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The Music Challenge Podcast

46 EpisodesProduced by Andrew KeefeWebsite

Have you been looking for real musical conversation? The kind you can feel a part of and have your own thoughts? Well, look no further. The Music Challenge Podcast has you covered.This is the epitome of music nerdery. Feel a part of the improv conversation as the panel breaks down awesome music and … read more

46 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Trailer

January 30th, 2020

1:33

Thanks for checking out the “The Music Challenge Podcast”: where we propose a musical question with a different answer for everyone. In this first season, we are asking for Your Formative Four, the most influential …

Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

March 2nd, 2022

1:09:54

Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual is the subject of this musically power packed episode. This album features some of the best music Jane's Addiction ever released and we're celebrating it through our eyes.

Jason Isbell - Southeastern

November 18th, 2021

1:00:27

Jason Isbell - Southeastern is the subject of The Music Challenge podcast as we salute thye Americana genre. Isbell is one of the master's of contemporary songwriting and his album Southeastern is a prime example. Born …

Radiohead - Kid A

November 3rd, 2021

1:08:44

Kid A by Radiohead is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast as we plunge into this smash hit that changed the musical landscape for good. Radiohead had become big stadium rock, so listen at how they achieved such …

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

October 21st, 2021

48:29

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker is the subject of this BONUS episode of The Music Challenge Podcast recorded in the summer of 2021. Listen as our crew analyzes the Australian superstar Kevin Parker and his first …

Phish - A Live One

October 6th, 2021

1:21:16

Phish's - A Live One is the special subject of this extended The Music Challenge Podcast. Listen to the enthusiasm of our hosts as we investigate Phish's first live release. Lot's of music and Phish lore as our hosts …

Lee "Scratch" Perry Retrospective

September 22nd, 2021

1:00:59

Reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry's career is the subject of this week's The Music Challenge Podcast. Hear some great music from the man who shaped the reggae's original sound, invented sampling, and the mixing board. …

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head

September 7th, 2021

1:04:20

The Beastie Boy's album Check Your Head is the subject of this episode of The Music Challenge Podcast.

Delve into these groundbreaking beats and rhymes while checking out some of the most timeless music in hip hop. …

Yes - The Yes Album

August 24th, 2021

1:06:02

The Yes Album is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast as we take a deeper look at this seminal progressive album. Yes was instrumental for …

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

August 10th, 2021

1:02:45

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast as we discuss their blockbuster innovations in the Hip Hop genre. Tribe turned the genre on its ear doing away with the trimmings …

New Releases 2021

July 27th, 2021

53:44

New Releases of 2021 are the topic of The Music Challenge Podcast as Robb, Kevin, and Andrew bring you their top new releases from 2021.

Grateful Dead - One From the Vault (live)

July 13th, 2021

1:04:44

The Grateful Dead's - One From the Vault (Live) is the subject of The Music Challenge Podcast. Check it out as our cast dissects this enormous band …

Led Zeppelin - Presence

June 29th, 2021

57:53

Check out our take on Led Zeppelin's - Presence. We'll also be discussing The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion and the …

Steely Dan - Aja

June 15th, 2021

57:12

Steely Dan's Aja is the subject of the first episode for the 3rd season of The Music Challenge Podcast. Also, listen to a focused conversation on …

Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies

April 25th, 2021

27:01

Alice in Chains 1994 extraordinary EP is analyzed by a short crew in this in-between season bonus episode. We discuss Jar of Flies, a preview of next season, what happens when music comes back, and some behind the …

Kevin's Formative Four: Metallica - Master of Puppets, Pink Floyd - Animals

April 1st, 2021

1:05:25

Once again, host Kevin never got a chance to give his Formative Four in Season 1. Last episode he gave hos first half. Well, here is the second half. The second half of Kevin's Formative Four: Metallica - Master of …

Kevin's Formative Four: Miles Davis - Bitches Brew, Phish - Lawn Boy

March 9th, 2021

1:02:34

Hardened fans of The Music Challenge Podcast know that co-host Kevin joined us in the second season and never had a chance to give us his formative four. Well now's his chance. He is presentinf to you Miles Davis - …

Pink Floyd - Meddle: 50th Anniversary

February 23rd, 2021

40:41

The classic album Meddle by Pink Floyd is the subject on the 50th anniversary of its release in 1971.

The 27 Club: Jimi, Janis, Kurt, and Pigpen

February 2nd, 2021

1:20:10

The 27 Club is our subject on The Music Challenge Podcast. The 27 Club is a group of incredible musicians who died at the tender age of 27 years old. …

Neil Young Retrospective

January 19th, 2021

1:01:43

Neil Young is the subject of this retrospective look at his career and character through the prism of four of his great albums: Harvest, Tonight's the Night, Live Rust, and Mirror Ball.

Jump down the musical rabbit …

Led Zeppelin IV: Formative Albums

January 6th, 2021

47:25

Led Zeppelin IV is our formative album the hosts will be discussing this week.

