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The Great Albums podcast

The Great Albums

Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into the fandom of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review.

Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into the fandom of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review.

 

#371

Liner Notes - Bill's Listening Habits in 2021 (plus emails!)

Bill and pulls up Spotify's curated 2021 playlist and talks about what he enjoyed listening to in the last year! Plus some listener emails! ... Read more

03 Jan 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:50

03 Jan 2022


#370

Top 10 Albums of 2021 (Jeff)

Jeff Fiedler joins Bill to discuss his top 10 albums of 2021! Listen in to find out where he ranked albums from: ABBA, Adele, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Crowded house, Del Amitri, David Duchovny, Gary Kemp, John Mayer, and Silk Sonic! ... Read more

20 Dec 2021

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:37

20 Dec 2021


#369

Liner Notes - Bill's Listening Habits in 2020 (plus emails!)

Bill and Brian pull up Spotify's curated 2020 playlist and talk about what Bill enjoyed listening to in the last year! Bill talks about Pearl Jam, Craig Finn, the Beths, Great Grandpa, The Promise Ring, and maybe more? Also we share listeners’ top 10s of 2020 and their thoughts on Brian and Jeff's lists. ... Read more

04 Jan 2021

57 MINS

57:49

04 Jan 2021


#368

Top 10 Albums of 2020 (Jeff)

Jeff Fiedler joins Bill and Brian to discuss his top 10 albums of 2020! Listen in to find out where he ranked albums from: Fiona Apple, Bob Dylan, Haim, the Killers, Kylie Minogue, Mandy Moore, Harry Styles, Keith Urban, The Who, and Hayley Williams. ... Read more

21 Dec 2020

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:03

21 Dec 2020


#367

Top 10 Albums of 2020 (Brian)

It's that time of year again! So, Bill and Brian dust off their microphones to chat about Brian's top albums of 2020. Featured in this episode include albums from: Fiona Apple, Beach Bunny, Phoebe Bridgers, Drakeo the Ruler, Bob Dylan, Haim, Jyoti, Mac Miller, Run the Jewels, and Jessie Ware. ... Read more

14 Dec 2020

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:06

14 Dec 2020


#366

Liner Notes - A Look Back on 10 Classic Pop Punk Bands' "Mature" Albums from Brooklyn Vegan

Bill and Brian are back once again to talk about a fun article, this time from Brooklyn Vegan, in which Andrew Sacher explores the phenomenon of classic pop punk bands ditching their youthful sound for a more "mature" expression of art. We have fun talking about some of the albums we've enjoyed like Green Day's Warning or Hellogoodbye's Would It Kill You and others we didn't know too much about prior to this like Panic at the Disco's Pretty Odd and The Early November's The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path. Check out the original article . Also, note that there's a little noise coming through our digital connection. We tried to clean it up the best we could and hope it doesn't detract from the show! ... Read more

27 Jul 2020

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:04

27 Jul 2020


#365

Liner Notes - Pearl Jam's 25 Best Deep Cuts from Spin

Bill and Brian dive into the Spin magazine article by Dan Weiss to see where they agree, disagree, and maybe dip into thoughts on the band's latest release, Gigaton. ... Read more

06 Apr 2020

1 HR 45 MINS

1:45:58

06 Apr 2020


#364

High Fives - Top 5 Albums We've Not Covered

Bill and Brian create content by listing 5 albums each that we wish we'd have covered on the podcast! There's always hope! ... Read more

23 Mar 2020

1 HR 45 MINS

1:45:18

23 Mar 2020


#363

Liner Notes - Bill's Listening Habits in 2019

Bill pulls up Spotify's curated 2019 playlist and sits down to talk about what he enjoyed (or just listened to) in 2019. Bill talks about the Weakerthans, the National, the Hold Steady, Craig Finn, the Beths, PUP, Ex Hex, Charly Bliss, the Extensions, Frightened Rabbit, Wilco, the New Pornographers, and maybe more? ... Read more

30 Dec 2019

38 MINS

38:48

30 Dec 2019


#362

Top 10 Albums of 2019 (Jeff)

Bill and Brian hang out with thegreatalbums.com blogger Jeff Fiedler as he counts down his favorite albums from 2019. Listen to find out where he ranked albums from: Lana Del Rey, Bruce Hornsby, Jonas Brothers, Jenny Lewis, New Pornographers, Thomas Rhett, Raphael Saadiq, Sturgill Simpson, Vampire Weekend, and Kanye West! ... Read more

16 Dec 2019

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:18

16 Dec 2019


#361

Top 10 Albums of 2019 (Brian)

Brian lists his favorite albums of 2019! Bill listens. Listen in to find out where Brian ranked albums from: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Lana Del Rey, King Princess, Jenny Lewis, Lizzo, Angel Olsen, Purple Mountains, Tyler the Creator, Jamila Woods, and Nilufer Yanya! ... Read more

09 Dec 2019

1 HR 27 MINS

1:27:35

09 Dec 2019