Pop, Collaborate & Listen

Pop, Collaborate & Listen

We're listening to every number one album of the 90s so you don't have to.

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Join us in this episode for a look at one of the most influential bands of the 80s and their only album from the 90s. After the whole Manchester scene had exploded around them, with baggy and shoegaze coming to the fore and then fading out again, with their label Factory Records and their club The Hacienda becoming the absolute epitomes of cool, could New Order find their place in a new decade? Along the way we also chat about things like Credit To The Nation, Rancid and Terrorvision to name but a few. Hope you enjoy this episode and don't forget to check out our ongoing Spotify playlist which features at least one song from every number one album we've done so far. 

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Oct 27

1 hr 25 min

I'm sorry, for a second there I could have sworn you said that this episode was all about a Cliff Richard album. Wait, what? Really? It actually got to number one in the UK album charts and so we have to listen to it and do a whole show on it? Fucking hell. Yes indeed, brace yourselves because this is actually happening. Songs tinged with Jesus and saxophone solos straight out of 1987 all over the place; let's take a minute to remember that this was whole grunge was taking over the whole world. Although while we mention it, do take the time to check out our saxophone solos quiz from last year if you haven't done so already - it's great fun. Thankfully we do also get the chance to talk about Porno For Pyros, Screaming Trees and Let Loose (about four times) so it's not wall to wall Cliff. As always, give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you fancy and feel free to get in contact with any thoughts about this or any episode. Check our website www.pclpodcast.com for more links and stuff.

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Oct 5

1 hr 41 min

Hey, remember that time that David Bowie said he wanted to create a new form of melodic house music? Of course you do, don't pretend otherwise. This episode we are looking at his 'Black Tie, White Noise' album from April 1993 and it's definitely pretty hard to categorise. It was hailed as a return to form by some people at the time but does it hold up nearly thirty years after release? In other music news we get to have a chat about acts like LL Cool J, The Fall and Poison among many others but it's realistic to say that the majority of our time is taken up being surprised by the amount of saxophone (and other horns) all over the Bowie album. We also mention the fact that this episode goes out to the memory of the wonderful Phil Jerrod who was a stand-up comic and good friend to Dave who sadly passed far too young just a few weeks back. And to regular listener and friend of the show Mat Davies who similarly left us just recently as well - our hearts go out to friends and family of both of these truly lovely, creative and kind men. As usual you can check all of our social media for stupid pictures and more nonsense, all links available on our website www.pclpodcast.com 

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Sep 21

1 hr 42 min

Time to get spaced out and explore the world of Monster Magnet's 1993 album 'Superjudge' as requested by one of our listeners. Basically he made a big enough donation to the show via our PayPal that we couldn't say no but luckily we didn't actually want to because we both love a bit of Monster Magnet. So indulge us chatting about a load of stoner rock and big weird riffs, psychedelic nonsense and lyrics that run the gamut from having sex with the Andromeda Galaxy to becoming an ape. Nope, not a clue. Normal service will be resumed for our next episode but this one was a lot of fun for us to do, hope you enjoy it as well. As always you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter to see all of our terrible jokes and posts etc etc.

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Aug 17

1 hr 13 min

We are back after a short break to have a look at what the big deal was about Suede's debut, self-titled album which was released in April 1993. Krister remembers really liking those big three first singles while Dave remembers actively hating the band and all they stood for when he was an angry 17 year old. We also get the chance to chat about Tool, David Essex and Jade in the course of the show which must surely be the first time those three have ever been in the same sentence. And we really must thank Stephen and Remfry from the brilliant Riot Act podcast for letting us join them on their 90s One Hit Wonders special episode - we've seen loads of new listeners come on board after hearing us on there so we hope you enjoy what we're doing as well! You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, listen to this episode's bespoke Spotify playlist with all the songs we talk about on there, check out all previous episodes on our website and as always feel free to contact us via any of the above to say hi or tell us why we're wrong about most everything.

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Aug 3

1 hr 31 min

In this episode we get to talk about Depeche Mode AGAIN which is always fun - after our special on 'Violator' in season one how will this fare in comparison? We have invited a very special guest to discuss it with us, the wonderful comedian/podcaster/DJ/general music nerd Rich Wilson. As you'll be able to tell, we had a lot of fun recording this one. As well as general Depeche Mode chatter we also cover bands like Butthole Surfers, Stone Temple Pilots and the one and only Snow. As usual we've put together a playlist of all the songs on the episode's main album and whatever else we play along the way which can be found here; our Facebook page is here; and our Twitter page is here. But more importantly go and follow Rich Wilson on Twitter or Facebook, check out his podcasts Insane In The Men Brain and Insane In The Fem Brain where he talks to other comedians, musicians and people he just finds interesting about all aspects of mental health - loads of various links here (including his Twitch channel and radio show. He gets about a bit). 

