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Long Player

10 EpisodesProduced by Fuelled By CoffeeWebsite

An audio essay on a different album each episode. By Ben Burrell.

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Bob Dylan - 'John Wesley Harding'

February 17th, 2020


On the 29th of July 1966 Bob Dylan was speeding through the backroads of Woodstock, New York on his T100 Triumph motorbike. In an instant he lost …

The Smiths - 'Strangeways Here We Come'

February 7th, 2020


Before their 4th album The Smiths had signed for a major record label, the future looked bright for a band that had become indie icons with a series of strong releases. 

However by the time the album was released, that …

Radiohead - 'OK Computer'

January 30th, 2020


On the 4th September 1995 Radiohead spent 5 hours in a studio with producer Nigel Godrich recording a song called Lucky for a charity album. 

They …

David Bowie - 'Blackstar'

January 16th, 2020


On the 8th of January 2016, David Bowie released his 25 studio album, 2 days later he was dead.‬

‪The album acts partly as a diary and partly as a goodbye letter, just like his life David Bowie’s death was a work of …

Oasis - 'Standing on the Shoulder of Giants'

January 8th, 2020


‪With their fourth album Oasis hired a big pop producer and adopted a new sound to regain their title as the biggest band in the world. ‬

‪It didn’t work out.‬

‪But they might have made their best sounding album in …

Joni Mitchell - 'Blue'

January 1st, 2020


‪In the spring of 1970 Joni Mitchell took a break from music to travel to Crete, she would return to the US with a masterpiece.‬

‪This is the story …

Led Zeppelin - 'Led Zeppelin IV'

December 24th, 2019


For their fourth LP (and after a mini crisis for the band) Led Zeppelin stripped everything back and let the music do the talking.  

This is the story of Led Zeppelin IV.

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Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires of the City'

December 18th, 2019


With their 3rd album Vampire Weekend left the collage campus and ventured out into the real world, they would never be the same again. 

This week we …

Arctic Monkeys - 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'

December 11th, 2019


In the second episode of Long Player we take a look at an album that divides opinion and rightfully so. 

We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // …

The Clash - 'London Calling'

December 1st, 2019


In the first episode of Long Player we take a look at this classic album that changed rock n roll forever, despite the fact it was trying to destroy …

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