Ep 22 – Big Thief – Dragon, New Warm Mountain … – This Is Not Happening – An Album Of The Month Podcast
Following last months’s Album Club #1, This Is Not Happening returns to our traditional format. In part 1, we deep dive into an album that one of us has selected. In Part 2 we play ‘Spin It or Bin It?’ where we judge each others track selections of great new music from 2022.
Part 1 – Album of the Month
This month it’s Guy’s choice, Small World the new album by Metronomy. Spoiler Alert – Metronomy are one of Guy’s favourite bands. We discuss our expectations, reactions, reflections, dynamics in the band and if every album being released at the moment is in some way a ‘lockdown album’.
Some interesting ‘bits’ to check out;
- The Metacritic album review summary can be found here
- An interesting interview with Joe Mount for DIY Mag can be found here
- Joe Mount doing an Instagram Live Q&A can be foundhere
Part 2 – ‘Spin it’ or ‘Bin it?’
In the second part of this episode we get stuck into the MASSIVE amount of great music that has been released in 2022. We all pick a track, introduce our track and ask the others the critical question ‘spin it’ or ‘bin it?’ We then decide on a track of the month from the list of 4.
Nolan’s track selection is – Pusha T – ‘Diet Coke’
David’s track selection is – Sasami – ‘Call Me Home’
Joey’s track selection is – Holodrum – ‘Low Light’
Guy’s track selection is – Ibibio Sound Machine – ‘All That You Want’
A link to a mini-Spotify-playlist of these 4 tracks can be found here.
In order to make our selections, we all create a long list, then shortlist 4 tracks each. The 16 tracks that make up our track shortlists can be found here.