Album Nerds відкриті
[search 0]
більше

Download the App!

show episodes
 
A
Album Nerds

1
Album Nerds

Album Nerds

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
Щомісяця+
 
Album picks on a range of topics selected by the all knowing Wheel of Musical Destiny. Three friends and music nerds discuss classic albums across a variety of genres including rock, metal, country, hip-hop, rnb and pop. Nostalgia, nonsense and general nerdery ensue. New episodes every week. Join the conversation on Discord, albumnerds.com/discord.
 
Loading …
show series
 
‘Once upon a time’ and ‘happily ever after’ are the fairly tale standards, but what about for music? Which albums have the best opening and closing cuts? On today’s show, we talk over 3 albums that start and finish with moments of greatness. Grateful Dead – American Beauty (Don) Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (Andy) Nirvana – Nevermind (Dude) Don’t for…
 
The British Invasion brought a wave of psychedelic rock and pop to the US in the mid-60s. With it came a plethora of classic albums that would come to define the movement. On today’s show we discuss 3 classic British Invasion albums: The Beatles – Revolver (Dude) The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle (Don) The Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer (Andy) Don’t…
 
Top 40 can be hit or miss – usually a miss, in this humble podcasters opinion. This is especially true when you’re talking about the early 2000s. On today’s show we take on the daunting task of recommending albums with a top 40 single from that year. Here’s the records that are up for discussion: Outkast – Stankonia (Andy) Staind – Break the Cycle …
 
The Lollapalooza festival helped bring attention to the alternative music scene in the early 90s and laid the groundwork for many of the popular tours to come. On today’s show we discuss 3 albums from artists on that first Lollapalooza tour. Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual (Dude) Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (Andy) Siouxsie and the Bans…
 
Southern rock is kind of a tricky genre to pin down. It had it’s hey-day in the 70s, but lives on today in various forms and fusions with other genres. On today’s show we discuss a foundational southern rock record, as well some modern day interpretations of the sound. Here’s the albums: Lynyrd Skynyrd – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) (Don) Dr…
 
Most artists have their creative peak and that’s it. Some of the greats though, get a second wind and put out records that stand among their best. Today on the show we discuss 3 such records from a variety of genres. Horace Andy – Midnight Rocker (Andy) Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow (Don) Metallica – Death Magnetic (Dude) What do you think of these…
 
Well it’s time we gave some props to our great listeners and recommend some of their album picks. All these selections come from our Discord (which is free to join, by the way). Fortunately for us – our listeners have exquisite taste. Today on the show we get to talk about these 3 classic records. Get the ANHoF alert warmed up! Tori Amos – Little E…
 
Traveling Wilburys were about as super of a group as you can get. Combining the talents of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lyne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty they represented a powerhouse of musical talent from the past few decades. On today’s show we discuss Wilbury-related albums – from the group itself and from its members. Electric Light Orchest…
 
Along with the new millennium, the year 2000 brought with it a lot of questionable popular music – boy bands like N-sync and Backstreet Boys were at the top of the charts and alternative rock had morphed into an unholy abomination called nu-metal. Luckily, it wasn’t all bad. On today’s show we discuss 3 albums that we think are worth remembering. J…
 
The year 1962 finds us in a transitional time in music. While ‘The Twist’ may have been all the rage in pop culture, there was an undercurrent of change seeping to many of the fringe genres. Today on the show we explore the wide variety of the sounds that helped define the early part of the decade. Dexter Gordon – Go! (Andy) Roy Orbison – Crying (D…
 
The mid-70s were a great time for music, movies and of course sideburns. ’76 specifically has some all-time great rock albums that have become cornerstones for the classic rock genre. Not to mention, as Don is quick to point out, it was also a leap year. Clearly that extra day was put to good use. […]…
 
Well it’s about that time – time to take a moment to scratch our ANHoF itch. Some albums are just so good, we like to give them special praise by nominating them for the prestigious Album Nerds Hall of Fame. Today on the show we have 3 such nominees for consideration: The Jimi Hendrix Experience […]Album Nerds
 
Love them or hate them, TV singing competitions are a big part of pop culture. Shows like American Idol, Star Search and the Eurovision Song Contest have garnered plenty of buzz and even produced a few stars. Today on the show we discuss 3 albums from artists who were featured on TV singing competitions. Beyoncé […]…
 
The 1960s saw country music become increasingly more popular, spreading from its roots in the Southern US to suburban homes across the country. On today’s show, we discuss 3 iconic (and very different) country albums from the decade. Loretta Lynn – Fist City (Andy)Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (Don)Johnny Cash […]…
 
Though the broadcast signals may be weak and the DJ budgets minuscule, college radio played a big part in the rise of the alternative music genre and in shaping many a 20 somethings musical taste. Today on the show we discuss 3 albums from the heyday of college radio. Sisters of Mercy – Floodland (Andy)New […]…
 
