Music is finite, opinions are endless. On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium. Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random. At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music. Can you guess which albums they will pick?
Episode 12 - 1974
Tim declares 1974 the year of ‘Peak Prog’, while elsewhere Bowie the dog and Tim’s neighbour’s electric drill make debut podcast appearances.
Episode 11 - 1998
In the latest episode the guys venture into the nineties. Extra fun can be had by joining in with a drinking game as you prepare to down one every time Tim mentions Robert Fripp or Steven mentions industrial music!
Episode 10 - 1969
Tim even sounds like he's beaming in from a barn circa 1969 on this one, as the duo bring you more schoolboy errors in the third of their “9” trilogy. Oh, and it’s 69 minutes long, can you see what they did there?
Episode 9 - 1989
Tim and Steven try to to figure out why they don't understand the appeal of an album that regularly appears near the top of greatest albums of all time lists.
Episode 8 - 1979 (Part 2)
Can it be that the album Tim and Steven finally agree is their unanimous favourite of the year is a 3 hour minimalist opera? Find out by listening to sides 3 and 4 of the double album that is 1979.
Episode 7 - 1979 (Part 1)
The guys have so many albums to talk about that they decide it's got to be a double! So welcome to The Album Years: 1979, record one.
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In the late 70´s there was only one good music magazine in Norway. It was published monthly, but not on a specific date. Usually it was late, resulting in daily bike rides to the store, anticipation, disappointment, and then…the euphoric happiness when it was there!
I was 13 then. It took 40 years and «The Album Years» to recreate that feeling. Absolutely brilliant!