Latest Episodes

Episode 028: Radiohead's "Kid A"
November 15, 2019

Is it possible to be both overrated and underrated? With "Kid A", Radiohead cemented their mythos simply by artfully engaging a very specific cultural crossroads. We reexamined both the music and the moment, and gained new perspective than we expected...

Episode 027: Tom Waits's "Rain Dogs"
November 01, 2019

Dance and swallow the night with us as we go down, down, down, downtown. This one finds us following a beatnik as he washes away the scent of his past and goes feral in search of wild new sounds. (We've always been out of our minds.)

Episode 026: A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders"
October 18, 2019

Most artists would’ve crumbled under the pressure of following up an instant classic like The "Low End Theory", but Tip, Phife, and Shaheed dug even deeper, delivering an even more “precise, bass-heavy, and just right” work in sound and in spirit....

Episode 025: Can's "Tago Mago"
October 04, 2019

We launch Season 4 by blasting off toward Inner Space, exploring the wild dimension that one German-based collective occupied all on its own. Enjoy the mind-bending magic of pure cosmic inspiration with us.

BONUS TRACK: How We Got Here
September 27, 2019

We got a bunch of interesting listener feedback in our off-season, and it encouraged us to shed some light on why we do things the way we do ‘em. Also, we reflect on our first writeup, which was ... interesting.

Season 4 Trailer
September 19, 2019

This one’s simple: we run down the next batch of albums we’re covering. Check out the song clips and get psyched! First episode of season 4 drops Friday, October 4—new ones every other Friday after that. "Tago Mago" - Can "Midnight Marauders" - A...

Episode 024: Prince and the Revolution's "Purple Rain"
June 21, 2019

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate a precious moment. This moment in history "Purple Rain" made is an electric thing — it’s music at the height of music’s power, creating a space in time for everyone to be in together. There will...

Episode 023: Queens of the Stone Age's "Rated R"
June 07, 2019

Y’all lookin’ for freedom? Boy, do we ever have the pill for you. Slip on your boogie shoes, put this episode on your tongue, and slither out into the darkness with us as we howl at the neon moon.

Episode 022: Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange"
May 24, 2019

We tune into an Oceanic innervision of crystal-clear Criterion Collection F E E L I N G, frequency after frequency for 55 minutes. Like us, you won’t be able to change the channel.

Episode 021: Sturgill Simpson's "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music"
May 10, 2019

One cowboy’s journey to clean out the darkest corners of his mind led him through a wormhole and into the light. The result is "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music", a cosmic country hitchhiker’s guide to the myth we all call space and time.