Best music criticism podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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A weekly podcast featuring short but in-depth technical analysis and critique of great progressive rock songs. See for more.
Sound Opinions
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions - the world's only rock and roll talk show.
How Dare You
New episodes every Monday.Two friends who take things way too personally try to convince the world it’s got it all wrong when it comes to pop culture. Listen in as they swap their under-qualified and unapologetic opinions of movies, television, music and books in a reference-packed podcast filled with laughing, crying, but mostly arguing to the point of threatening bodily harm. It’s like if Dame Maggie Smith were a podcast. If this doesn’t sound interesting to you, frankly... how dare you!
From the co-creators of CinemaSins: Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, who provide your favorite movie and culture nitpicking, are joined by Barrett Share, writer for Music Video Sins, and other guests to discuss, analyze, and ridicule the world of entertainment.
The Great Albums
Two indie rock musicians, Bill Lambusta and Brian Erickson, dive into the fandom of great rock and pop music and how it connects to their lives through the lens of the medium they care for most, the album. Episodes frequently include guest contributions from musicians, podcasters, and journalists and always culminate in a track by track review.
"On the Watch for the Active Ear"
Each week filmmaker Jeremy Dylan chats with a musician/songwriter about their favorite album of all time - the songs, the history and how it has influenced their own music.
The Popcast is hosted by Jon Caramanica, a pop music critic for The New York Times. It covers the latest in pop music criticism, trends and news.
The Solecast
A podcast by rap artist Sole about philosophy; anarchism, critical theory, "radical" activism, history and culture.
Over at, we take pride in discussing what's new, different, and underappreciated in the world of music. But sometimes we really need to vent about the songs we hate. Editor Jeff Terich and co-host Candice Eley discuss the songs we love to hate, and why we love to hate them.
Critic's Choice, Critical Thinking, and more from Andrew Patner
Please Quote Me
We talk to creative people about music and their creative process. Original Fuzz believes it's not just what you do, but how you do it. We make gear for your creative journey in Nashville, TN. Gear like our guitar straps and camera straps that feature handwoven Peruvian textiles. Find out more at
FT Life of a Song
Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.
A daily spotlight on international musical artists and trends. Created by host Marco Werman, the Global Hit features interviews with musicians, critics and deejays around the globe.
The most important music podcast of all time.
The New Criterion
A monthly review of the arts and intellectual life. Interviews, poetry readings, musical criticism, and
Metal Dad returns!!!! Come listen to album reviews . the news and best of all the interviews from real bands from all over the world!!!! If you like what you hear go find these amazing artists ! Support them ! I am about preservatiion , i am tired of the artist being screwed. Where is the mystery in music anymore ? The intrigue of an album? Let's bring back the excitement!!! I accept donations of any shape or size just to show you care about what i do as i care so much about this and if you ...
We are convinced that lovers of classical music include people who are always looking for (1) music that they have not heard before that might attract them, and (2) the best performance of music that they are familiar with and already enjoy.This website was created to help these music lovers achieve both goals. We are uniquely able to fulfill this mission because we bring together two exceptional resources that are not available on any other classical music website: (1) a classical music rec ...
All the genres, all the ridiculous, all the time...
The staff of the talks about music and more!
Talking About Thinking About Records is a podcast that lives up to its name. Our panel of three slightly angry and not so young men talk--and sometimes think--about pop records of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Sincere Sarcasm
The unpop culture podcast which explores a world that both confuses and annoys you.
A weekly podcast hosted by Hunter McClamrock and Nic Moreau covering news in music, album reviews and concert reviews.
Keep It!
Ira Madison III, culture critic and columnist, is joined each week by comedians, journalists, actors, musicians, activists, politicians and more for a conversation at the intersection of pop culture and politics at a time when we're all obsessing over both. Movies! Music! Terrible tweets by celebrities trying to seem engaged while bragging about their latest project! This show has it all. New episodes every Wednesday.
In this podcast, Austin takes a journey through a new Album or EP from both known and unknown musicians and gives his opinion on how the music felt to him. It is not "music criticism" in the traditional sense, but more of a visceral reaction. Austin is a musician himself with a degree in Music Composition and Production from the Berklee College of Music. Discover new music with this podcast, discover new attitudes, and new ways to listen to the music you already love. Music Is The Prime Mover...
A podcast not about pancakes, that is the only thing that will never change. For the time being we do a movie book club. Join us as we tackle cinema and all its trappings.
