Episode 100 – You can’t make a Tomlette without breaking a few Gregs.
I restarted the Nialler9 Podcast back in February 2018 after stopping the first guise in 2014 in a time before podcasts were really a thing, and it is really is my favourite way to get into nuanced and interesting discussion about music and to chat to people with the full context of their voices, a thing made especially easy when you have someone as knowledgeable as Andrea Cleary as one half of the enterprise. Thanks Dre.
Today’s episode is number One Hundred and myself and Andrea are reviewing Taylor Swift’s Aaron Dessner-produced album folklore, the followup to Lover which we reviewed on Episode 59.
We discuss the absolute state of the government’s dealings with the music industry, the state of the Chainsmokers’ socially-distant gig and talk about tracks from Fia Moon, Ailbhe Reddy, SOAK and Saint Sister’s Gemma Doherty and Angel Olsen.
And, as the subheading suggests, we discuss Succession again.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
Album of the week
Taylor Swift – folklore
Swift’s eighth studio album made remotely during lockdown, largely with producer Aaron Dessner of The National. Is it her folk album? Her cottagecore chamber pop album? We put on a comfy sweater and head to the monochrome woods for a walk with the album on our headphones.
Songs of the week
- Fia Moon – xx
- Angel Olsen – Whole New Mess
- Ailbhe Reddy – Between Your Teeth
- SOAK, Saint Sister’s Gemma Doherty – I’m Alive
Any Other Business?
The Plot Against America (HBO miniseries)
The Empire Strikes Back in the Lighthouse Cinema. Yes, a cinema.
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.