058 TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF THE 1990S: TIM EDITION

20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past. Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s. Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.


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LIST-A-RAMA-A-GO-GO: "Another rattled off hit-list of equal in height fidelity." (1993-1996)  Previously on 20th Century Podcast, Bob precision-picked the definitive list of impactive '90s albums.  It is now one week later and they are going to do that exact same thing again, only this time it's Tim who is embarking on that middling, mid-life act of fading relevance.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE -pre-show Palpatine
00:00:39  A VARIETY OF INTROS - other people’s  podcasts
00:03:06  BACK ON THAT DESERT ISLAND - and how to talk about music
00:13:47  TEMPLATE FOR A BLUE BOSTONIAN - fifth on the list
00:25:25  GATEWAY TO VOICES - fourth on the list
00:30:17  MUSIC BEFORE MISERY - or it is the other way around
00:38:38  HER INDIE WORLD - third on the list
00:47:40 LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, MAYBE - second on the list
00:57:06  SOUNDTRACKED ROMANTIC - first on the list
01:02:16  CIRCLING BACK - do these 5 albums still leave the shelf?
01:05:33  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase
01:08:00  SPECIAL FEATURES - Bob with a blog

SPOILER WARNING: For the second week in a row, these show notes risk to ruin the episode reveal of the arbitrarily chosen five album topics.  If you're looking to be surprised, listen to the episode first, and then check back for some Youtube links.

Learn to loathe the holiday like Tim did with this live performance of one of his favorite Aimee Mann tracks HERE.

Then read as Aimee Mann discusses some of Tim's favorite topics (like Liz Phair and Boston) while making herself a cup of coffee HERE

Sway along to this performance of a song by Tobin Sprout, now old enough to get drunk on its own lyrics HERE

And read what he thinks about being in this current century in this interview from PopDose HERE

Witness a live street performance by Mary Lou Lord as Tim would have back in the mid 90s HERE.

And then read this discussion on her one (and only) flirtation with a major label release HERE.

Get neurotic with Liz Phair's first ever network television performance HERE.

And then learn how her debut album is a direct response to listening to "Exile on Main Street" HERE.

Catch up with Tim's all-time musical idol (Paul Westerberg) with this career spanning SPIN magazine interview HERE.

And finally, to avoid any repetition with EPISODE 33's show notes, HERE's 90's era Paul Westerberg playing Tim's favorite song from the 1980s.

The use of audio and video clips linked from YOUTUBE are for educational purposes and without the expressed permission of their legal holding companies.  All rights remain with with their original distributor.

This episode of 20TH CENTURY POPCAST was recorded by RINGR (for a change of pace) an online interface for recording live conversations in studio quality.  It was then mastered by AUPHONIC, a web-based post-production service that makes it sound like Bob and Tim are worth listening to.  Log in to take either for a free trail test drive today (or, you know, whenever is better for you).  

MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week with a properly prescribed over-dose of that guy from "The Librarians."