Three film critics - Kristofer Jenson of C-Ville Weekly, Evan Crean of The Independent, and David Riedel of the Salt Lake City Weekly - review movies, including current releases, notable stuff that fell through the cracks, and whatever else pops up. We take lots of tangents, gang. Opening music: "My Life as a God" by Augean Stables. Closing music: "Pants Party" by Oilhead.
This Is Pop?
An in-depth look at the careers and discographies of the artists that have defined popular music. Hosted by Ryan Gibbs, the music editor for
Just like a movie commentary, listen to people discuss what they like about their favorite songs, in real time to a custom Spotify playlist, with avowed music fan Brock Dittus and his friends.
Talkhouse Podcast
Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.
Mad Sounds
A biweekly show where music fans talk music, and whatever else comes up. Most episodes feature myself (Mark) & recurring co-host Johnny (both occasional YouTube music reviewers & aspiring musicians), sometimes with one or multiple guests. We tend to alternate & between planned-out segments & more free-flowing conversations, all while not being afraid to go down a rabbit hole if one comes up. We tackle topics in or outside of the music world which we genuinely find entertaining, rather than t ...
Shania Saturdays
Like a music criticism podcast but we only talk about Shania Twain and it's strictly a celebration.
Name Is Critical
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Weekly cultural nourishment with Monocle 24’s international critics in the fields of art, music, theatre, literature, film and television. Enjoy conversations with the directors, artists, authors and musicians and minds behind it all.
Everyone's A Critic
Everyone's A Critic is an entertainment review and news podcast where we bring you our irreverent take on all things entertainment, but mostly movies. Each week, hosts Blake Rudy and Jeff Campbell review a film, talk about news in the industry, and discuss new movie trailers. Film lovers and movie buffs will love this podcast!
Celebration Rock
Rock Critic Steven Hyden ("Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me", "Twilight Of The Gods") talks with rock stars and the country’s biggest music writers about what’s happening in rock. Presented by 93X ( and (
This is Hear Me Out, the podcast where Winston Noel and Alden Ford, along with a special guest each episode, explore the songs we love, no matter what literally everyone else says. We are not music officials. We are not music critics or music snobs. We are unqualified on every level to provide any cogent analysis of why a song is good or bad. All we know is, there are songs we just can’t stop loving, even though the world passed its harsh judgment on them long ago. So every episode we sit do ...
Twitter: @ultimetalcastE-Mail: ultimetalcast@gmail.comConversational podcast loosely focused on heavy metal discovery and retrospect. Every week, Justin Lawnchair and Alex Sylvester talk at length about metal both old and new, with monthly featured sub-genres, two (!) "albums of the week" and a litany of other interesting segments and topics including listener-submitted queries. With a combined 25+ years of metal appreciation under their belts, the intrepid metalheads are packed to the gills ...
For older and missing episodes go to Iowa Music Showcase is just what the name says, a showcase for Iowa music.But it is a showcase for ALL of Iowa’s music, regardless of style, genre, decade, popularity, or location.For the purposes of this webiste and occasional podcast, I am defining Iowa music as music made by a band or artist that was based in Iowa at the time of the recording.Each week, the blog post will feature some source - like a website, ...
We review anything and everything
Hurley and Mixon
Local film critic and master storyteller Mal Vincent reflects on the decades he spent writing about films and entertainment and the celebrities he got to know along the way. In his prominent southern drawl, he weaves fascinating tales and little-known facts about the entertainment world and the talented people who create it. Pull up a chair and indulge in the memorable moments and characters, both old and new, with a 45-year veteran storyteller as your guide. Welcome to Mal's World!
Mom On Pop
Pop culture critic John Teti invites his mom, Bonney Teti, to share her unfiltered opinions on TV, movies, music, newspaper advice columns, and more.
Goin Off Podcast
The Goin' Off w/ Daren "Rap Critic" Jackson & (Marc) Mues features discussions about music news as well as social issues with every episode featuring an album review with some of them being requested by our supporters on Patreon.
The Neosignal Recordings Podcast Series. Physical, emotional, chronical, critical, sensational and crucial electronic music from the source. For more information please visit
Turned Out A Punk
Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.
We all have a cluttered desk. It’s a space that holds what we want to read, watch, and think about. Join the hosts of The Cluttered Desk Podcast—Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks—as they talk literature, film, comic books, politics, critical theory, theology, and anything else that might tickle their fancy. The Cluttered Desk Podcast is produced and recorded in Bristol, Virginia with music by Test Dream.
