The Boys Are Back in Time

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Episodes:

2015 Episode 2: Popular Music — Thu Jun 17 2021

Episode 2 is where the boys discuss the Billboard, the Grammys, popular music of 2015, and check in with Jimmy Buffet. 2015 was the year of the industry consolidates around mega stars who dominate the billboard. The Grammy's have maybe their worst selection or rock albums ever followed by a pretty solid selection of alternative records. The Billboard Playlist

2015 Episode 1: Overview and Genres — Thu Jun 03 2021

In Episode 1 the boys discuss internet music sensations, a new generation of hip hop and rock artists, the 50th anniversary of Dylan going electric, and meme music vaporwave. The 2015 Playlist

1993 Episode 4: Awards and the Playlist — Sat May 29 2021

Which artist is overrated/underrated from 1993? Who would you put in a 1993 supergroup? The boys dive into these superlatives and more before discussing their favorite albums of the year and creating an essential playlist for 1993. The 1993 Essential Playlist

1993 Episode 3: Discovery  — Mon May 17 2021

In Episode 3 of 1993 the boys share albums with each other including Primus, Sting, Snoop Dogg, Liz Phair, and Billy Idol's infamous Cyberpunk. The boys then discuss the state of country music, Digable Planets, and other deep cuts.  1993 Official Playlist

1993 Episode 2: Popular Music — Sun May 09 2021

Episode 2 is where the boys discuss the Billboard, the Grammys, popular music of 1993, and check in with Jimmy Buffet. The billboard of 1993 shows the absolute dominance R&B had on pop music of the early 90s. 1993 Billboard Playlist

1993 Episode 1: Overview and Genres — Sun May 02 2021

In Episode 1 the boys discuss East coast vs. West coast hip hop, the rise of alternative rock, and the dominance of R&B. 1993 Official Playlist

1966 Episode 4: Superlatives and Awards — Thu Apr 22 2021

Which artist is overrated/underrated from 1966? What song aged poorly? What band from the future would you want to cover an album from 1966? he boys dive into these superlatives and more before discussing their favorite albums of the year and creating an essential playlist for 1966. 1966 Essential Playlist

1966 Episode 3: Discovery  — Fri Apr 16 2021

In Episode 3 of 1966 the boys share albums with each other including Mothers of Invention, Nina Simone, The Lovin Spoonful, 13th Floor Elevators, and Coltrane. 1966 Official Playlist

1966 Episode 2: Popular Music — Thu Apr 08 2021

Episode 2 is where the boys discuss the Billboard, the Grammys, popular music of 1966, and check in with Jimmy Buffet. The billboard of 1966 reflected a continuation of the 1950s suburban culture with signs of what was to come with songs like Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones charting. 1966 Billboard Playlist

1966 Episode 1: Overview and Genres — Fri Apr 02 2021

1966 was a year of radical change in music. Listen as the boys dive into psychedelic music, the sounds of Motown, and a changing folk scene. 1966 Official Playlist

The Best Debut Rock Album: The Elite 8, Final 4, and Championship Rounds — Fri Mar 26 2021

Find out which album the boys selected as the best debut rock album in the finale episode of the best debut rock album tournament.

Debut Deep Dive: Being so Normal — Tue Mar 23 2021

The boys discuss one of the most exciting debut rock albums in recent memory and why it deserves praise. Hear a song by song breakdown, and the background on the band/album's development.

The Best Debut Rock Album: Round 2 and the Sweet 16 — Wed Mar 17 2021

The second and third round of the best debut rock album March Madness style tournament. Hear elevator pitches for each album as the boys duke it out over who has the best debut.

Debut Deep Dive: Outlandos D'Amour  — Mon Mar 15 2021

The boys give a breakdown of one of their favorite debut rock albums: Outlandos d'Amour by the Police. The boys give background on the album's development, the contributions by the band members and give a song by song breakdown. Outlandos D'Amour

Debut Deep Dive: The Velvet Underground & Nico — Sun Mar 07 2021

The boys discuss the Velvet Underground's debut album. Hear about where the album stands in music history, a track by track breakdown, and why the album maintains it's legendary status.

The Best Debut Rock Album: The Heartbreak Round — Mon Mar 01 2021

The first round of the best debut rock album March Madness style tournament. Nicknamed the Heartbreak Round because of all the great albums that are going home in the first round. Want to check out the music from the debut albums? Check out this playlist!

Best Debut Rock Album: Intro and Overview — Mon Mar 01 2021

Who had the best debut rock album of all time? Follow along as the Boys do a March Madness style bracket to determine the winner. In the first episode the boys break down how the albums were selected, how seeding works, and what to expect for the tournament. Want to check out the music from the debut albums? Check out this playlist!

