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.
We’re back to full power this week and we break a promise in the process by letting Mark pick the album instead of Weaver. However one of the most miraculous things happens: the bois agree on a punk album. It’s unheard of, frankly.
We’re a man down this week, and without David’s influence we cover all the topics you love: race, religion, abortion, consent, Veganism, sex, money, drugs and alcohol . Oh, and we talk about D’Angelo’s third album ‘Black Messiah’ too.
Happy new years Unsungers! It’s part two of our Xmas Xtravaganza and it’s 50% drunker than part one, if you can believe it. It’s also a surprisingly upbeat affair as we talk (mostly) about things we love, from records we wish we could put in to the discography but can’t, all the way to our favourite Dave Grohl Nexus so far. Enjoy!
In part one of our two part Christmas special, we feel it’s time for a little Unsung Christmas cheer as we take some questions from the fans and reflect on the past 52 weeks of the podcast. We also get a little drunk and a little lairy.
On this episode we celebrate the record where we got our name from: Helmet’s second album, and major label debut, ‘Meantime’. We also go deep on the band’s legacy and things get a bit chaotic as we try to decide if this album deserves a place in our discography.
Before you decide to skip this episode and question our sanity, we should state that this episode is intense, polarised and an absolute freak out from start to end. Weaver picked the record. Chris hated it. Mark was ambivalent.
These days El-P is best known as being one half of the alternative (?) hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, but there’s so much more to his (and Killer Mike’s) discography than that. This week Mark puts forward ‘Cancer 4 Cure’ for your consideration, and the boys take a deep dive into El-P’s discography in the process.
In an uncharacteristic moment of unity, Chris, David and Mark agree that Tomahawk’s second album is their best work. The lads take us on a tour of the band’s discography whilst lightly touching upon each musician’s calibre and past.
Back on schedule this week as David presents Rustie’s shimmering, fizzy debut album ‘Glass Swords’. This is our first proper foray into dance music and only you can decide if this is Rustie’s best work, and if it’s suitable for inclusion in our discography.
This week we’re trying something a little different. The “fake band” Threatin have been all over the news lately, and we thought we’d get to the bottom of why. Who is Jered Threatin? How could this have happened? And what does it say about the music industry generally? We dive deep into Jered’s past, the shady business of buying a fan base online, and so much more.
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.