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Jun 8

2 hr 1 min

THAT RIFF! THAT STYLE! THOSE FLARES! With Lenny Kravitz's 'Are You Gonna Go My Way' we may be checking out an album from 1993 but it's one that was trying to sound like it was from 1970 in the first place so buckle up for double time-travelling. Krister had never heard the whole album before and Dave only had the vaguest of memories of it so we went in pretty blind, hoping for a sea of big guitar rock and Hendrix-style solos all over the place but found something much more calm and reigned-in which was very unexpected.   But we also get to chat about Naughty By Nature, Right Said Fred (and a potential name for a tribute act) and Mark Lanegan. All of which are included on the episode's playlist along with the full Kravitz album. And as usual you can look at our Facebook, Twitter and website for more bits and pieces and subscribe to our ongoing Best Tracks from the Episodes playlist on Spotify to hear all of our favourite picks from each album we've talked about so far.

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May 25

1 hr 47 min

Just a quickie here - it was pointed out to us after we released our 'Walthamstow' episode that the version of 'It's Alright' that we talked about (and the one that everyone knows) wasn't the original version that was on the first release of the album. We then listened to the original version and decided it was so terrible that we really should make all of you listen to it as well. So here's ten minutes of us chatting about a really bad song - enjoy! Make sure you check out the full song as well on YouTube. No really, do it.

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May 4

10 min 37 sec

Get out your stupid hats and prepare to be "sung" at by a load of teenagers from East London. Yes, it's been a while since we've done a full on 'pop' album but here we are with one of the biggest boy bands in the UK in the 90s and their debut album 'Walthamstow'. Containing their hits 'Deep', 'House Of Love' and 'It's Alright' as well as quite a lot of utter nonsense, we dig in to see how this bad boy sounds 30 years after release. It's quite something. But as well as marvelling at how East 17 maintained a career we discuss bands like Dinosaur Jnr and Belly; Dave effuses about one of his all time favourite albums 'Slip' by Quicksand; and Krister reveals that he still has absolutely no idea how to pronounce Einsturzende Neubauten. Check out our ongoing Spotify playlist of our choice of songs from each of the albums we do an episode on (we put three East 17 tunes on here this week if you can believe it - THREE), the standalone playlist for this episode featuring all the tracks we chat about including the singles rundown, follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for extra stuff and nonsense and head to our website for links to all of the above and more if you need to.

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Apr 27

1 hr 50 min

WHAT THE HECK? Yes indeed, it's the first episode of Season 4! We've finished with the music of 1992 and are casting it off like a bootleg T-shirt that you bought outside the gig but then lost all of its backprint and one of its sleeves after just one wash. And here we are looking down the barrel of a very exciting 1993 with so many amazing bands and new genres appearing almost weekly, a brand new world. So obviously we're starting this journey off with Little Angels and their album 'Jam' which it turns out, no really, got to number one in January 1993. I know. It's a band and a genre that both of us thoroughly ignored at the time so neither of us had any clue what this was going to sound like - well I mean, that's not strictly true but you know what we mean. But along the way we do get to chat about other bands like Apache Indian, Jesus Jones and The The so that's always a treat. All of these acts, as well as the entire Little Angels album, are included on this episode's companion playlist. As usual follow us on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and check out our website for more links to stuff. And don't forget our ever-growing Spotify playlist of at least one song from each of the albums we chat about.

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Apr 13

1 hr 44 min

Another bonus for you to wrap up season three - this week we're doing a listener's choice of Sugar's 1992 debut album 'Copper Blue'. Both Dave and Krister remember this from the time but haven't revisited it in many years so it's all very fresh to our ears. Thanks to everyone who has listened along the way this season, we will be back with Season Four as soon as we can manage, seeing what delights 1993 can throw at us. Fingers crossed for some absolute quality, eh? Surely it couldn't be a year which sees number one albums from artists like 2 Unlimited and Cliff Richard, could it? As always, check out our Facebook, Twitter and website for more info and links to various things.

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Mar 31

1 hr 16 min

We're back with a very special bonus episode and you can interpret "special" any way you want. At the behest of a podcast listener who donated a far too generous amount of money to our paypal link we are covering an album of his choosing. It's possible he chose this particular one because he is a massive fan and knows that Dave is as well or it's possible that he knows how much Krister was likely to absolutely hate it. Who knows, it's a proper mystery.   Either way we hope you enjoy listening to us discuss this one but since the album is definitely an acquired taste and the episode is easily one of our most self-indulgent ones to date we won't mind if you skim this one or have to give up before the end. Although we'd much prefer if you didn't obviously. Have fun!

