Pick A Disc

A Music podcast featuring Matt Latham
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Deserving of being known for more than just "that hit" Pretty Fly's Daniel Lang talks about Fountain of Wayne's "Welcome Interstate Managers". They talk about *that* song and some of the songs on the album that deserved to be known on the same
White Zombie's "Astro Creep 2000" has followed Colin for the majority of his life as it's "The Best Album Ever". Colin and Matt talk about metal and the sound of the album as Matt's not too familiar with the genre, It also appears to soundtrack
Jon Porobil from the Play Disc Podcast appears on the podcast to discuss Dan Bern's 1997 self-titled debut! They talk about Bern's song-writing style, song length, what happened to him later on and much, much more!Host: Matt LathamGuest: Jon Po
One third of the (newly part of the We Made This network) We Dig Music podcast, Tracy B talks to Matt about the third Scud Mountain Boys' album "Massachusetts". They talk about the songwriting, Joe Pernice and inter connectivity in songs. There
Liverpool's Ed Poole talks to Matt about Manchester Orchestra's "Mean Everything to Nothing" and how Ed finds it gets better with age. They talk about Andy Hull's upbringing and how that translates into the lyrics and how that can be relatable.
Matt is picking the album again with guest host Dan O'Dell aka Heartwork to talk about blink-182's Untitled album. They discuss their history with blink-182, their role in the culture of the late 90s/early 00s, the direction the album goes in a
Dipping into the 1970s Detroit music scene, Matt and guest Bill Van Veghel talk about Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band's live album "Live Bullet". They talk about the atmosphere of live music, the Detroit scene, the twenty-year nostalgia cy
Speaking about arguably one of the biggest pop albums from one of the biggest pop icons of the last couple of years, Kiara (from the Kiara Gets Drunk and Talks About Music podcast) muses on the growing talent of a new generation of artists. Kia
A very successful album, and one that Raymond Luu, from the Reel Asian Podcast, believes redefined the R'n'B genre. From the stories behind the songs and the discussion of the massive hit that was "Yeah", Ray and Matt deep dive on the first R'n
With an over-arching story that can get quite complex alongside a demonic bicycle, Steve from the Play Your Pods Right podcast appears on the podcast to talk about Coheed and Cambria's Science Fiction epic "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol
Craig Mckenzie from the Kneel Before Blog and Podcast 616 on We Made This is the guest this fortnight as he talks about how he's rediscovered and found new things in The Goo Goo Dolls' "Let Love In". Matt chats to Craig about the process of fin
Babs from the Over/Underrated podcast is the guest this fortnight to talk about the shoegaze/indie band Autolux and their album "Future Perfect". They talk about the nature of shoegaze, the structure of the album and just what kind of mood you
Long time friend and sometimes influencer of Matt's music taste: James Addis is the guest this episode to talk about a band that he loves, Dexys and the album "Too-Rye-Ay" which has "Come on Eileen" on it. They're the band behind that song. The
Back in 2015 Pick A Disc was a backdoor pilot episode on the movie podcast Pick A Flick. the guest was Lee Chrimes and the album talked about was Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Murder Ballads". So Lee is OG from back in the day, and he's here to
For their third album, @hindsband expanded their sound to cover more instruments and started to write in Spanish. The result is a varied and fuller sounding album than it's predecessors. Settling into a garage-pop like sound, "The Prettiest Cur
Bea Kristi aka Beabadoobee (@radvxz) spent her childhood surrounded by the 90s, be it movies and music. Incorporating elements of shoegaze, grunge and a little bit of dream-pop - Beabadoobee has crafted one of my favourite albums of the year. ⁠
An album that was unfairly snubbed for the Mercury Music Prize for silly reasons, Rina Sawayama has created a brilliant balance of the modern and throwback to the 2000s. But somehow manages to incorporate *all* of the sound from that time in on
Californian Duo Best Coast released their latest album "Always Tomorrow" at the start of this year, with a renewed sense of purpose alongside singer Bethany Cosentino's sobriety and a better positive outlook on life. The result is an album that
Previous Disc Pick-ee Dan o'Dell, aka Heartwork released an acoustic cover album of the Blink-182 record, "Enema of the State" after playing a Facebook live set of it earlier this year. It's roots are from a live set he played several years ago
Welcome to Pick A Disc's Best of 2020! To begin with, we have the "Wages of Fear" award given to the album discovered this year that was released in a previous year. This year that album belongs to The Manimals' "Multiverse". An album so densel
Matt welcomes back Meg from the Gin and Beer It podcast to talk about the soundtrack to the very divisive movie Love Actually. They talk about the movie alongside the songs, and the differences between the UK and the US release. They also talk
Fifty episodes young! Matt picks an album he regards as one of his top-tier favourites, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly's "Hyper Trophy". In a first for the podcast, Matt speaks to a member of the band behind the album in question! Vocalist/princip
Helena is once again to talk about the 'lockdown jam' that Sylvan Esso's recently released album "Free Love". The album's talked about alongside the live performance as well as the way genres are named. Host: Matt LathamGuest: Helena Deakin Fol
Dana from the "To Buy, To Let, To Murder" podcast joins Matt to talk about a movie soundtrack that shaped her music taste, even if her opinion of the movie differs a lot. With chat about what the movie is trying to represent and how it contrast
This little episode is the "hey I've just seen you can do a trailer in Spotify but it must be something you upload" edition of the podcast. You can listen to this if you want, but technically it's not canon.
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