Another Loser Anthem (Episode 103)

Encore 103

Ever wonder about the first time I heard Good Charlotte? Probably not, but you can get the story in this week’s episode of Encore. This week we look at why pop-punk no longer seems capable of writing a hook and can be painfully un-catchy at times, if we like “deluxe” albums, what albums we play most on vinyl, following up the Victory vs Spotify kerfuffle, Good Charlotte is back, we may get new The Starting Line music next year, ESPN shut down Grantland, and Conde Nast buying Pitchfork. Also a huge thank you to everyone that bought Encore t-shirts! Please send us some photos once you get yours. You’ll find show notes, ways to subscribe, and links to stream and/or downloaded this episode in the replies.

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Show Notes

  • Thank you sincerely to everyone who bought a T-shirt. We sold 50 which is more than we expected.
  • The weather, etc.
  • Follow-up:
    • The Broncos were not in trouble against the Packers. Florida beat Georgia.
    • Nov. 20 is not Black Friday, as Thomas mistakenly said last week. Adele is the first artist to sell 1 million downloads of one song in one week.
    • We both got Apple TVs in the mail.
  • Listener questions:
    • What happened to pop-punk actually being poppy? Was the catchiness of the early 2000s a product of being in the mainstream or quality of the songwriters?
    • What do we think of deluxe albums?
    • Please talk about soccer.
    • What’s the most-played LP in our record collection?
  • Kind of following up on the Victory Records v. Spotify debacle, Tony Brummel says he’s going to [have to lay people off](″ if it doesn’t get solved.
  • Good Charlotte is back now
  • New Music from The Starting Line and Underoath next year?
  • ESPN shuts down Grantland, while Bill Simmons’ new podcast is doing unreasonably well.
  • JT Recommends: The Man From U.N.C.L.E, The Hood Internet – Mixtake Volume 9, Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle, Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, MI:5: Rogue Nation, read Anna’s article on “No More Silence.”
  • TN Recommends: Twitter Favorites (RIP), Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Aerobed,” Star Wars post on my blog, Pentimento – I, No Longer (stream), Sorry Internet podcast.

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