By Laura Loe and Matthew Amster-Burton
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Laura Loe and Matthew Amster-Burton, two Seattle music nerds, start with a great 90s album (pop, alternative, hip hop, R&B, and more) and see where it takes them.
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Star||Maria, carry a rifle.||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: If You're Feeling Sinister||We should be okay and we won't get in a muddle.||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: OK Computer||This month, once again we talk about an obscure 90s album you've never heard of. Pretty good.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home||A stone-cold classic that's as relevant, progressive, and weird as it was in 1995. These are loud, smart hope-from-the-gutter tunes, and we're kind of in love.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: 0898||Matthew really puts Laura through the wringer on this one. _0898_ is an overproduced, saccharine mess, and Matthew couldn't love it more. Laura, on the other hand....||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Mezzanine||Mezzanine is Massive Attack's 1999 breakout third album. On this episode, we chill out after the rave and talk nicknames, musical diversity, fade-ins, buildups, and teenage weirdos. We also say "Bristol" many times as if we know where that is.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Penthouse||On our fourth episode we listen to Luna’s Penthouse—Laura Loe’s favorite album of the 1990’s. We discuss lush recording, embarrassing lyrics, shameless Velvet Underground rip offs, and the absence of early rock shows for aging Gen-Xers.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Celebrity Skin||Hole, Celebrity Skin, 1998. We take a deeper look at ourselves while listening to this 1998 classic. If this album is considered by some to be a "guilty pleasure," we clearly don't have any guilt about it. This was a foundational soundtrack to our 90's SoCal lives. From hanging with dolphins at the beach and midnight jaunts to the "Rock n' Roll Ralph's" grocery store to being trapped in college life in the valley, this summery, power pop, ironic album speaks to a particular GenX sensibility like nothing else. (other topics touched on: women in rock, how to relate to your fans, amazing bridges in songs, commercial drum sounds, the names of bands we've been in, emotional macaroni and cheese) Links: From the vaults: A 1999 interview with Hole's Courtney Love — "Anyway, my point is that kids who are Blink-182 fans or who are buying Epitaph records can’t even have the selling-out argument because they are three generations away from what punk once was."Courtney Love Does the Math — Today I want to talk about piracy and music. What is piracy? Piracy is the act of stealing an artist's work without any intention of paying for it. I'm not talking about Napster-type software. I'm talking about major label recording contracts.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: 69 Love Songs||The Magnetic Fields, _69 Love Songs,_ 1999||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Brighten the Corners||Pavement, Brighten the Corners, 1997.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great show...love the podcast
Very enjoyable podcast discussing albums from the ‘90’s. You don’t even have to be previously familiar with the album to get a lot out of this show. I listen to various other music podcasts and would definitely say that if you love music and talking about music and listening to people talk about music, this show’s at the top of the heap!
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It's a nice listen. Laura/Matt have a good rapport, natural feel, good band choice, make it sound easier than it is, no doubt. There is a fine line between being a music "geek" and being a music "snob" (I should know because I am the latter). But their passion and love of music allow the "fun" to take centerstage, not trying to pound you over the head with their musical tastes and why they're better than yours. That's not easy to do. Well done! Looking forward to hearing more from these two...