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Learn more about the albums you love with Dissect. Analyzing one album per season, one song per episode, Dissect dives deep into albums like Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly & DAMN., Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and more. Let's Dissect.

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    • 4.9 • 8.5K Ratings

Learn more about the albums you love with Dissect. Analyzing one album per season, one song per episode, Dissect dives deep into albums like Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly & DAMN., Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and more. Let's Dissect.

    S8E1 - Kanye West: YEEZUS

    S8E1 - Kanye West: YEEZUS

    Our season-long dissection of Yeezus by Kanye West begins now! After revisiting the album’s polarizing impact in 2013, we set up our song by song analysis of Yeezus with a brief discussion of how Kanye uses his albums to tell larger stories about his life. We then document the real life events that inspired the creation of Yeezus, including Kanye’s struggles breaking into the fashion industry, his new relationship with Kim Kardashian, and the many classic interviews that accompanied the Yeezus era.
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    • 48 min
    Childish Gambino: Because The Internet

    Childish Gambino: Because The Internet

    Our season-long analysis of Because The Internet by Childish Gambino begins with a brief overview of Donald Glover’s rise to fame and his debut album Camp. Then we cover some of the main ancillary components of the transmedia world of Because The Internet before dissecting the connection between the end of Camp and the beginning of BTI.


    Dive deeper into the world of BTI with our visual guides, where you can also read the BTI screenplay in full. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 43 min
    Beyoncé: LEMONADE

    Beyoncé: LEMONADE

    Surprise! Season 6 is dedicated to Beyoncé’s masterwork Lemonade. Through in-depth, highly researched analysis, we follow Beyoncé on her transcendent journey from subjugation to freedom.

    Today we unpack the visual album’s opening chapter “Intuition,” which features the song “Pray You Catch Me.” We’ll come to understand the curse that looms over Beyoncé and how she must take a leap of faith to overcome this curse for the sake of her family.

    We also welcome our very first co-host Titi Shodiya. Listen to her podcast Dope Labs: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pCF6hcNsAHKlKAillCOuZ?si=d0UliQ9VTVOCcleDdEoTVQ.

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    • 46 min
    Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

    Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

    Season 5 is dedicated entirely to Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer-Prize winning album DAMN. Today’s episode dives into Lamar’s upbringing in Compton and the developing spiritual beliefs encoded in his early discography. As we’ll come to find out, these beliefs become the basis of the underlying question DAMN. serves to answer: Is it wickedness or weakness?
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    • 44 min
    Tyler the Creator: Flower Boy

    Tyler the Creator: Flower Boy

    Our season long examination of Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator begins with a biographical episode on Tyler’s upbringing in Los Angeles, the genesis of Odd Future, and Tyler’s discography leading up to the release of Flower Boy. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and enjoy episodes a week early + exclusive bonus content. For 60 free days of Spotify Premium, visit spotify.com/promo/dissect. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 46 min
    Solo by Frank Ocean

    Solo by Frank Ocean

    We dissect "Solo" by Frank Ocean, a series of narrative vignettes expounding on loneliness, freedom, and the heaven and hell within us all. Listen to Dissect on Spotify and get episodes a week early and access to exclusive bonus episodes. Follow @dissectpodcast on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8.5K Ratings

8.5K Ratings

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Rediscovered my love for rap!

I dabble in rap now with Kendrick, J Cole, NAS, and a few others. I kind of thought the genre was dead for the most part, but Dissect has made me fall in love with rap music again. It helps understand what is a great art when there’s an abundance of information pulled into a four minute song! I can’t wait to burn through the new season!

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The cognitive dissonance is real

The tag line for this podcast is “because great art deserves more than a swipe,” right? The decision to become a Spotify exclusive spits in the face of that slogan. How can you claim to be giving art the time it deserves while being exclusive to a platform that if not invented, at least popularized the very thing you’re trying to combat? The cognitive dissonance is real. I don’t understand. Cole, if you read this, please consider Patreon when your contract with Spotify is up. Your fans are willing to pay for this podcast. It’s too good to be held hostage by a corporation.

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Thorough interrogation of hip-hip classics

Dissect is a thoughtful consideration of hip-hop and R&B classic albums that is contextualized with regards to the era and personal lives of the artists involved. Given its focus and subject matter, it would be really great to see a season of Dissect that is finally dedicated to reviewing an album by Eminem, the most prolific hip-hop artist of all time. After eight seasons, an analysis of any one of Eminem’s three classic albums is long overdue.

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