No Guilt, Just Pleasure (Encore Episode 120)

Encore 120

This week’s episode of Encore looks at the first week of the website and how things are going so far, then we tackle a bunch of upcoming movies (Star Wars, Fantastic Beasts, Civil War) and give some thoughts on Batman v Superman. This leads to a little talk about comic books. Then we dive into this week’s main topics: Record Store Day, do we believe in “guilty pleasures” for art, our thoughts on buying albums when they’re on sale from a label, and if a bad album from a band can ruin future albums for us. We end by talking about if we’d leave our jobs for “The Ringer” and, of course, talk about Blink-182 finishing their new album.

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Show Notes

  • Recap of Chorus.fm’s first week, what Jason is liking so far about
  • It is time to talk about movies: New teaser trailers from Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them; our thoughts on Batman vs Superman; early reviews for Captain America: Civil War; and some overarching thoughts on comic books.
  • @benj182: Do you think Record Store Day has gone well past a celebration of indie stores and now exploits fans with overpriced releases that quite often aren’t that great and then later released at a more reasonable price.
  • @MattW182: do you believe in having “guilty pleasure’s” when it comes to music? What makes something fit that category?
  • @contiinstereo: when labels have sales on recent releases are they taking huge profit hits? Is the band? Sometimes feel “guilty” buying on sale.
  • Pokemon: When a band releases an album you dislike, do you tend to gravitate exclusively toward their earlier work, or will you still occasionally really enjoy an album that comes after the one you didn’t like?
  • Today: Yellowcard is spelled r.e.d.e.m.p.t.i.o.n.
  • Bobby_runs: #askencore Would you leave your current job(s) for The Ringer? What would you bring to the table?
  • Generic blink-182 discussion.
  • JT Recommends: Becoming a supporter on Chorus.fm.
  • TN Recommends: I recently read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five, and enjoyed both; also, Batman: Year One.

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