If I Had A Hifi
A podcast that tells you things you might not already know about albums you love. Hosted by Jackson O'Brien & The Major
RNZ: New Horizons
A guide to the worlds of rock, pop, country, folk and beyond, hosted by music critic William Dart.
Sound Criticism
Join us for critical listening, analysis, and interviews with sound designers and composers in modern media. Find out what styles and techniques industry leaders employ in order to get the best quality sound in their projects. Learn how to listen more critically to the games and films that you love. Come and join our host, Michael Beeghley, a sound designer and musician in his own right, and together let's journey through modern media with discerning ears.
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NOTE: I just remastered this mix, it sounds waaay better now, enjoy ; ) Introducing Rortron Radio! A curated mix series highlighting my favorite music. Set List: 1. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (GAMPER & DADONI Remix) 2. Flume - Sleepless Feat. Lee Fields (Max Liese & KarlK Remix) 3. Alex Adair - Heaven (Radio Edit) 4. Sigala - Easy ...…
On this episode we sit down with Dr. Jacob Harden. He is someone we have followed for some time now, well before we started our social media page. So, it was awesome to have him on the show. Jacob is a chiropractor who owns his own clinic with his wife Monica in Orlando, Florida. He also has a large social media following where he puts out top ...…
On this week's Colorado Edition, we visit a hemp expo and a school for luthiers, while the Department of the Interior prepares to visit the West -- permanently. First, after nearly 80 years of federal restrictions hemp — marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin — is making a comeback. Colorado is one of the country’s top producers of hemp after it w ...…
Critically acclaimed director/Writer and visual artist Julian Yuri Rodriguez of films such as C#ckfight, Lake Mahar, and the New Fat Nick music video WTF stops by the studio and talks to us about his Hustle, living in South Florida and his new projects. Sweet convo between 2 Miami guys. IG @JulianYuri @FreshorPhresh…
This Is Us Too Hosts Mary & Blake discuss This Is Us Season 1 episode 6: Career Days. In this episode we chat why this episode was a slight downturn from the shows initial episodes, what it’s like to not have grandparents, why Blake is small “c” concerned about the writing, Randall being a fully fleshed out character and also what we like to ca ...…
Mix #315 we bring you DJ HEKTIK. Hailing from the City of Angels in Los Angeles, DJ Hektik since 1998 came into the scene and began hitting the ground running with his insatiable love for music. Inspired by Power 106 Mixers like Mr. Choc, Richard Vission, Enrie, and many others, it was during this time that Hektik began incorporating his vision ...…
Notice how I said think. I'm not saying I am but I think I am. My content may never find an audience or provide any value, but in the event that it doesn't, I wanted to let you know why I think I act the way that I do. So here goes, the reasons Why I Think I'm So Creative: Genetic predisposition - I come from a long line of creatives, alcoholic ...…
I deal with a lot of females. Some of them, especially ones you find in place like dating apps, who may build unrealistic expectations of someone they have never met, false narratives or project their desires on to other people do not understand how a high value person lives. High value men like myself do not operate by the same set of rules as ...…
Episode 269 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 - Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Sony Artisan of Imagery, Chris Orwig In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in p ...…
The Beatles may have been riding high on the critical and commercial success of Revolver, but a tour of the tumultuous United States was in full swing, and danger loomed large around every corner. Manager Brian Epstein's attempt to quell the outrage from the American public over remarks from John Lennon that the group was more popular than Jesu ...…
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: The CommitmentsAuthor: Roddy DoyleNarrator: Aidan GillenFormat: AbridgedLength: 3 hrs and 2 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-22-08Publisher: Random House AudioBooksRatings: 4 of 5 out of 5 votesGenres: Fiction, ContemporaryPublisher's Summary:Bar ...…
In this episode, co-hosts Danita and Meagan begin their lawful good venture into talking about tabletop RPGs. Can Google Home be a good PC? Are elaborate critical successes and fails really worth doing? Is stealing really stealing? All that and more inside. Don’t forget your inspiration! Like our stuff? Leave us a review on iTunes! Connect with ...…
Allen believes the church is for cultivating story. So let’s talk about that. And in this episode, the hosts answer “Ask Me Anything” questions submitted by listeners, including science and miracles, spiritual formation for children, and revisiting pacifism. Cultivating Story Conversation (00:55) AMA Segment (31:02) RELEVANT LINKS From Our Cult ...…
Society has taught us that everything is about competition. Even giving a compliment to one person can be taken as a criticism of someone else. So what do we do? Stop saying the good things so we don't hurt anyone's feelings? Let's talk about why we always look for reasons to call out the good in people. Music: "Kevin in 1987" by TRG Banks From ...…
Welcome back guys to this weeks episode of College Street. Join us as we talk about climate change, extinction of bananas, and Martian colonization. Disclaimer: We're idiots, most of the stuff we say may not be factual. As always like or review if you dig our stuff!Check out our website: ...…