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Mar 10

1 hr 24 min

Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho! Etc!  Welcome to our festive themed special all about ABBA 'Gold', their Greatest Hits which was released in 1992 and became one of the best selling albums of all time. We've got a very special guest helping us out on this one in the form of comedian Sean McLoughlin who is a big ABBA fan, as is Krister. However, Dave fucking hates ABBA. Like really hates them. So we decided to do this special and take on the forms of Christmas joybringers, trying to convince Dave that he's just being an ABBA grinch and should let them into his life at this time of goodwill and wonder. How successful we were in that task, you'll find out soon enough. Massive thanks once again to Sean for joining us on this one, it was an absolute treat to have him on, he's genuinely one of the funniest comics around today so do check him out when live gigs start happening again. In the meantime you can hear his comedy album 'Support Act' on Spotify and watch his hour long special 'Hail Mary' on Youtube. Honestly, we cannot say enough good things about this guy and we hope you enjoy him on this episode as much as we did recording it with him. Oh, and go ahead and follow him on Twitter as well, why not. There's a playlist of all the ABBA songs as well as the various other cover version, remixes and top ten singles we chat about on Spotify for you to check out. Or why not enjoy some Christmas holiday listening with our ongoing Best Of The 90s (Albums That We Have To Listen To) Playlist which is actually pretty damn good. Stick it on shuffle while eating leftover sprouts and trying not to doze off on the sofa.  We'll be back with Season 4 as soon as we can in the new year but until then happy Christmas from all of us as PCL. Cheers!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 42 min

Here's the second part of our rundown of our top ten albums of 1992 for you. Probably not a lot of surprises in here but you simply can't argue with some of these choices - so many great albums! Thank you again to all of you listeners who sent in your own top five lists to us - you can see them all here on our website. And thank you as well to our lovely guest contributors to this episode: Darren who had previously joined us on our Def Leppard episode; Si Sharp from Beat Rehab who was on our Beastie Boys Special; Stephen and Remfry from the brilliant Riot Act podcast; and comedian and host of the We Are History podcast, Angela Barnes. As you will hear on the episode we've put a track (or two) from each of our album choices into a Spotify playlist which is obviously pretty damn wonderful. We hope to have a special Christmas episode out before the end of this year but if you don't hear from us again beforehand, have a brilliant Christmas and New Year!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 23 min

Well we've done all of the UK number one albums of 1992 so as is now customary we're rounding up this season with a two-part episode of our own choices of what we reckon the best albums released that year were. Or our personal favourites at least - some of our choices probably wouldn't make any other proper Best Of list. We've also invited some special guests to drop in with their favourites - on this episode you'll hear from: Andy Copping, the man who runs Download Festival and has been booking live acts in the UK for more years than we care to imagine; Rich Wilson, stand-up comedian and the podcaster behind the Insane In The Men Brain and Insane In The Fem Brain podcasts; and Carla & Zoe from Number One Rerun podcast who are another pair of podcasters looking back at pop culture from the past who love a terrible joke just as much as we do. We also asked our listeners for their top five lists before we recorded this episode and we've put up all the submissions we got on our website so you can see the sort of stuff that everyone else is into. This is part one of our top ten, the next episode will be our proper top fives so look out for that, but in the meantime enjoy this one and feel free to get in contact and tell us just how wrong we are about our choices.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

It's Bon Jovi's big return after their 80s heyday - Jon Bon Jovi has cut off his big hair and the band has decided to go for a "more mature" sound in this post-grunge world of 1992. Great. Dave was a big fan of these guys in the 80s while Krister was a lot more ambivalent and had never heard this album before listening for the show.  But in between talking about Bon Jovi's more grown-up attitude and divergence from their poodle-pomp reputation we get the chance to mention albums by Ice Cube and Dr Dre and singles by the likes of Charles & Eddie, Wrexxx n Effect and U2 among many others. As always, you can listen to this episode's companion playlist featuring the whole Bon Jovi album and all the other songs we chat about on Spotify and hit us up on our Facebook and Twitter if you so fancy.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 35 min

Extra bonus content for you lucky people - in our recent episode about Rage Against The Machine's debut album we are lucky enough to talk to Andy Copping, the man behind Download Festival and general rock music guru about his experiences and memories of the album and the band. We included about half of it in the episode for time limit reasons but here is the full thing to expand on some of the areas you'll have heard us talk about in there. You can hit Andy up on his twitter account and keep abreast of Download announcements on their one as well.

