17 episodes

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

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    • 4.7, 398 Ratings

James Acaster tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever.

    Suzi Ruffell & the One Women Orchestra

    Suzi Ruffell & the One Women Orchestra

    Suzi is dazzled and slightly confused by the album Conarium, based on the dreams of its creator, Latvian musician Elizabete Balčus

    • 24 min
    Nathaniel Metcalfe & David Bowie’s Blackstar

    Nathaniel Metcalfe & David Bowie’s Blackstar

    Bowie fan Nathaniel revisits his brilliant final album released just two days before his death.

    • 26 min
    Sindhu Vee & Death Grip’s Bottomless Pit

    Sindhu Vee & Death Grip’s Bottomless Pit

    Sindhu Vee puts in the effort and learns to really like this album from experimental hip hop trio Death Grips.

    • 24 min
    Felicity Ward & Public Speaking

    Felicity Ward & Public Speaking

    Felicity Ward struggles with Caress, Redact, the stripped-back experimental electronic album by Public Speaking that's all about violence.

    • 25 min
    Nish Kumar & Bon Iver's 22, A Million

    Nish Kumar & Bon Iver's 22, A Million

    Bon Iver and folk music fan Nish Kumar listens for the first time to the band's 2016 experimental electronic masterpiece 22, A Million.

    • 27 min
    Sarah Keyworth & bedroom indie-pop

    Sarah Keyworth & bedroom indie-pop

    Sarah Keyworth learns about the hidden depths of Katie Dey's intriguing bedroom indie-pop album, Flood Network.

    Produced by Hannah Hufford
    Photography by Edward Moore
    Design by Danny Arter

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
398 Ratings

398 Ratings

Robbo36 ,

Well worth a listen

Great podcast. I’ve been listening to the podcast then listening to the album straight after. Discovered some gems and also learnt what I definitely don’t like. James’s energy and knowledge about each album is brilliant to listen to.

Claire Pitters ,

A treat for Acaster and music fans alike

If you are a fan of James, he’s comedy and his Off Menu podcast this will not disappoint. More of his quick wit, easy story telling and chatting with guests in a style that you can imagine them chatting down the pub. The added bonus, if you’re a music lover, or simply open to discovering new music is they discuss various albums from 2016. It doesn’t end there though and a bit like his Off Menu podcast it leads onto broader discussions about music and other albums. Highly recommend!

Ashhollow ,

I love this podcast.

I look forward to this podcast coming out every week.

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