Saturday, December 31, 2016

Episode 88: PERE UBU

Caroline and Jeff wind down 2016 by talking about Pere Ubu! Real egghead shit here, folks. Plus: Jeff's least favorite song of all time!

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Terminal Tower (1985)
-The Modern Dance (1978)
-Dub Housing (1978)
-New Picnic Time (1979)
-Song of the Bailing Man (1982)
-Carnival of Souls (2014)

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Episode 87: PORTISHEAD

Caroline and Jeff and special guest not-Hannibal Burress (friend of the show, Caleb) come together to talk about Portishead! Also on this episode: college talk, Demolition Man, and so much more! Albums discussed in this episode:
 -Dummy (1994)
-Portishead (1997)
-Third (2008)

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Episode 86: FAITH NO MORE

Jeff tries to get revenge on Caroline by subjecting her to Faith No More. Does it work? Listen to find out! Also in this episode: new life plans in Trump's America, how to get girls Mike Patton-style, and more!

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Introduce Yourself (1987)
-The Real Thing (1989)
-Angel Dust (1992)
-King for a Day...Fool for a Lifetime (1995)
-Album of the Year (1997)
-Sol Invictus (2015)

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Sunday, December 4, 2016


We're back in the swing of things and talking about the God Bullies! Caroline loves that AmRep shit, and Jeff just wants to listen to the Birthday Party. It's a tale as old as time. Jeff also didn't pick up on the anti-religious angle of a band called the God Bullies.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Plastic Eye Miracle (1988, rereleased 1990)
-Mamawombwomb (1989)
-Dog Show (1990)
-War on Everybody (1991)
-Kill the King (1994)

(sorry by the way, that this episode wasn't released on time. I've been playing with a new band and so I've been really busy and without access to my computer. Better late than never, I always say. -Caroline)

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Episode 84: KORN

Nu metal November ends with the band that started it all, KORN! We love this band. Also in this episode: Caroline changes her name, Jeff's marriage is put to the test, and Andrew has very Andrew-like taste.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Korn (1994)
-Life is Peachy (1996)
-Follow the Leader (1998)
-Issues (1999)
-See You on the Other Side (2005)
-The Path of Totality (2011)

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Episode 83: SLIPKNOT

The nu metal revisionist gang thinks they're gonna be sick, and it's Slipknot's fault! Andrew mysteriously disappeared to have exotic adventures in a foreign land (probably), but Caroline and Jeff roll along! We also talk about the Slipnutz, as you would. Albums discussed in this episode:
 -Slipknot (1999)
-Iowa (2001)
-Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) (2004)
-All Hope is Gone (2008)
-.5: The Grey Chapter (2014)

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Episode 82: LINKIN PARK

The world is ending, but Nu Metal November rolls along with Linkin Park. The nu metal revisionist gang marvels at the generic angst and tinny guitars being served up by these sadboys. Plus: Caroline pitches a Sinbad comeback, Andrew discusses why adults don't run away, and Jeff reveals his past as a notorious Linkin Park hater.

Albums discussed in this episode:
-Hybrid Theory (2000)
-Meteora (2003)
-Collision Course (2004)
-Minutes to Midnight (2007)
-A Thousand Suns (2010)
-Living Things (2012)

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Episode 81: LIMP BIZKIT

It's our most special theme month yet: NU METAL NOVEMBER! Andrew joins Caroline and Jeff every week this month for a journey through the greatest genre in human history. To kick off, we discuss LIMP BIZKIT. No judgments and no goofing around here, we all legitimately love Limp Bizkit.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ (1997)
-Significant Other (1999)
-Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
-Results May Vary (2003)
-The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) (2005)
-Gold Cobra (2011)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016


Join Caroline and Jeff on a trip with the Flaming Lips! We talk about better days, Wayne Coyne conspiracies, half-remembered biographies, and so much more!

Albums discussed in this episode:
-In a Priest-Driven Ambulance (1990)
-Transmissions from the Satellite Heart (1993)
-Clouds Taste Metallic (1995)
-The Soft Bulletin (1999)
-Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
-Embryonic (2009)
-The Terror (2013)

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Episode 79: THE FROGS

Listen to a story of self-love this week while Caroline and Jeff talk about the Frogs! These brothers teach us about life and love and sexual deviancy, and there's nothing better than that. Also in this episode: Politics, am I right people, impressions, and more!
Albums discussed in this episode:
-The Frogs (1988)
-It's Only Right and Natural (1989)
-Racially Yours (Recorded 1990-1993, released 2000)
-My Daughter the Broad (1996)
-Bananimals (1999)
-Hopscotch Lollipop Sunday Surprise (2001)

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Sunday, October 9, 2016


Fame and fortune is a stupid game for this podcast, so we're talking about Mission of Burma. Also in this episode: Jeff is very sleepy, how we want to die, whether or not Wendy Carlos is pop, and more!

