Episode 4. Review – John Prine – John Prine

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we will be reviewing John Prine’s self-titled debut album, which critic Robert Christgau marked as “an authentic, rather catchy extension of Nashville and Appalachia.” Artists like Bonnie Raitt and Johnny Cash would cover his songs while others like Roger Waters and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon would count him as a primary influence in their lyrics. Take a listen to our review of one of America’s most endearing songwriters.

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Episode 3. Discussion – Artists and Politics

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we will be discussing the role artists play in political discourse. We will be listening to examples of artists who have written or performed protest songs, or politically-charged music, discuss the work of artists who participate in activism, and spend a little time mentioning those who have careers as politicians. Let us know if you can think of any examples where a song was a primary motivator for change in policy!

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Episode 2. Review – Michael Jackson – Thriller

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we will be reviewing and analyzing the best-selling album of all time, Thriller by Michael Jackson. We are going to take a deep look into the impeccable pop of this remarkable collection of songs which spawned an unfathomable seven hit singles. How did this album catapult a talented child star into a worldwide phenomenon where he would assume the throne as the King of Pop? Will we ever see this kind of massive worldwide success ever again?

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Episode 1. Discussion – lo-fidelity v.3

On this first episode of lo-fidelity, we will be discussing… lo-fidelity version 3! Who we are, what we’re doing differently with the show after a seven-year absence, and why you should listen to us. If you are an old fan, welcome back and thank you for your support! If you are a new listener, we hope this episode gives you a sense of who we are, how we pick the albums we review and topics we discuss, and how we plan to record and release this podcast.

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