Join Chris and a rotating cast of friends (but usually Nico) as they wax nostalgic on the pop music that is forever bound to their memories of growing up weird.
075 Now! 24, Side B
The backside of Now! 24 has high highs and low lows. Welcome to the program, Lily Allen, and hello, Nickelback, our old friends: we meet again. This episode has the gang recommending their favorite Halloween spook-a-doodles before tipping back double soy venti latte-gaze-acinos and chasing it with a shot of Mom Rock. Plus: we have to be done with The All-American Rejects for a while, right?
074 Now! 24, Side A
It's Now! 24! Be thankful you're listening to the front half of this one because hoooo boy, wait til Side B. Here, however, we've got the boys gushing over video game music and 80s pop songs that are not at all on this compilation. They also talk about the unqiquitous power of Timbaland, respectfully disagree on Beyonce, and add -licious to so many stupid words. It's nonsense, but it's our nonsense.
073 Now! 23, Side B
It's Now! 23, Side B, which definitely wasn't delayed due to one of the hosts having an arm injury. We finish up the disc by discussing horror icons' love lives, Nico takes a deep dive into the Nick Lachey/Jessica Simpson marriage and divorce and songs around it, Chris talks "selling out," and we finally talk Old Town Road.
072 Now! 23, Side A
La boix are back from their CRJ-cation to talk Now! 23! We're swinging with some heavy hitters on this one, but most of them are strikeouts. Welcome back Timbaland after a massive hiatus, and he's bringing with him Nelly Furtado and JT. Does his extremely 2006 sound hold up? What is Fergie's London Bridge and why is it going down? What would songs from this volume sound like if done today? Plus more concert stories, diversions, and cringey impressions than you can shake a tailfeather at.
071 The Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION Minute: Cut to the Feeling
This week, on the season finale of The E•MO•TION Minute, Nico and Chris search for something negative to say about the A+ B-side "Cut to the Feeling." Is this the best B-side of all-time? Who saw the movie this was attached to? Where would it have fit in E•MO•TION? Come for what basically becomes a 15 minute discussion on CRJ's high range, stay for our pitch for 80s rom-com "Weekend at Carly's."
070 The Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION Minute: Tug of War (Tug of War)
Sorry for the slight delay in kicking off this month's finale to The E•MO•TION Minute 2019; Chris moved into a new place and is meticulously setting up his sound system to get the exact correct amount of CRJ Vibes because, for this episode, we had to listen to "Tug of War," the pretty awful title track off of her debut album. What happens when an artist who hasn't yet found her sound drifts out of her vocal range in the chorus that follows lyrics that fail in their attempt to be clever? It's a bad song, folks, but it's a song that hints at the pop music Charizard she would eventually evolve into. It's not pop, it's not lattegaze, so who is this song even for? The answer is definitely not us. Also: welcome Feminist Icon Mrs. Bucket to the show!
"Love the 90s? Me too!" -Everyone
If you are into 90s nostalgia (and who isn't these days?), you'll love this! Every episode takes you back to some terrible middle school memories in a way that is less mentally taxing than attending one of those ubiquitous 90s nostalgia summer tours that Smashmouth or Sugar Ray headline!
There's nothing like it out there
Listen, while I don't like the very last thing on the thing that they do on the second episode, it's actually a really good podcast and is actually a good look back one what pop was like over the past 60 comp albums that have been releaed. I laugh a lot and also what to get invovled in arguments with host Chris and his guests. Overall it's a very solid podcast. If you like pop music, I strongly suggest that you listen this and see what songs you remember.