It’s our first roundtable discussion of 2017, and we’re tackling the albums from 20-years prior, with special guests Andy Derer (The Andy Derer Show), Eric Grubbs (Do You Know Who You Are podcast) and Jeff Takacs (Rocketfuel podcast) to help us cover the best, the overlooked, the letdowns and faded-aways of ‘97. While 1997 might be remember as the year that saw the return of pop music in the US with albums by the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys, it was also the year Radiohead released their masterpiece OK Computer, the year Dave Grohl took the Foo Fighters to the next level with The Colour and The Shape, the year britpop heavyweights Blur and Oasis took different paths while their successors like Travis, Supergrass and Stereophonics put out solid releases. In other words, 1997 was all over the map, musically and geographically.
After you’re done listening to this episode, be sure to visit our Patreon page for our extended chat on albums that didn’t make it into this episode.
Songs/Topics in this Episode:
Intro - 1997 Medley (Foo Fighters, Blur, Ben Folds Five, U2)
5:11 - Albums from 1997 that have stood the test of time
13:55 - Albums from 1997 that were overlooked upon release
23:11 - Albums from 1997 that have not aged well
36:27 - Albums from 1997 discovered much later
46:18 - Albums from 1997 that were disappointments on purchase
55:25 - Favorite album from 1997
Outro - Stereo by Pavement