Every so often, we like to check-in and see what’s good in the world of new releases. On today’s show we tout a few honorable mentions as well as discuss our top albums of 2022, so far. Genres covered include industrial, indie rock and metal. Carpenter Brut – Leather Terror (Andy)Arcade Fire – We (Don)Bastardane […]…
 
The Great American Songbook is comprised of the most significant work of top early 20th-century American jazz, pop and show tunes artists. Folks like Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are responsible for writing many of the standards that American culture was built on. Today on the show we honor their legacy and discuss 3 […]…
 
We’ve all had it happen – a member of your favorite band decides to go out on their own. But do they have what it takes to make compelling music on their own? Often times the answer is not so much, but on today’s show we discuss 3 albums from solo artists who did find […]Album Nerds
 
The Motown record label has produced some of the most iconic American music from the last 50 years. Under the direction of producer Berry Gordy, artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Smokey Robinson brought RnB music to a mainstream pop audience. Today on the show we discuss 3 Motown records that have plenty of […]…
 
The 1960s saw a lot of change for the jazz genre. Big-name artists released influential records and the sound started to creep into other genres. Today on the show, we discuss records from the beginning, middle and end of the decade to see just how things progressed. John Coltrane – Giant Steps (Andy)Herbie Hancock – […]…
 
In the early 90s, the idea of a female only music festival didn’t seem plausible. Sarah McLachlan and friends helped to make it a reality with the Lilith Fair tour. Running for three years in the late 90s, plus a revival in 2010, the festival helped to bring women-led music to a larger audience. Today […]…
 
Yeeeaaaaaaaaaaaah! The 80s hair metal scene left its mark not only with glass shattering vocal performances, but also plenty of glam, partying and general craziness. Today on the show we explore 3 hair metal albums that helped define The Decade of Decadence. Saigon Kick – The Lizard (Andy)Whitesnake – Whitesnake (Don)Mötley Crüe – Shout at […]…
 
Everyone loves a good story. Combine that with some good music and you have the potential for magic. Today on the show we look at 3 albums that both sound great and tell a compelling story. Mike Watt – Contemplating the Engine Room (Andy)Roger Waters – Radio K.A.O.S. (Don)David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust (Dude) What […]…
 
Every once in a while, we like to take a moment to reflect on some truly classic albums that deserve some extra praise. For that we have the Album Nerds Hall of Fame (aka ANHoF). Our nominees are: Radiohead – OK Computer (Andy)Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (Don)Willie Nelson – Red Headed […]Album Nerds
 
Wu-Tang Clan burst onto the NYC rap scene in the mid-90s with a unique sound and large cast of colorful personalities. Their influence on the rap genre and American culture have been rippling outwards ever since. Today on the show, we explore 3 records from the collective and the many offshoot projects that it produced. […]…
 
U2 is one of those bands that has been around so long that we’ve been able to watch them progress their sound through many phases of their career. Today on the show, we discuss 3 U2 albums that finds the band reinventing themselves, their sound, and in large part, the pop sound of the time. […]Album Nerds
 
Good things rarely last, especially when it comes to the bands featured on this week’s episode. All of these groups burned brightly for a single album and then *poof* they were gone. Join us as we discuss some of our favorite one and done albums: Operation Ivy – Energy (Andy)The La’s – The La’s (Don)Temple […]…
 
As the 90s came to a close, the youth of America gathered in central New York to celebrate crappy music, overpriced water and poor sanitation. Woodstock ’99 served as a who’s-who of the shifting music scene at the time. Join us as we discuss 3 classic albums from artists who played the festival. Metallica – […]…
 
For a few years in the late 80s and year 90s, new jack swing dominated the charts and pop culture. This fusion of RnB, pop and hip-hop was not only commercially successful, but it also produced some of the most iconic records of the time. Today on the show, we discuss three of those albums. […]Album Nerds
 
We all come from somewhere, even us nerds. On today’s show we dive into our folks record cabinets to explore where our tastes originated. Not surprisingly we came up with 3 quite different, though clearly influential albums from the late 60s. Aretha Franklin – Aretha Now (Andy)Elvis Presley – How Great Thou Art (Don)Ten Years […]…
 
Ah the saxophone, a surprisingly versatile, though often under utilized instrument in modern music. This week we discuss albums that embraced the woodwind to its full potential. Let’s get saxy… Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus (Andy)Roxy Music – Roxy Music (Don)Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Born to Run (Dude) Want to win […]…
 
On occasion, an artist will burst onto the scene with a debut album so powerful, it completely shifts your perspective on music. On today’s show we discuss three such albums and how they shaped our musical tastes. Bjork – Debut (Andy)Velvet Underground & Nico – Velvet Underground & Nico (Don)Jeff Buckley – Grace (Dude) What […]…
 
Live Aid was an epic concert event that took place back in July of 1985. It gathered together the top musicians of the time to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. All the big names were there – from Queen and The Rolling Stones, to Madonna and David Bowie. Join us as we discuss […]Album Nerds
 
