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Ignored 178: Bloom by Beach House

In Podcast on April 12, 2018 at 6:50 pm

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Let’s get hazy, dreamy, swoony and spacey with Bloom, the 2012 fourth full-length from Beach House. Cam and Sammy love this band and it shows! They touch on the fleetingness of anticipating new music that comes with age, the timeliness of Beach House itself and do a 101 on French composer Michel Legrand and whether movie scores and title tracks qualify as “hits”. The episode wraps with a chat about new tunes from Stephen Malkmus, a detailed discussion about the video for Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds” (including the scary mask and scary James Woods parts) plus a really quick shoutout to Ric Ocasek and the Cars.

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Ignored 177: Talkie Walkie by Air

In Podcast on April 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

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We’re going to France and our passport… is… uh… music! It’s the third studio full-length from Air and it’s called Walkie Talkie, a sadly under-remembered album that sounds as smart and sophisticated in 2018 as it did in 2004. Cam and Sammy remember the times Air were basically the soundtrack to cafe livin’ in the late 1990s and early 2000s, why some bands (i.e. this band) don’t need to be seen live plus why comparing Air to Daft Punk is lame and lazy. The episode ends with a look at Lana Del Rey (her music and her marketing) plus Twin Shadow and a teeny tiny chat about Doug and the Slugs (again).

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Ignored 176: PCD by the Pussycat Dolls

In Podcast on April 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm

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The fur flies on this episode of the Completely Ignored Podcast as Ali Manion (partnership manager, Diply) joins us for a look back at the manufactured meows of the Pussycat Dolls and their 2005 debut PCD. Together, we unpack the concept of “a brand as a band”, ponder what pop music was like pre-social media and try to force a parallel to silly stage stuff like STOMP and Riverdance. We also have two random chats about Hard Candy (the Madonna-funded line of fitness studios, not the Counting Crows album) and Coyote Ugly (here, primarily why it was a trashy thing). Things end with a few words about new tunes from Miguel and First Aid Kit.

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Ignored 1974: The Rising by Bruce Springsteen

In Podcast on March 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm

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A dense, deep chat about “The Boss” here as my high school pal Adam Sidenberg and I revisit Bruce Springsteen’s 2002 full-length The Rising. Spoiler alert: Lots of 9/11 talk in terms of musical responses and how that time and this album were a turning point in how we view this artist. We also assess about the murkiness of late 1980s and 1990s Bruce, whether his tribute to Joe Strummer on the Grammys “made sense” and if he’d make the cut in a totally-fake reboot of the Traveling Wilburys. We wrap by talking trash about U2 and whether their last two albums were actual crap or assumed crap. Hint: The latter.

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Ignored 173: Live. Love. A$AP by A$AP Rocky

In Podcast on March 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

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Another Completely Ignored first as Cam and Sammy talk about a mixtape: Live. Love. A$AP, the 2011 debut from Harlem lyricist and fashion fave A$AP Rocky. After a bit of “What’s a mixtape, anyway?” exposition, Cam and Sammy dig deep into what defines NYC hip-hop, why Clams Casino mixtapes are both trippy and awesome, and where/how A$AP slots (circa 2018) alongside Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown and other ascendents of the early 2010s. The guys also talk quite a bit about distribution (h/t to Rick Ross). The episode wraps with a short convo about why Chet Baker’s music is 100% chill (even when his personal life was a GD wreck) plus a “remember these guys?” look back at Philly psych weirdos Barbo Pond.

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