Pre-per-viewing the #ImpactOnPop versus #LuchaUnderground Supershow @ Wrestlecon next Friday... then I bring the most cromulent wrestling news & music to embiggen the smarkest fan... & I contemplate WWE Music's possible biggest future mistake in the #3WayDanceOff!~ ~ ~I'd like to hear from you! Please drop me a line @ {Sub ...…
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Hello. My name is Travis Arbon and welcome to Game Flow, a collection of audio essays about the culture of video games and experiences with gaming. Today’s essay is: Reviews and Rankings - Chasing the Dragon. If you have an essay you’d like to submit to the collection, head over to or send an email to Revi ...…
This week, more than a third of U.S. homes are now in what they call the wildland urban interface, where they risk being destroyed by wildfires. That concern is increasingly common in Colorado. When fires happen, there's more consensus that they should be designated as natural disasters. One thing that exacerbates fire is drought. In the southw ...…
The cities throughout the Puget Sound region are home to Amazon, Microsoft, and tons of other tech companies—many of which hire a significant number of their employees on H1B visas. These are temporary work permits designed for foreign workers with specific kinds of skills and expertise. In recent years, a vast majority of those workers have co ...…
Dig our your Thomas Paine literature, it’s another MCU Watchalong! Join Jason, Dustin Schellenberg and Kyle Rudge as they watch through one of the most critically acclaimed movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: ...…
Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC! What the heck makes the Grateful Dead so great anyway? The songs? The jams? The culture? Dan and Dan debate with longtime Deadhead and music indu ...…
Dory Weiss, VP of Engineering at nCino, joins the AppChat to talk about embracing the Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) methodology in developing cloud banking products on the Salesforce platform. Other subjects include her unusual start as a writer of code, maintaining company values amid growth, “pollinating” ideas across teams, and a way to show off ...…
When Cristina Mittermeier once searched the term “conservation photography” all she found was info about how to preserve photos for museum display. Today, she and her partner Paul Nicklen are some of the most recognizable names in the field and are regular contributors to National Geographic – the magazine and Instagram feed. Together, they’ve ...…
When you're the CEO of an organization, you need to be able to keep going strong through the good and the bad times. An executive position involves high stakes and high pressure. In this episode of The ROI Podcast, Dave Steele breaks down the traits the most impactful CEOs carry and explains some of the daily tasks of a CEO. Show Notes: (The RO ...…
With the Arena NDA dropped, we assess if Arena is a failure so far. Was all the negative feedback from the community fair criticism? Wizards created a new format for paper and Magic Online! Will this format stick around for the long term? Email us at Jon Finkel tweet Brawl The Lotus Club YouTube Channel Music provid ...…
This week Emma is joined by special guest Zach Libresco to discuss William Shakespeare's spookiest play, Macbeth. Zach and Emma reminisce about their time together performing Shakespeare in college and discuss Zach's most recent experience with the Scottish Play with the Humanist Project. There is much laughter, critical thought, and possibly a ...…
Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there. Episode #4: Food and drinkThe theme for this latest episode is food and dr ...…
SFP 5 – Episode 5: The GREAT Relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman, Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #5 Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny & Jonathan D. Sherman |Music: SFP 5 - Episode 5: The GREAT Relationship: Interview with Jonathan D. Sherman by Elfi ...…
Scored to Death: The Podcast, the official companion podcast for the critically acclaimed book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror Greatest Composers is here! In this episode, the in-depth interview with composer Joseph LoDuca continues, with a deeper dive into his film scoring career, as well as discussions about Ash vs. Evil D ...…
Episode 065. “She asked me how could I express gratitude. My first thought was “to whom?” But she meant… gratitude to mySELF.” ~Andrea Klunder Pause, take a deep breath, lift your head, and look around... I just released an episode in my new-ish podcast about the craft of podcasting, Podcast Envy, about downloads, numbers, stats, etc and you pr ...…
Has your jaw ever dropped while experiencing a pro’s Flow? Flow is a concept that has been largely associated with superhuman performances. We can all point to moments in sports and entertainment where a star “makes it look so easy.” We even pay money to see these prodigies in action, such as attending a Broadway musical, a football game, or a ...…
This episode explores abstraction in further depth, a DMT hypothesis, and updates to the animal cognition argument, including criticism of IQ as a concept.Twitter to the posts mentioned:DMT: Above Awe ...…
Host Ted Canova talks with Chris Wood who shares his musical journey from avant-garde jazz to The Wood Brothers, building an audience, confronting expectations of success, and reaching critical acclaim, plus his philosophy on songwriting leaving us hanging with unanswered questions.
