OoO highlights great but under-appreciated music albums, mostly from the 21st century, as selected by host DJ Poseur and a rotating brigade of fellow obsessives. Each co-host chooses an album pick to discuss at length, including consideration of why we think it’s awesome but woefully unknown to the listening public. All picks meet stringent criteria for obscurity (Under 50 user reviews in All Music Guide, Under 100k streams on YouTube). Features include games for the listener to play along with, like “The Obscurity Quiz” (in which albums are ranked by a contestant from most obscure to most famous), “Score the List” (in which cohosts compare their knowledge and music collections to online “Top 10” lists), “Stump the DJ” (in which the cohosts challenge one another’s knowledge of obscure bands), and the occasional “Scheduled Digression” (in which we tackle a specific topic in music or the music industry). See also the companion subreddit (www.reddit.com) for links to all the albums featured in OoO episodes if you'd rather skip our yakking: r/MusicNobodyElseLikes Who should listen to OoO? Anyone dissatisfied by contemporary pop music. Anyone unfamiliar with but interested in independent music of the 21st century. Fellow obsessives who want reviews of beloved but obscure albums and find existing online resources limited. People who want something totally out of left field to spice up their music listening experience. Anyone who enjoys a contentious dialog about art. Rather than being the kind of podcast whose any given episode will be of general interest, it is hoped that with time, with an accumulated body of work, we will hit upon an album or at least a very specific style of music that is beloved by potential listeners as much as by us. Welcome to the wild, weird, and wondrous world of OoO!
Tuesday Dec 01, 2020
Tuesday Dec 01, 2020
Purchase our picks here: https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/1502455?ev=rb
Or, if you must, stream them: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lH4lL-zgluCwIrg-9nWkQ2sANlbyYibuM https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k8vCZXorL1l8UYwX-mrAx1v4jyZc5uqDw
GD RIYL: Jayhawks, Golden Smog, Big Star, Teenage Fanclub, Radar Bros., Calexico, Devendra Banhart, Mercury Rev
TWW RIYL: Pedro the Lion, M.Ward, Built to Spill, Radar Bros., Neil Young, Dinosaur Jr.?
D&tCotW RIYL: Dylan, Springsteen
Episode structure: “True Love & High Adventure” until (27:00). Consideration of Alt. Country & genre until (31:29), then switching to “Americana” and Danny & the Champions of the World until (38:10). Nick Lowe as an Americana musician until (41:10). Former bands (i.e. Pedro the Lion) & solo work until (41:40). “Songs of Pain & Leisure” & “Blue Laws” quoting Scaruffi.com at (42:45) DJ Keep Roomie’s tastes (51:08) RIYLS take big swings & misses (52:10) Austin City Limits, M. Ward, Dan Bern (from 55:20)