Episode 16. Extra – Support Us, Death Grips, Billy Joel

On this episode of lo-fidelity, Jeff goes solo to introduce this new “Extra” format.
00:00 – In an effort to help us find a wider audience, these are a few ways you can support the show in a (hopefully) entertaining use of seven minutes.
8:48 – Jeff reviews Year of the Snitch, the latest from Sacramento-based experimental hip hop group Death Grips. Very, very mature themes contained here.
18:19 – Billy Joel’s 1989 monster hit “We Didn’t Start the Fire” is broken down. What could possibly be so interesting about it when Joel himself considers the melody “mosquito droning?”
Let us know what you think of this new format in the comments of both YouTube and Reddit, and don’t forget you can always send us an email at feedback@lofidelity.info.

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Episode 10. Review – Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we review Yellow Magic Orchestra’s seminal album Solid State Survivor. We are going to explore the themes and musicality of one of the most influential albums in electronic music. YMO have been credited for influencing the majority of early video game music composers, as well as countless hip hop and electronic acts. Come explore this landmark of synthpop with us!

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Episode 8. Review – XTC – English Settlement

On this episode of lo-fidelity, we conclude this first phase of our XTC extravaganza by reviewing their 1982 double-album English Settlement. Lead songwriter Andy Partridge was growing increasingly tired of the constant pressure on the band and began rebelling against the system that earned them little time to relax and little in their pocket. Armed with a new acoustic guitar, he sought to craft a set of songs that would lead the band in a new “pastoral” direction, seeking to make them difficult to reproduce live, while lyrically tackling topics such as the negative effects of colonialism and the lack of empathy in modern society.

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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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