Join Dan Bull and Will Warren as each episode they take a brilliant pop album and go through it track by track, discussing the acts, the songwriting and production, iconic music videos and artwork, and their memories of the release.
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Hosts: Dan Bull & Will Warren
Artwork: Arran McAskill
Theme tune: Thurston Shacklady (2020 - ), Alex Lane (2018 - 2019)
Glastonbury is back, and not only will we be there but we're sure many of you will be too, and enjoying the experience from home as well. Join us for this special episode where we preview some of our most anticipated acts, share who from our TBT archives will be playing, and speculate wildly about who else might be there. Enjoy!
200th Album - Bloopers Special
To celebrate releasing our 200th album episode we present to you some of our slip ups, squabbles and indiscretions for your listening pleasure, in a supercut mini-episode... Enjoy!
Pet Shop Boys - Actually
It's our 200th album episode! So of course it's all about Pet Shop Boys, and this time we're going track by track through their second album, Actually. To help us celebrate we're joined by some of our listeners to share their memories of the band and the album, but what are yours? As always let us know on the socials @trackbytrackuk
Erasure - ABBA-esque (with Andy Bell)
Just days after ABBA Voyage opened its doors to the public, we're celebrating an ABBA project that, at the time, was one of the first to bring the iconic Swedish four-piece back to the public conscious following their split in the early 80s. Released 30 years ago this week, ABBA-esque saw Erasure, one of the most popular acts of the time, put their spin on four ABBA classics. The EP was a huge success, staying at the top of the UK charts for five weeks.
We're joined by Andy Bell to discuss the EP, his memories of ABBA, Voyage, Björn Again's Erasure-ish release, and more.
As always let us know your thoughts on the socials @trackbytrackuk
If you haven't already, check out our other Erasure and ABBA episodes, including Patreon exclusives on Erasure's Chorus and ABBA's The Visitors, and the ABBA episode of Further Listening, our Patreon series where we share ten of our favourite deep cuts and covers.
New Music Drop - May 2022
May's New Music Drop is here. Join us as we share are favourite new music of the month of May 2022. This month including Linus and the Moon, Tove Lo, Zee Machine, Rina Sawayama, James Righton, Rikki Disco, Diana Ross & many more. Let us know what you think @trackbytrackuk.
Please note: There will be no New Music Drop next month (June) but look out for a Glastonbury special leading up to the last weekend of the month where we'll be at that very place.
Listen to this months Podcast tracks, and our full long list of May new music selections on our New Music Drop Playlist available on Apple Music and Spotify.
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Duran Duran - Rio
Duran Duran's Rio is often, rightfully, heralded as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s and beyond, so to celebrate the 40th anniversary we're going track by track through it. And we're joined by some special guest Duranies, including writers, podcasters, producers and collectors. Let us know your memories of the album and your thoughts on the episode @trackbytrackuk
I got wind of this cast from Neil tenant’s post and haven’t looked back- got stuck in so to speak- have spent many a happy quarantine hour dog walking with headphones strapped on and a smile- nothing to take for granted these days. Thanks Dan and Will and keep up the great work in 2021!!
Finally people talking about the albums I love....
I probalby could have come up with a better title, but it's pretty succinct. These two well spoken, well educated, and well listened fellows pull from recent anals of music history and present the great music that we might have forgotten about and remind us to dust off those cds and spin again, just like last summer. Xo
As a college age kid in the US in the early 80s I was completely immersed and obsessed with the new wave of British bands who brought a completely fresh and original sound across the pond. The synths, the beats, the melodies, the harmonies, the embrace of pop, rock and dance was liberating for me since it was what my musical preferences gravitated to as opposed to the stale and tired music styles which the late 70s carried over into the very beginning of the 80s. What makes listening to Dan and Will so enjoyable is that I hear that same sense of loving the types of music I’ve been excited about since the early 80s and they’re expressing it from their UK point of view and with an appreciation for the foundations which most of today’s electronic and pop music was built upon. Additionally, they both have this sharp and sarcastic very British sense of humor which makes the podcasts even more enjoyable. Their most recent episode celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Duran Duran’s debut album titled Duran Duran is brilliant and encapsulates their love of music and in particular this album and band. They have included contributions from many who have worked with the band and a couple of surprises as well. Easily my favorite episode. But I’ve also lived episodes on New Order, Electronic, Pet Shop Boys, Blondie, Kylie Minogue, Alanis Morrisette, ABBA, U2, Madonna, Erasure, Depeche Mode and many, many more. Dan and Will are very knowledgeable about the music they discuss, yet, they approach it from a sense of enjoyment and love of music. Down to earth, relatable and great sense of humor make each of their episodes really fun to hear.