New releases come courtesy of Alanis Morissette, The Fall of Troy, Jaye Jayle, Orbit Culture and Concrete plus Steve and Remfry consign Limp Bizkit’s 4th studio album Results May Vary to the Broken Records bin, as well as getting in a little moan about the reaction to Biffy Clyro replacing Iron Maiden at Download Festival.
It’s a very varied show this week as Remfry and Steve review new releases by Creeper, Imperial Triumphant, Taylor Swift, Alain Johannes, Fall of Messiah and a split between NoFX and Frank Turner. There’s sad news as we pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green and hip-shaking Mick Jagger swaggers his way into Broken Records with his sophomore solo album Primitive Cool
It’s our second catch up in a row and this week, Remfry and Steve have decided to focus mainly on some of the bigger releases of the year that we’ve missed, including Rina Sawyama, Static-X, Rufus Wainwright, Mother Vulture and Laura Marling. Rufus Wainwright and Static-X together AT LAST!
There’s some crap news as we discuss the demise of Q Magazine and we pay tribute to Tim Smith of Cardiacs, who tragically passed away earlier this week from dystonia. And Broken Records takes a lighter turn than it has done in weeks, as we take a look at Dee Dee King AKA Dee Dee Ramone’s 1989 hip-hop solo record ‘Standing in the Spotlight’.
Steve’s been feeling rotten all week, so Remfry has curated a veritable feast of records to gorge on from this year that we’ve missed including sleepmakeswaves, Martin Grech, Wilderun, Modern Rituals and Dogleg. Despite spending most of his week in bed, Steve did find the time to watch Trivium’s live online stream ‘A Mirror or a Distant Light’ and the truth is Theory of a Deadman are ripe for Broken Records, our search to find the worst record of all time.
Remfry and Steve discuss new releases by Bush, Jesu, Sharptooth and Inter Arma and after weeks of drought there’s finally some news! Unfortunately, it’s all pretty atrocious as the boys discuss Kanye West’s bid for the presidency, Tom Meighan’s dismissal from Kasabian and the passing of Ennio Morricone. Speaking of atrocious, Uncle Kracker’s 2000 debut album ‘Double Wide’ is the subject of Broken Records
It’s an episode 100 bonanza, as Steve and Remfry review new releases by HAIM, A.A. Williams, Phoxjaw, Hum and Glorious and they beam up William Shatner to our Broken Records pit of despair (if you can beam one up to a pit) covering his 1968 album The Transformed Man.
Remfry’s got himself in a bit of a tizz over Dizzie Rascal, although he may have got the wrong end of the stick. Alongside Steve, he gets back on track reviewing new releases by Bob Dylan, Ohmms, Bo Ningen, Vile Creature and clipping. Plus, take a look at the 2011 collaborative album between Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu and discuss whether it really deserves the mauling that it received
On this week’s show, Remfry and Steve review new releases by Lamb of God, Phoebe Bridgers, Protest the Hero and Coriky and they also delved further into the pit of despair than ever on Broken Records, heading back to 1999 and pooping the party, with it’s soundtrack of hedonistic, misogynistic, will-waving in the form of Tommy Lee’s debut ‘solo’ album Methods of Mayhem
It’s Steve’s second catch-up show of the year and he’s curated a veritable feast of aural treats that we’ve missed in the first 5 months of 2020. New albums reviewed this week include Ghostpoet, END, Backxwash, Porridge Radio and Barren Womb. And in Broken Records, Steve and Remfry discuss whether Liz Phair’s self-titled 2003 record deserves to be in our hallowed hall of shit
**With #blacklivesmatter being a movement that has proved to be depressingly prescient in the last few days, Remfry and Steve decided that it was vital to cover the new album by Run the Jewels, despite receiving the promo after this week’s show was already recorded. The original episode description follows**
Steve and Remfry are joined this week by friend of the show Mr. Matt Stocks this week, who’s on to promote his new book … But that’s not the ONLY reason he’s on the show as he’s also helping the Riot Actors to review new albums by 156/Silence, Katie Malco and The Weapon, plus he delves into the hatful of shit alongside Steve and Remfry, as they look back at Bush’s 7th full-length album Black and White Rainbows