31 episodes

Album Infinitum is a music appreciation podcast hosted by Jared Duran (Limited Engagement, What the Fork?, Hoot n Review), that focuses on one artist and explores that artist's catalog album by album. Each episode features a discussion with a guest that explores not only the album itself, but its place in music history as well as the culture of the time it was originally released. This is a deep dive.

For more information on this and other Hoot n Waddle podcasts, please visit https://hootnwaddle.com

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Album Infinitum is a music appreciation podcast hosted by Jared Duran (Limited Engagement, What the Fork?, Hoot n Review), that focuses on one artist and explores that artist's catalog album by album. Each episode features a discussion with a guest that explores not only the album itself, but its place in music history as well as the culture of the time it was originally released. This is a deep dive.

For more information on this and other Hoot n Waddle podcasts, please visit https://hootnwaddle.com

If you like what you hear, please rate/review/subscribe Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/album-infinitum/support

    AI 30 - This is Our Music

    AI 30 - This is Our Music

    On this episode of Album Infinitum, we conclude our discussion of the Galaxie 500 discography with their third and final album, 1990's This is Our Music. Sitting in the guest host chair for the entire run on Glaxie 500 is writer, actor, and Space 55 artistic director, Ashley Naftule. 

    For more Ashley: @Emperor_norton, Space 55; Galaxie 500: http://fierybreeze.com/ @WarehamDean (Dean Wareham Twitter), @dada_drummer (Damon Krukowski Twitter), @naomivision (Naomi Yang Instagram); oh, and check out Andy Aldridge's A Head Full of Wishes site devoted Galaxie 500 and all things related! 

    Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com and find us on Twitter and Instagram. 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    AI 29 - On Fire

    AI 29 - On Fire

    On this episode of Album Infinitum, we continue on with the Galaxie 500 discography, this time discussing their second, and most highly regarded album, 1989's On Fire. Sitting in the guest host chair for the entire run on Glaxie 500 is writer, actor, and Space 55 artistic director, Ashley Naftule.

    For more Ashley:
    @Emperor_norton
    https://www.space55.org/

    Galaxie 500:
    http://fierybreeze.com/
    @WarehamDean (Dean Wareham Twitter)
    @dada_drummer (Damon Krukowski Twitter)
    @naomivision (Naomi Yang Instagram)

    Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com
    Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum

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    • 54 min
    AI 28 - Today

    AI 28 - Today

    Thus begins a very short run of episodes to discuss the discography of Galaxie 500--a band that burned brightly for a brief period and left us with three near-perfect albums. First up, their 1988 album, Today. Sitting in the guest host chair for the entire run is writer, actor, and Space 55 artistic director, Ashley Naftule.

    For more Ashley:
    @Emperor_norton
    https://www.space55.org/

    Galaxie 500:
    http://fierybreeze.com/
    @WarehamDean (Dean Wareham Twitter)
    @dada_drummer (Damon Krukowski Twitter)
    @naomivision (Naomi Yang Instagram)

    Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com
    Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum

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    • 59 min
    AI 27 - The Knowledge

    AI 27 - The Knowledge

    This week, we wrap up the Squeeze discography with their 2017 album, The Knowledge. On this outing, the band pushes the excitement, inventiveness, and energy of Cradle to the Grave up to 11. When it hits, it really hits ("Innocence in Paradise," "Departure Lounge," "Patchouli"), but it's by no means perfect ("A&E," "Rough Ride"). Also, still no Difford lead vocal--what's up with that?

    Sitting in the guest host chair this week, Paul Mosier. Talking to Paul is always a trip. You never know where the conversation is going to go, and it's fantastic. Paul is the author of a number of books, including three middle grade novels for HarperCollins: Train I Ride, Echo's Sister, and Summer and July (forthcoming). Be sure to check out Paul's work and follow him on social media:

    http://bit.ly/2JK2MYu (Paul's HarperCollins page)
    https://novelistpaulmosier.wordpress.com/
    @mosier_paul on Twitter

    As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter).

