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Adele’s “30” has arguably been THE most anticipated pop album of the past 5 years - making the release of this record the type of global blockbuster event that the music industry rarely sees nowadays. So does the singer’s latest collection of melancholic songs about heartache and hope live up to her universal acclaim, or does album No. 4 leave much…
 
Lemmy Kilmister and Motorhead truly encompassed what it meant to be rock n’ roll outcasts - capturing rock’s grittiness and excess better than anyone else. But if you had to choose the band’s three best songs (that are NOT named “Ace of Spades”), which would you choose? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have…
 
As polarizing as pop punk can be, there’s something about the subgenre’s blend of simplistic raw angst and massive earworm melodies that makes it as relevant as ever. But which three albums would we declare as pop punk’s best? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to p…
 
Limp Bizkit are undeniably one of the most polarizing bands in music (not just rock and metal). But does their surprise-released album “Still Sucks” prove Fred Durst and gang are worthy of the heightened attention they regained in 2021? Or does their first full-length in ten years live up to its crass title? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epi…
 
Mastodon are easily one of the most acclaimed metal and hard rock bands of the past two decades. But how did a global pandemic and the death of their longtime friend and manager Nick John impact the Grammy winning quartet’s ninth full-length and first double album? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review…
 
Some logos are instantly identifiable to the artist or band they’re symbolizing. And sometimes a logo can be more recognizable than the band’s music itself. So which three logos in music would we declare as the most iconic? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick…
 
Trivium has proved they’ve made the most of their downtime during a global pandemic - producing “In the Court of the Dragon” barely a year after releasing their last album. But does album #10 continue the Grammy nominated act’s ascension into heavy metal dominance? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review…
 
There are certain songs that were solely created to set the perfect tone for enjoying your favorite beverages. So what are the three best drinking songs of all time? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on any given music-related topic. A…
 
The impact of grunge has (frankly) been discussed at nauseum by hundreds of journalists, musicians and fans alike. But which three albums (NOT named “Nevermind” or “Ten”) of the alt rock genre and subculture would you declare as the best? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where …
 
Fact - Iron Maiden are one of the most influential metal bands of all time. But do the English metal icons live up to their historic legacy with “Senjutsu” (their 17th studio album, and first in six yearsl)? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition…
 
Chvrches are highly regarded for combining their indie roots with big pop melodies. But the pandemic presented the Scottish synth-pop trio with some tricky challenges when the time came to record “Screen Violence.” How well did the group overcome those hurdles, and were they able to maintain their kinetic sound with album number four? Find out what…
 
2007’s “Colors” helped elevate Between The Buried And Me into one of the most acclaimed and ambitious progressive metal bands of the past two decades. But does the North Carolinian quintet live up to their reputation with that album’s sequel, “Colors II”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podca…
 
The NYC stop of the Hella Mega Tour (feat. Green Day, Weezer, The Interrupters and originally Fall Out Boy) marked Matt and Zach’s first concert since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in America… So how did it feel to see live music after nearly two years of no shows? Did the experience make them feel confident in the concert industry’s “retu…
 
Results may vary when two mismatched artists collaborate together. But which three music collaborations - regardless of whether they succeeded or not - would we declare to be the most unusual, unexpected and downright odd? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick …
 
Tenacious D has become synonymous with comedic rock, and 2021 marks two major milestones for Jack Black and Kyle Gass - the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut, and the 15th anniversary of the duo’s cinematic follow up “The Pick of Destiny.” So how well have both albums aged? Is the D’s raunchy style of rock n’ roll satire still funny after…
 
Not only does music have the power to influence video games’ emotional resonance, but video games have the power of exposing bands to a broader audience. So which three video game soundtracks would we say stand out the most? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pic…
 
The brainchild of Caleb Shomo, Beartooth has earned a deeply engaged fanbase over the years with their pulverizing yet melody-driven approach to metalcore. But does the Midwest outfit succeed at keeping the momentum going with their fourth album, “Below”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podca…
 
With Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen looks to find success with his own musical identity while still paying respect to his iconic family’s legacy… So how does Wolfie, the son of Eddie Van Halen and nephew of Alex Van Halen, do on his first solo rock album? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podc…
 
Record Store Day will once again be releasing unique vinyl editions of many special albums, demos, soundtracks and singles over the course of two “drop” dates… Which titles are we most excited for? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on …
 
Randy Rhoads’ guitar solos and riffs continue to influence countless musicians even decades after his tragic death. To pick only three songs that the guitarist created during his time in Ozzy Osbourne’s band would be nearly impossible… but if you HAD to name his three best songs (NOT named “Crazy Train”), which would you pick? Find out our choices …
 
Weezer released not one, but TWO albums in 2021 after holding off on releasing a single full-length in 2020. So where do “Van Weezer” and “OK Human” rank among Rivers Cuomo and company’s stacked discography? Which album holds up better than the other? Find out in a special episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’…
 
To many, Gojira is one of the most unique and astonishing metal bands of the past two decades. So do the French metal titans live up to all the hype with their seventh album, “Fortitude”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each episode, b…
 
For nearly 25 years, the Dropkick Murphys have been synonymous with celtic punk rock. So do the Massachusetts punk staples live up to their legacy album #10, “Turn Up That Dial”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each episode, both hosts…
 
There are certain instruments that have become as infamous and recognizable as the musician themselves. So what are the three most iconic signature instruments in music history (that are NOT Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstrat)? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick…
 
The Offspring has been a beloved, persistent mainstay in punk rock for nearly four decades. So does the SoCal punk icons live up to their legacy with their 10th album (and first full-length in nearly nine years)? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part compet…
 
A lot has been made about the massive buzz Greta Van Fleet has accumulated over the years (which we discussed at length before: https://youtu.be/1wQB3lpZkjs). But has the young Michigan rock band lived up to all the hype with their second full-length, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 …
 
Even incredible, game-changing albums can fall victim to having a truly horrendous cover. So which three great albums with terrible artwork proves you sometimes can’t judge a book by its cover? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where we have to pick our top three choices on any …
 
It’s been ten years since Evanescence released a full album of completely new material, with lots of anticipation building up over the past year for Amy Lee and co.’s return to heavier, guitar-driven music. So does the band live up to expectations? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that…
 
For nearly two decades, Death From Above 1979 have wooed fans and critics alike with their DIY dance-punk aesthetic. But do the Canadian duo of Jesse F. Keeler and Sebastien Grainger live up to their legacy with their fourth album, “Is 4 Lovers”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s…
 
The Grammys caused an uproar with how they honored the late Eddie Van Halen during the award show - with many calling their 15 second tribute disrespectful to the Van Halen guitarist’s influence in music… but was the Grammys’ tribute really a disgrace, or is the rock community expecting too much? That’s what Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw debate in the l…
 
Since White Zombie disbanded, Rob Zombie has been proudly carrying the shock rock / horror metal banner as a solo artist. So how does the veteran rocker fare with his seventh solo offering, “The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part …
 
Music has always played an integral role in Jim Henson’s Muppet universe, and as a result has led to classic performances with many notable musicians - whether it be on the original “Muppet Show” or in a slew of movies and TV spin offs. But which of the Muppets’ musical moments would we declare as the best? Find out our choices in this episode of E…
 
The time has come to ask: out of all the nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021, which three deserve to be inducted the most? And which three 2021 nominees are most likely to get inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame this year? Both questions are up for debate in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick …
 
Foo Fighters have been one of the most reliable rock bands over the past 25 years. But do Dave Grohl & co. live up to their legacy with album no. 10, “Medicine at Midnight”? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each episode, both hosts are …
 
2006 - a year when MySpace reigned supreme, Borat quotes were unavoidable, and a ton of great music came out. But which three albums celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021 would we declare as the best? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba and Zach Shaw have to pi…
 