2002 Episode 4: Superlatives and Awards — Tue Feb 23 2021

Which artist is overrated/underrated from 2002? What song would you want playing as you are lowered into your grave? Which artist would you want in a fight? The boys dive into these superlatives and more before discussing their favorite albums of the year and creating an essential playlist for 2002. 2002 Essential Playlist

2002 Episode 3: Discovery — Mon Feb 15 2021

In Episode 3 of 2002 the boys share albums with each other including Taking Back Sunday, Coldplay, Audioslave, and Clipse.  The boys then dive into the unfortunately named Murder by Death, experimental hip hop duo Dalek, and Boards of Canada's IDM classic Julie and Candy and more. 2002 Official Playlist

2002 Episode 2: Popular Music — Mon Feb 08 2021

Episode 2 is where the boys discuss the Billboard, the Grammys, popular music of 2002, and check in with Jimmy Buffet. 2002 is the year of Norah Jones, Nickleback, Brandy, Nelly and Ashanti. Rock has one of it's most dominant years on the Billboard hot 100, but not in the way you'd think. Take a trip down memory lane. 2002 Billboard Playlist

2002 Episode 1: Overview and Genres — Mon Feb 01 2021

2002 was a time of transition for the music industry. The internet had major labels grasping at straws with post-grunge, nu metal, and the last of the boy bands. Meanwhile a new generation of indie rock, rappers, and emo artists were emerging as the artists that would come to define the 00s for many. 2002 Official Playlist

1975 Episode 4: Superlatives and Awards — Sat Jan 23 2021

Which artist is overrated/underrated from 1975? What song would you want playing as you are lowered into your grave? Who had the most inventive sound? The boys dive into these superlatives and more before discussing their favorite albums of the year and creating an essential playlist for 1975. The 1975 Essential Playlist

1975 Episode 3: Discovery  — Fri Jan 15 2021

In Episode 3 of 1975 the boys share albums with each other including Rush, Aerosmith, Earth Wind & Fire, Waylon Jennings and of course Neil Merryweather. The boys then dive deep into Frank Zappa's antics, Queen's expensive Night at the Opera, and Elton John's obsession with Philadelphia.  The 1975 Official Playlist

1975 Episode 2: Popular Music — Fri Jan 08 2021

Episode 2 is where the boys discuss the billboard, the grammys, popular music of 1975, and check in with Jimmy Buffet. The boys hear about how Neil Sedaka wrote all the biggest hits, and how Freddy Fender has the best stache around.  The 1975 Billboard Playlist.

1975 Episode 1: Overview and Genres — Fri Jan 01 2021

In Episode 1 of 1975 the boys give their overall impressions and dive into the biggest things happening for the major genres. The boys discuss how the guitar dominates, the rise of funk, how lyrics have evolved since the 70s, and the "blockbuster movie" era of rock. The 1975 Official Playlist

1988 Episode 4: Superlatives and Awards — Mon Dec 21 2020

In part 4 the boys give out superlatives, discuss their favorite albums of the year, and build an essential playlist for 1988 found below: 1988 Essential Playlist

1988 Episode 3: Discovery — Mon Dec 14 2020

Sharing music is one of the best ways to discover something you like, and nothing is better than getting a great recommendation from a friend. In part 3 of 1988 the boys share albums with each other and talk about some of their favorite deep cuts of the year. Check out the playlist we used for music discovery in 1988 here: 1988 Official Playlist

1988 Episode 2: Popular Music — Mon Dec 07 2020

Join the boys as they go back to a year where Rick Astley dominates the chart along with George Michael. In episode 2 of 1988 the boys discuss the billboard, the Grammys and check in with Mr. Jimmy Buffet. Want to listen to the billboard playlist from 1988? Check it out here.

1988 Episode 1: Overview  — Wed Dec 02 2020

In Episode 1 of 1988 the boys give their overall impressions and dive into the biggest things happening for the major genres. The boys discuss how rock is changing in the late 80s, how great Dr. Dre is, and how they don't know anyone in their 40s.  1988 Official Music Discovery Playlist

2013 Episode 4: Awards and the Playlist — Sun Oct 11 2020

In episode 4 the boys discuss their favorite and least favorite albums of the year. Afterwards an essential playlist is created, which can be found below: 2013 Essential Playlist Finally the next year of the show is selected. For season 2 we will be diving into 1988.

2013 Episode 3: Discovery — Sun Oct 11 2020

Episode 3 is where the boys force each other to listen to new albums and give out superlatives for the year.

2013 Episode 2: Popular Music — Sun Oct 11 2020

Episode 2 is where the boys discuss the billboard, the grammys, popular music of 2013, and check in with Jimmy Buffet.  For those who want to check out a 2013 playlist billboard you can find one here. The Billboard Top 10 from 2013: 1 | "Thrift Shop" | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2 | "Blurred Lines" | Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 3 | "Radioactive" | Imagine Dragons 4 | "Harlem Shake" | Baauer 5 | "Can't Hold Us" | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton 6 | "Mirrors" | Justin Timberlake 7 | "Just Give Me a Reason" | Pink featuring Nate Ruess 8 | "When I Was Your Man" | Bruno Mars 9 | "Cruise" | Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly 10 | "Roar" | Katy Perry Grammys for music released in 2013.

2013 Episode 1: Overview  — Sun Oct 11 2020

In episode 1 of the Boys are Back in Time, the boys discuss what are some of the biggest things happening in music that year by genre. Each year we use a playlist to help each other get exposed to a wide variety of artists, the 2013 playlist can be found here: 2013 Discovery Playlist