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Ignored 169: Funeral by the Arcade Fire

In Podcast on February 21, 2018 at 2:45 am

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Funeral was the 2004 debut length from the Arcade Fire and it’s generally regarded as one of the strongest first efforts in recent memory. Toronto-based digital guru/ninja/Svengali/person Lindsay Lynch seconds this “emotion”. She joins Cam for this episode, talking about small bands that seem big, why concerts on Toronto Island were really not the greatest, the band (and the things) Islands and how her relationship with the Arcade Fire has evolved/maintained through their mushy middle ages. The episode wraps with a little chat about why it’s fun to dance to Daniel Caeser in public and why it’s now problematic to dance to Crystal Castles anywhere.

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Ignored 168: Heligoland by Massive Attack

In Podcast on February 21, 2018 at 2:42 am

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The Completely Ignored podcast returns for a fourth season with a focus on 10 “Albums of the 2000s”. Kicking things off is Massive Attack and its 2010 full-length Heligoland. Cam and Sammy both gush over the uniqueness and chill-AF excellence of this band. talk about how the infrequency of their music is a strength and ponder whether the “pile on the guest vocalists” approach had an influence over Damon Albarn for the third and fourth Gorillaz records. The show wraps with a quick chat about new tunes from MGMT and a less-quick chat about the passing of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, how a mere mortal can tackle The Fall’s back catalogue plus reasons why Smith never got much credit for the LOLz he put into the tunes he wrote.

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Ignored 157: Original Pirate Material

In Podcast on September 5, 2017 at 3:27 am

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We take things back to the early months of 2002 and Original Pirate Material, the debut full-length from grime-y UK artist The Streets. A singularly unique time capsule of a time/place, Cam and Sammy look to unpack where this album fits in the annals of British music and why the gloomy, paranoid aura of this album still feels semi-fresh more than 15 years later. We also ponder why Mike Skinner took such a huge step back commercially within a few albums and shoot down any suggestion that he was the Eminem of Britain. We close things out with a random chat about Ken Burns’ 10-part PBS documentary on jazz and whether Neii Young’s “Powderfinger” sounds like a song that should’ve been written by The Band (spoiler: It toally does!).

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Ignored 154: Look Sharp! by Joe Jackson

In Podcast on August 28, 2017 at 2:19 am

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Not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s dad (or the disgraced baseball player), Joe Jackson is the prolific British singer/songwriter and subject matter for S3, E5 of the podcast. His 1979 debut Look Sharp! is full of songs that are both bratty and precocious. Cam and Sammy unpack this era of UK songwriters stuck between New Wave and elsewhere with Sammy sharing why this album never gets old and why Joe Jackson is one of his fave all-time live acts. The guys also talk (again) about the deep impact of Much Music and the New Music plus briefly touch on how Joe Jackson looked kinda weird sometime. The episode closes with some chit-chat about Chris Stapleton, John Coltrane and which Mogwai albums feature the best noisy noises.

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Ignored 152: Is This It by the Strokes

In Podcast on August 10, 2017 at 12:29 am

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It’s our first episode about an album from the current century! Still, we’re going way back to 2001 to talk about the much-hyped, much-loved first full-length from the Strokes, Is This It. We gently discuss whether this and other albums of its vintage are now “retro” and revisit how well them there NYC bands from 2000-2010 have aged. Cam and Sammy also each talk about individual encounters with various Strokes (spoiler: Fab and Albert, respectively) and whether the Strokes ACTUALLY sounded like the Velvet Underground. We close with some heavy randomness by talking about Concrete Blonde, the Traveling Wilburys and Grizzly Bear.

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