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My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

Dec 31, 2020

We’re on a break at the moment but I thought it would be interesting to revisit this episode from four years ago, our end of the year 2016 wrap up, featuring a bunch of different interviews touching on the big stories in music of the year, including the traumatic aftershock of the US election and the creeping dread of the incoming Trump administration, and the realisation that 2017 maybe was going to be getting worse not better.

Thankfully I feel like we’re coming out of this particular hell year of 2020 with a more optimistic outlook on the next year, so I’m posting this today as a way of reflecting to some extent on the horrors of the last half decade and also a feeling that we might be turning at least one page onto a better future now...


10 conversations about the highs and lows of music in 2016:

Emmy winner Jeff Greenstein (Friends, Will & Grace) on when David Bowie guest starred on his first TV sitcom.

How Melbourne indie soul band Cookin’ on 3 Burners had a smash hit on the French dance charts with a seven year old song.

Americana singer/songwriter Melody Pool on finding her way back to her darkest emotional places to write her stellar album Deep Dark Savage Heart. 

ARIA-nominee Lisa Mitchell on struggling with how to listen to music in the modern age.

Nashville-based Aussie ex-pat Emma Swift on being artistically radicalised by the election of Donald Trump.

Filmmaker Brian Koppelman (Billions, Rounders, Ocean’s 13) on what music to listen to to get through the Trump blues, and what to expect from music in the coming years.

Crowded House guitarist/keyboardist Mark Hart on the inside story of their triumphant reunion shows at the Sydney Opera House forecourt. 

You Am I guitarist Davey Lane on a year of playing with his living heroes and paying tribute to his dead ones. 

Singer/songwriter Alex Lahey on writing some of the year’s best songs for her debut EP and what to expect from her imminent debut album. 

Host Jeremy Dylan reveals his 10 favorite albums of 2016.