6 episodes

Music is finite, opinions are endless. On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium. Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random. At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music. Can you guess which albums they will pick?

The Album Years Steven Wilson & Tim Bowness

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Music is finite, opinions are endless. On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium. Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random. At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music. Can you guess which albums they will pick?

    Episode 6 - 1976

    Episode 6 - 1976

    The heyday of punk and disco music is just around the corner, but one of Steven and Tim‘s favourite albums from this year is the very antithesis of both; an obscure solo homage to the English countryside by the bass player of a progressive rock band! Elsewhere 1976 proves to be another golden year for the duo.

    • 55 min
    Episode 5 - 1967

    Episode 5 - 1967

    The duo make a case for 1967 being the single most significant year in the history of rock and pop, and discuss several genre defining albums, but conclude that Steven being born in this year actually eclipses them all!

    • 52 min
    Episode 4 - 1984

    Episode 4 - 1984

    Tim tries to explain the trauma of first hearing David Bowie’s career nadir album Tonight, but otherwise the guys find 1984 to be another very special year.

    • 55 min
    Episode 3 - 1992

    Episode 3 - 1992

    The guys can't find much in their collections that they unconditionally love from this year, with even some of their favourite artists releasing what are lesser works in their opinion.  They consider why that should be and admit indifference to the dominant grunge music scene of the time.

    • 48 min
    Episode 2 - 1973

    Episode 2 - 1973

    Steven and Tim struggle to get their list of great albums released in this year down from a shortlist of hundreds.  So much so that they forget to mention King Crimson's Larks Tongues in Aspic completely, shame on them!

    • 52 min
    Episode 1 - 1980

    Episode 1 - 1980

    Steven and Tim reckon this is a fantastic year for albums, with the explosion of creative music coming out of the post-punk crucible. There are also some older artists producing some of their very finest work in this year.  Plus Tim tries to enthuse Steven about an ex-Beatle's solo album and Steven tries to do the same with industrial noise music.

    On The Album Years podcast, long term friends, collaborators and music nerds Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness discuss and bicker about their favourite music released during the golden album years, which they reckon to be from around 1965 to the end of the millennium.  Each episode focuses on a single year picked at random.  At the end of each episode they pick their personal favourites and the album they think had the most long-term impact on music.  Can you guess which albums they will pick?

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Moon patrol ,

My husband has found his tribe

My husband is cut from the same cloth as these gentlemen. I love to listen with my husband and he will try to guess what albums they will mention; in most instances he picks correctly! My husband is a big prog fan and this podcast definitely appeals to him. It’s something we look forward to listening to together. Keep them coming Tim and Steven!

slc spike ,

PhD in music appreciation

This is the graduate level music appreciation class I always wanted to take. I thought I knew a lot about the music I grew up with....but not so much. I’ve got a lot to go back and listen to. Steven and Tim are two of my all time favorite artists. I feel so fortunate that I discovered them. In turn now, I’m discovering even more. My world has been enlarged and enriched. My highest recommendation!!

soubdmuppet ,

I’ve learned so much

I’m a music fan, always have been. It’s great to hear Steven and Tim talk about music like I do with my friends. Their knowledge and passion for music is obvious, but what’s even better...they are being genuine.

It has been highly educational. And I’ve gone to listen to some of the artists/albums I’ve missed along the way. And in some cases realized I should have left it that way.

Huge fan of Stevens work and love to hear his take on the influences that have driven him.

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