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By Erich Hertz and Daniel Nester
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Two guys. Two lists of the top 100 albums of all time. One podcast.
||ExplicitAlbum Oriented 86: Jeff Buckley and PJ Harvey||We're wallet chains-deep in the 90s for this episode. After a recap sitting shiva over Fab Four's Sgt. Pepper's relegation to the bottom of only one list, Daniel presents Grace, Jeff Buckley's 1994 masterpiece. Then it's on to Erich and Stories from the||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum 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 Entert||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum 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 shoul||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum 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 elect||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum Oriented 90: The Streets and The White Stripes||We close out the 90s with two idiosyncratic artists from the aughts that use "garage" to describe their music in very different ways. Daniel presents A Grand Don't Come for Free, the 2004 sophomore release from British hip-hop garage act The Streets. (T||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum Oriented 91: The Byrds and Sly & the Family Stone||We begin with Erich's peerless mastery of Jesus-based musicals. First up: Erich presents the Byrds' 1968 album Notorious Byrds Brothers. Topics covered include the under-celebrated Roger McGuinn, authenticity, and David Crosby's pro-threesome song, "T||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum Oriented 92: Super Furry Animals and Elliott Smith||We remember the nineties, specifically 1997, as Daniel presents Welsh neo-psych Super Furry Animal's 1997 release, Radiator, from the New Musical Express top 100 list. Just how neo-psych is it? Three band members are credited with "claps." That's neo-p||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum Oriented 93: The Zombies and N.W.A.||British pop-psychedelia underrated masterpiece meets West Coast gangsta rap pioneer manifesto in Episode #93. Erich presents our second "Mojo Swap" and tells us the story behind The Zombies' 1968 release Odessey and Oracle. Of course the most popular tr||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum 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" befor||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAlbum 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 B||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
They Know Their "Stuff"
And by "stuff," I mean all of those obscure music references both casual and equally-obsessed music fans will appreciate.
Laugh hoot riot and smart.
Addicted to these guys. Love how they break down the entries on this list. If Mojo magazine had a podcast, this would be it. Plus it's a laugh hoot riot and it's smart. My only complaint is the episodes don't come out at often as I'd like.
Learn, laugh and listen to some of the best music of all time
Equal parts humor, arcana, and music! Perfect for when you’re not sure whether to listen to music or a podcast. Have both with Erich and Daniel, two record store scavengers, who despite their hipster inclinations, can still appreciate Duran Duran next to Husker Du. Solidly in the rotation. Would recommend to anyone.
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