My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

My Favorite Album with Jeremy Dylan

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Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.

Episodes

189. Middle Kids on My Brightest Diamond 'Bring Me The Workhorse' (2006) and the debt MK owe to Bach and Chopin  

Middle Kids frontwoman and chief songwriter Hannah Joy on the marriage of emotional indie folk and sophisticated classicism that is My Brightest Diamond's debut LP and how it has influenced her own approach to pop music. 

Why are all modern rockers in debt to Bach and Chopin (and where does ABBA fit in)? What does it mean to see yourself as only a part of the greater story of pop music? What's with all the animal metaphors on this album? What is the most embarrassing thing Middle Kids drummer Harry Day has done on tour?

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 

188. Bitter Script Reader on 'That Thing You Do', Tom Hanks' classic rock film and soundtrack  

Film author and blogger the Bitter Script Reader joins me to celebrate Tom Hanks' classic 1996 film That Thing You Do, the best rock'n'roll biopic to only feature fictional pop bands.

We talk about how the film embodies the spirit of early 60s rock, as well as the spirit of Tom Hanks, how Hanks used his leverage as the biggest movie star on earth to get this idiosyncratic little film made, how the original songs in the film feel authentic to the period without feeling like parodies of real 60s rock, the trick of creating fake historical stars in films set amongst real history, how Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger was responsible for the title song and how the film morally diverges from almost all other rock'n'roll movies.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

187. Carly Rae Jepsen 'Emotion' (2015) with CRJ Dream Team Jess Gleeson, Adam Lewis and Geordie Gray  

How does the woman behind one of the biggest mainstream pop singles of the decade follow it up with a cult album beloved by critics and hipsters alike? I assembled a dream team of Carly Rae Jepsen fans, from photographer and record company staffer Jess Gleeson to Secret Garden music festival programmer Adam Lewis and emo social media influencer (and my flatmate) Geordie Gray. 

Sit back and listen as we unwind the story of one of the most unexpectedly beloved records of recent years, why it didn't achieve the mainstream success it deserved, the differences between CRJ and other more controversial pop stars, what's behind the emotional relationship we all have with this album - and much more...

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 

Legendary rock photographer Danny Clinch on Bruce Springsteen 'Greetings from Ashbury Park NJ' (1973) and how he became Bruce's go to photographer (REPOST)  

Note: This episode originally aired in March 2016.

Danny Clinch, harmonica player and the greatest rock photographer of the past 25 years, joins me to talk about the debut album of his idol and frequent collaborator Bruce Springsteen - ‘Greetings from Ashbury Park NJ’.

Danny talks about the parallels between his NJ upbringing and the characters on the album, why Springsteen’s managers have also produced his records, the album’s youthful energy, how he went from Bruce fan to his go-to photographer, jamming with the Boss on stage, introducing Bruce to Jason Isbell and how he manages to capture so many intimate, iconic moments with Springsteen and other legendary artists.

 

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Jake Clemons on Sarah McLachlan 'Surfacing', Springsteen songwriting advice and balancing his solo work with the E Street Band (REPOST)  

Reposting this episode on request from two lovely fans of the pod I met at a Bruce Springsteen gig last night.

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons joins host Jeremy Dylan to chat about his love for Sarah McLachlan’s 1997 album “Surfacing”.

Why did this album inspire Jake to become a songwriter? How did McLachlan and producer Pierre Marchand create a unique sound for the album? Why doesn’t Jake play all the instruments on his own records? Does Jake think his and Sarah McLachlan’s classical training is an asset or hindrance in creating great pop music? What key piece of songwriting advice that Bruce Springsteen gave Jake is reflected in this album?

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

186. Sarah Belkner on Peter Gabriel 'So' (1986)  

Sydney singer-songwriter makes music that's complex, compelling and controlled, and bathed in the influence of 80s new wave pop. Today she joins me to talk Peter Gabriel's solo album 'So', the 1986 juggernaut that dominated MTV and established his commercial resilience after a series of acclaimed, less populist records.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

Neil Finn (Crowded House) on Beatles, Bowie, Neil Young & Radiohead (REPOST)  

Reposting this episode on request to compliment the most recent chat with fellow Crowded House member Mark Hart.

The first Kiwi on the podcast waxes lyrical on four of the most influential albums in his record collection.

Neil and host Jeremy Dylan delve into The Beatles’ “Beatles for Sale” and Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush” and along the way talk about their shared memories of a bizarre Crowded House gig in Hyde Park, covering the Beatles with Paul Kelly, the Finn family record collection circa 1964, Neil’s planned first name-based supergroup, singing in falsetto and why he’s a self-described “perverse bastard”.

