Unsung is a Glasgow based music podcast where every Friday we talk about a different record and decide if it should be added to a discography of all time great albums. Then you vote and tell us if we're right or wrong. Stream and download the latest episode below, or subscribe using your favourite podcatcher.
Cool. Interesting. Dynamic. Influential. All of these words have been used to describe Interpol. There have also been other words used to describe them, and they are all said in this episode. Good and bad. Is Interpol’s debut album worthy of a place in our discography though? Well, it depends who you ask…
It all comes down to this. Weaver tells us why he loves this album so much and Chris talks about where this places in fan rankings and much more. Is this their definitive moment? Does it deserve a place in our discography? Listen and vote!
Hailing from the DIY music hotspot that is Umea, Sweden, Cult of Luna have slowly risen over the years to become of the most influential post-metal bands since Isis. On this episode we cover the band’s history and discography, and get to the bottom of why this band are just so damn good.
In 1993 four men formed a band in Gainesville, Florida and decided to literally sing themselves hoarse every night. The result? Emo tinged punk rock music that has led them to become one of the most influential punk bands. This week we talk about Hot Water Music’s fifth album, ‘Caution’. Is it their classic? Is it even their unsung classic? The debate begins now.
The Knife were a band whose message was always completely synchronized with their music. Whether their politics was catchy, like in their earlier, more electro-pop stuff, or in this, their final, hugely experimental artistic statement. Chris reckons this is their true classic, not just an unsung classic.
So, now you've listened to our run down of left wing music, we get down to the buisness of picking our albums. One punk, one hip hop, one metal. Which is best? Well, you know what to do.
Commies! They destroy everything! But do they make good music? Well, this week, in part one of a two part special, we discuss some radical left wing tunes. We also discuss what our mixtape is NOT about…
Yorkshire is a dark place, and Hood do nothing to dispel that myth with their skittish combination of post-rock, trip hop, electronica and indie. As a band who were indie press darlings at the time of Cold House’s release, they all but seem to have been forgotten. Until today. Weaver explains all.
This week we delve into the crazy funk of Parliament’s, frankly insane, mythology. An acid soaked, psychedelic sci-fi odyssey that takes place over 10 bonkers records. Mothership Connect is the magnum opus, so is it worth inclusion in our discography?
So here we are. The gloves are off. Chris gets torn in to the album whilst also reckoning with his own deep seated disdain for the band. We also ponder how they became so important, and then we put it to you to decide if this record is worthy of inclusion in our discography.
You know the feeling. You’re listening to an album and simply cannot work out why the rest of the planet doesn’t realise that it is a total masterpiece. What the hell is wrong with everyone?
Each week hosts Mark Fraser (The Curator Podcast), David Weaver (Detour) and Chris Cusack (Bloc/Restless Natives), discuss and dissect exactly those kind of albums. Is something an under-rated classic? Did it have a huge and unrecognised impact on the music that followed it? Sure they might be a great band but what is their definitive release?
We’ll put our cases forward to you, the public, then you can vote via our site to decide if our choice really deserves “UNSUNG CLASSIC” status. Hopefully as we progress, we gradually build up a truly democratic picture of the classics that perhaps didn’t make the covers of Mojo or NME but left an indelible mark on our own lives.
We’ll also pepper this discography with interviews where we invite notable musicians to nominate their own unsung classics and speak frankly about their own back catalogues. Plus a few special “mix-tape” episodes where we pick a mix-tape title and each throw a name into the fray.
Interaction is the aim and hopefully, between our oddball patter and your comments, suggestions and feedback we can document some of the truly amazing musical work out there that continues to be criminally UNSUNG.