Ep 24 – Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers – This Is Not Happening – An Album Of The Month Podcast
Last month we shared our thoughts on ‘Dragon New Mountain I Believe In You’ by Big Thief. This month This Is Not Happening stays in the broad genre of ‘Indie’ with Hurray for The Riff Raff’s ‘Life on Earth’ which we get into a deep discussion about in Part 1. In Part 2, we play ‘Spin It or Bin It?’ where we judge the tracks that we’ve chosen for this month’s theme.
Part 1 – Album of the Month
This month it’s Joseph’s choice, ‘Life on Earth’ by Hurray for the Riff Raff. We discuss the album in length, favourite tracks, what other artists’s energy we can hear in this music … and what has become the killer question for us; ‘is the production engaging or disengaging ?’ Big scenes on this pod guys!
There’s some great bits to link you to this month too;
- The Metacritic review page is always a good start and can be found here
- Check out this live performance of some of the album’s tracks here
- The following are podcasts that are really interesting to listen to if you like the album and want to hear more and/or other people’s opinions on it;
In the second part of this episode we get stuck into 4 tracks representing this months theme – ‘Minimalist Grooves’. We all pick a track, introduce our track and ask the others the painfully binary critical question; ‘spin it’ or ‘bin it?’
After last month’s Spin it or Bin It ‘fiasco’, this month is a little calmer and another great chat. It’s a bit more of a love-in than last months with lots of ‘Spin Its’ but a couple of ‘Bin Its’ in there too.
- Nolan’s track selection is – ‘In White Rooms’ by Booka Shade
- Joey’s track selection is – ‘Dance’ by ESG
- David’s track selection is – ‘Cranes in the Sky’ by Solange
- Guy’s track selection is – ‘Weak Become Heroes’ by The Streets
Episode #24 will be with you soon – Nolan will be guiding us through Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar and WOW, there’s a lot to talk about there! Have a listen and share some thoughts with us on the blog or on our Insta. Its hard not to have an opinion on this one.