Album of the Week

With a rotating cast of hosts and in-depth exploration of entire albums, Album of the Week brings a fantastically fun hour to the airwaves.

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Album of the Week, Fred Niel, Sessions

Moody, bluesy, and melodic, Fred Neil was one of the most compelling folk-rockers to emerge from Greenwich Village in the mid-'60s. His albums showcased his extraordinarily low, rich voice on intensely personal and reflective compositions, sounding like a cross between Tim Buckley and Tim Hardin. His influence was subtle but significant; before forming the Lovin' Spoonful, John Sebastian played harmonica on Neil's first album, which also featured guitarist Felix Pappalardi, who went on to produce Cream. The Jefferson Airplane featured Neil's "Other Side of This Life" prominently in their concerts, and dedicated a couple of songs ("Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" and "House at Pooneil Corner") to him. On the B-side of "Crying" is Neil's "Candy Man," one of Roy Orbison's bluesiest efforts. Stephen Stills has mentioned Neil as an influence on his guitar playing.

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Figured I'd make a list...

Neutral Milk Hotel ~ In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

LCD Soundsystem ~ Sound of Silver

The Strokes ~ Room on Fire

Asobi Seksu ~ Citrus

Radiohead ~ Kid A

 

 

On a lark, I landed on your station this evening. Can you please tell me the name of the group featured in your Album of the Week this evening? They were AMAZING!!!

So sorry, but we have no idea what featured on May 8th! There was a last minute DJ change and we think something was played that was archived... it might perhaps have been the initial AotW episode, which was Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.

If that wasn't it, reply again and we can maybe try harder to figure it out!

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