234 episodes

A podcast in which your host Aaron Martel picks a rock album (anything from soft rock to hard rock to heavy metal) and spends the episode talking about it and reviewing it. Informative, opinionated, and occasionally funny, the show highlights Aaron's genuine love (or hate) for the music discussed. Frequently guests ("co-pilots") co-host the show with Aaron. Rock on!

Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews Aaron Martel

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    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

A podcast in which your host Aaron Martel picks a rock album (anything from soft rock to hard rock to heavy metal) and spends the episode talking about it and reviewing it. Informative, opinionated, and occasionally funny, the show highlights Aaron's genuine love (or hate) for the music discussed. Frequently guests ("co-pilots") co-host the show with Aaron. Rock on!

    Episode 230- MONSTER MAGNET- Powertrip

    Episode 230- MONSTER MAGNET- Powertrip

    The R4 Podcast reviews Monster Magnet's 1998 album Powertrip! Rock on!

    Website: https://ridiculousrockrecordreviews.buzzsprout.com

    Become a Patron and help support the show!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/R4podcast?fan_landing=true

    Contact us! 

    e-mail: ridiculousrockrecords@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R4podcast

    Twitter: @R4podcastAaron

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r4podcaster

    • 53 min
    Episode 229- FIREHOUSE- FireHouse (debut)

    Episode 229- FIREHOUSE- FireHouse (debut)

    The R4 Podcast is joined by Matt Karweick, The Fat Bearded Vinyl Guy, as they review FireHouse's 1990 self-titled debut album! Rock on!

    Website: https://ridiculousrockrecordreviews.buzzsprout.com

    Become a Patron and help support the show!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/R4podcast?fan_landing=true

    Contact us! 

    e-mail: ridiculousrockrecords@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R4podcast

    Twitter: @R4podcastAaron

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r4podcaster

    Check out Matt's music review website!

    The Fat Bearded Vinyl Guy
    https://fatbeardedvinylguy.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 228- ALICE COOPER- School's Out

    Episode 228- ALICE COOPER- School's Out

    The R4 Podcast reviews Alice Cooper's 1972 album School's Out! Rock on!

    Website: https://ridiculousrockrecordreviews.buzzsprout.com

    Become a Patron and help support the show!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/R4podcast?fan_landing=true

    Contact us! 

    e-mail: ridiculousrockrecords@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R4podcast

    Twitter: @R4podcastAaron

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r4podcaster

    • 53 min
    Episode 227- THE ROLLING STONES- Let It Bleed

    Episode 227- THE ROLLING STONES- Let It Bleed

    The R4 Podcast reviews The Rolling Stones' 1969 album Let It Bleed! Rock on!

    Website: https://ridiculousrockrecordreviews.buzzsprout.com

    Become a Patron and help support the show!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/R4podcast?fan_landing=true

    Contact us! 

    e-mail: ridiculousrockrecords@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R4podcast

    Twitter: @R4podcastAaron

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r4podcaster

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 226- LED ZEPPELIN- Physical Graffiti

    Episode 226- LED ZEPPELIN- Physical Graffiti

    The R4 Podcast is joined by special guest co-pilot Christy Alexander Hallberg as they review Led Zeppelin's 1975 double album Physical Graffiti! Rock on!
    Christy Alexander Hallberg is the author of the award-winning novel Searching for Jimmy Page, published by Livingston Press in October 2021. She is a Teaching Professor of English at East Carolina University, where she also serves as Senior Associate Editor of North Carolina Literary Review. She received her BS and MA in English from East Carolina University and her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Goddard College. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in numerous journals, such as Main Street Rag, storySouth, Deep South Magazine, and Still: The Journal. Her flash story “Aperture,” originally published as Story of the Month in Fiction Southeast, was selected for the 2021 issue of Best Small Fictions.
    https://www.christyalexanderhallberg.com

    R4 Podcast Website: https://ridiculousrockrecordreviews.buzzsprout.com

    Become a Patron and help support the show!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/R4podcast?fan_landing=true

    Contact us! 

    e-mail: ridiculousrockrecords@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R4podcast

    Twitter: @R4podcastAaron

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r4podcaster

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Episode 225- THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM- The '59 Sound

    Episode 225- THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM- The '59 Sound

    The R4 Podcast is joined by guest co-pilots and fellow podcasters David Hudson and Chris Craig from the Digital Killed The Radio Star Podcast as they review The Gaslight Anthem's 2008 album The '59 Sound! Rock on!

    Website: https://ridiculousrockrecordreviews.buzzsprout.com

    Become a Patron and help support the show!
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/R4podcast?fan_landing=true

    Contact us! 

    e-mail: ridiculousrockrecords@gmail.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R4podcast

    Twitter: @R4podcastAaron

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/r4podcaster

    Check out David & Chris' awesome podcast!

    Digital Killed The Radio Star Podcast
    https://soundcloud.com/user-327687273

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Dan S. from Palos Hills ,

Enjoy the format

I learned of R4 a few weeks ago and I’m enjoying the large back catalog. I like that there are both long and short podcasts for my different commutes or household chores. I like how they review an album and have a clip for every song, thus jogging my memory of it. On most other podcasts, they have a clip of only 2-3 songs. I don’t always agree with the rating, but that’s what makes music discussions great. My only really mild complaint is that there are too many unnecessary F words, especially in the solo shows. They seem forced and out of place as opposed to being in conversation. Lastly, has anyone told Aaron he sounds just like Rick Beato, who has some great musical content on YouTube? I thought it was him when I started listening to the podcast. Awesome show! 5 Stars.

shaggy1dope ,

Canned reviews

I like these type of shows and when they review a record I love I will listen. But the thing I hate about this show I the way the host and some of the guests read a prewritten scripted review off his screen . They don’t even try to make it sound authentic. I like more spontaneous conversation that’s why I listen to podcasts. It’s almost better to just read the Wikipedia page. Lose the essay!

StevenS2424 ,

Great Podcast!

Very well done. They review a wide variety of music and have opened my ears to some new old music I never listened to or haven’t listened to in years. Great panel of guests who are very knowledgeable. Keep em coming guys and great job.

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