“Discovery” saw Daft Punk transform into one of the most influential entities in dance and electronic music. But how has the robot helmet-clad French duo’s sophomore album aged since its release 20 years ago? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competitio…
 
Metallica have a lot to celebrate in 2021 (including anniversaries of classic albums like “Master of Puppets” and the self-titled “Black Album”). With that in mind, we gave ourselves the daunting task of naming the iconic metal band’s three best songs… NOT named “Enter Sandman,” “One” or “Master of Puppets”... Find out our choices in this episode o…
 
Chris Cornell’s estate gave fans a special surprise before 2020 came to a close - a posthumous album of covers titled “No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1” recorded in 2016 with producer Brendan O’Brien. So what does the late Soundgarden / Audioslave singer sound like covering songs initially made famous by John Lennon, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Jan…
 
The name’s Bond. James Bond… No other franchise in movie history has led to as many iconic theme songs by such a diverse group of pop artists as the 007 films. But which three James Bond theme songs would we declare as the all-time best? Which ones still leave us shaken (but not stirred)? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If Y…
 
Has it really been more than 15 years since System Of A Down released ANY new music? Well then, are the band’s two new songs “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” (recorded to raise awareness for the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Artsakh) worth the wait? Do the singles make us want more new music …
 
‘Tis the season to be jolly and blast your favorite holiday songs. So which modern holiday classics (that are NOT Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”) do we consider the best? Which three songs instantly get us in the holiday spirit? Find out in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to Pick 3 … ,” a podcast where Matt Gamba …
 
“Power Up” marks a grand return for AC/DC and serves as their first album since Malcolm Young’s death. But how does Angus Young and the iconic Australian rock band’s 17th album stack up against their historic catalog? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part c…
 
In part 2 of our interview, hear Cone McCaslin share how he hopes Sum 41 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “All Killer No Filler”, what he remembers most about recording and touring behind the punk rock band’s landmark album, how COVID-19 continues to throw a wrench into Sum 41’s plans for 2021, and what direction he sees the band’s new music …
 
15 years ago, Gorillaz released “Demon Days” - the sophomore album that proved Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s virtual band were more than a clever concept. Just as we were about to celebrate its 15 anniversary, Gorillaz unleashed “Song Machine: Season 1 - Strange Timez” - the soundtrack to a web series that saw them collaborate with everyone from…
 
What was Cone McCaslin of Sum 41’s reaction to receiving a voicemail from Joe Strummer of The Clash? What happened while partying with Lars Ulrich after playing Metallica’s “MTV Icon” tribute TV special? What’s it like to share the stage with icons like Iggy Pop and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC? What does the bassist remember most about recrea…
 
It’s hard to find another genre of music as polarizing as Nu Metal. One minute bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit dominated mainstream pop culture, then the next any band even subtly associated with downtuned guitars, baggy pants, rap-growling versus and bleached frosted tips were chastised and avoided like the plague. But what led to such disdain, an…
 
20 years ago, Outkast released their fourth album “Stankonia.” With massive hits like “Ms. Jackson”, “So Fresh So Clean” and “B.O.B.”, this album solidified Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s status as one of the most unique and impactful duos in hip hop… but how has it aged after all these years? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Production…
 
In the late 90s/early 2000s, MTV’s “Total Request Live” defined what was popular in music and briefly transformed NYC’s Time Square into the capital of teen culture. So which three music videos best captured what the Carson Daly hosted countdown show was all about? Find out our choices in this episode of Epic Footnote Productions’ “If You Have to P…
 
Deftones are one of the most critically lauded bands in alt metal and hard rock. But does Chino Moreno and the band’s ninth studio album “Ohms” live up to their highly acclaimed legacy? Find out what Matt and Zach think in Epic Footnote Productions’ “2 Minutes to Review,” a podcast that’s part album review and part competition. In each episode, bot…
 
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