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Nov 2020

23 min 39 sec

Yes yes yes, we know that this was never a number one UK album and therefore it doesn't fit our remit, but our podcast, our rules. Both Dave and Krister are such big fans of this album that we decided to do a full bonus episode on it to give it the props it deserves. And not only that but we were lucky enough to persuade the legendary man behind Download Festival, Andy Copping to come and talk to us about his recollections of the album coming out back in 1992 and all the times he's put the band on from his days of booking gigs at Nottingham Rock City up to getting them to headline Download in 2010. We've included about half of the full chat in this episode but we'll put the whole thing out by itself in a couple of days so that you can hear all of Andy's thoughts and stories. As always we'd love to hear your take on this album so please do get in contact via our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email. And tickets for Download 2021 are on sale already so get on it and we'll see you there.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 33 min

We are back with a much more frivolous and light-hearted episode than our previous one so you can expect many more smutty jokes and terrible puns throughout alongside our usual incisive music knowledge and expertise. Ahem. This week we are listening to and chatting about Prince's 'Love Symbol' album which Dave has vague memories of from back in 1992 and Krister has definitely never heard before in his life. And because it's Prince, and you can't tell him what to do, there are 18 tracks on the album across about 50 different genres. So plenty to get stuck into, alongside the whole thing about it being a rock opera soundtrack to another flopped Prince movie. We do also get the chance to talk about things like Madonna, Temple of The Dog and that awful rave version of the Tetris music so there's something to look forward to. You can hear all of the above as well as the full Prince album and all the other bits we mention on our companion Spotify playlist here and catch up with our ongoing Best Of The PCL Albums playlist here.

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Oct 2020

1 hr 47 min

Well this is a massive album and deserves a lot of time devoted to it, so we did. Fair warning - there are some subjects touched upon in our discussion that might be a bit too much for some people; the album itself is all about death, mortality, suicide, pain, grief etc and so we talk about our own issues and experiences with such things so if you think this might be a bit too heavy for what is normally quite a jaunty podcast with too many jokes about farts and dicks then we understand if you want to skip it. But there are also a load of stupid things we talk about as well in amongst the more heavy bits. Just so you know.   We do also get the chance to talk about other bands such as The Prodigy, Suede and the Jesus Lizard so that's something to get your teeth into as well.   The companion Spotify playlist has the whole REM album as well as all the chart singles we chat about and our ongoing playlist made up of songs from every number one album we've covered so far can be found here. Please do hit us up on facebook, twitter or instagram to let us know your thoughts or just to give us abuse. Cheers!

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Oct 2020

2 hr 11 min

It was 1992, a time of musical turbulence and experimentation, when new and exciting bands were cutting through the dead weeds of a changing music industry and forever leaving their mark on a brave new world. So what better time for Mike Oldfield to have a number one album with his long-awaited sequel to 1973's original 'Tubular Bells'. We had no idea what to expect from this one, as you'll find out pretty much straight away, but we were definitely interested to see what made it such a big deal upon release. Along the way we also chat about the likes of The Shamen, Brand New Heavies and Skid Row among other people in the charts at the time. You can hear all of the Oldfield album and the rest of the singles we talk about on our companion spotify playlist, there are some ace tracks on there this week for sure. As usual please get in contact on our facebook or twitter to say hi or let us know your thoughts on Tubular Bells in general.

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Sep 2020

1 hr 46 min

We are back! After a slight hiatus (details of why are explained in the intro) we've got a new episode for you. Thank you for bearing with us and being so lovely and patient. In this one we're chatting about INXS and their 1992 number one album 'Welcome To Wherever You Are'. Remember that one? Well, fair enough. But how does it fare nearly thirty years after release? Should it be re-evaluated? We shall see. Also prepare yourself for hot discussions about the likes of Ministry, House of Pain and the Flaming Lips. It's like you can almost taste the early 90s just from reading those names. As usual we love to hear from you guys so feel free to hit us up on Facebook, Twitter or on our email. And check out this episode's Spotify playlist with all the stuff we talk about on it. Until next time...

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Sep 2020

1 hr 33 min

Because no festivals are happening this year Dave and Krister wanted to have a very quick chat about some of their favourite times from previous years at Download watching some of the best rock and metal bands of the 90s. This is just a one-off special, totally fine if you want to skip two middle aged men reminisce about getting drunk in a field and loving live music. Also, this was recorded over Zoom using that audio output so the sound quality is slightly lower than usual. The quality of the chat is its usual rubbishness though, that's not changed.

