This week, indie-rock establishment Wilco introduced a brand new album. It’s known as Cousin, and Steven and Ian naturally puzzled: Is that this a deliberate reference to The Bear? In spite of everything, the hit FX show is known for a number of Wilco needle drops. Did Jeff Tweedy return the favor? The decision is “in all probability not,” nevertheless it’s enjoyable to take a position about regardless.
From there, they take a tough left to speak about Utopia, the brand new album by rapper Travis Scott. Utopia is the type of massive tent rap document that was once frequent, however in 2023 the style appears extra insular than traditional. Is that this a brief blip or an indication of issues to return? And is Utopia — an album that features various signifiers that evoke Kanye West — a acutely aware try and make the type of album that achieves crucial and business acclaim?
One other laborious left: Steven tells Ian about “Younger Love And Saturday Nights,” a (horrible) new nation track by Chris Younger that borrows the riff from David Bowie’s “Insurgent Insurgent.” It’s a part of a development known as “interpolation pop” the place songwriters go to track publishers prematurely to get permission to make use of the spare elements of basic tunes. After that, the blokes speak concerning the current controversy concerning Lizzo, and provides the “yay or nay” remedy to the Semisonic reunion.
In Advice Nook, Ian talks concerning the new George Clanton whereas Steven recommends the current four-part Spector music documentary.
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