On episode 228, we name our Label of the Year for 2018. From releases, to signings, and everything in between, we discuss what stood out, along with the purpose of a label today.
In episode 227, we mess with the Grammy nomination lists until we're happy.
Categories: Album of the Year; Song of the Year; Record of the Year; Best Alternative Music Album; Best Rock Album; Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Read the nomination lists, here.
On episode 226, we review the new record from The 1975, titled "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships." We also start with some holiday gift ideas (for the music lovers in your life) and end with some recommendations.
We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Forgive Durden's "Razia's Shadow" with an extended talk on the album/musical. We discuss the plot, the weakness of the back half, and what happened after the release. What a splendid mess we've made in episode 225.
Episode 224 of Modern Vinyl features a review of Justin Courtney Pierre's new album, "In The Drink" (14:17), and a couple rounds of Quickfire (Weezer, Charli XCX, Andrew McMahon).
Part 4 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into "Beatles For Sale," their December 1964 release. We talk the weirdly fascinating first three songs, seeing the legendary band in a "burnt out" state, and Lennon's surprising appreciation of Ringo.
Episode 223 of Modern Vinyl centers around Carly Rae Jepsen's "Tug of War," which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. We also talk our Chicago trip and play a little Music God.
Our newest edition of "MV Goes To The Movies" celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the Jack Black-led "School of Rock." We talk the movie's lessons, what it says about creative pursuit, and the 10-year reunion performance.
Episode 221 of Modern Vinyl is live from NYC and Limited To One Record Shop. The guest was Paul Dechichio, who for the past 16 years has headed up Tor Johnson Records. We discuss that label, the music community in Providence, and much more.
Make sure to listen to some "Emo Album or Teen Drama," plus other games at the end.
Episode 220 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast centers around Death Cab for Cutie's new record, "Thank You For Today." It may be a good "collection" of songs, but is it a good album? Is Ben Gibbard an "old man yelling at cloud"?
Before that, we talk our favorite Goosebumps books, cheat codes and our upcoming live show in Chicago (Sept. 22 people!).
Part 3 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into "A Hard Day's Night." We start at the end of the record, which houses some of the more lyrically interesting tracks, while then working back to the big hits.
Part 2 of our Revisiting The Beatles series focuses on the second UK album, "With The Beatles." We talk how certain originals could be seen as toxic today, what covers are actually worth discussion, and more.
Episode 219 features our discussion on The Academy Is... and "Fast Times At Barrington High" for its 10-year anniversary. Part anniversary, part Second Chance Spin, we talk the album's high-school setting, the top tier of Academy Is... songs and more.
Before the episode, we have the exclusive premiere on Aspiga's new song, "Searching."
We talk the first half of The Beatles. Part 1 looks at "Please Please Me."
Episode 218 features our review of the new album from The Internet, Hive Mind. Before that, we bring back 20 Questions, the music game sweeping the nation.
Episode 217 features our conversation with Chad Dahlstrom, CEO of Discogs. We discuss his journey to the vinyl collector favorite, how they continue to refine and improve the community at Discogs, and finish with some Quickfire.
Episode 216 of Modern Vinyl features a discussion on 3OH!3's 2008 full length album, "Want" (31:58). From their MySpace success, to the surprisingly serious moments on the record, to what about the record is dated, everything is on the table.
Before that, the hosts play some games, including an extended, possibly show-ending round of 20 Questions.
At the mid-year mark of 2018, the hosts highlight some of the more memorable releases through some superlatives, including...
- Most Likely To Succeed
- Most Slept-On Record
- Most Likely to "Triple Text an Ex"
- Most Organized
- Most Likely To Become Internet Famous
And many more.
Episode 214 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Keegan DeWitt. DeWitt, who is a member of Wild Cub, is responsible for both the score and original songs for this summer's "Hearts Beat Loud." A father/daughter story where they form a band? And where the dad owns a record store? We're in.
Episode 213 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our review of "Kiss Yr Frenemies," the new album from Illuminati Hotties. After the talk, our hosts jump into some Quickfire for talk on Foxing, Death Cab and more.