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Jun 2020

27 min 32 sec

A seven track, 73 minute long, ambient album you say? And it got to number one in the UK? Well alright then! Chuck a load of drugs in your face and join us in a journey through space on an album where we really didn't know if we'd find anything to talk about [spoilers: we definitely did]. We do chat about a LOAD of other stuff that was going on in the charts at the time as well such as Kyuss, Jimmy Nail and the prevalence of rave tunes involving children's TV themes that seemed to be going on in 1992. Companion Spotify playlist available to listen to here with all the stuff we talk about, and the Orb's website we mention where they sell cannabis seeds FOR SOUVENIR PURPOSES ONLY is here.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 44 min

Another 90s music quiz for you to play along with - this is a re-recorded version of the live quiz we do on Friday nights on our Facebook page at 8pm GMT so please join us for the next one if you're able, we'd love to have you along. This week we've got questions about 90s film soundtracks and name-the-next-album-in-the-sequence as well as general trivia and our wonderful music round courtesy, as usual, of Chris Green from Tyketto who has metalled-up some more 90s pop hits for you to identify. Check out his youtube channel and see how stupidly talented he is as he shows you how to be a better guitarist. We also have a picture round that you can check out, just name the famous 90s videos that podcast co-host Waffles The Dog has inserted himself into (big thanks to Jenny for making this round by the way). If you fancy challenging your friends you can download the PDF of the questions and answers from our website as well and see how you fare. Let us know if you enjoyed this one and how you got on, or let us know which ones you didn't get and feel eternally ashamed for not knowing. Credit as well to Bensound.com once again for the wonderfully smooth muzak you can hear running underneath the questions. We shall be back next week (hopefully) with another proper episode so until then stay safe and enjoy the quiz.

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May 2020

29 min 50 sec

We tried. We really did. We tried to bring you a full episode talking about Michael Ball's self-titled debut album but we just could not do it. For one thing, it's not on Spotify so we had to actually create a youtube playlist, and not all the songs are even on there so it was incomplete at best. And secondly, it's a Michael Ball album so we really, really didn't want to. Which means that we spend the bulk of the podcast talking about Faith No More's album 'Angel Dust' which came out around the same time and only got to number 2 in the charts which just doesn't seem fair. So that's what you're getting, hope you enjoy it. Leave us some comments on our social media as usual, we'd love to hear what you think about either of the above records, and also due to public demand we have now got a button on the website for donations which you're very welcome to use if you like all the stuff we're putting out and fancy chucking us the price of a pint. It's very very much appreciated you wonderful people.

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May 2020

1 hr 46 min

Hang on to your denim jackets everyone, it's time to get in the pit and headbang along to some proper heavy flipping metal. Iron Maiden's 1992 one album is under the microscope this week and Krister and Dave have VERY differing views on the band as will be pretty instantly clear. How does this one sound nearly 30 years after release? Does heavy metal ever really age? We also get the chance to talk about Suede, Ugly Kid Joe and Life of Agony as well as playing a happy hardcore version of 'Fear Of The Dark' which actually exists. Mental. Check out that version as well as all the other stuff we talk about on our weekly episode companion playlist and get in contact via whichever of our social media you fancy with any comments, all links are on our website. Also head to our facebook page on Fridays at 8pm GMT during the lockdown to take part in our regular 90s music quiz. Until then, enjoy the episode and don't take anything that Krister says about Iron Maiden too personally!

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May 2020

1 hr 45 min

Another 90s music quiz for you to play along with - this is a re-recorded version of the live quiz we do on Friday nights on our Facebook page at 8pm GMT so please join us for the next one if you're able, we'd love to have you along. This week we've got questions about 90s novelty hits and all-girl bands as well as general trivia and our wonderful music round courtesy, as usual, of Chris Green from Tyketto who has metalled-up some more 90s pop hits for you to identify. We also have a picture round that you can check out on our website, just name the famous 90s album covers that podcast co-host Waffles The Dog has inserted himself into (big thanks to Jenny for making this round by the way). If you fancy challenging your friends you can download the PDF of the questions and answers from our website as well and see how you fare. Let us know if you enjoyed this one and how you got on, or let us know which ones you didn't get and feel eternally ashamed for not knowing. Credit as well to Bensound.com once again for the wonderfully smooth muzak you can hear running underneath the questions. We shall be back next week (hopefully) with another proper episode so until then stay safe and enjoy the quiz.

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Apr 2020

28 min 9 sec

Strange as it may seem to us nowadays, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine had an actual official number one album back in 1992. Grebo is an oft-overlooked genre from the time: is that for the best or are we unfairly overlooking what it had to offer? With opinions ranging from "not really bothered" to "actively disliked them" between Krister and Dave will this album win them round? We talk about loads more in this episode as well including the likes of En Vogue, R. Kelly and Aphex Twin. You can hear all of the songs we discuss in our companion Spotify playlist and immerse yourself more fully in 90s goodness with our ongoing "best of the albums we've featured" playlist. Links to everything on our website as usual.

