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Re: The Album Years podcast

The Album Years podcast
January 22, 2021 01:26PM
On Spotify and other places one listens to podcasts. I'm pretty obsessed at the moment. Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness (you probably know who they are) are insightful, analytical, and intelligent. And funny at times. I highly recommend listening if you haven't already!

From Steven Wilson's website:
On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness regularly meet online to discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium. Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random. At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music. Can you guess which albums Steven and Tim will pick from 1980, and what would be your favourite albums from that year?
Re: The Album Years podcast
January 22, 2021 01:33PM
1979 gets two full episodes - what a year!
Re: The Album Years podcast
January 24, 2021 09:30PM
Thanks for sharing this, always looking for good music-related podcasts. Their names aren’t familiar?

Just listened to their first episode, “1980”. You didn’t mention they were British....which definitely affects their choices. For example, nice to hear them discuss ‘return of the duritti column’.
Re: The Album Years podcast
January 25, 2021 09:37AM
Steven Wilson lead the band Porcupine Tree (whose TP entry I swear I'm going to get around to updating), has several excellent solo albums, has made a cottage industry of doing 5.1 surround remixes and remasters for a whole host of artists (King Crimson, XTC, Yes, etc.), and is a major music nerd. His old buddy Tim Bowness is his partner in the band No-Man (who actually predate Porcupine Tree, but are considered a side project at this point), runs the Burning Shed label/distributor, and also has several excellent solo albums (which I'll get around to covering at some point).

I don't really listen to podcasts, but I've been thinking about giving this one a shot. Wilson talks it up on his social media and website all the time.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2021 09:37AM by Michael Toland.
Re: The Album Years podcast
January 25, 2021 09:41AM
They haven't recorded an episode since Nov. Their goal was to cover all of the years from 1965-2000, but they didn't too far. I was happy to see they spent TWO episodes covering 1979.
Re: The Album Years podcast
February 19, 2021 03:55PM
And we come full circle....

Listening to the 1971 episode, they praise Kevin Coyne, a singer/songwriter I have zero knowledge of.

Going through the used vinyl bins, I come across an affordable copy of Coyne’s live ‘In living black and white’ which I decide to nab.

Looking at the album’s back cover, who do you suppose wrote the really nice liner notes? Kudos Ira!!
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