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A tongue-firmly-in-cheek podcast where Dave Fensome and Krister Greer, two lifelong music fans, go back and listen to every UK number one album from the 90s in chronological order to see if the decade's music holds up to scrutiny.

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A tongue-firmly-in-cheek podcast where Dave Fensome and Krister Greer, two lifelong music fans, go back and listen to every UK number one album from the 90s in chronological order to see if the decade's music holds up to scrutiny.

    S05E02 Tori Amos ’Under The Pink’

    S05E02 Tori Amos ’Under The Pink’

    After last episode's adventure into pop-dancehall we're doing a pretty extreme 180 into the world of Tori Amos and her second solo album 'Under The Pink' from February 1994. Will Dave decide that these songs could also be improved with some toasting from the man Chaka D? We shall fine out.
    We also managed to squeeze in some chat about Reel II Reel ft. The Mad Stuntman, Deep Forest (at which point Krister manages to get Star Trek very wrong) and we both try for the life of us to remember who Wendy Moten is and why she had a top ten single.
    The episode also features various contributions from Niall of The Zeroes Podcast (whose 1990 Music episode we managed to squeeze ourselves onto) so thank you to him.
    As always check out the companion playlist for this episode with all of the songs we talk about included on it and please feel free to get in contact if you fancy - you can get do so via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. And you can catch up with our ongoing playlist made up of songs from all of the albums we've covered so far right here.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    S05E01 Chaka Demus & Pliers ’Tease Me’

    S05E01 Chaka Demus & Pliers ’Tease Me’

    Season Five, people! Imagine that if you can: we have survived the albums from 1990-93 relatively unscathed and we're now diving headfirst into 1994 to see what that holds for us. And it appears to hold Chaka Demus & Pliers.
    We decided that we needed some help in taking this one on so we drafted in Stephen Hill from the Trve.Cvlt.Pop podcast to join us since he had previously espoused his love for some of CD&P's tunes. Massive thanks to him, go and check out his show for more brilliant music chat.
    Talking about other shows, you can hear some more of Dave talking about his favourite albums of the 90s on the Track1Side1 podcast with Gaz Jones where he was a guest recently.
    But back to this episode, as well as talking about the album in question we cram in some chat about other stuff like Green Day, Underworld and, erm, K7. It's all go in this first episode of the new season.
    Check out the companion playlist for this episode with all of the songs we talk about included on it and please feel free to get in contact if you fancy - you can get do so via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    S04E22b Best Albums of 1993 PartTwo

    S04E22b Best Albums of 1993 PartTwo

    The second, and concluding, rundown of our own personal favourite albums from 1993 to round off Season Four with a festive bang. We also managed to rope in some fellow nerds from other podcasts to drop in with their choices so you'll find some of those clips peppered throughout the show. Make sure you listen after the closing credits to hear Steve and Sam from True Cult Pop's FULL chat that they sent over by the way as opposed to the hastily-edited-for-time-constraints version that is in the main episode. Massive thanks as well to Gaz Jones from Track One, Side One, Andrew Bird from A Funny Taste In Music and Cliff Smogo from Devil Times Five Horror Podcast for making time for us.
    The playlist that we made alongside these Best Of '93 shows can be found here with our picks of songs from each of the albums we talk about. If we didn't put whatever your choice of song would have been on there it's probably Dave's fault so get angry with him. You can get hold of either of us or just leave some feedback on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
    So that's it for 1993 and Season Four - a season of highs and lows, from Nirvana to Cliff Richard and plenty in between. Thank you to everyone who listened and we'll be back before long with a journey through 1994!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S04E22a Best Albums of 1993 Part One

    S04E22a Best Albums of 1993 Part One

    On our journey through the number one albums of 1993 we got the chance occasionally to chat about some other records that came out during the year which we were particular fans of and this is our end of season opportunity to expand on those and make a list of our personal top tens. We've split it over two episodes so this is part one, kind of the lower end of our lists. Check it out and see if you agree with our opinions - feel free to let us know on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
    We're compiling a playlist of choice songs from all of the albums we talk about as well which can be found on our Spotify. 
    Part two coming in a couple of days!

    • 43 min
    S04E21 Best Hip Hop Albums of 1993

    S04E21 Best Hip Hop Albums of 1993

    It's time for the first of our End-Of-Season-Four bonus episodes and we're starting with a chat about our favourite hip hop albums that came out during 1993. You can hear selections from all of our picks (except for Gunshot which isn't on Spotify so go and listen to it on YouTube instead) on our companion playlist. 
    Feel free to get in contact with what your own choices would have been, what did we totally miss out? Also please do let us know what your overall top five or top ten albums of 1993 would be as well as we'll be doing our own selection in the next episode and would love to hear your suggestions. Email us at pclmusicpodcast@gmail.com or stick it on our Twitter or Facebook page, whatever is easiest. Cheers!

    • 1 hr
    S04E20 Phil Collins ’Both Sides’

    S04E20 Phil Collins ’Both Sides’

    Well lookee here - we started this whole podcast about four years ago with a Phil Collins album and here he is again like a bald-headed returning character in the soap opera that is Pop Collaborate & Listen. Can this album live up to the heady heights of his 1990 effort 'But Seriously'? Probably not to be honest.
    But at least in this episode you also get to hear us chat about MC Ren and Guns & Roses, and you can hear Dave sing along to quite a bit of Onyx. Consider yourselves warned.
    We also mention a few links that we recommend checking out: Dave's flashy new website where you can find his Edinburgh show ADHDave to watch for free on youtube; and Gaz Jones' music podcast Track1Side1. 
    As always come and say hello on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages where we always post terrible jokes about the most recent album we've done so you can give us grief on there. And check out our ongoing Spotify compilation playlist featuring "the best" songs from every single number one album we've done to date.
    Thanks as always to everyone who has given us the price of a pint on our paypal or even just spread the word and told some friends about our show - it warms our hearts every time we get mentioned in a Twitter thread asking what podcasts people are listening to or would recommend to others. Until next time!

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Taff 79 ,

Great show!!

An amazing podcast! Fun and well made!

anaaki ,

OMG that theme song!

They had me at the first notes, who doesn't love the beat from Poison? Great theme song, great podcast. Love listening about music I grew up with.

Sera_Bears ,

You guys are great!

Gave this a listen today while working and it brought smiles and laughter the whole time! The hosts work well together and the audio is great. Loved listening to their thoughts, opinions, and they even made the facts fun! Fantastic job! This podcast will be staying in my rotation for sure!

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