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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

32:56

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

25:10

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

42:20

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

28:37

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

28:12

‪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

31:26

‪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

32:37

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.

We're on twitter: @longplayerpod // @benburrell.

Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires of the City'

December 18th, 2019

27:02

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

34:22

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

35:45

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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