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Analyzing the music and meaning of one album per season, one song per episode. Join host Cole Cuchna as he dives deep into albums by Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Radiohead, Beyonce, Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, and more. Let's Dissect.

Dissect The Ringer

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    • 4.9 • 383 Ratings

Analyzing the music and meaning of one album per season, one song per episode. Join host Cole Cuchna as he dives deep into albums by Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Radiohead, Beyonce, Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, and more. Let's Dissect.

    MF DOOM: A Hero in a Villain's Mask

    MF DOOM: A Hero in a Villain's Mask

    Season 12 of Dissect celebrates the life and legacy of MF DOOM through a line by line, beat by beat analysis of his art. Most of the season will be spent dissecting DOOM and Madlib’s classic album Madvillainy, but we’ll also be covering his debut Operation Doomsday, MM..FOOD, and Born Like This. 
    On today’s episode, we explore the legend of DOOM’s origin story, including Daniel Dumile’s childhood in New York, the rise and tragic fall of his rap group KMD, and his reemergence as MF DOOM in the late 90s.
    Host, Writer, EP: Cole Cuchna
    Writer/Researcher: Camden Ostrander
    Original Score/Audio: Kevin Pooler
    Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 42 min
    Operation: Doomsday by MF DOOM

    Operation: Doomsday by MF DOOM

    Our celebration of MF DOOM continues with his debut Operation: Doomsday, an album in which DOOM lays the foundation for his multi-character musical universe. Through a detailed analysis of a few key samples and verses, we’ll discover the very human story hidden behind the villain’s mask.
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    Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
    Co-Writer: Camden Ostrander
    Additional Production: Justin Sayles
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 54 min
    Dissecting Operation Doomsday's Best Bars

    Dissecting Operation Doomsday's Best Bars

    S12 co-writer Camden Ostrander and The Ringer's Justin Sayles joins the show to nominate and dissect our favorite lines from MF DOOM's Operation Doomsday (0:50). Then we share our line by line analysis of the second and third verses of "Doomsday" that was cut from our last episode (40:51).
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    • 1 hr
    Accordion by Madvillain

    Accordion by Madvillain

    We begin our season-long analysis of MF DOOM and Madlib's collaborative classic Madvillainy. We revisit the circumstances that brought the two together, then dive into the album's opening track "The Illest Villains" before our line by line analysis of "Accordion."
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    Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
    Co-Writer: Camden Ostrander
    Additional Production: Justin Sayles
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 50 min
    Radiohead: In Rainbows

    Radiohead: In Rainbows

    Our season long dissection of Radiohead's In Rainbows begins with a sweeping biography of the band, from their origins in Oxford, England to their historic run of landmark albums like The Bends, OK Computer, and Kid A.
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    • 51 min
    15 Step by Radiohead

    15 Step by Radiohead

    Our season long analysis of Radiohead's In Rainbows continues with its opening track "15 Step." We examine the song's unique asymmetrical time signature, its origins as a "rhythm experiment," the history of the number 15 in Radiohead songs, and much more.
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    Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
    Additional Analysis: Dr. Brad Osborn
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Song Recreations: Andrew Atwood
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 48 min

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383 Ratings

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