Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Xmas Podcast: 2017

Here they are - our final records of 2017.

Liam Gallagher - As You Were

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Who Built the Moon

Taylor Swift - Reputation

LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

Kendrik Lamar - Damn

Thundercat - Drunk

Sia - Everyday is Christmas

Thanks to ParkFever for the drinks to lubricate our delicate vocal chords pre-podcast.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Podcast Nine: 2017

Robert Plant - Carry Fire

St. Vincent - Masseduction

Wolf Alice - Visions of LIfe

Shelby Lynne & Alison Moorer - Not Dark Yet

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice

Squeeze - The Knowledge

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Podcast Eight: 2017

We seem to have gotten a spring in our step and autumn begins - go figure. Up this month: -

The National - Sleep Well Beast

Susanne Sundfor - Music for People in Trouble

Alvvays - Antisocialites

Foo Fighters - Concrete & Gold

Queens of the Stone Age - Villians

Prophets of Rage - Prophets of Rage

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Podcast Seven: 2017

It's been a long summer and we are struggling to keep up, clearly. So, were any of the following our soundtrack to the summer?

Arcade Fire - Everything NOw
HAIM – Something to Tell You
Justin Currie -This is My Kingdom Now
Waxahatchee -Out in the Storm
Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
Lana Del Ray - Lust for Life

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Podcast Five: 2017

Some noticed last podcast was listed a six when should have been five, so this is five when it should be six.

Lorde - Melodrama

Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound

Fleet Foxes - Crack Up

Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man

Pheonix - Ti Amo


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Podcast Six: 2017

The sun is shining and we have pop, country and Todd for your listening delights.

Harry Styles - Harry Styles

Chris Stapleton - From a Room Vol 1

Angaleena Presley - Wrangled

Juliana Hatfield - Pussy

Gorillaz - Humanz

Todd Rundgren - White Knight

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Monday, May 15, 2017

White Knight Reviews - continued

The Sunday Express, naming it their Album of the Week, calls it his 'most satisfying record since Nearly Human.

Spill Magazine has it as it's Editors pick and it's reviewer's 'favourite album so far this year.'

Friday, May 12, 2017

White Knight Reviews

The album gets a Grade C from the AV Club  who describe it as Todd Rundgren gets stuck in the ’80s with some famous friends.

American Songwriter rates in two and half out of five and concludes 'once you warm up to the concept, there are enough moments on the eclectic smorgasbord to keep most fans engaged.'

RollingStone goes for three stars and calls it predictably odd and comments that 'Inconsistency is like a muse here.'

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Todd latest gets a 6.6 from Pitchfork

Pitchfork is first out of the gates with a White Knight review concluding

"a testament to his individuality in an industry that demands artists choose a lane and stay in it. Either way, it’s classic Rundgren: weird, charming, and dotted with his favorite kind of jokes—the kind that only he’s in on."

Friday, May 05, 2017

Podcast Four: 2017

Have a Half Mast beer you say ...

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

The Chainsmokers - Memories ..Do Not Open

Goldfrapp - Silver Eye

Julia Holter - In the Same Room

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness

Tinie Tempah - Youth

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017

There is nothing in the future for Utopia

Todd tell's the Star tribune: "It's not going to happen," he said with a sigh in his voice. "We can't even get through the talks without somebody not getting on the page for whatever reason. Sometimes it's for good reason. At this point, there is nothing in the future for Utopia."

Todd also speaks about the new album White Knight.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Podcast Three: 2017

Folk, Country, Grime, Synth Rock, multi-million selling current stars, AND Ryan Adams. It must be March!

Depeche Mode - Spirit

Ed Sheeran - Divide

Stormzy - Gang Signs and Prayers

Laura Marling - Sempa Fermina

Alison Krauss - Windy City

Ryan Adams - Prisoner

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Todd featuring ... Robyn

The first cut off the New Todd album is available on Soundcloud. It is a nice three minute ballad sung by Robyn. Todd vocally just hiding in the backing vox only.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Colloration Danger Zone with Kenny Loggins

    "I flew all the way to Hawaii one time to write with Todd Rundgren and he had warned me that he wasn't much of a collaborator and he was right. We spent all day together and he never once sat down at the piano to try and collaborate. But we had a great time. We got nothing from it except that it was a great trip to Hawaii." - Kenny Loggins on trying to collaborate with Todd  [The Biloxi Sun Herald (Mississippi) 7 March 2017 ]

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Podcast Two: 2017

Join us as we race through :

Elbow - Little Fictions

Alllison Crutchfield - Tourist in this Town

Brent Cash - The New High

Sampha - Progress

Horse Thief - Trials & Truth

Big Wreck - Grace Street

Added podcast noise and interference created by Pete as he plays with the cord of the mike. 


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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Podcast One: 2017

Oh my god, you're still talking about David Bowie. Sorry, yes. Worse still Pete say's 'drop' meaning 'release' which is frankly unforgivable; as was my not picking him up for doing so. Welcome to 2017

Run the Jewels - RTJ3

You Me at Six - Night People

Nine Inch Nails - Not the Actual Events EP

David Bowie - No Plan EP

BBC Sound of 2017: Ray BLK; Rag 'n' Bone Man; Raye; Jorja Smith; Nadia Rose.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Todd version 2017

So another year begins and what do we have to look forward to in 2017 from Mr Rundgren? Well two major things:
  • The Autobiography (first half 2017)
  • New Album (first half 2017)
The Autobiography has been in the works for a couple of decades, so it is good to know that it is almost a reality. As for the new album I'm expected a move away from the style of the last two albums and a return to a more soul / band feel, though I could be wrong.  

Teenage album lists

"Once upon a time, you would read about bands before you would hear them. You would then imagine what they sounded like. Sometimes, an artist would pretty much sound just like you thought they would-The Troggs are a good example. Other times, you were left thinking, wait, this is what they were getting so excited about? Todd Rundgren, for instance, is infinitely better described than heard." - Tim Sommer – " Your Facebook Teenage '10 Albums' Lists Matter More Than You Think" [New York Observer, 17 jan , 2017]

Saturday, January 07, 2017

CTTB Podcast Awards 2016

Discover our album of the year, song of the year, gig of the year and much more.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Xmas 2016

erm, somewhat belated ...oh the weather outside ...

Join us for some festive cheer as we take at listen to festive output from She & Him; Neil Diamond & Kacey Musgraves. And if that wasn't enough we look back on Bowie's Christmas album and another overlooked gem. Merry Christmas listener.

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