Intelligent, but a bit sneery
Articulate and interesting, with generally very good content. (The Let England Shake special was superb and also the Kristin Hirsch interview last year- check both out.) Unfortunately most of the time there's always a sense that this tries a bit hard to be cool. There's too much talk full stop and within that far too much 'clever' talk for my liking. Take the Mercury Awards episode a few weeks back: 'Purely on sonic terms that (Run by Snow Patrol) and Chasing cars are actually quite good songs.' I tend to judge most music sonically; how else do you do it? But alas, some songs are too popular for our GMW heroes and are thereby rubbish. That particular angle doesn't really fit with music fans in 2011, especially in the Guardian, which is in itself a bit popular. The Guardian's Football Weekly, Books and Film podcasts all seem to tune in quite well to their listeners while this one has two dozen more popular pods ahead of it in the queue. The paymasters might ask why.Read full review »
Emma Harrington-Frost via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/10/11
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Best music related podcast on the net. I never miss one. It really does inform me on what to and what not to buy, without being NME style pushy. Amazing considering how poor Alexis' pieces in GQ are!Read full review »
Action Jackson 1984 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/10
Good weekly music round-up
niamhk77 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/20/14
I like the people on the podcast and it was an ok listen. I didn't dis-like it at all. I just found the general chat a bit too, I'm struggling for adjectives, but maybe too pretentious? I don't want to sound harsh as it's a decent listen but, perhaps for my taste, maybe they could...Read full review »
Darrenandertonshamstring via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/11
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