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What is "Gated Reverb"?

Episode 198 • Aug. 30, 2017

This peculiar recording technique was discovered by accident in the early 1980s, and it quickly became the quintessential sound of a decade.

A Look Back at the Fisher Price Record Player

Episode 197 • Aug. 26, 2017

This classic toy with brightly-colored plastic records has inspired children for generations. And believe it or not, you can still buy one today.

Review of "A Common Wonder" by Amerigo Gazaway

Episode 196 • Aug. 19, 2017

In his latest album, Gazaway seamlessly blends the musical stylings of Common and Stevie Wonder into a lifelike rap/soul collaboration.

Review of "Heat" by Poolside

Episode 195 • Aug. 5, 2017

The masters of daytime disco are finally back with their sophomore album! Kick back by the pool and enjoy these smooth summer jams.

Review of "Baby Driver"

Episode 194 • Jul. 31, 2017

In a bold yet refreshing move, Edgar Wright's latest action film bears a soundtrack of pop songs that plays continuously through every scene.

Review of "Point Pleasant" by Brock Berrigan

Episode 193 • May 27, 2017

The man behind the chicken mask is back! His new album continues his signature musical style without a hitch... but is that a good thing?

Review of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

Episode 192 • May 21, 2017

This film's predecessor was lauded for its prominent soundtrack featuring a mix of classic songs. How does this one stack up in comparison?

The Million Dollar McDonald's Record

Episode 191 • May 14, 2017

In the late 1980s, McDonald's ran a peculiar ad campaign featuring flexi-records, a song about their menu, and a chance to win $1,000,000.

What Was the Voice-O-Graph?

Episode 190 • May 8, 2017

Introduced in the 1940s, this unique booth found at fairgrounds and arcades allowed patrons to record themselves onto vinyl records.

A Look Back at HitClips

Episode 189 • May 2, 2017

This unique series of music toys made a big splash in 1999, but did the growing prominence of MP3 players lead to HitClips' quick demise?