NO ENCORE is a music fan’s 10.0, perfect-scoring pod companion. Every week, critics Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick review albums, interview artists and tackle their all-important Top 5 lists. Dissecting music (and themselves), so you can just… listen.
TOP 5 POST-BAND SOLO ADVENTURES / ZAYN REVIEW
Quick disclaimer – Dave's audio turned out a little hotter than expected, sincere apologies for any listening inconvenience and we'll fix it for next week. The boys are back with the first Top 5 rundown of 2021, running the Best & Worst rule over what happens when an act leaves a successful band to go it alone. Where do Zayn and his third studio album fit in? Only one way to find out, dearest listener...
ACT ONE: A new challenger emerges for a defiant Craig.
ACT TWO (5:56): Presidential inaugurations. Suspicious celebrations. Bad people. The future of gigs in the wake of Glastonbury's latest cancellation. The gang's all here for this week's news section.
ACT THREE (29:57): Zayn has long left his One Direction days behind but has he finally made the solo thing work? Let's check in on the latest long-player effort; the dangerously-titled Nobody Is Listening.
ACT FOUR (41:58): Going out on your own is a rite of passage for many musicians. Sometimes, magic happens. Other times, not so much. Top 5 Post-Band Solo Adventures has it all.
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NO POPCORN #29 | BEST & WORST OF CINEMA IN 2020
It's time for the NO POPCORN 2020 jamboree spectacular in which Dave Hanratty, David Higgins and Norma Howard cast their collective eyes over the cinematic landscape of the past 12 months, doling out awards aplenty. Who had the most bizarre failure of a performance? What film boasted the best needle drop? What was the most obnoxious 'Give me the Oscar!' moment? What film simply didn't need to exist? All this and much, much more on this episode.
Quick note – Norma's microphone was ever-so-slightly hot during recording and we didn't notice until afterwards but it hopefully sounds fine overall. Neverending Zoom era, yo!
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NO ENCORE QUIZ OF 2020~! / MF DOOM TRIBUTE
Let's get down to quizness. It's the NO ENCORE Quiz of 2020! Six rounds of music-related brain teasers for you to ponder over as you live vicariously through fierce combatants Craig Fitzpatrick and special guest Fionnuala Jones of Bandwagons fame. Dave Hanratty is YOUR quizmaster on an episode that gets rather tense indeed.
ACT ONE (5:20): Respects are paid to the late, great hip hop icon that is MF DOOM.
ACT TWO (12:03): Get hype, it's the NO ENCORE Quiz of 2020.
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RTÉ CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE PREVIEW ft. JIM CARROLL
Happy New Year! NO ENCORE returns for 2021 with a preview of the upcoming RTÉ Choice Music Prize, where the best Irish album of 2020 will be officially crowned. Things are a little different this year, though, from both the judging process to the ceremony itself. Dave Hanratty hit up Choice chairman Jim Carroll to get the lowdown on just about everything.
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BEST ALBUMS OF 2020
Looks like we made it. The final episode of 2020. The very best albums of the year. Dave Hanratty, Craig Fitzpatrick and Zara Hedderman combine and clash over the standout long-players of a strange 12 months.
Thank you so much for lending us your ears this year. If you enjoy the show and would like to help support us, please consider hitting up http://patreon.com/noencore. A little goes an awful long way. See you in 2021. Stay safe!
NO POPCORN #028 | LAST CHRISTMAS (2019)
Tis! The! Season! Dave Hanratty, Dave Higgins and Norma Howard celebrate this most festive time of year the only way they know how; by reviewing a pretty wretched yuletide romantic comedy in the form of the completely deranged LAST CHRISTMAS. You caught that twist as early as we did, right?
ACT ONE: What We've Been Watching including Netflix sensation MANK.
ACT TWO (23:40): 'Last Christmas' sure is an amazing song. George Michael deserves quite a bit better than this film, though.
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Professionals making it look easy.
This is my favourite podcast, from being a massive music listener, to laughing along with the hosts and guests. It's been a pleasure and a comfort to listen to these guys, and will be through what will be a tough winter for everyone.
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I listen to a lot of music podcasts but this is by far my favourite. The guys have a great rapport and their reviews are always very insightful.
The only music podcast I listen to
So funny, so varied and I always leave having learned something (inadvertently.) Dave is a consummate professional as host.