92 episodes

A podcast focusing on a musical artists' discography. A different artist every season. Currently on Season 2: Are You Amused?: a critical analysis of the history, cultural impact, and music of Muse. Join Adam, Steve, and Lucas, as they tackle an artists' entire discography. They're going album by album, track by track, to find out if context can change your experience of music, how people become obsessed with artists, and to ultimately answer the question 'what is music?' For each artist one host will be a fan of them already, the others may know nothing about them! Expect in-depth analysis, tedious tangents, controversial music opinions, and an exhaustive attitude to context. Also expect to find out more about the artists (and the hosts) than anyone could ever want to know! Previous seasons: Season 1: Do You Love Us? (Manic Street Preachers)

What Is Music?: A Music Podcast About Music Adam Scott Glasspool, Steve Murphy, Lucas Way

    • Music
    • 4.7 • 97 Ratings

A podcast focusing on a musical artists' discography. A different artist every season. Currently on Season 2: Are You Amused?: a critical analysis of the history, cultural impact, and music of Muse. Join Adam, Steve, and Lucas, as they tackle an artists' entire discography. They're going album by album, track by track, to find out if context can change your experience of music, how people become obsessed with artists, and to ultimately answer the question 'what is music?' For each artist one host will be a fan of them already, the others may know nothing about them! Expect in-depth analysis, tedious tangents, controversial music opinions, and an exhaustive attitude to context. Also expect to find out more about the artists (and the hosts) than anyone could ever want to know! Previous seasons: Season 1: Do You Love Us? (Manic Street Preachers)

    Music Videos

    Music Videos

    The Big Mates discuss Pokemon, Halloween, cowboys, and watch every music video by Muse.

    Adam, Steve, and Lucas embark on an epic jounrey and watch all of the Muse videos in one sitting and offer comments, opinion, and general musings on them. It is long, rambly, and hopefully a lot of fun! How do the music videos hold up? Will they even make it all the way through?! Find out on this episode of What Is Music?

    Next week - we offer our FINAL THOUGHTS on Muse and Season 2 comes to an end!

    You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve!
    Do You Love Us? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get the designs on basically any product you like, from t-shirts and mugs, to bath mats and jigsaws, via clocks and phone cases! Head to https://doyouloveus.redbubble.com

    If you'd like a different way to donate to us
    You can do so at https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic
    Any donations very gratefully received and go towards our running costs!

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    E-mail: whatismusicpod@gmail.com

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    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)

    • 3 hrs 23 min
    Cryosleep

    Cryosleep

    The Big Mates discuss Jaws, Paul Simon, Game of Thrones, and Cryosleep, the solo album by Matt Bellamy.

    Adam, Steve, and Lucas talk about the context and release of the first (and so far only) solo album by Bellamy, exploring the context behind the album, how it was recorded, and then going track-by-track, discussing the music, lyrics, themes, and everything inbetween! What does a Matt Bellamy solo album sound like? What is the role of art in society? What if they did a movie of Tron? Find out on this episode of What Is Music?

    You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve!
    What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get the designs on basically any product you like, from t-shirts and mugs, to bath mats and jigsaws, via clocks and phone cases! Head to https://whatismusicpod.redbubble.com

    If you'd like a different way to donate to us
    You can do so at https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic
    Any donations very gratefully received and go towards our running costs!

    Join the conversation on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatismusicpod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatismusicpod
    E-mail: whatismusicpod@gmail.com

    http://whatismusic.buzzsprout.com/
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)

    • 1 hr 53 min
    Interview with Marc Burrows

    Interview with Marc Burrows

    Adam goes solo and is joined by author, critic, musician, and comic, Marc Burrows to discuss Chrstimas songs, music criticism, and Marc's new book, "Manic Street Preachers: Album-by-Album," to which Adam also contributed a chapter.

    Adam and Marc talk about Manic Street Preachers, their career, and how the book came to be. They also find time to discuss music generally, whether criticism should form a part of the creative process, and the legacy of the band.

