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King Crimson

King Crimson is a classic band that consistently rejects nostalgia. On this week's show, Jim and Greg highlight three distinct periods of innovation in their decades long career and highlight three key albums: 1969's Court of the Crimson King (an early prog rock classic), 1974's Red (a proto-metal album that's only grown in reputation over the years), and 1981's Discipline (a new wave/experimental record on par with work by then-contemporaries like the Talking Heads). Three distinctive sounds from one band with only one constant member: founding guitarist Robert Fripp.

Go to episode 741
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Taylor Swift, not surprisingly, continues her hit-making reign with a new #1 album called Red. But how she arrived at this top slot is curious, especially considering music industry trends. Her record label Big Machine kept the album off streaming services during its first week. That might've forced fans out to the retail outlets. However, it contradicts the success Mumford and Sons was able to achieve with the heavily-streamed Babel. There's just no making sense of rock and roll.

The votes have been tallied and the results are in! No, not those results. The Mercury Prize, of course. Britain's prestigious music prize has been awarded to the“Boffin Rock”band Alt-J. These young lads beat out Django Django, Richard Hawley and Field Music, among others. What will they do with their 20,000GBP? Dinner with Mum and Dad, of course.

Go to episode 363