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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Jun 28, 2016

ARIA winner Bob Evans aka Kevin Mitchell (Jebediah) on The Streets 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' - a 2004 concept album of hip-hop folk poetry.

Jun 22, 2016

Today I’m joined by a journalist of such lethal cunning... Chris Hewitt - news editor for film journal Empire Magazine and host of their massively popular podcast - joins me to talk about an overlooked classic in the catalogue of Georgian alt-rockers REM - 1996′s ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’.

How does the near...

Jun 20, 2016

Singer/songwriter, journalist and author of the definitive ‘Petty: The Biography’, Dr Warren Zanes, joins me to celebrate the 1976 self-titled debut of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

How did the band find their sound and identity while making the album? Why were the limitations of vinyl LPs creatively helpful? Did...

Jun 16, 2016

The Good Doctor Mark Kermode - double bassist, film critic, Sony award winning broadcaster, one half of Wittertainment, instigator of my directing career - joins me for the tale of his favorite band the Comsat Angels, and their 1981 masterpiece 'Sleep No More'.

Why are the Comsat Angles 'the band Joy Division could...

Jun 12, 2016

Legendary songwriter, singer, producer and arranger Van Dyke Parks is famed for a unique genre-bending catalogue and collaborations with everyone from Brian Wilson to Silverchair to Skrillex. On this episode, he tells the story of one of his favorite albums - which he also happens to have co-produced: Randy Newman's...