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Apr 2020

1 hr 34 min

Here's another of the 90s music pop quizzes we did on our Facebook Live page to keep you all entertained while we're in isolation lockdown - this is the second one we did and we focused more on alternative acts of the 90s this time. There are rounds on Nu-Metal, Britpop, anagrams and general trivia to test your brain.  And there is also another brilliant music round courtesy of Chris Green from Tyketto, this time performing big indie and alternative tunes of the 90s in a proper metal style for you to identify. Massive thanks again to him for helping us out. Once again if you prefer to download the quiz as a PDF to do at your leisure or to test your friends then you can do so from our website and you can also download the fiendishly hard picture round that we did on the night which doesn't really work as part of a podcast. Check out our Facebook page and join in with the next quiz, every Friday evening at 8pm GMT. Credit as well to Bensound.com for the wonderfully smooth muzak you can hear running throughout this week's episode - nice!

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Apr 2020

23 min 6 sec

We're back with a proper episode! Yes - we, two men in our 40s, worked out how to use Zoom and managed to record this episode while sitting in our pants in our respective bedrooms. And it turned out surprisingly well if we do say so ourselves. Another album that neither of us had actually ever heard before but obviously we know plenty of Cure songs so we were looking forward to this one. Along the way we discuss L7, how Dave was almost a goth in sixth form and the Sisters of Mercy. Companion playlist is here, links to all our social media are on our website www.pclpodcast.com and keep an eye on our facebook page for details of when our next live music quiz will be (hint: probably every Friday evening during the coronavirus lockdown at 8pm GMT).

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Apr 2020

1 hr 27 min

It's Pop, Isolate & Listen this week! Everywhere is on lockdown so we decided to put together a 90s based music quiz which we held live on our Facebook page but have also uploaded for you here in case you missed it at the time. We'll hopefully be back with our normal programming next week but in the meantime test your knowledge and let us know on our social media how you did. Big thanks to Chris Green of Tyketto for helping us out with the music round, the man is a guitar god as you will hear on here. If you want to test your friends with this quiz you can download the PDF of the questions and answers here.

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Mar 2020

32 min 14 sec

Bonus episode alert - this was never a number one album but it's held in such high regard by both Dave and Krister that we figured it deserved an episode to discuss it. And we got our friend Si Sharp from Beat Rehab in to help us as well since he's a massive fan of it too. So we understand this is a very niche one and won't appeal to everyone, feel free to skip it if you want! But it was lots of fun to record and hopefully we can convince you that this is one of the best albums ever. You can check out more of Si's ramblings and recommendations at Beat.Rehab where he writes about music or whatever comes into his head, and you can also often hear him guest on the brilliant Dancing About Architecture podcast as well. The companion playlist for this episode is available on our Spotify profile but to be honest you could just search for this album as that's all we really chat about. Hope you enjoy it!

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Mar 2020

1 hr 40 min

We knew it was coming - looming on our timeline like a brash, bald, pop behemoth. And here we are - Right Said Fred's actual debut album. Obviously we knew the singles already but weren't sure what to expect from the rest of it. Who know, maybe it's full of pleasant pop surprises, we shall have to see. We do get to discover the link between Jimi Hendrix, RSF and Taylor Swift though which seems unlikely but is actually true, and we reveal a US alt-rock band that almost took Right Said Fred on tour with them in 1992 until their management pointed out what a dreadful idea that actually was. Check out our companion playlist as always with the full album we discuss and loads of other tunes we talk about, and head to our website for crap memes and links to our various social media.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 20 min

Annie Lennox's debut solo album and one that neither of us really knew much about apart from the big singles. And to be honest we remember not thinking much of those at the time as well but that was nearly 30 years ago so perhaps we are being too harsh and a new listen will prove teenage us wrong. We also have brief chats about Curtis Stigers, ZZ Top and SL2, all included on this episode's Spotify playlist alongside the full 'Diva' album and a couple of other bits that we mention this week. Check out our website www.pclpodcast.com for links to all our social media and all that stuff.

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Mar 2020

1 hr 17 min

Do you wanna get rocked? That's what we're all REALLY asking ourselves all the time, isn't it? Well, maybe Def Leppard's 1992 album 'Adrenalize' can provide some answers. For this one we are joined by special guest Darren who is Dave's oldest friend and a massive Lep fan from the 'Hysteria' album days. But what did he think of this follow up? What did Dave and Krister think for that matter?  Spotify playlist for this one is here and social media links are all at our website www.pclpodcast.com. I suppose a rock's out of the question?

