For episode 12, there was no avoiding the joyless juggernaut that is the new Drake album Scorpion. At 90 minutes long and 25 songs, there is a lot to talk about. So instead, Andrea Cleary and Niall talk about Drake as a popular artist, his feud with Pusha, his relationship with women and the industry’s need to lionise the rapper and R&B artist. OK, so we also talk about where Scorpion sits in his discography. Here’s The Ringer article mentioned.
After that it’s songs of the week and then we discuss three new albums from Gorillaz, Let’s Eat Grandma and J Colleran and Andrea presents an intro to jazz legend John Coltrane in light of the release of an undiscovered 1963 album (Andrea’s accompanying Spotify playlist). Plus, Roisin Murphy isn’t happy.
Here’s this week’s podcast:[powerpress]
Drake – Emotionless
Drake – Nice For What
Songs of the week
Lizzo – Boys
Phantastic Ferniture – Fuckin ‘n’ Rollin
James Vincent McMorrow – Me And My Friends
Jealous of the Birds – Russian Doll
Big Red Machine – Forest Green
Albums of the week
Let’s Eat Grandma – Hot Pink
Let’s Eat Grandma – Falling For You
Gorillaz – Tranz
Gorillaz – Hollywood
J Colleran – And the Sky Cracked For The First Time
An intro to John Coltrane
John Coltrane – Untitled Original 11383
John Coltrane – Giant Steps
John Coltrane – My Favourite Things
John Coltrane – Greensleeves
— Andrea’s accompanying Spotify playlist
Roisin Murphy – Plaything
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Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.