    You can buy "Manic Street Preachers: Album-by-Album" and check out all of Marc's work by heading to: https://www.marcburrows.co.uk/

    Next week - we explore Cryosleep by Matt Bellamy!

    You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve!
    What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get the designs on basically any product you like, from t-shirts and mugs, to bath mats and jigsaws, via clocks and phone cases! Head to https://whatismusicpod.redbubble.com

    If you'd like a different way to donate to us
    You can do so at https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic
    Any donations very gratefully received and go towards our running costs!

    Join the conversation on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatismusicpod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatismusicpod
    E-mail: whatismusicpod@gmail.com

    http://whatismusic.buzzsprout.com/
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017 Commentary

    Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017 Commentary

    The Big Mates provide insightful commentary for Muse Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire 2017.

    Adam, Steve, and Lucas discuss the show as put together by some fantastic bootleggers!

    Head to YouTube to watch along here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JUx5zXUttI
    Or don't - the episode is designed to work without it!

    You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve!
    What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get the designs on basically any product you like, from t-shirts and mugs, to bath mats and jigsaws, via clocks and phone cases! Head to https://whatismusicpod.redbubble.com

    If you'd like a different way to donate to us
    You can do so at https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic
    Any donations very gratefully received and go towards our running costs!

    Join the conversation on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatismusicpod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatismusicpod
    E-mail: whatismusicpod@gmail.com

    http://whatismusic.buzzsprout.com/
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    B-Sides & Rarities

    B-Sides & Rarities

    The Big Mates discuss Blink-182, Helping You Back to Work Vol. 1, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and a selection of b-sides by Muse.

    Adam, Steve, and Lucas discuss some b-sides and rarities from across the band's career, discussing the content and recording process. Adam and Steve also attempt to guess which era each b-side is from! Which songs have been included? Who will score the most points? Find out on this episode of What Is Music?

    You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve!
    What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get the designs on basically any product you like, from t-shirts and mugs, to bath mats and jigsaws, via clocks and phone cases! Head to https://whatismusicpod.redbubble.com

    If you'd like a different way to donate to us
    You can do so at https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic
    Any donations very gratefully received and go towards our running costs!

    Join the conversation on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatismusicpod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatismusicpod
    E-mail: whatismusicpod@gmail.com

    http://whatismusic.buzzsprout.com/
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    Manic Street Preachers Tour Report 2021

    Manic Street Preachers Tour Report 2021

    In this very special episode The Big Mates discuss reaction videos, service stations, slang, and the recent Manic Street Preachers tour.

    Adam, Steve, and Lucas reminisce on their experiences of The Ultra Vivid Lament tour, which saw them take in two Manics shows - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (just Steve and Adam) and Brighton Dome (with Lucas too!) Get the lowdown on the songs played and get a taste of the atmosphere. IF that wasn't enough, The Big Mates are joined by Emily, Jennifer, Ilona, Ian, Cazzy, Liz, David, and Tony, who all give their views on the Manics, the tour, and much more!

    You can now wear your fandom on your (literal) sleeve!
    What Is Music? now has a RedBubble shop with lots of cool and stupid designs. You can get the designs on basically any product you like, from t-shirts and mugs, to bath mats and jigsaws, via clocks and phone cases! Head to https://whatismusicpod.redbubble.com

    If you'd like a different way to donate to us
    You can do so at https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic
    Any donations very gratefully received and go towards our running costs!

    Join the conversation on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatismusicpod
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatismusicpod
    E-mail: whatismusicpod@gmail.com

    http://whatismusic.buzzsprout.com/
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/whatismusic)

    • 2 hrs 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Mackin26 ,

Batt Mellamy

Yeah

Wackx ,

Recommend to any Muse fan

Started listening from season 2 and have so far enjoyed this a lot. Helps me get through to work day at home. The guys have done their research; the discussion on the band has a good mix of opinions and banter.

Chris Visser ,

Average

It’s fine

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