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Mar 2020

1 hr 35 min

The Boss is back with a long awaited album. In fact he's back with two released on the same day, but we're just looking at the one that got to number on in March 1992, Human Touch. Neither Dave nor Krister knew this one at all, or much Bruce Springsteen in general if truth be told outside of the big hits. Will this be the one that converts them to megafans? Outside of Bruce we talk about a LOT of other fantastic music that was being released in this time period by acts such as Body Count, PJ Harvey and Tool. Check out our weekly Spotify companion playlist with lots of the good stuff on there. And links to various other stuff and social media are all at our website www.pclpodcast.com

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Feb 2020

1 hr 26 min

Good crikey, it's Season 3 of Pop, Collaborate & Listen! And what better way to start off our journey through 1992's number one albums than Wet Wet Wet? Well, probably loads of ways to be honest but we don't make the rules. We just listen to what the pop charts dictate and then whinge about it for an hour or so each week. Neither Dave nor Krister had ever heard this whole album before because of course not so it really was a journey into the unknown. Obviously we were familiar with the big 80s hits that the band had released and with their seemingly neverending cover version of 'Love Is All Around' but this album was unfamiliar territory. Did it convert us to a newfound love of Pellow & Co? We shall have to see. During our conversation we look at an absolute ton of other releases that came out in the six week period at the start of 1992, there are some absolute treasures that we chat about like KISS, Daisy Chainsaw and Sultans of Ping just for starters. Seriously though, check out this week's Spotify playlist of the whole Wet Wet Wet album and all the other stuff we talk about - it's fantastic. And as usual please do feel free to get in contact via any method you choose, lots of links to do so at our website www.pclpodcast.com

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Feb 2020

1 hr 17 min

As we close the book on 1991 we run through both of our top five albums of the year, some of which may surprise you, some of which definitely won't. Feel free to agree with us or give us immense amount of grief about our choices via our various social media platforms. But before you do that, enjoy our chat and check out our spotify playlist where we picked one track off each of our album choices from the whole top ten. It is, as you can imagine, a pretty fucking solid playlist. You're also welcome to let us know what your own choices might have been from our album choices - do you agree with our picks? Thank you for listening to our nonsense as we've gone through 1991, we will be back soon to tackle 1992, see you then! www.pclpodcast.com

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Jan 2020

1 hr 5 min

Since we have now gone through every number one album of 1991 it's time to take a look back through all the other records that came out and choose what we reckon were our favourite albums released that year. This is the first half of our conversation, the second part will come out next week. Agree with our choices so far? Hit us up on Twitter or Facebook to let us know. Think you know what's going to be in the top five next week? I mean, yeah, you can probably guess about half of them for sure. Feel free to let us know what your top ten would be as well if you haven't already.

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Jan 2020

1 hr 15 min

What a year it was for hip hop in 1991 - so many massive and great albums being released, the mainstream beckoning and big changes coming to the scene. So we're dedicating a whole episode to looking at what was going on and deciding on what we reckon our favourite albums are from the year. We are joined for this one by a special guest, the brilliant Rob Mulholland - stand up comic, professional northerner and big fan of hip hop. Check out his website to see when he's next coming to a venue near you, send him abuse on Twitter and definitely check out his hour long show 'Too Big To Fail' free to watch on youtube.  Do be warned that there's probably even more swearing than usual in this one given that we're playing a load of hip hop tracks, and just the fact that there are three of us instead of two. That's simple swearing mathematics. We've chucked a load of tunes that we talk about into a playlist that you can listen to on Spotify and as usual do check out our social media platforms to get in contact, all links at www.pclpodcast.com

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Jan 2020

1 hr 42 min

Let's get this out of the way at the start - if you don't want to hear a few pretty bad taste jokes as MJ's expense then maybe skip this one. We don't need the hassle. But if you do want to hear two people who genuinely liked the previous Michael Jackson albums discuss his first release of the 90s then step this way! Lots of chat about the new direction that producer Teddy Riley has taken things - for better or for worse? Also some chat about U2's 'Achtung Baby', a comparison of MJ to Megadeth and whether or not the special effects in the 'Black Or White' video still look any good these days. The Spotify companion playlist is available here and everything else is probably linked on www.pclpodcast.com. Go to Itunes and leave us a review by the way!

