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All Time Top Ten is your one-stop shop for the geekiest music playlists ever. Host Ben Eisen and his gang of musical hooligans have a new topic and a new top ten list every Monday. Subscribe on iTunes!

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All Time Top Ten is your one-stop shop for the geekiest music playlists ever. Host Ben Eisen and his gang of musical hooligans have a new topic and a new top ten list every Monday. Subscribe on iTunes!

    Episode 393 - Top Ten Hit Songs With Odd Time Signatures w/Dustin Prince

    Episode 393 - Top Ten Hit Songs With Odd Time Signatures w/Dustin Prince

    Any old schmo with an abacus can do the math and whip up a song in an odd time signature. What's tough is to write a song in 7/8 or 13/4 or 5/4 that people actually want to hear outside of the nutty math-rock folks (who we adore). To write an honest to Jebez HIT SONG with an odd time signature is such an incredibly impressive magic trick, we felt the topic warranted it's own episode of ATTT. Of course our ol pal Dustin Prince is more than up for the gig, as he drums with the best of em. To the uninitiated, fear not. We get into what an odd time signature actually is, and help you with your counting skillz. You'll need them as you try to do the math on these amazing songs that burned up the charts despite them being quite difficult to dance to.

    Stream this playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0s3BIjJApjcOxqclg9Qcqm?si=NP91Y7CERZ-7Bs-AtvfRmA

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 392 - Top Ten Rock N Roll Storytellers Vol. 1 w/Nikki Kreuzer

    Episode 392 - Top Ten Rock N Roll Storytellers Vol. 1 w/Nikki Kreuzer

    Who doesn't love a good story? Add in some music and a catchy chorus and you've got what only the most brilliant minds in music can create - a great story song. Storytelling songwriters are a special breed. Many that write story songs in the genres of rock, pop, folk and country like to explore the darker, more tragic, desperate or downtrodden sides of humanity, to compelling effect. ATTT is overwhelmed to have such an awesome guest, and one who absolutely nailed her first ever episode. Writer, actor, artist, photographer and professional music encyclopedia Nikki Kreuzer was kind enough to drop by GoodList Studios to help count down the first of many volumes of those songwriters with an uncanny knack for putting great stories to music.

    Nikki can be found all over social media, but we highly recommend giving her a follow on the Twitters:
    https://twitter.com/NikkiKreuzer

    Her writing on music, culture and LA can be found at:
    http://www.offbeatla.com

    Listen to her radio show Bubblegum & Other Delights on DubLab:
    https://www.dublab.com/shows/the-bubblegum-other-delights

    Stream this playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0UF07dMkhULtw2BjBg0VAq?si=f-QGPdGmRv6KLs_OmLpOMg

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 391 - Top Ten Under-Appreciated Bands & Artists Of The 80's w/Frank Nicotero

    Episode 391 - Top Ten Under-Appreciated Bands & Artists Of The 80's w/Frank Nicotero

    To be under-appreciated is to be snubbed, to be left out of the conversation as to who is the greatest of the greatest. To be under-appreciated properly you have to be snubbed by the critics, the snobs, and even the lowly hipsters. You can't even get into a discussion about being snubbed by the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame to qualify. To be deemed worthy amongst die hard fans and little else is to be under-appreciated, and the 1980s definitely had its fair share of artists and bands that just don't get the due they deserve. Luckily for our listeners, ATTT is proud to welcome back comedian and host extraordinaire Frank Nicotero, who (still) has the stacks of records and cassettes to prove himself as an authority on 1980s music. He freaking lived it, people. Frank joins the pod for a discussion and a countdown of the most deserving bands and artists of the 80s that deserve praise and don't get enough of it.

    Frank is performing stand up all of LA and beyond. Follow him on Instagram to find out about future dates and whatnot:
    https://www.instagram.com/franknicotero/

    Stream this playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2muW1QZYkN0QIlcG5pXnFi?si=AUp-veTJRvuEbx7mu9HEyQ

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 390 - Top Ten Songs Of 2019 Part 2 w/Shannon Hurley, Linda Trujillo & David Daskal

    Episode 390 - Top Ten Songs Of 2019 Part 2 w/Shannon Hurley, Linda Trujillo & David Daskal

    As we put one decade to bed and dive head first into a new one, we here at ATTT HQ feel it is our solemn duty to stick up for a year as insanely crappy as 2019 was by showing how even a year that was a dumpster fire of a train wreck can still have a kick ass soundtrack, if you know where to look. Thankfully, Shannon Hurley, Linda Trujillo and David Daskal have done their homework, and we finish our count down with #10-#1 of our doubly-fun 2-part episode.