The Best Albums of 2020

December 22nd, 2020

1:05:04

The cast check out the best albums of 2020 featuring: Oh Sees, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Woods!

Great Albums From Our Birth Years

December 7th, 2020

1:09:30

Featuring: Motörhead, Can, The Doors, and Steely Dan. Listen as we review great albums by these groups released in our birth years.

Musical Parallels

November 23rd, 2020

1:09:31

Join our panel this week as we investigate modern parallels this week as we look at 4 modern bands and try and decipher their origins. Come for the Music, Stay for the Conversation. Featured: Earthless, Wand, Billy …

Best Live Albums

November 10th, 2020

1:13:47

Listen to our hosts critique live albums from Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, and Frank Zappa.

Eddie Van Halen Tribute: Part 2

October 29th, 2020

55:40

We pay tribute to the ingenuity, creativity, and leadership that was EVH and Van Halen as Andrew interviews his brother, Jim, who was of prime age for the Van Halen generation.

Eddie Van Halen Tribute: Part 1

October 13th, 2020

41:41

A tribute to Eddie Van Halen Part 1. Rock lost a legend this week and we were there with our first impressions on EVH and the wild and loose times of Van Halen.

Best Road Trip Albums: Janes Addiction, Tom Petty, Deltron, Tame Impala

September 30th, 2020

1:09:46

We check out our best road trip albums! Come listen to real musical conversation. Come for the music, stay for the stories!

Guilty Pleasures: Hall & Oates, Blink 182, Jamiroquai, and Gary Numan

September 15th, 2020

1:03:14

We present our Guilty Pleasures in this fun episode featuring the tunes that we listen to when no one else is around.

Musical Blindspots: Radiohead, The Cure, Ween, Built to Spill

August 31st, 2020

1:10:28

We explore Radiohead, The Cure, Ween, and Built to Spill as we go over our hosts musical blindspots. Bands they should know, but missed for whatever …

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

July 30th, 2020

53:16

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish is the topic along with some announcements on The Music Challenge Podcast with all 3 of your hosts on this between season episode. As always, come for the music, but stay for the stories.

Pink Floyd - The Wall: With Special Guest John Roccia

June 29th, 2020

1:05:58

Pink Floyd - The Wall is listener John Roccia's top formative album. This album is a master piece and speaks to a generation of frustrated, marginalized youth. John speaks eloquently about what The Wall meant to him …

Beastie Boys - 3 Formative Albums

June 22nd, 2020

57:09

Beastie Boys Bonanza this week on The Music Challenge Podcast. The hosts look at 3 albums Licensed to Ill, Pauls Boutique and Ill Communication. Join …

Protest Songs and Social Injustice

June 15th, 2020

57:09

Protest Songs and Social Injustice are the topics on a bonus episode. Please join us for a socially responsible and difficult discussion. Featured …

The Clash - Sandinista!

June 7th, 2020

59:57

The Clash - Sandinista! is this weeks featured formative album with Sublime - 40oz to Freedom heading up our out of the box segment. Come for the music, stay for the stories!

Def Leppard - Pyromania

June 1st, 2020

52:51

Def Leppard's Pyro Mania and Motley Crüe's Shout at the Devil are the album topics on this episode of The Music Challenge Podcast. Come for the Music, stay for the conversation!

Fugazi - 13 Songs

May 25th, 2020

56:59

LISTENERS CHOICE: Fugazi's seminal album 13 Songs is featured as the crew travels back and re-lives the goold old years. Come to hear some of the …

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz

May 18th, 2020

57:30

Ozzy Osbourne is the featured artist this week as we will be looking at Sabbath's Master of Reality and Ozzy's first solo album Blizzard of Ozz. …

Prince - Purple Rain

May 11th, 2020

1:04:28

This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums …

Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies

May 4th, 2020

49:22

This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums …

Pearl Jam - Ten

April 27th, 2020

58:39

This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums …

Not Quite an Album Yet...

April 13th, 2020

59:42
Whoops!!

We had a fully hosted episode recorded only to realize that it really was all screwed up because of the getting used to zooming (podcasting …

Bonus Episode - Checking in

April 6th, 2020

33:05

This week we are just checking in with one another as we are not currently recording. But, we put in a call to Jed and Robb via Zoom and to see how we've been distracting ourselves. Check out how to find streaming shows …

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

March 30th, 2020

41:47

This week on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about we'll be discussing David Byrne and the Talking Heads Remain in Light album.

Listen in as the boys discuss not only the album, but what they are …

Duran Duran - Rio

March 23rd, 2020

40:17

This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums …

Pilot: Rush - Moving Pictures

March 16th, 2020

21:58

This season on THE MUSIC CHALLENGE PODCAST we'll be talking about our Formative Four! The four albums that sent us all on our personal musical journeys.

And, we want you to submit your Formative Four. The four albums …

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