Louder Than Sound

14
May

Ep28: Late Bloomers : Yo La Tengo - Painful

Charlie discusses Yo La Tengo's 1993 album "Painful", which is his entry for the "Late Bloomers" theme.  Jake listens to it at the gentle behest of Charlie, and wants to discuss it as well, but is too busy gazing at his shoes and tinkering with that damn organ really do it justice.

Ouch!  That really hurts, it's almost painful, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

7
May

Ep27 : Late Bloomers : Wilco - Being There

On this episode, Jake discusses Wilco's 1995 album "Being There", which is his entry for the "Late Bloomers", or as it's more colloquially known, "Albums We Didn't Like at First but Came To Love", theme.  Chaz listens to it  at the gentle behest of Jake, and wants to discuss it as well, but is too busy traveling in a time machine to recommend it to Jake again in the year 2000, just so that he can take credit for Jake's hopeless love affair with it even more in the year 2021 on this podcast.

There's rows and rows of houses, with the windows painted blue, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

9
Apr

Ep26 : Best Albums of 1970-1974 - #5 through #1

It's an extravaganza!  

If by extravaganza, you mean a continuing little break from our usual format to present a celebration and countdown of hosts Jake and Charlie's favorite albums from the years of our Lord 1970-1974 in an alternating format that starts this time at #5 and finally ends at #1, then yes!  

It's definitely an extravaganza, on this edition of Louder Than Sound.

9
Apr

Ep25 : Best Albums of 1970-1974 - #10 through #6

It's an extravaganza!  

If by extravaganza, you mean a little break from our usual format to present a celebration and countdown of hosts Jake and Charlie's favorite albums from the years of our Lord 1970-1974 in an alternating format but stopping at our number 6 album and continuing next time with the rest, then yes!  

It's definitely an extravaganza, on this edition of Louder Than Sound.

26
Mar

Ep24 : Breakup Albums : The Jayhawks - Mockingbird Time

On this episode, Jake discusses The Jayhawks' 2011 album "Mockingbird Time", which is his entry for the "Breakup Albums" theme.  Chaz listens to it  at the gentle behest of Jake, and wants to discuss it as well, but is exhausted by the thought of how he's going to go about becoming estranged from Jake again, honestly, this time it better stick because Jake's just out here touring with the Louder Than Sound podcast and using the name even though clearly it wouldn't work without him, and now he's never speaking to Jake again.  Again.

Plus the last Louder Than Sound album was absolutely terrible, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

19
Mar

Ep23 : Break Up Albums : St Vincent - Masseduction

Charlie discusses St Vincent's 2019 album "Masseduction", which is his entry for the "Break Up Albums" theme.  Jake listens to it at the gentle behest of Charlie, and wants to discuss it as well, but is too engaged at the moment with popping pills and reveling in some light and consensual BDSM.

The safe words are "Louder than Sound" on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

12
Mar

Ep22 : Unlikely Collaborations : Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

On this episode, Jake discusses Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' album "Raising Sand", which is his entry for the "Unlikely Collaborators" theme.  Chaz listens to it as well at the gentle behest of Jake, and wants to discuss it as well, but the sand raised by the artists is in his eyes and scratching them badly, plus all of Alison Krauss' 27 Grammys are clogging up the works.

There's a lot going on here, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

12
Mar

Ep21 : Unlikely Collaborations : Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach - Painted From Memory

Charlie discusses Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach's album "Painted From Memory", which is his entry for the "Unlikely Collaborations" theme.  Jake listens to it at the gentle behest of Charlie, and wants to discuss it as well, but found himself awash in a pastiche-tinged 60's pop fever dream instead.

It was a bit of challenge overall, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

26
Feb

Ep20 : Albums of One : John Vanderslice, featuring The Magik Magik Orchestra - White Wilderness

On this episode, Jake discusses John Vanderslice's 2011 album "White Wilderness", which is his entry for the "Albums Of One" theme.  Chaz listens to it as well at the gentle behest of Jake, and wants to discuss it as well, but is so busy ravaging the indie legend John Vanderslice with John Mayer and Jack Johnson comparisons that he disappears up his own butt in a spectacular display of poor referentialism.  

But at least he likes the album alot, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

19
Feb

Ep19 : Albums of One : Laurie Anderson - Big Science

Charlie discusses Laurie Anderson's 1982 album "Big Science", which is his entry for the "Albums of One" theme.  Jake listens to it at the gentle behest of Charlie, and wants to discuss it as well, but can't speak about the mundane yet profound outrageousness of life (and consequently, the album) without a constant "huh" noise of his own creation on an endless loop in the background, and he couldn't figure out how to produce one in time even though the technology has existed since the late 1970's.

But then again, Chaz doesn't like the color of his sweaters anymore anyway, on this episode of Louder Than Sound.

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