They delve in to David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” and Radiohead’s “In Rainbows”, try to resolve the Bowie vs. Bowie debate, why Bowie is as important to Neil as the Beatles, what Radiohead’s favorite card game is, the time and place to be methodical in rock'n'roll and Neil reveals his next musical project.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 

185. Mark Hart (Crowded House) on XTC 'Drums & Wires' (1979)  

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental wizard Mark Hart (Crowded House, Supertramp) joins me for a freewheeling journey through the records that inspired him through his formative years, particularly XTC's nervy new wave classic 'Drums & Wires'.

We talk about how XTC hid their intricacy and sophistication through canny pop songwriting, whatever happened to Oingo Boingo, driving to Woodstock on acid, how some Crowded House songs changed after they played them live, Mark’s possibly terrible childhood bands, a cover of “Louie Louie” in the style of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”, the time Nick Seymour almost introduced Mark to XTC guitarist Dave Gregory on a boat, why Mark’s height got him fired from Jackshit and much more.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

184. Emma Swift on Marianne Faithfull 'Broken English' (1979)  

In a moment of history where pissed off women are rising up, Queen of the Sadcore Bangers Emma Swift returns to the show to talk about Marianne Faithfull's brittle, confronting classic 'Broken English'.

Faithfull started her career being exploited as a folk-pop starlet, hitting rock bottom with drugs and homelessness and then taking control of her life and identity with this album. Emma and I talk about the cock forrest of the punk / new wave scene, how women are often written out of pop history, the inappropriate way Emma discovered the album, how it's influencing the shift in her music from despair to rage, and more.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

183. Owen Rabbit on Kate Bush 'Hounds of Love'  

On today's episode, I explore the link between Kate Bush's 1985 classic 'Hounds of Love' and modern electronic pop with Sydney singer-songwriter/producer Owen Rabbit. 

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

182. Robyn Hitchcock on Bob Dylan 'Blonde on Blonde' (1966)  

Legendary English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock returns to the podcast to talk about artist who’s influence has shaped his entire career - Bob Dylanand his iconic 1966 double album ‘Blond on Blonde’.

We talk about why some people are obsessed with finding the literal inspiration behind every Bob line, how Robyn fell in love with Dylan at boarding school, why David Bowie was the British Bob Dylan, how the Nashville session players changed the way Dylan made records, Dylan’s knack for song titles, whether it matters what order you sing the verses to these songs in, why Visions of Johanna is Robyn’s favorite song and the difference between being ‘a Bob Dylan’ instead of ‘the Bob Dylan’.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

181. Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) on Nirvana 'Nevermind' (1991)  

Dave Mudie, the deft powerhouse drummer who has been the engine room of Courtney Barnett's CB3 since 2012, joins me to talk about the album that changed music for him - and the rest of the world - Nirvana's iconic album Nevermind.

We talk about how a love for Nirvana united Dave, Courtney and bassist Boanes Sloane when they first played together in country-psych band Immigrant Union, the influence of Dave Grohl on his playing in songs like Pedestrian at Best and Depreston, being gifted a bottle of scotch by Grohl at a gig, running after a Krist Novoselic lookalike by mistake, the unique perks of the power trio formate that Nirvana, Led Zeppelin and the CB3 all used to their advantage - and what Dave, Boanes and Courtney have been playing in the tour bus while traversing the globe for the past few years.

We also delve into how producer Butch Vig used the ghost of John Lennon to convince Kurt Cobain to embrace more refined production, why Cobain later disavowed many aspects of the album, the track that almost didn't make it on the album due to human error, how the record label underestimated the demand for the album, and whether an album like Nevermind could have the same impact on the direction of music today.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

180. Brian Koppelman on Bruce Springsteen ‘Nebraska’ (1982)  

Filmmaker (Rounders, Ocean’s 13, Solitary Man), showrunner (Billions) and podcaster (The Moment) Brian Koppelman returns for his fourth appearance on the show, to open up Bruce Springsteen’s devastating classic Nebraska (1982).

We talk about how Brian turned to the album during a period of personal pain as a young man, how the stories resonate in the age of Trump and point to some of the factors behind his election, the hope Springsteen finds amongst the devastation of his characters, how he stands as an aspiration and relatable figure to his audience, whether it’s a good idea to turn Bruce’s songs into movies and the empathy that is key to the Boss’s music.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

179. Nick Allbrook (POND) on Outkast 'Love Below' (2003)  

Singer/songwriter and POND frontman Nick Allbrook takes me backstage before the band's recent LA show to reveal his long-term infatuation with Outkast's 2003 classic 'Love Below', the complex and endlessly inventive record helped teach Nick it was ok to love pop bangers.

