Thirty-five years after vocalist Ian Curtis's untimely death, Joy Division continues to inspire artists in the post-punk and rock genres. With only two masterful LPs created in two short years, they stand as a testament to the fact that music doesn't need exuberant personalities and prolonged careers to make a significant impact. In this artist deep-dive, Jake and Tom go through Joy Division's history, discography, and influence on the last four decades of music.
Despite his tragically short musical career, Nick Drake remains one of the most influential albeit underrated figures in acoustic and folk music. In this artist deep-dive, we walk through Nick's discography, discuss his character and how it affected his music, and the impact he's had since he passed away over forty years ago.
Let's talk about how to get into new music, and how technology has changed that process. This includes word of mouth, music clubs, radio, magazines and other publications, best-of lists, blogs, streaming sites, and a fun game you can play with your friends called Music League.
Jake and Tom go through Modest Mouse's discography, discussing high points, low points, style, and general impact on modern music.
Jake and Tom give their thoughts on some albums that came out in September 2015. Albums include:
Bring Me the Horizon - That's the Spirit
CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye
Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Kurt Vile - B'lieve I'm Goin' Down
Youth Lagoon - Savage Hills Ballroom
Battles - La Di Da Di
David Gilmour - Rattle That Lock
FIDLAR - Too
Widowspeak - All Yours
The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise
Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon
Ryan Adams - 1989
Metric - Pagans In Vegas
Iron Maiden - Book of Souls
Idjut Boys - Versions
Slayer - Repentless
Disclosure - Caracal
The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven
New Order - Music Complete
Big Grams - Big Grams (EP)
Mac Miller - GO:OD AM
Motion City Soundtrack - Panic Stations
Blackalicious - Imani, Vol. 1
The Dead Weather - Dodge and Burn
Silversun Pickups - Better Nature