11 episodes

The Record Refresh is a music podcast about memorable albums. Join co-hosts and longtime friends Joey Mezzatesta and Chris Aquino as they dissect the most "relistenable" albums through the years - providing context about each record, going into why they're so impactful, and picking out highlights (and lowlights) from each one.

The Record Refresh Joey Mezzatesta and Chris Aquino

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Record Refresh is a music podcast about memorable albums. Join co-hosts and longtime friends Joey Mezzatesta and Chris Aquino as they dissect the most "relistenable" albums through the years - providing context about each record, going into why they're so impactful, and picking out highlights (and lowlights) from each one.

    Ep. 10: Arctic Monkeys, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"

    Ep. 10: Arctic Monkeys, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"

    For episode 10, Chris and Joe are going back to an album that was a huge part of their high school years: Arctic Monkeys’ debut record, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.” Join the guys as they talk about the beginning of their relationship with Arctic Monkeys (3:54), this album as part of the ‘early internet’ wave of music discovery (8:50), and their favorite song off the record (14:35) before they dive into the Categories.

    As always, feel free to hit the guys up on Twitter (@recordrefresh) or via email (therecordrefresh@gmail.com).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 9: Outkast, "Stankonia"

    Ep. 9: Outkast, "Stankonia"

    We’re taking you down to the Dirty South today for episode 9 with Outkast and their fourth studio album, “Stankonia.” Join the two dope boyz Joe and Chris as they talk about their initial experiences with Outkast (3:32), what stands out the most for them about “Stankonia,” (8:46), and their favorite song on the record (14:54) before a special EXTENDED Categories section for this pod.

    As always, feel free to hit the guys up on Twitter (@recordrefresh) or via email (therecordrefresh@gmail.com).

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 8: Miles Davis, "Kind of Blue"

    Ep. 8: Miles Davis, "Kind of Blue"

    It’s episode 8! And we’re dipping into the world of jazz, with one of the genre’s best known albums: Miles Davis, “Kind of Blue.” Get out your jazz flute and play along as Joe and Chris talk about how this album propelled jazz forward (10:30), the most relistenable moments from “Kind of Blue,” (16:37) and the vibe this album creates (27:30) before breezing through the categories.

    As always, feel free to hit the guys up on Twitter (@recordrefresh) or via email (therecordrefresh@gmail.com).

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 7: Arcade Fire, "Funeral"

    Ep. 7: Arcade Fire, "Funeral"

    For episode 7, we’re tackling one of the guys’ all-time favorites: Arcade Fire’s debut album, “Funeral.” Strap in as the guys discuss what immediately stands out about this album (10:20), how they rank each of the Neighborhood songs (12:52), and the origins of the Pitchfork game (24:00) before picking favorite moments from the record.

    As always, feel free to hit the guys up on Twitter (@recordrefresh) or via email (therecordrefresh@gmail.com).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 6: Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black"

    Ep. 6: Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black"

    Episode 6! We’re moving right along and paying homage to a true music goddess - Amy Winehouse. In this episode, Chris and Joe talk “Back to Black,” Amy’s second album. Tune in as they discuss the media coverage surrounding Winehouse (8:06), their favorite song on the record (19:08), and the morality of posthumous artistic releases (24:10) before breaking down the best of the rest.

    As always, feel free to hit the guys up on Twitter (@recordrefresh) or via email (therecordrefresh@gmail.com).

    • 58 min
    Ep. 5: Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours"

    Ep. 5: Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours"

    It’s episode 5 and we’re back with yet another banger - Fleetwood Mac’s classic album “Rumours.” Listen along as Joe and Chris discuss their own personal journeys with Fleetwood Mac (2:57), the ridiculous amounts of relationship drama that went into the making of this album (14:40), and the influence of a little drug called cocaine (31:06) on this band before they get into the categories.

    As always, feel free to hit the guys up on Twitter (@recordrefresh) or via email (therecordrefresh@gmail.com).

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Riley Mac ,

A treat!

This is a really fun and informative podcast that does an awesome job both a) taking me down memory lane for albums I know and love and b) exposing me to classic records that I somehow missed first time around. Joey and Chris are a great team and balance going deep into the music itself with exploring the broader context around it. Check it out!

_keeksss ,

A must listen for everyone!

As a more casual music listener, I am usually intimidated by music podcasts or music blogs, but I have learned so much from this podcast, especially the Rumours episode!

I love the albums and artists Joe and Chris have covered so far, how nostalgic some of them are for me, and have learned so much about each band’s history and listened to these albums with a new perspective after listening to this podcast.

Highly recommend this podcast, for music nerds and casual music listeners alike!

JoshAllen#1 ,

Can’t Miss!!

For better or for worse, the conversation about music and how it should be listened to has changed over the last 10+ years. It feels like music is released one song at a time now as opposed to releasing an entire album of songs all at once. We collectively only seem to discuss the release radar from Spotify or the newest viral music video on YouTube. Well, I for one miss talking about albums!

Albums are the soul behind the artist. They are the vision of the artist. They deserve to be talked about. Especially the monumental albums like good kid, m.A.A.d city, Abby Road, and Rumours!

If you agree, you gotta listen to this podcast. It’s legit can’t miss. Chris and Joe have an amazing rapport and a goofy sense of humor that you can’t help but appreciate. Their joy and passion for music is unparalleled. Overall, just two sharp people that give albums their due. The Record Refresh is therefore a must subscribe.

Can’t recommend enough!

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