234 episodes

Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.

The Next Track Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn discuss music and musicians, and how we listen to music, whether it be analog or digital, downloaded or streamed, audio, or video.

    Episode #234 - Musical Nostalgia

    Episode #234 - Musical Nostalgia

    Doug bought a turntable, and we discuss musical nostalgia.


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    ‌Show notes:



    Pioneer DJ PLX-500 turntable
    Primaphone Cabinet Grand gramophone
    Episode #54 – Guitarist Woody Mann Talks about His Documentary on the Life of Rev. Gary Davis
    Never-Before-Heard Music By Son House ‘Forever On My Mind’ Drops March 18


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    Son House: Forever on My Mind
    Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story












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    Episode #233 - The End of the Sixties

    Episode #233 - The End of the Sixties

    No album better marks the transition from the sixties from the seventies than the Rolling Stones' Let it Bleed.


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    Let it Bleed
    Rolling Store review by Greil Marcus
    Grateful Dead, 9/3/77 Englishtown, NJ
    Gimme Shelter (film)


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    Episode #232 - How People Listen to Music Today

    Episode #232 - How People Listen to Music Today

    Doug and Kirk take a look at how people listen to music today, with lots of statistics.


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    ‌Show notes:



    The Infinite Dial 2021
    The Dial
    Eve Weather
    Sonos Arc
    Welcombe Radio
    Podcasting Pocket Guide


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    Brad Mehldau: Jacob's Ladder
    The Faces: Ooh La La












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    Episode #231 - 60 Years

    Episode #231 - 60 Years

    A rock band is embarking an a tour to celebrate 60 years of music making. That's a long time.


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    Fan buys Tom Brady's "last" touchdown football for $518,628 — then Brady unretires
    Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings
    Rolling Stones VIP tickets
    Watch Keith Richard reunite with the X-Pensive Winos at New York show


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    Marc Johnson: Overpass
    Still Little Fingers: Fly the Flag












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    Episode #230 - I was born a ramblin' man...

    Episode #230 - I was born a ramblin' man...

    Doug and Kirk don't know what to talk about for this episode, so they ramble about the smart home, audio gear, TVs, music, and more.


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    ‌Show notes:



    How to Use Thread HomeKit Devices with Apple TV and HomePod mini
    Eve Weather
    Qualcomm has found a way to support lossless audio over Bluetooth headphones — could Apple be next?
    PhotoActive episode 104: The Leica Episode
    Braun Audio
    Naim Mu-So
    Basketball Jones


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    Tuxedomoon: Half Mute
    Stevie Wonder: Talking Book












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    Episode #229 - London Calling

    Episode #229 - London Calling

    Some say the Clash's London Calling is the best rock album of all time.


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    London Calling (Wikipedia)
    Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten
    Robert Christgau: The Year of the Lollapalooza
    Rolling Stone: The 80 Greatest Albums of 1980
    Sandanista Now! Playlist
    Episode #98 - 1981





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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

MacLoverIke ,

Review of The Next Track Podcast

I listen to The Next Track Podcast, very frequently. They have an extremely informative and entertaining Podcast, with an interesting twist on Music and how it’s consumed. They have vast experiences to draw from, but with a slight bias towards Rock, and Pop music. I enjoy alternate takes on Music, but I disagree with their reports on the use of A/M-Fm radio, and it’s ubiquity. Most Vehicles still have AM-FM radios, and they are still the most listened-to form of Music today. Radio stations and Record labels pushed the customers away from CD’s to prevent duplication and to reform the market for how Artists are paid, and many of us disagree about the so-called inconvenience of CD’s and DVD’s. I believe that Tge Next Track has more direct, in-depth, full understanding, knowledge of the Music business and the distribution of Music, than any other Podcast, and I highly recommend following and listening to their Podcast.

DCNYer ,

Equal to my level of "audiophile" skepticism

I found this podcast after reading a Q&A from one of the hosts in an "audiophile" forum. After looking at the list of episodes, I was happy to see that they included interviews with classical music artists and journalists. The hosts evince a nice balance of "audiophile" skepticism with appreciation of quality sound reproduction. I'm working my way through back episodes and already enjoy their interviews with Andy Doe. Keep up the good work and I'm glad this podcast has maintained a consistent publication schedule, unlike other audiophile podcasts that peter out.

nrcyclist ,

Death of the Stereo?

As a single "thing" to buy, you are right that the "stereo" is dead. In my home, I have the video system setup in living room. We have streaming through the home, but single speakers. Its the new 'radio' in our home. Then I have a 2-channel system with streamer, DAC and integrated amp. There is a second input from the PC. This is a near field setup... $2,500 of components. The new stereo and the best sound in the house. Thanks for the show. Great exchanged between the two of you.

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