71 episodes

The Album Club takes you deep into some of the best albums ever made with a history of the artist, recording of the album, cover art, a track by track analysis and a discussion of what happened next. Ben, Andrew and Alex also throw in loads of trivia and historical context of the albums and bands.

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The Album Club takes you deep into some of the best albums ever made with a history of the artist, recording of the album, cover art, a track by track analysis and a discussion of what happened next. Ben, Andrew and Alex also throw in loads of trivia and historical context of the albums and bands.

    Bonus Episode - The making of Daydream Nation - the Nick Sansano interview

    Bonus Episode - The making of Daydream Nation - the Nick Sansano interview

    Our interview in full with the talented Mr Nick Sansano who moved from hip hop engineering to producing a landmark album in alternative rock. How did that happen and how did they make their masterpiece

    • 42 min
    Ep. 72 - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (featuring Nick Sansano)

    Ep. 72 - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (featuring Nick Sansano)

    Spirit desire... Sonic Youth's 5th album was released on October 18th 1988 and changed the trajectory of rock. Blending the avant garde, dissonant noise rock and punk it was a game changer in alternative rock. We revisit this high watermark for the band and are joined by the man who recorded the album at Greene St studios in New York City, Nick Sansano. He tells of how the album was made and how he worked with the band to get the sounds and results we hear today.... We will fall

    • 2 hrs 39 min
    Ep. 71 - The Clash - London Calling (part two)

    Ep. 71 - The Clash - London Calling (part two)

    In the second part of our double episode on The Clash's masterpiece, we take you through the back half of the album where things get kinda weird. We discuss the rest of The Clash's catalogue and their acrimonious breakup. Then we look at what the members did in the remaining years and why The Clash never reformed.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep. 70 - The Clash - London Calling (Part One)

    Ep. 70 - The Clash - London Calling (Part One)

    We finally cover our first double album and our most requested album meaning the favourite album of Album Club listeners. So we decided to give it the treatment it deserved and do a double episode. London Calling is a monumental album in the way it broadened the idea of what punk was and could be and gave a template to other bands wanted to branch out. And it's full of banging tunes. We discuss the birth of the Clash, the recording of the album, the iconic album artwork and listen to the first half of tracks on the album. 

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ep.69 - The Gun Club - Fire of Love (featuring Terry Graham)

    Ep.69 - The Gun Club - Fire of Love (featuring Terry Graham)

    They came from LA with a sound like no other, scraping up remnants of roots music, blues, country and mixing it up and thrashing it out with a punk sound, everyone scratched their heads for over 30 years until generations of musicians discovered them. Jack White says their songs should be taught in Schools. Led by the insufferable but irrepressible wildest of frontmen and Elvis from hell, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they carved out a niche in underground rock music and started a whole genre. On this episode, former Gun Club drummer Terry Graham joins us to talk about the making of the album, his memories of the time, his favourite songs and what he thinks of the legacy of The Gun Club and Jeffrey Lee Pierce as well as reunions. Preach the Blues!

    • 2 hrs 27 min
    Ep.68 - Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea

    Ep.68 - Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane over the Sea

    One of the most enduring, puzzling, mythical, personal and unique albums of recent times, In the Aeroplane over Sea continues to find new listeners and increase in stature as a modern classic with each passing year. We take an in depth look at the legacy of this album and the fascinating history of its making and the motley Elephant 6 crew that inspired and created it. We go track by track and cover the way this album was the starting point and ending point of the album and why and how they broke up. So get ready for 2 headed boys, carrot flowers, pianos filled with flames, faces filled with flies, semen-stained mountaintops, Anne Frank, tomatoes and radio wires. It's all in here.

    • 2 hrs 24 min

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