David and Matt lived through the Pitchfork golden era and thus know far too many of the Best New Music albums as the soundtrack to the entire time they were in college, but how well do they hold up? Artwork by Nicky Flowers – https://nickyflowers.bandcamp.com/ Theme Music: “Open Air” by Animal Style – http://www.nmlstyl.com/
Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes (9.0)
Jordan from Juergen' It, Like A Podcast, and Slappers Only joins us to talk about some bearded white men and their tendency to pronounce words incorrectly. There's some discussion of losing your Melee save file, stuff about Mumford And Sons, and of course dancing shirtless with a saxophone. And who could forget Dad Johnny Wet?
David | Matt | Jordan
Make Believe by Weezer (0.4)
Stephanie from City Girls Make Do joins us again to talk about the much-maligned Make Believe by Weezer. Rivers Cuomo's side project is Incel and the Troubled Relationship. There's a surprising amount of discussion about Shrek in this one too.
David | Matt | Stephanie
Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta (2.0)
CW for some lyrical content about sexual assault.
Roy from Podcasting Is Forbidden In The Cloud Recesses, and previous guest Trevor of Giants Confirmed join us to talk about the most big-brained album of the Prog Aughts. Pitchfork really really hates these guys. But hey, there's two members of Red Hot Chili Peppers on this album so it can't be all bad.
David | Matt | Roy | Trevor
Travistan by Travis Morrison (0.0)
Greg from This Might Be A Podcast and Best Midwestern joins us to tackle our first 0.0 review, Travistan by Travis Morrison. We also unexpectedly end up talking about Thomas Jefferson and Harambe. I promise they come up naturally and in relation to the album.
David | Matt | Greg
This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem (9.2)
Since today is the album’s 10 year anniversary, it’s time to revisit James Murphy’s irony-coated dance LP. For some reason everyone said this one was inspired by David Bowie. We don’t really get it. David and Matt are joined by Matt (the Scottish one!) of HKIPGTD.
Tron Legacy! Tron Legacy! Tron Legacy! Tron Legacy!
David | Matt | Matt STuning Fork
Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple (10.0)
CW for discussion of sexual abuse.
Well, we promised we’d name a woman. So how about we get 3 dollars for naming THREE WOMEN? Stephanie and Alex of City Girls Make Do take over the podcast to have a candid discussion about the first Pitchfork Perfect Ten since that one guy’s Relatively Pretty Dark Edgelord Fantasy. That, of course, being Fiona Apple’s Fetch The Bolt Cutters. Is it worth a perfect 10?
Stephanie | AlexCity Girls Make DoTuning Fork