49 episodes

Music is finite, opinions are endless. On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium. Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random. At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music. Can you guess which albums they will pick?

The Album Years Steven Wilson & Tim Bowness

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Music is finite, opinions are endless. On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium. Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random. At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music. Can you guess which albums they will pick?

    #49 (1985 Part 4) The Smiths, Suzanne Vega, Killing Joke, Sting & more!

    #49 (1985 Part 4) The Smiths, Suzanne Vega, Killing Joke, Sting & more!

    We are back again with more albums from 1985 as we explore iconic "goth" records by Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins and Sisters of Mercy, along with critically acclaimed gems by Suzanne Vega, The Smiths, Jesus and the Mary Chain & more.
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    • 36 min
    #48 (1985 Part 3) Kate Bush, Tears for Fears, A-ha, Grace Jones & more

    #48 (1985 Part 3) Kate Bush, Tears for Fears, A-ha, Grace Jones & more

    This week's episode of The Album Years continues our journey into the groundbreaking year of 1985, where we discuss seminal art pop masterpieces by Kate Bush, Tears for Fears and Prefab Sprout, plus more experimental and under the radar releases from the year.

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    • 52 min
    #47 (1985 Part 2) Rush, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Robert Plant & more

    #47 (1985 Part 2) Rush, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Robert Plant & more

    In the second part of our deep dive into 1985, we discuss which established artists stayed relevant and which ones struggled to adapt to the new musical landscapes of the 1980s. Amongst those discussed are podcast favourites Joni Mitchell, Roy Harper and Miles Davis, while the zeitgeist conscious guises adopted by Rush and Robert Plant also go under the microscope. Meanwhile, Brian Eno continued to innovate by creating the very first album made specifically for the shiny new compact disc format.
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    • 35 min
    #46 (1985 Part 1) Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Prince & more!

    #46 (1985 Part 1) Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Prince & more!

    1985 was another sensational year for music. On this first part of our foray into the mid-eighties, we discuss the first album in history to sell over one million copies on CD (Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms fact fans), Phil Collins' smash hit album No Jacket Required, Prince's underrated follow up to 'Purple Rain' and much more (David Sylvian and Van Morrison? Check!).
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    • 39 min
    #45 (1968 Part 4) Van Morrison, Nico, The Velvet Underground & More!

    #45 (1968 Part 4) Van Morrison, Nico, The Velvet Underground & More!

    This week’s episode is part 4 of 1968 – and with so much left to discuss we’re doing two episodes in one! Includes Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks," Nico's "The Marble Index," The Velvet Underground's "White Light," and many others.
    And would you believe it, Tim Bowness and I share the same favourite album?
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #44 (1968 Part 3) Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, The Moody Blues & more!

    #44 (1968 Part 3) Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, The Moody Blues & more!

    This week’s Album Years - 1968 Part 3 - finds the boys covering singer-songwriters and emerging progressive artists. Pink Floyd, The Nice, Soft Machine, Caravan, Family, Moody Blues and many more are discussed. And, yes, they do manage to shoehorn mentions of Bowie, Fripp and Talk Talk into the conversation! Well done them.
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    • 39 min

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Awesome podcast to dicover true gems out of the music universe, beautifully conducted by music genius Tim and Steven.

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