Velocities In Music

Velocities In Music

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When Should a Band Change Their Name After a Lineup Change?
October 15, 2019

Bands will often change and evolve their sound over time, and sometimes bands will change their lineup as well, bringing new members into the fold as others leave. As fans, we get attached to our favorite bands and their members, and sometimes when...

How Have Our 200 Favorite Albums Changed Over the Last 10 Years? (Pt 2 of 2)
September 12, 2019

People track their tastes in many different ways, and some prefer not to at all. At Velocities In Music, we like to make lists of our favorite albums every few years and compare them to old lists so we can know more about how our tastes have changed....

How Have Our Tastes Changed Over the Last 10 Years? (Pt 1 of 2)
September 05, 2019

As Velocities In Music approaches its 10-year anniversary, Jake and Tom reflect on how their tastes have changed over the last decade, and how VIM has specifically contributed to that change.

The Lost Art of the Mixtape
May 27, 2019

For decades people have been making each other mixtapes, mixes, and playlists for a variety of reasons in a variety of formats. As technology has evolved and made these easier to create, convenience is at an all-time high, but crafting personalized...

March 2019 - Record Fair Haul
March 25, 2019

Jake and Tom discuss the pros and cons of attending record fairs, and share the hauls from their respective fairs in Phoenix and Des Moines.

Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde | A Track-by-Track Breakdown
February 25, 2019

In early 1966, after being dissatisfied with the results of his recording sessions in New York, Bob Dylan went to Nashville to cut his new album with some of the city's studio musicians. These rapid-fire sessions would become Blonde on Blonde,...

Top 25 Songs of 2018
January 22, 2019

Listen to the playlist: A lot of great songs came out in 2018--some of them are from our favorite albums of the year, and some of them aren't. In this podcast, we highlight our 25 favorite songs of 2018 and a few one-offs that didn't make the list.

Top 20 Albums of 2018
January 09, 2019

Another year of music is in the books! In this podcast we highlight our 20 favorite albums from 2018 and discuss what we thought of the year's music as a whole.

Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 | A Track-by-Track Breakdown
December 12, 2018

Talking Heads: 77 is a classic debut album from one of rock music's most adventurous and influential bands. In this podcast, we walk through the album track by track and discuss its writing, production, performances, and legacy as one of the best rock...

Our Musical Upbringings
October 24, 2018

This podcast was requested by Sean Murphy, winner of the first VIM Music League! It's safe to say that everyone grows up with music around, to some degree. However, our friends, family, and culture can shape the way we listen to music based on what...