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The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers counts down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians.

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    • 4.9, 824 Ratings

The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers counts down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians.

    413 - Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime - Dave Pirner

    413 - Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime - Dave Pirner

    Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner advocates for the all-time greatness of the highly influential post-hardcore trio Minutemen's 1984 album Double Nickels on the Dime. 

    Listen to Soul Asylum’s latest album Hurry Up and Wait out now, and read Dave’s book Loud, Fast, Words.

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    • 59 min
    414 - The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat - Karen Kilgariff

    414 - The Go-Go’s - Beauty and the Beat - Karen Kilgariff

    Comedian and "Queen of the Quip" Karen Kilgariff returns to the show ready to defend the idea that new wave punk rockers The Go-Go's 1981 debut album ‘Beauty and the Beat’ contains some of the greatest songs in human history.

    Listen to Karen’s podcast My Favorite Murder on Spotify.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    415 - Van Halen - Patrick Wilson

    415 - Van Halen - Patrick Wilson

    Weezer drummer and co-founding member Patrick Wilson revels in the raucous hard rock of Van Halen's 1978 self-titled debut album.

    Check out new songs from Weezer’s forthcoming album Van Weezer on Spotify.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    416 - Tom Waits - Mule Variations - Chris Sullivan

    416 - Tom Waits - Mule Variations - Chris Sullivan

    Actor and musician Chris Sullivan hoots, hollers and howls along to the experimental blues rock of his musical hero Tom Waits' 1999 album Mule Variations.

    Watch Chris play Toby on 'This is Us' and catch him perform with his band Joseph the Spouse.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    417 - U2 - Boy - Phoebe Robinson

    417 - U2 - Boy - Phoebe Robinson

    Comedian Phoebe Robinson proudly displays her undying love for Irish rock band U2, whose historic contributions to the genre and the world began with their 1980 debut album Boy.

    Watch her upcoming Comedy Central interview series, 'Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson', launching later this year.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    418 - Paul McCartney and Wings - Band on the Run - Reggie Watts

    418 - Paul McCartney and Wings - Band on the Run - Reggie Watts

    Experimental musician and comedian Reggie Watts holds Wings in higher regard than frontman Paul McCartney's earlier contributions to rock history, using the group's 1973 album Band On The Run as a prime example of their superiority.

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
824 Ratings

824 Ratings

Denise @2662 ,

I look forward to this each week

I love the episodes in which the guest is full-on fan from their pre-teen years. (U2, George Michael, Kiss, Hole) I like learning about albums I’m not familiar with by listening to them on Spotify before the podcast drops. (Tom Waits, Minutemen) and it’s great revisiting some of my vinyl again (Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Elvis Costello) Thanks Josh!

Briansofx ,

Not looking forward to all those Beatles albums

Josh not only reviews the album, but he does a great thing here. He ties the songs in with his questions to the guest. Every ep is a blast

MyNamesJRandImHereToSay ,

Just my opinion

If you like hearing an unqualified host make hyperbolic statements mixed with his own made up dialect, then read much more insightful and articulate descriptions written by his researcher, this is the show for you! In all seriousness, I do enjoy following along and listening to each album, but this guy has almost no musical knowledge. It's limited to the likes of GnR, STP, Wu-Tang, and other VERY mainstream acts. So his mind is blown by almost every album on the list and now considers himself a "fan" of it all after listening to one album from their respective discographies for about a week. It's also super uncomfortable every time he has a female guest. They either end up talking about how they've hooked up in the past, or he tries to impress them with his pseudo-spiritual BS, or he asks awkward personal questions unprompted. I think this podcast could be one of the greats with a different host or if he just made it more about the music. Isn't that why we're all here?!?!

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