Rokk Talk Ep. 20: Fake Empire

…And Rokk Talk is back again! This episode, we’re doing the same format as last – going through a band’s entire discography album-by-album (while joined by Sean Lemme). This time, we’re doing The National, those dapper boys from Brooklyn via Ohio now residing all over the globe apparently. We’ll also talk a little about the band’s latest, I Am Easy To Find, but mostly we’ll talk about their slow rise to indie rock ubiquity. We’ll also discuss what you’ve all tuned in to hear about – their graphic design background.

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Rokk Talk Ep. 19: Unbearably White

Love ’em or hate ’em, Vampire Weekend have gone the distance and continued to reinvent themselves like few bands of their generation. On this episode of Rokk Talk, John and Colin break down Vampire Weekend’s entire discography, album-by-album. They also give their first impressions of V-Dub’s new album, Father of the Bride, just for those of you looking for a rare hot take on a podcast usually dedicated to music from 30 years ago. Ya hey!

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Rokk Talk Ep. 18: I Love it Loud

Do you believe in Rock and Roll? Well if you do and if you like the taste of cold gin, you’re gonna love this special episode of Rokk Talk. This week, John, Colin, and respected journalist/personal trainer/rock god Matt Carstens reflect on seeing KISS on their “End of the Road Tour”. Is the show worth a deuce? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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Rokk Talk Ep. 17: That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!

We’re smack dab in the middle of Christmas season again, and you know what that means. Lots and lots of Christmas songs. Some of these songs are great, and some of them are ho-ho-horrible. So on this episode, John and Colin pick out their least favorite Christmas songs ever, and even rank them in a top ten list of terribleness, T3-style.

Happy Holidays from us here at Mildly Pleased! And please, for the love of god, keep your grandparents away from reindeer.

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Rokk Talk Ep. 16: The Song Remains The Same

After a long Dave Matthews-induced hiatus, Rokk Talk is back! On this episode John and Colin talk about Led Zep– er, Greta Van Fleet. Which by extension devolves into a conversation about Led Zeppelin, “new” classic rock, self-awareness, and forging your own sound (or failing to). You’d think a band with so little originality wouldn’t provide enough fodder for an hour-long podcast. But much like the rest of the internet, we couldn’t resist spending a decent amount of time breaking down whether this band sounds too much like their very obvious influences. Continue reading

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Rokk Talk Ep. 15: Cover Me

You can’t judge an album by its cover. But you can judge an album cover by its album cover. This episode, John and Colin count down some of their favorite rock album covers ever while posing the question of how well an album cover can stand on its own. As well as whether a great album cover requires an abundance of warrior dudes on it to be truly great. Also, on the flipside, they take a brief tour through some of the worst album covers by a few of their favorite artists. Continue reading

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Rokk Talk Ep. 14: I’m the Greatest

To quote former Presidential candidate Herman Cain “I wanna be the very best. Like no one ever was. …” And only the best–or greatest in this case–have what it takes to release a greatest hits album.

This week, Colin and John discuss greatest hits albums. Are they a good way to introduce burgeoning music fans to new artists? Or are they bullshit. Listen and find out.

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