Revolver’ (1966)
Sep 6, 2017 • 22 min
Aaron Lee Tasjan followed the classic well worn path to Americana stardom - starting 150 bands, playing guitar with the New York Dolls, sticking sequins onto his own suits and micro dosing for songwriting inspiration. He joins me to talk about…
220. Jon Cryer on Radiohead ‘OK Computer’ (1997)
Aug 30, 2017 • 43 min
Jon Cryer is one of the most beloved figures in the last three decades of American comedy, from his breakout role in ‘Pretty in Pink’ to starring in one of the most successful sitcoms in history in ‘Two and a Half Men’. In addition, he’s…
219. Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles) on Mothers of Invention ‘We’re Only In It For the Money’ (1968)
Aug 23, 2017 • 39 min
A legend of both music and comedy, Neil Innes weaved dry wit around sweet soulful melody for decades, from the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band to the Rutles, his work with Monty Python and on television with Rutland Weekend Television and The Innes Book of…
218. Gold Class on Dirty Three ‘Ocean Songs’ (1998)
Aug 20, 2017 • 38 min
On the eve of their new album’s release, guitarist Evan Purdey from Melbourne punk band Gold Class, joins me to talk about a band who has stealthily become one of the most influential in modern Australian music - the Dirty Three. My Favorite…
217. Julian Velard on Billy Joel ‘Turnstiles’ (1976)
Aug 10, 2017 • 49 min
Quintessentially New York singer-songwriter Julian Velard joins me for a celebration/defense of fellow piano man Billy Joel, and his classic 1976 album ‘Turnstiles’. We tell the story of how Turnstiles was Joel’s return to New York, the building of…
216. Courtney Marie Andrews on Bob Dylan ‘Blood on the Tracks’ (1975)
Aug 1, 2017 • 32 min
Americana singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews joins me to talk about one of high watermarks of Bob Dylan’s career - his 1975 breakup album ‘Blood on the Tracks’. We talk about why this album is Dylan at his most emotionally transparent, how the…
215. Anita Lester on Leonard Cohen ‘Songs of Love and Hate’, Cohen’s sexuality and heavy Jewish themes
Jul 26, 2017 • 51 min
After 214 episodes and four and a half years of podcasting, Leonard Cohen makes his first appearance on the show. One of my earliest guests, purveyor of dark sensuality and grand emotional intimacy Anita Lester joins me from London to unpack the…
214. Meet Me In The Bathroom author Lizzy Goodman on Yeah Yeah Yeahs ‘Fever to Tell’, why Karen O is a true rock star, the magic of ‘Maps’ and more
Jul 19, 2017 • 60 min
Rock journalist and author of the definitive oral history of the New York rock revival ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’, Lizzy Goodman, joins me to talk about one of the seminal albums of that era - the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ debut LP ‘Fever to Tell’. We talk…
213. JAY-Z biographer Zack O’Malley Greenburg on JAY-Z ‘Reasonable Doubt’ (1996)
Jul 9, 2017 • 37 min
With the release of JAY-Z’s first album in years, Forbes magazine senior editor and author Zack O’Malley Greenburg joins me for a look back on Jay’s 1996 debut album ‘Reasonable Doubt’. Zack lays out the true stories behind the myths of how the album…
212. #BeatlesMonth Wall Street Journal’s Allan Kozinn on how ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ broke the Beatles in America and the anatomy of why it’s a classic
Jul 3, 2017 • 45 min
On the final episode of #BeatlesMonth on the show, Beatles scholar, author, Wall Street Journal music critic and co-host of Beatles podcast ‘Things We Said Today’ Allan Kozinn joins me to tell the behind-the-scenes story of ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’…
211. #BeatlesMonth Conan’s Jimmy Vivino on the new Sgt Pepper mixes and recreating the Beatles albums live with the Fab Faux
Jun 28, 2017 • 57 min
Jimmy Vivino is most visible as the leader of the Basic Cable Band, showing his range, dynamism and tastefully ferocious guitar licks every night alongside Conan O’Brien, who he’s played with since his days as a founding member of the Max Weinberg…
210. #BeatlesMonth Heartbreaker Benmont Tench on playing with Ringo, the Beatles RnB roots, the genius of ‘No Reply’ and why ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ scared him
Jun 21, 2017 • 58 min
Keyboard legend Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch) returns to the show as Beatles Month rolls on. Benmont unpacks the multi-layered genius of Beatles for Sale opening track ‘No Reply’, explores why the Beatles R’n’B roots are…