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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.
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Apr 6, 2015

In another exciting episode of the Great Albums podcast, Bill shares one of his all-time favorite albums from one of his all-time favorite artists with Brian! Bill travels down memory lane as he explains how Guster helped him discover music that wasn't only about loud guitars. Harmony, songwriting, Steve Lillywhite, Judaism, Tufts University, and more are discussed as we make our way through the album, discussing each and every track from Guster's Lost and Gone Forever (1999, Palm/Reprise)!

1 Comments
  • three and a half years ago
    Daniel
    Loved to hear you guys go through this album, as Guster is one of my favorite bands (looking forward to seeing them this weekend)!

    Two comments, though:

    First, I could tell that something didn't sound right when you were playing songs from the album. Listening to the actual songs, however you were playing them was either only playing or only recording the left channel. I didn't notice that while listening to the Whatever and Ever Amen episode (admittedly, the only other ep I've listened to), but maybe Guster has more stereo separation. Regardless, hopefully you guys are able to play/record both channels before you tackle any Beatles albums.

    Second, and more importantly when discussing Lost and Gone Forever as a whole, was that you guys didn't mention the (apparent) theme of the album. All of the songs on the album are, or could be, about a break up. Whether or not it's all the same break up, or from the same side of the relationship, that's not clear, but I feel like you could string all the songs together (quite possibly in the order they're in on the album) to tell the story of a break up.
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