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Jan 2020

2 hr 5 min

While we know our own rules - we listen to and talk about every number one album of the 90s so long as it's not a compilation - we just simply could not find enough to say about Enya's 'Shepherd Moons' album and so we give it the most cursory of five minute conversations before moving onto the next on our list which is 'We Can't Dance' by Genesis. For obvious reasons, namely that we weren't 40 year old men at the time, neither of knew this album from when it was released. But, being 40-ish year old men now, can we finally appreciate Phil, Mike and Tony? We get the chance to talk about other stuff like U2, Altern-8 and Sonata Arctica this week and you get to hear Krister's lovingly prepared Enya Megamix. Lucky you. The companion Spotify playlist is available to listen to as always and check out the website, facebook page and twitter if you haven't already.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 29 min

Continuing in the 'pop' vein for a minute, this week we're listening to Erasure's album 'Chorus' which came out in October of 1991. Neither of us were familiar with this one at all so it was very new and fresh all round. But did we enjoy it? Is it all as good as the classics we knew like 'A Little Respect' and 'Stop'? We shall have to see. And this week we get the chance to chat about other stuff like Teenage Fanclub, Slayer and Carcass so there's definitely some guitar music mixed in for good measure. As always, listen along to our companion playlist with the full album and all the other tracks we discuss on the episode and check out www.pclpodcast.com for links to all of our social media etc. Get in touch with any comments or feedback and please keep spreading the word and telling your friends about our show!

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Dec 2019

1 hr 23 min

Or lordy, it's only Hucknall and co. Leading up to this episode we were pretty sure we were going to hate this album as it was the antithesis of everything we liked in 1991, so what do we reckon on giving it a go in 2019? Listen on to find out. We do get to chat about some other stuff as well though, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy and 2 Unlimited. It's quite the mixture this week. Listen along to the companion Spotify playlist with all of the main album and most of the other tracks we chat about on there and check out www.pclpodcast.com for all the social media links etc.

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Dec 2019

1 hr 19 min

We KNOW! Stop shouting at us - yes it's another bonus episode on an album that wasn't actually ever number one, but how could we NOT? This album meant an awful lot to both Dave and Krister on their musical journeys and so they revisit it to talk about how important it is but also to see if it stands up as a full album nearly 30 years later. It's not too much of a spoiler to say that they're both very pleased with this re-listen. And since it's a bonus episode there isn't a playlist this week for, just go and listen to your copy of Nevermind along with us. You know you've got one. Oh, and turn it up fucking loud.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 48 min

The most Canadian thing to happen to our podcast to date, this episode is all about Bryan Adams' 1991 megahit 'Waking Up The Neighbours' which does indeed feature THAT song. Does the rest of the record stand up against such a world-beating single? Would you want it to? We should probably point out that we do make a few jokes in this one at the expense of Canadians but we don't mean it. We love you really. Please don't write us any angry letters. Listen along to all the songs we talk about on our Spotify playlist and check out www.pclpodcast.com for links to all of our social media etc etc.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 45 min

Bonus episode time! We know that this album wasn't actually a UK number one but its companion record was and because we did a full show on that one, we thought we'd do a quick bonus on this as well. So if you like Guns & Roses you're in for a treat. Or if you just like hearing Dave be really happy about listening to Guns & Roses. Or if you like Krister being quite nonplussed by the whole thing. No companion playlist this time as we're only talking about the album itself, no extra bits. Enjoy!

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Nov 2019

1 hr 17 min

Dave's been looking forward to this one for weeks - G'n'R are one of his favourite bands of all time and he played this album over and over in his youth so he's got LOTS to say about it. Krister had never heard it before now and only really knows the big tunes off 'Appetite For Destruction' so he was pretty nervous going into this one. Will it be as good as Dave remembers? Will it be as bad as Krister fears? Amidst all the discussion of why Axl Rose is such a dickhead sometimes we manage to fit in chat about Soundgarden, Rozalla and Prince as well. Companion playlist for this one available here and all other stuff at our website www.pclpodcast.com. Enjoy! And look out for our extra bonus podcast where we discuss 'Use Your Illusion I' even though it wasn't actually a number one album. Dave insisted on it.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 51 min

After the all-conquering monolith that was 'Brothers In Arms', Dire Straits returned in 1991 with the long-awaited follow-up 'On Every Street'. So is it as good? Did it spawn another groundbreaking cartoon video of removal men carrying fridges? The answer to at least one of those questions is "no". But while talking about it we do get the chance to chat about other things such as Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch, Mr Bungle's first album and finding out that NIN's 'Pretty Hate Machine' came out two years before Dave thought it did. Mind BLOWN. The playlist with everything that we talk about this week on it can be found here and you can always head to www.pclpodcast.com for all the links to everything else and a bunch of stupid photos.

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Nov 2019

1 hr 34 min