Let's go back - back all the way to the glorious year that was 1993. Bill Clinton's cigars were still clean, the Internet was just a baby and lots of great music was released. We highlight 2 of our favorite records from the year - Counting Crow's August and Everything After and Pearl Jam's Vs.
Get your nerd on and tell us your favorite records from this year on Twitter @albumnerds!
Join us for the next installment of our Future Classics recommendations where we talk over 2 recent records we feel will be classics in the years to come. Our nominations are Janelle Monae's 2010 Pop/R&B album The ArchAndroid as well as Michael Kiwanuka's 2012 soulful debut Home Again. What records from the last 5-10 years would you nominate?
Early last month, country music up-and-comer, Tyler Childers put out a record we both have taken a liking to. Join us as we talk about this new class of outlaw country as well as this record's strengths and weaknesses.
We also give a proper shout-out to Netflix show 'Ozark' as well as bluetooth headphones from TaoTronics.
What do you think of Tyler Childers' Purgatory? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter, @albumnerds.
Join us for another installment in our essential jazz and country listening series. We focus on a classic country record from outlaw country legend, Kris Kristofferson as well as a modern jazz record from Grammy winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Hear why they should be part of any music fan's collection. Nerd it up!
The best part of having a secret is telling someone. We have two 'secret' albums to share with you today. Two records that are lesser known, though still of Album Nerds quality.
We recommend early 90's singer/songwriter Jefferey Gaines self-titled debut as well as early 2000's hardcore group Circle Takes the Square first full length. Hear why we think these hidden gems are worthy of digging up.
We dig into the Bee Gees' catalog and are surprised to find a lot of good music outside of the disco grooves you'd expect. Join us as we highlight two of the bands influential records.
Music streaming services like Spotify and Google Play Music have revolutionized how we listen to and discover music. We talk over the pros and cons of the technology - how well do they know our tastes and do they truly support the artists? We also highlight two albums that we discovered via our streaming services - The Como Mamas 'Move Upstairs' and the Glorious Sons 'The Union'. Take 2 nerds and tweet us in the morning.
After getting lost the mountains last week - we're back to talk about some exciting new releases! Blues rock newcomers Greta Van Fleet have peaked our interest with their first official release. And we're bullish on veteran underground rapper Billy Woods new full length as well. Plus we recommend a couple new artists to watch and follow on Twitter. Get your full, doctor-recommended serving of nerd here.
Two intriguing records from our Essential Jazz and Country (new!) projects. Andy is enraptured by 1950s vocal jazz vixen Peggy Lee. The Dude recommends a modern country record that finds a band looking to polish up their sound. Give a listen and then give the records a listen. It's all interactive and like whoa.