    If you missed Part 1, check out our picks for #20-#11 here:
    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/alltimetopten/episodes/2019-12-30T04_00_00-08_00

    Stream this playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/09sGSsW7aWKW2JCiLezEG1?si=S9Tj4pcBThCkmdTH0xWhIw

    Join the Patreon Club today! January's episode - Top Ten Bands With Male & Female Lead Singers - is out now:
    https://www.patreon.com/alltimetopten?alert=2

    Listen to more Lovers & Poets, if you know what's good for you!
    https://loversandpoets.com

    Get crafty with Linda Trujillo over on the Instagrams:
    https://www.instagram.com/riokittytrashpanda/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 389 - Top Ten Songs Of 2019 Part 1 w/Shannon Hurley, Linda Trujillo & David Daskal

    Episode 389 - Top Ten Songs Of 2019 Part 1 w/Shannon Hurley, Linda Trujillo & David Daskal

    2019 was a year. That's just about the best thing I can say about it. Oh yeah, and there was some awesome music too. For proof of this, look no further than ATTT's patented year-end podcast and the start of Season 9 as we bring in our usual gang of four to break down 20 of the best songs of the year. Shannon Hurley, Linda Trujillo and the mighty David Daskal reach far and wide across the musical landscape to bring you 20-11 of our extended 2-part podcast, with 10-1 dropping in next week's episode. Take in a diverse year with some breakout superstars destined to be around for years to come combined with some legacy picks, some under-the-radar gems, and pop favorites that lit up the charts throughout 2019.

    Stream this playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7KTUIfMAX0leh2RN4FpaTn?si=Y8uwC2n4THupWulwZ14aMQ

    Shannon & Ben's electronica band Lovers & Poets has a new EP out called Sugar High. Find out more at our spanking new website:
    https://loversandpoets.com

    Linda's getting crafty on Instagram. Follow her account to see her latest creations:
    https://www.instagram.com/riokittytrashpanda/

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 388 - Top Ten Songs From Beavis & Butthead w/Ira Eisen

    Episode 388 - Top Ten Songs From Beavis & Butthead w/Ira Eisen

    Happy Holidays from your grinchy friends at ATTT, who cooked up this extremely silly and stupid episode just for you to be able to turn your brain off to during this festive season. Ben's brother Ira was in town and the boys recall how they bonded over B&B back in the heyday of MTV's glory years, and they share their favorite moments of genius that came from watching Beavis and Butthead watch music videos from some of the best (and worst) bands of all time. Technical note, we do apologize for the inconsistent sound quality of the clips, but the spirit of big dumb rock n roll is well represented. This is a truly fitting way to end season 8 of All Time Top Ten and close out a year as stupid as 2019 was. Enjoy!

    Stream this playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3EL9IinWtoy18PTAQTQDJ6?si=JqNrq4DAQv-JRE2k7VGsaw

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

Knrrr ,

good content

Great show, great lists, great host. Each episode is dependent on the guest or guests. Some episodes have way way too much small talk. I just want to hear the list! I don’t mind some banter but I don’t want to listen to your inside jokes or full conversations. The episodes that get to the point are the absolute best. Good stuff!

Face thief ,

Excellent laid-back show for music lovers

I was looking for a creative music countdown podcast and this fit the bill perfectly.

Highly recommended.

GolferAndy ,

My favorite podcast

Much to my surprise (and delight), ATTT has become my favorite podcast. A new episode every Friday, averaging about 2 fast-moving hours in length.
Ben Eisen is a knowledgable, articulate and personable host. He is joined by a rotating cast of co-hosts. The top ten lists cover all kinds of music genres and a vast period of time, including occasional trips back to the 1st half of the 20th century.
Making top ten lists is fun and I am always curious about what will make the hosts lists. The banter about each song is always interesting. The quality of sound production is OUTSTANDING.
I have discovered and rediscovered so much great music by listening to this show. I go back to archived episodes on mixcloud regularly also. What a treasure!!!

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