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    AI 26 - Cradle to the Grave

    AI 26 - Cradle to the Grave

    On deck for this week's episode, the first Squeeze album of all new material after a 17 year period, Cradle to the Grave, and what an album it is! So much energy! Great tunes! The band sounds vibrant, refreshed, and like they're enjoying what they're doing. Sitting in the co-host chair for this discussion is writer and What the Fork? co-host, Jason Keil. No, you're not reading that wrong, Jason is back--it only seemed fair to have him back to talk about a better album than Domino.

    Be sure to check out Jason's work in PHOENIX Magazine, The New Times, and on his website:
    Twitter and Instagram: @jasonekeil
    http://www.jasonkeil.com/

    As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter).

    Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com
    Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum

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    • 2 hr 21 min
    AI 25 - Domino

    AI 25 - Domino

    On deck for this week's episode, Squeeze's 1998 album, Domino. Generally regarded as a low point for the band, it's a personal favorite due to it being the release the band was touring behind when I first saw them in 1999. It was also their last album of new material for 17 years. Sitting in the co-host chair for this discussion is writer and What the Fork? co-host, Jason Keil.

    Be sure to check out Jason's work in PHOENIX Magazine, The New Times, and on his website:
    Twitter and Instagram: @jasonekeil
    http://www.jasonkeil.com/

    As always, I want to stress the importance of supporting the artists that are featured on this series, whether that’s through buying their music and merch, attending one of their concerts, or even simply following them on social media. Squeeze is indeed very active, recording and touring both as a band, and Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford with their respective solo endeavors--see them in whatever capacity you're able. Additionally, keep up to date on all their latest doings at http://www.squeezeofficial.com/ and through their social media (@squeezeogram on, appropriately, Instagram and @squeezeofficial on Twitter).

    Questions/Comments/Suggestions: albuminfinitum@gmail.com
    Find us on Twitter and Instagram: @AlbumInfinitum

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    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

GimmeSomeTruth71 ,

Barely tolerable

I really wanted to like this podcast. This review is about the Squeeze episodes since that's all I've heard.

From the opening moment I listened to this show, I was reminded of old school album rock on FM radio. That's a good thing. Jared Duran does a decent job as host, if you can tolerate a little vocal fry and constant virtue signaling. We get it dude. You're "woke" but if you're going to use the word "misogynist" at least learn what it actually means.

His co-hosts, each more odious than the last, tend to ruin the show. I haven't bothered to learn any of their names since their opinions are so facile and pretentious, I can't imagine any of them are anything more than a squandering of carbon and oxygen. If I were to look up "pretentious windbag" I wouldn't be surprised to see pictures of all of these guys.

Duran has made a calculated decision to choose co-hosts who are largely unfamiliar with Squeeze, which might have been good if he had chosen anyone with the musical taste or a brain cell. Instead, what we get are a series of mush-mouthed hipsters who lament the band's material not being like the two songs they know from Singles, 45s and Under.

While Duran has a decent speaking voice, many of the co-hosts speak from the back of their throats and seem to have severe speech impediments. Nothing wrong with that I guess, but maybe not the best choice for a podcast. As for their reviewing ability, most of the co-hosts seem to think talking about the album means they should be trashing it. It makes it hard to listen to. Especially when the opinions are so uninformed and foolish and are clearly designed to either make the nonsense spouter look smart, woke or worst of all played for cheap laughs.

Often the conversations meander wildly about everything except the subject at hand as the host and his guests try to "out indie" one another. You know those friends you have who revel in liking stuff no one else knows? That's what these guys do. Meanwhile, they end up ignoring the band they should be talking about.

My final nitpick is that in the Squeeze episodes, they spend a lot of time promoting the Arizona stop on Squeeze's Fall 2019 U.S. tour. Isn't the goal to be a national podcast? I know the show is based in Arizona, but why wouldn't you promote the whole tour? No one outside of Arizona give a rip about who's playing at the Chandler Center, but that's the only show they mention. Really amateurish

This is a good idea for a podcast, but it could be done so much better than it is. I really wanted to like it, but I really, really hate his choice of co-hosts.

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