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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?

The Album Years Steven Wilson & Tim Bowness

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    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

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?

    Episode 2 - 1973

    Episode 2 - 1973

    Steven and Tim struggle to get their list of great albums released in this year down from a shortlist of hundreds.  So much so that they forget to mention King Crimson's Larks Tongues in Aspic completely, shame on them!

    • 52 min
    Episode 1 - 1980

    Episode 1 - 1980

    Steven and Tim reckon this is a fantastic year for albums, with the explosion of creative music coming out of the post-punk crucible. There are also some older artists producing some of their very finest work in this year.  Plus Tim tries to enthuse Steven about an ex-Beatle's solo album and Steven tries to do the same with industrial noise music.

    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?

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

SRJHK ,

I really enjoyed your first episode

Hi Gents, well done on your first episode. I come from an environment where my older relatives introduced me to the likes of ABBA, Genesis, Moody Blues. I was 12 in 1980. Friends were listing to Yello, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk. I feel I have a wider range of musical tastes as a result so I thoroughly enjoyed it that you avoided the “classics” of the era. Very much looking forward to 1981’s selection! Cheers, Steve from Toronto (but born and raised in South Africa).

Empereur Schmell ,

A Marvellous Podcast

This podcast is simply incredible. It's so nice to hear these two wonderful geeks talk about the history of music with their refined taste, but also their open-mindedness (like Steven Wilson said: "There's no guilty pleasures"). So sad they can't play any tape, but I listened on my own all the albums they talked about. Most of them were new to me and God was it absolutely gorgeous in my ears. Looking forward to the next episodes!

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