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.

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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

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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