From charity comps to label samplers, the 1990s may have been the peak decade for compilation albums. We discuss the qualities that make a worthy compilation album with our guests Keith Sawyer from WMBR, Jim Hanke of Vinyl Emergency and Eric Peterson of Love That Album. We pick our favorite comps and favorite compilation-only tracks, and discuss whether compilation albums are still relevant in the age of streaming music playlists.
We’ve got over ten minutes of bonus content over at Patreon this week.
Songs in this Episode:
Intro - Sexual Healing by Soul Asylum (Marvin Gaye cover), from No Alternative
13:14 - Riot on the Rocks by The Hellacopters, from Riot on the Rocks Vol. 1
20:35 - Effigy by Uncle Tupelo (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover), from No Alternative
42:03 - Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman) by Counting Crows, from DGC Rarities Vol.1
Outro - Compilation Blues by Sonic Youth, from DGC Rarities Vol.1