#155: Season Three Review

December 31, 2013
Our third season is a wrap, so it's time to recap. We've found our favorite tunes of the past season, and picked our album discovery of the year. Surprises? Maybe. Disagreement? Possible. Tune in to find out, to hear who received our Request a Review Thank You drawing, and for news about the upcoming 2014 season.

Songs in this Episode - you have to listen to find out!

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#154: Superfriends by Sweet Water

December 24, 2013
Our final review of the year brings us the 1995 album Superfriends by Sweet Water. Although released right smack in the middle of the 90s, this album feels out of place thanks to big guitar riffs more reminiscent of the 1980s and a lack of anything "alternative." The single "Superstar" failed to connect with a big audience, but there is no doubting it's a damn good song. So how does the rest of the album compare? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Cake and Strychnine
4:42 - History of the Band
13:28 - Happy
18:07 - Superstar
20:44 - No Syrup for Your Pancakes
Outro - Adeline

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#153: Squinting Before The Dazzle by Throneberry

December 17, 2013
We haven't visited our home state of Ohio in awhile, so this week we're making a trip to Cincinnati to check out Throneberry, and their 1998 album Squinting Before the Dazzle. In the 90s they drew comparisons to fellow 'nati residents The Afghan Whigs, but time has provided more perspective on their third and final record. Are they truly a lesser imitation, or does Throneberry step out of shadow and into their light. Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Summer School
3:43 - History of the Band
8:53 - Squint Before The Dazzle
12:35 - Guerrilla Skies
17:53 - Shut Up
Outro - Isn't It A Pity

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#152: Inhaler by Tad

December 10, 2013
Jason wanted to bring the heavy back, so he made this week's pick, the 1993 album Inhaler by Tad. One of the bands often mentioned along with Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam as early members of the Seattle grunge movement, but never achieving the same level of recognition or success, Tad tread in heavier and harder sounds. Some consider this a lost classic, but do we? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Grease Box
5:55 - History of the Band
19:58 - Grease Box
23:39 - Lycanthrope
26:53 - Just Bought The Farm
Outro - Rotor

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#151: Sweet Relief - A Benefit for Victoria Williams

December 3, 2013
Thanks to a recent Facebook poll, this week we're tackling a 1990s benefit album, specifically the 1993 compilation Sweet Relief - A Benefit for Victoria Williams. As with any tribute record, some artists will stay true to the original version, while others will make the songs their own, which can lead to mixed results. Tune in to find out where Pearl Jam, Lou Reed, Shudder to Think and more come out as we go track-by-track through the album.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Summer of Drugs
7:48 - Summer of Drugs
16:22 - Weeds
23:23 - This Moment
Outro - Crazy Mary

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