We talk about how the album is structured like a concept record, the wonderfully weird production choices, how Andre 3000 and Outkast evolved from their early Atlanta rap days into the genre blending of 'Love Below', the Outkast cover Nick did with Tame Impala on triple J, stories about foisting the record on the Tame boys in their old sharehouse, the pop anxiety some psych fans have about the evolution of Pond's sound and what to expect from the new Pond record.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 

2016: What the fuck? ft Brian Koppelman, Lisa Mitchell, Mark Hart (Crowded House), Jeff Greenstein, Emma Swift, Davey Lane, Alex Lahey, Melody Pool, Cookin on 3 Burners and more  

10 conversations about the highs and lows of music in 2016

Emmy winner Jeff Greenstein on when David Bowie guest starred on his first TV sitcom. How Melbourne indie soul band Cookin' on 3 Burners had a smash hit on the French dance charts. Americana singer/songwriter Melody Pool on finding her way back to her darkest emotional places to write her stellar album Deep Dark Savage Heart. ARIA-nominee Lisa Mitchell on struggling with how to listen to music in the modern age. Nashville-based Aussie ex-pat Emma Swift on being artistically radicalised by the election of Donald Trump. Filmmaker Brian Koppelman (Billions, Rounders, Ocean's 13) on what music to listen to to get through the Trump blues, and what to expect from music in the coming years. Crowded House guitarist/keyboardist Mark Hart on the inside story of their triumphant reunion shows at the Sydney Opera House forecourt. You Am I guitarist Davey Lane on a year of playing with his living heroes and paying tribute to his dead ones. Singer/songwriter Alex Lahey on writing some of the year's best songs for her debut EP and what to expect from her imminent debut album. Host Jeremy Dylan reveals his 10 favorite albums of 2016.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

177. Harper Simon on The Beatles 'White Album' (1968)  

We kick off 2017 at the Chateau Marmont, where I join Harper Simon for bacon, eggs and coffee to talk about the most iconic double album in pop history - the Beatles White Album. 

We talk about how the album shows George Harrison coming into his own, the incredible musical diversity on the record, Eric Clapton and outside players guesting on Beatles records, whether knowing the Beatles personally changes how you listen to their music, whether or not ‘Revolution 9′ should’ve been cut from the album, the lyrical directness of the songs and that time Paul McCartney taught Harper how to play ‘Mother Nature’s Son’.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

176. Andrew P Street on Models 'Pleasure of Your Company' (1983)  

Sydney Morning Herald columnist, author and podcaster (Double Disillusionists) Andrew P Street on the Aussie new wave classic 'Pleasure of Your Company', what makes a band like Models a band when the lineup is constantly changing, how this album changed the way he thought about Australian music, using musical taste to define your identity and how going from writing about music to writing about politics changed the way he listens and experiences music.

There's almost no discussion of Peter Dutton.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

RIP George Michael - Rob Draper on 'Faith' (1987) - repost  

RIP George Michael, who shockingly passed away today at 53. Reposting this episode from January 2015 in his memory, about his classic solo album 'Faith'.

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We kick off our second year of podcasting with a visit to the podbooth from our returning champion Rob Draper. Rob, who appeared on the very first My Favorite Album a year ago talking Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, stops by to chat with host Jeremy Dylan about George Michael's 1987 raunchy smash album Faith.

Along the way, they break down classic tracks Faith, Father Figure, I Want Your Sex and Kissing A Fool, debate sexually explicit lyrics in pop music, learning to tolerate 80s production techniques and outline the story for a Broadway adaptation of the album.

The episode closes with Rob performing a rockin' rockabilly rendition of the classic title track.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

How do you write a good Xmas song? ft Kristian Bush, Lee Brice, Corb Lund and Tim Byron (REPOST)  

This episode was originally released December 2015.

For the first ever My Favorite Album Christmas special, I delve into the origins of the Christmas pop songs we all know today with musicologist and Sydney Morning Herald journalist Tim Byron - how did we go from religious music to songs about cold weather? Why were all the best Christmas songs written by Jewish guys? And why is an album of Christmas standards by Michael Buble outselling ever album but Adele?

I also check in with friend of the show Kristian Bush (Sugarland) to talk about his new original Christmas song ‘Thinking About Drinking For Christmas’ - what Christmas music did he dig growing up? How do you write a great Christmas song? And what are the essential elements of Christmas music?

Plus Canadian Corb Lund on why he’ll never make a Christmas album and Lee Brice on why he will.

Come back for our next episode - an emotional deep dive on the greatest Christmas album of all time.

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My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

175. Matt Farley on Beach Boys 'Love You' (1977)  

The man behind 'Pappa Razzi and the Photogs', 'The Passionate and Objective Jokerfan' and an array of other musical identities in the Motern Media stable, Matt Farley, welcomes me into his Danvers MA studio to convince me that the greatest Beach Boys album is not 'Pet Sounds' but actually their 1977 cult album 'Love You'.

We delve into the weird and murky circumstances of its creation, how it served as a sort of 'comeback album' for the band who had been in danger of relegation to the oldies circuit, how Brian Wilson functioned without a lyricist, how the band ageing gives some of their songs a creepy edge and more.

My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos.

If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

 

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