Bill and Brian are joined by musician Savannah Pope (savannahpopemusic.com) to discuss Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967, Atlantic).
Bill and Brian are joined by musician Nikki Karwacki (Finding Feebas, Triage, Batting a Thousand) to discuss Superchunk's unique brand of punk/power pop/alternative music on the album Here's Where the Strings Come In (1995, Merge).
Bill and Brian go sans guest this episode in order to dive into one of Bill's favorites from his formative years, Foo Fighters' There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999, Roswell, RCA).
Podcaster James Anderson (Unabashedly Obsessed, Kids on Bikes) steps into Brian's large shoes to cohost and help Bill discuss the Barenaked Ladies' Maroon (2000, Reprise).
Bill and Brian are joined by radio-film-book-trivia guy (really unsure how else to define him!) Vincent Onorati to discuss Depeche Mode's Violator (1990, Mute).
We conclude our look at the full secular discography of Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam by examining each of his studio albums from 1974’s Buddha and the Chocolate Box through 2017’s The Laughing Apple!
We delve into the “wild world” of studio albums from Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) beginning with this trek from each of his full-lengths from his debut disc Matthew and Son through the experimental Foreigner!
We finish up our look at the Foo Fighters catalog by assessing each of their studio albums from In Your Honor through their most recent outing, Concrete and Gold!
We go through each Foo Fighters studio album one by one in this week’s installation of Discog Fever, beginning with this look at the band’s first four full-lengths from their self-titled debut through … well, One by One!
We finish up our trek through the Monkees’ catalog by delving into each of their studio albums from their first post-Peter Tork album Instant Replay through the 2016 reunion album Good Times! and selecting the most satisfying of their many best-of compilations and live albums.
In honor of the late Peter Tork’s passing last week, we take a look in this week’s installation of Discog Fever at the full Monkees catalog, beginning with this look at each of their studio albums from their self-titled debut to the band’s soundtrack to their 1968 cult-classic film Head!
We wrap up our look at the full Pink Floyd catalog by examining each of their seven studio albums for Columbia from Wish You Were Here to The Endless River and picking their best greatest-hits compilations and live albums!
By request, we take on the Pink Floyd catalog in this two-parter, beginning with this look at each of their studio albums from 1967’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn to the now-iconic 1973 platterThe Dark Side of the Moon!
Our small-screen-salute this week at The Great Albums continues with this Common Thread column from our own Jeff Fiedler, highlighting a dozen non-soundtrack studio albums (many of them fairly obscure) spanning the ‘70s through the ‘90s, each containing a hit television theme!
Not only one of the finest R&B singers of his generation but arguably the seminal duets singer of the ‘80s (you’ll be surprised to learn how long he had to wait for his first non-duet hit!), Ingram’s long string of hits (and an equal number of hidden gems) are spread across a vast array of full-lengths, only a few of them billed to himself. So where can you find them all? Our own Jeff Fiedler has compiled this handy guide to commemorate Ingram’s remarkable career as a vocalist and songwriter both.
We wrap up our look at the full Ronstadt catalog by looking at all her ‘90s and ‘00s albums from Mas Canciones to Adieu False Heart and selecting her most satisfying best-of discs!
We continue our specially-requested trek through the full Ronstadt studio catalog, this week delving into her very eclectic batch of discs (including three standards discs, a foreign-language foray, and a disc of country duets) from 1978’s Living in the U.S.A. through 1989’s Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl like the Wind!
The blog returns from its holiday break with a new installation of Discog Fever (specially requested by one of our readers!) devoted to examining the full Linda Ronstadt studio catalog! This first of three parts looks at all her albums from her 1969 solo debut Hand Sown … Hand Grown through 1977’s Simple Dreams!
Jeff returns from a brief break from the blog to assess each of the half-dozen studio full-lengths from the Mark Knopfler-led band and pick their strongest best-of and live packages!
Rhoads was an auteur guitar player—one who forced songs to bend to his will rather than subsuming himself into the entrenched paradigm. And when we’re talking about riffs as iconic as those in “Iron Man” and “Paranoid,” that’s really saying something.
The the film’s striking monochrome visuals, art deco set design, formal attire, and omnipresent cloud of low-rolling cigarette-smoke really helps sell the dramaturgy of the music, like a wine pairing that brings out the full flavor of a gratuitously overpriced steak.
We conclude our look at the full Queen catalog by delving into each of their studio albums from 1980’s The Game all the way through the post-Mercury Paul Rodgers collaboration The Cosmos Rocks and also pick their best hits packages and live albums!
Don’t stop me now, ‘cause I’m having a good time delving through the full Queen catalog to rate and review all their studio albums for you, beginning with this first of two installations, in which I cover all their discs from their self-titled debut through 1978’s Jazz!