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NO ENCORE is a music fan’s 10.0, perfect-scoring pod companion. Every week, critic Dave Hanratty and a special guest face off over a themed Top 5 list, while also taking a sideways glance at the biggest headlines. Dissecting music – and themselves – so you can just… listen.
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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

NO ENCORE is a music fan’s 10.0, perfect-scoring pod companion. Every week, critic Dave Hanratty and a special guest face off over a themed Top 5 list, while also taking a sideways glance at the biggest headlines. Dissecting music – and themselves – so you can just… listen.
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    TOP 5 BAD WRESTLEMANIA MUSIC PERFORMANCES ft. Hugh Carr

    TOP 5 BAD WRESTLEMANIA MUSIC PERFORMANCES ft. Hugh Carr

    Cody Rhodes may have finished his story, but it's a fresh chapter in the NO ENCORE saga this week as 'The Donegal Dynamo' Hugh Carr makes his podcast return. 
    Hugh is just back from a trip to Philadelphia - the "best week of his life", apparently - where he took in many live professional wrestling shows, including the Granddaddy of Them All, the Showcase of the Immortals; WrestleMania. 
    In that infectious spirit, this week's Top 5 concerns the history of that humble grappling event, specifically the many live music performances that have taken place under its stadium-sized roof. And oh boy, have there been some shockers. 
    We tasked Hugh with giving us a mix of the good and the bad, but it seems that only the most headline-making terrible ones came to his mind. Enjoy? 
    Hit up our Patreon for exclusive access to bonus content including the debut episode of the NO ENCORE Album Club, out now! 
    ACT ONE (5:35): Dave gives his verdict on the new Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross film score, J. Cole loses all credibility in record time, Chechnya has a speeding problem, St. Vincent makes a valid point, The Libertines and The Doors finally unite kinda-sorta, and can we stop being weird about Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson? It's this week's music news. 
    ACT TWO (52:35): Hugh recaps his Philly jaunt, before laying the smack down on his Top 5 Bad WrestleMania Music Performances. 
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    PATREON PREVIEW: NO ENCORE ALBUM CLUB #1 | Catfish & The Bottlemen - The Balcony

    PATREON PREVIEW: NO ENCORE ALBUM CLUB #1 | Catfish & The Bottlemen - The Balcony

    Join us for a preview of the brand-new NO ENCORE ALBUM CLUB Patreon series, available exclusively at Patreon.com/NOENCORE.
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    • 5 min
    TOP 5 VAMPIRE WEEKEND SONGS ft. Craig Fitzpatrick

    TOP 5 VAMPIRE WEEKEND SONGS ft. Craig Fitzpatrick

    Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten - Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick, teaming up to co-host NO ENCORE once again! 
    Sonic Architect Adam looking on, beaming with pride, of course. Craig returns to the fold in honour of the brand new Vampire Weekend album Only God Was Above Us, as he details his career-spanning choice cuts from the New York City faithful. 
    Before that, we've got a busy news section and the reveal of our new Patreon-exclusive project.
    Don't forget, you can get this and every new NO ENCORE episode 24 hours early and ad-free, AND additional bonus audio content by signing up to Patreon.com/noencore
    ACT ONE: The preamble in which we ramble - Dave nods to a classic movie score before responding to some listener criticism, while Adam introduces the NO ENCORE Album Club.
    ACT TWO (13:50): Eurovision participants reject boycott calls, 40 years of song lyrics go under the microscope, Calvin Harris battles critics and jet lag, Shakira arrives late to the Barbie party, Laura Dern endorses Taylor Swift, and a rare find just may provoke Craig's interest.
    ACT THREE (45:03): Top 5 Vampire Weekend Songs. 
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    TOP 5 POP BANGERS OF THE EARLY 2010s ft. Richard Chambers

    TOP 5 POP BANGERS OF THE EARLY 2010s ft. Richard Chambers

    Freshly returned from Rome following his marathon heroics, news correspondent and NO ENCORE regular Richard Chambers is back with another batch of pop belters for all to enjoy. 
    The turn of the 2010s is under the musical microscope this week, as the boys explore the most ear-catching songs of the era - warning: parameters may vary as to what constitutes a 'banger' and what even qualifies as 'a good song'. 
    Elsewhere, Dave derails the news section, much to Adam's bemusement and Richard's annoyance.
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    ACT ONE (8:00): Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J. Cole battle it out, the Joker sequel takes jukebox shape, a Bruce Springsteen biopic may have its man, a long-ago Simpsons gag finally pays off, Journey ascend to even greater heights, and Coldplay find themselves caught up in a colourful football-themed vortex. 
    ACT TWO (39:14) : Top 5 Pop Bangers of the Early 2010s.
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Before The ENCORE #20 | Peter Jones

    Before The ENCORE #20 | Peter Jones

    Welcome back to Before The ENCORE, the limited-run that all the music industry podcast collectors immediately order on the last Monday of every month.
    Speaking of, if vinyl (or assorted physical musical release formats) are your thing, or you're an artist more about what is involved in getting a record pressed, this is the episode for you. This month, Sonic Architect Adam is joined by Peter Jones of Rotator Vinyl; a physical release broker based in Dublin, Ireland, who specialises in small press runs and independent releases across vinyl, CD and cassette tape.
    Listen to Adam and Peter chat about the process of getting a pressing done from end-to-end, as well as the current "vinyl revival" and, of course, nerd out over their favourite types of pressings. All of that and much more in this month's edition.
    *If you'd like to get this episode and all NO ENCORE episodes a full 24 hours earlier and ad-free, check us out over on Patreon here.*
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    TOP 5 M83 SONGS ft. Michael Pope

    TOP 5 M83 SONGS ft. Michael Pope

    Salut! NO ENCORE is in celebratory mood this week as Dave Hanratty and Sonic Architect Adam hail an act worthy of being named after a spiral galaxy - the one and only M83. 
    Michael Pope, former frontman for Irish electronica titans Le Galaxie, is on-hand to list his favourite songs from the acclaimed French outfit. 
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    ACT ONE (7:53): Pour one out for the inventor of karaoke, FKA Twigs helps resurrect The Crow, a new Nine Inch Nails ranking catches Dave's eye, a redemptive troubadour just can't catch a break, as does a strange songwriting course.
    ACT TWO (39:28): Top 5 M83 Songs
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    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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