119 episodes

"Every album: ranked."

The Chartographers is your go-to pop music podcast. Founded by Evan Sawdey & Taran O'Reilly, The Chartographers invites guests to come by and rank an artists' entire album discography from worst to best. We debate, we joke, and have those music-nerd discussions you've always wanted to have, now streaming on demand.

So with new episodes coming in 2019, make sure you keep on listenin' -- 'cos you know that we'll be.

The Chartographers The Chartographers

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    • 4.7, 12 Ratings

"Every album: ranked."

The Chartographers is your go-to pop music podcast. Founded by Evan Sawdey & Taran O'Reilly, The Chartographers invites guests to come by and rank an artists' entire album discography from worst to best. We debate, we joke, and have those music-nerd discussions you've always wanted to have, now streaming on demand.

So with new episodes coming in 2019, make sure you keep on listenin' -- 'cos you know that we'll be.

    #50.5 Happy Hour Minisode: Brown Eyed Girls

    #50.5 Happy Hour Minisode: Brown Eyed Girls

    What's the recipe for a good Season 4 closer? An amazing K-pop act and Evan, Taran, and special guest Mason Bykowski (IG: @mb_art21)! In it, celebrating our 50th artist we've gabbed about, we talk about Brown Eyed Girls' worst song, the girls' famed creation story, and sound off on other K-pop songwriters and labels to boot. Tune in and enjoy, friends!

    /// Our theme song for this episode is "Miracle" by Caravan Palace off of their 2019 album CHRONOLOGIC (Lone Diggers/Le Plan Recordings). Support them by snagging it here [ lnk.to/Chronologic ]. Used with permission.

    • 36 min
    #50 The Chartographers: Brown Eyed Girls

    #50 The Chartographers: Brown Eyed Girls

    Who would've guessed that all these years later, Evan & Taran would be finishing the fourth season of their podcast by tackling their 50th artist, and not only that, it's their first foreign-language artist, their first K-pop act, and also, arguably, one of the best ones. It's the Brown Eyed Girls, and Evan, Taran, and special guest Mason Bykowski (IG: @mb_art21) rank the discography of one of K-pop's most beloved and storied groups. It's a hell of a ride, and thank you for taking it with us all these years later. Enjoy!

    /// Our theme song for this episode is "Miracle" by Amelia Airhorn from their self-released album AMELIA AIRHORN. Get it and support them here [ ameliaairhorn.com ]. Used with permission.

    • 54 min
    #49.5 Happy Hour Minisode: Butch Walker

    #49.5 Happy Hour Minisode: Butch Walker

    What's the best mixtape YOU'VE ever had? This question, along with so many others, come up in our Happy Hour Minisode for Butch Walker. Evan, Taran, and special guest Sarah Gentile talk all things Butch, from seeing him live to his worst song to his documentaries to his just how hot his "Plaid Dad" phase is. Stay gold, y'all.

    /// Our theme song for this episode is "Miracle" by Caravan Palace off of their 2019 album CHRONOLOGIC (Lone Diggers/Le Plan Recordings). Support them by snagging it here [ lnk.to/Chronologic ]. Used with permission.

    • 35 min
    #49 The Chartographers: Butch Walker

    #49 The Chartographers: Butch Walker

    Well son of a Butch, we've done it again. Join Evan, Taran, and special guest Sarah Gentile as they dive into the history of teenage bullet belt Butch Walker, who ascended from teenage hair metal guitar maestro to power pop fiend to accomplished solo artist. We rank his wide-ranging, genre-spanning discography with nothing but pure Rock Vocal Power. Enjoy!

    /// Our theme song for this episode is "Miracle" by Amelia Airhorn from their self-released album AMELIA AIRHORN. Get it and support them here [ ameliaairhorn.com ]. Used with permission.

    • 56 min
    #48.5 Happy Hour Minisode: Shelby Lynne

    #48.5 Happy Hour Minisode: Shelby Lynne

    The ranking is over, but the good times with Shelby Lynne aren't done yet! Join Evan, Taran, and special guest Nathan Dunbar as they talk about Shelby's worst song, her "pop" phase and what its intentions are, and the "Woo Girls" that can be found at her otherwise-lovely concerts.

    /// Our theme song for this episode is "Miracle" by Caravan Palace off of their 2019 album CHRONOLOGIC (Lone Diggers/Le Plan Recordings). Support them by snagging it here [ lnk.to/Chronologic ]. Used with permission.

    • 29 min
    #48 The Chartographers: Shelby Lynne

    #48 The Chartographers: Shelby Lynne

    In The Chartographers 100+ episodes and 45+ artists covered, somehow, the boys haven't gotten around to covering country, so when it came time to pick an artist to cover, you know what we had to go with: the iconiclastic, genre-bending, play-by-her-own-rules troubadour that is Shelby Lynne! Evan, Taran, and special guest Nathan Dunbar go through all things Shelby as they rank her wide, expansive, and consistently-changing discography for luminous effect. It's a journey about as lovely as the day that Johnny met June.

    Enjoy!

    /// Our theme song for this episode is "Miracle" by Amelia Airhorn from their self-released album AMELIA AIRHORN. Get it and support them here [ ameliaairhorn.com ]. Used with permission.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Tankboy ,

Entertaining, but needs a bit of fact checking.

Are you looking for impassioned discussions by music lovers duking it out to rank an artist's albums? Then this is a good place to start. The hosts and panelists mostly know their stuff—though they occassionally get minor facts wrong, but that doesn't really impact the rankings. Or the entertaining back-and-forth. Bonus points for their inclusion of Weird Al Yankovic within the curriculum.

Work Friends Cbraz ,

Casey B

Love this podcast. Fun and smart. A great argument starter.

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