What’s new Nerds? We’ve got a few new releases to share with you fine folks. Andy’s pick comes from indie rock veteran Elvis Costello and his band The Imposters. The record finds Costello channeling his early straight-ahead rock sound – and doing it well. Don’s selection is a folk rock record from Minneapolis-based duo The […]…
 
Hey there Nerds! We’ve got a new format and new podcast host in store for you. Join us as we start a new chapter of the show with an old show staple – Prince! Andy kicks things off with 1995’s The Gold Experience, a album mired in record company disputes and speculations, the record marks […]Album Nerds
 
Well, it’s that time again – time for us to look back on the year that was 2021! Join us for our epic top-ten album countdown show. Here’s a sneak peak at the top half of our lists: Dude10. Vincent Neil Emerson – Vincent Neil Emerson9. Ayron Jones – Child of the State8. Urne – […]Album Nerds
 
Andy’s new release recommendation comes from Canadian punk rock group Bad Waitress. Their debut blends punk and 90s alternative rock in an exciting and dare I say, artsy way. The Dude’s old dog selection features a very artsy album from punk rock influencer Patty Smith. The record deals with heady issues like rebellion and isolation […]…
 
Ho, ho, ho, yo! For this year’s Christmas Quickie, we’re highlighting two classic holiday records that were featured on TV specials. The Dude’s selection is a far-out collection of holiday standards and originals from folk artist John Denver. The album’s calm, soothing sound and focus on the majestic Rocky Mountains will transport you to a […]…
 
The Dude’s new release recommendation is the new Mastodon release Hushed and Grim. It’s an ambitious record that largely focuses on the death of band manager Nick John. Andy’s old dog selection comes from UK rock greats Pink Floyd and their follow up to Dark Side of the Moon. The record is a reaction to […]…
 
Andy’s new release recommendation is the debut record from singer, trumpeter and DJ Emma-Jean Thackray and her record Yellow. Her house infused take on a classic jazz sound is grand and propulsive. Dude’s Old Dog selection comes from the legendary Stevie Wonder and his classic 1973 record Innervisions. The record showcases Wonder’s mastery of numer…
 
Get out your eyeliner – this week we’re talking about two gothic rock records The band formally known as Idle Hands are back with the follow up to their acclaimed 2019 record Mana. This time around their sound is a little less metal and a little more goth rock, pulling heavily from the 80s. For […]Album Nerds
 
This week we discuss two records the deal with what could have been. Marisa Anderson and William Tyler’s first collaborative record was created in the midst of riots, a pandemic and wildfires. They use this backdrop, along with their excellent guitar instrumentals and interesting use of electronics to paint a sonic picture of an alternate […]…
 
This week we explore two modern metal groups that use their art to tell the story of their ancestors. The Dude brings the new Alien Weaponry record to the table. On it, the band continues to explore their Māori roots – telling many mythical and historical stories of their people. Andy’s Old Dog pick is […]…
 
Our new release recommendation is from UK RnB, electro funk artist Royce Wood Junior. Our old dog selection is from southern rockers The Black Crowes and their debut record from February of 1990. Here’s the full list of album recommendations from the show: Royce Wood Junior – No Two Blue TicksThe Black Crowes – Shake […]…
 
A new release recommendation from metal veterans Iron Maiden that finds them expanding on their sound in an epic way. Our old dog selection is from Fugi, a 60s funk and soul artist that never really broke through at the time. His one proper release from 1968 is on par with many of the greats […]Album Nerds
 
New release recommendations from show favorite King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. And a beautifully crafted storyteller record from The Killers. Our old dog selections feature an influential dance record from Underworld and an iconic album from The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. Here’s the full list of album recommendations from the show: King G…
 
New release recommendations from Seattle-based blues rock guitarist Ayron Jones. And Cleveland Ohio punk rock group Cloud Nothings deliver one of their most consistent albums to date. Plus a new segment featuring listener picks we’re calling Stray Cats. Today’s show features a record selection from listener Don – Joy Divisions’ 1979 album Unknown P…
 
New release recommendations from New Orleans dance and RnB artist Dawn Richard. And a poetic country album from Texan Vincent Neil Emerson. Our Old Dog picks feature a taste of New Orleans jazz from clarinetist George Lewis. Plus the influential debut record from Seattle rock group Pearl Jam. Here’s the full list of album recommendations […]…
 
New release recommendations from London metal group URNE who have an excellent debut album. Plus a blues tribute record from rock veterans The Black Keys that showcases their hill country blues roots. Our Old Dog picks revisit a popular release by bar band turned stars, Huey Lewis and the News. As well as classic delta […]…
 
New release recommendations from East coast rap outfit Czarface packed with their trademark comic book references. And a sludge rock release from Portland OR band Red Fang that expands on their sound. Our Old Dog picks revisit an influential hip-hop concept record from MF DOOM as well as Guns N’ Roses debut record that would […]…
 
Loading …

Короткий довідник

Google login Twitter login Classic login