“David Klotz Nursed His Broken Heart With Vintage Synthesizers”A few years ago David Klotz had two heartbreaks going on at once: the break-up of his band, (the critically acclaimed sepia pop outfit Fonda)and the break-up of his marriage. And it turned out that both events were intertwined, as Klotz was married to Fonda singer/keyboardist Emily ...…
"Everybody Hates Morning People." We invited Louise Burns on the podcast this week to talk about Spice World and her own personal experience as a teenager in an all-girl band. Also discussed: insomnia, Hilary Duff, and Justin Bieber books. Show notes: Louise Burns Spice World trailer All the Ways 'Spice World' Defines Who Your Favourite Spice G ...…
Python Bytes 71 Sponsored by DigitalOcean: Special guest: Trey Hunner (@treyhunner) Trey #1: The Conservative Python 3 Porting Guide by various Red Hat folks mostly Python 2 is coming to the end of its life on January 1, 2020. Are you ready? This is one of the best guides I’ve found to porting your code from Python 2 to Python 3 On ...…
Disney's California Adventure, opened in February 2001, immediately faced harsh criticisms from guests. What storytelling mistakes were made in the park's original design? What was the park attempting to do--and how successful was it? Listen in as Buddy and Alice take a look at concepts of parody, education, and the simulated in their attempt t ...… In this episode, Zach and Steven are joined by the creator and host of the critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast called The Cipher: Shawn Setaro. The Cipher is renowned for its in-depth interviews with some of the most important people in hip-hop music an ...…
#eClub17 [Epic Session] [03/28/2018] When uplifting sounds meets psy-trance! with music & remix by: Steve Allen, Maarten De Jong, Ram, Driftmoon, U-Mont, Paul Denton, Estigma, Mike Sanders, Bryan Kearney, Sue McLaren, Attila Syah, Kaimo K and more! #eClub17 tracklist: 01. Moein Sanjary & A.R.M.I.N – Good Old Days [Alter Ego Records] 02. Phaxe & ...…
Join Reuben Bresler (@moxreuby) as he discusses C2E011 of Critical Role! In this installment, he talks a little about each party member, goes deep on Nott, and much more in Arcana Philosophical! You can reach us on Twitter @ArcanaPodcast Intro and Outro music "Even When We Fall" by Philipp Weigl licensed by CC BY 4.0 /Cut and Faded from beginni ...…
Tweet We're talking movies with West Coast movie critic Diane Feldman, music with Grammy-winning American guitarist, performer, record producer, and songwriter Paul Nelson, and massages ‍ with Dina Farid Haffner,LMT owner of Kinetric Wellness. The post Make Shift Happen – Episode 40 appeared first on Wildfire Radio.…
Is everyone's favorite alien secretly terrifying? Danielle Houtkooper (film/TV/music critic, event organizer, and exhausted jill-of-all-trades) sure thinks so!
An open heart can light up the darkest of spots, increment essentialness, enthusiastic adjust and the capacity to meet existence with smoothness and effortlessness. At the point when our heart is open, we are in contact with our requirements and wants. We are better communicators. We are more caring companions and darlings. The heart ends up bl ...…
Not So Subtle is a podcast about Video Games, Movies, Pop Culture, and our critical opinions about them. Also each week we draw a random popular movie from our “Wacky Film List” and review it the following week. Topics: 4:32 What’s the most number of hours you’ve watched TV in a single day? 12:31 Do you Instagram your food? 18:24 What sound doe ...…
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