Albums discussed in this episode:

Signals, Calls and Marches (1981)
Vs. (1982)
ONoffON (2004)
The Obliterati (2006)
The Sound the Speed the Light (2009)
Unsound (2012)

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Episode 77: TORI AMOS

Special guest Marselle joins us to chat about Tori Amos! Will the scum-rockers at the OPCBYL headquarters be won over by this inscrutable pianist? Listen to find out! Also in this episode: a debate about Paula Cole, Thomas the Tank Engine's unfortunate internet afterlife, and Wawas in Florida.
 Albums discussed in this episode:
 -Little Earthquakes (1992)
-Under the Pink (1994)
-Boys for Pele (1996)
-From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998)
-To Venus and Back (1999)
-Scarlet's Walk (2002)

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Episode 76: BRIAN ENO

Caroline and Jeff talk about one of their heroes and a real chill dude, Brian Eno! Also in this episode: Brian Eno is a beautiful renaissance boy; Robert Fripp's lesser-known brother; and every decade sucks.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Here Come the Warm Jets (1974)
-Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)
-Another Green World (1975)
-Before and After Science (1977)
-Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
-Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (1983)

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Episode 75: TALK TALK

Caroline, Jeff, and a special guest talk talk about Talk Talk. We also discuss where post-rock went wrong, and Jeff calls out our harshest critics.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-The Party's Over (1982)
-It's My Life (1984)
-The Colour of Spring (1986)
-Spirit of Eden (1988)
Laughing Stock (1991)

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Episode 74: SPACEMEN 3

Caroline and Jeff have another special guest on to talk about Spacemen 3! Hope you like mindless repetition and reverb. Other topics of discussion include: going to concerts with your parents, the Steve Albini scent quotient, and slash fic.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Sound of Confusion (1986)
-The Perfect Prescription (1987)
-Playing with Fire (1989)
-Recurring (1991)

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Episode 73: THE CURE

Caroline and Jeff are joined by special guest Connor to talk about the Cure! Other topics of discussion include our parents' favorite bands, South Park, and what basslines are better than "Roundabout" (none of them).

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Seventeen Seconds (1980)
-Pornography (1982)
-The Head on the Door (1985)
-Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
-Disintegration (1989)
-Wish (1992)

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Episode 72: SHELLAC

Caroline and Jeff step back into Albini Town with Shellac! Enjoy some spartan rockin' and a spirited discussion of feminist conspiracies.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-At Action Park (1994)
-Terraform (1998)
-1000 Hurts (2000)
-Excellent Italian Greyhound (2007)
-Dude Incredible (2014)

NOTE: you may hear faint music playing during this episode. We just got new software and are still messing with it. Be patient with us.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Episode 71: MODEST MOUSE

Caroline and Jeff welcome their first international guest, Simon, to discuss that most American of bands, Modest Mouse! Other topics of discussion include Pitchfork, ska covers, 2004, and so much more!
 Albums discussed in this episode:
 -This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About (1996)
-The Lonesome Crowded West (1997)
-Building Something Out of Nothing (2000)
-The Moon & Antarctica (2000)
-Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)
-We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007)

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Episode 70: BORIS

Andrew joins us today to chat about one of the greats, Boris! In this episode, we discuss sexism in action, how many bad opinions it takes to be banned from the show, vaping, and Billy Joel.
 Albums discussed in this episode:
-Amplifier Worship (1998)
-Flood (2000)
-Heavy Rocks (2002)
-Boris At Last -Feedbacker- (2003)
-Sound Track From Film Mabuta no Ura (2005)
-Pink (2005)
-Altar (with Sunn O))), 2006)
-New Album (2011)

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Saturday, July 30, 2016


Caroline and Jeff end Listener Request Month on a sad note with Elliott Smith. But fear not, discussions on this episode range from bringing down the house with "Freak on a Leash" at karaoke, the cinematic classic Patch Adams, and more.

Albums discussed in this episode:

-Roman Candle (1994)
-Elliott Smith (1995)
-Either/Or (1997)
-XO (1998)
-Figure 8 (2000)
-From a Basement on the Hill (2004)

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Saturday, July 23, 2016


Caroline and Jeff talk about Siouxsie and the Banshees today thanks to the recommendation of Facebook fan, Human Peen. Other topics of discussion include how our show is like The Shaggs, whether or not Franz Kafka was gay, and Maximum Overdrive.

 Albums discussed in this episode:
 -The Scream (1979)
-Kaleidoscope (1980)
-Juju (1981)
-A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982)
-Hyaena (1984)
-Tinderbox (1986)

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Episode 67: THE PILLOWS

We're talking about the Pillows for this week's Listener Request! It's a real nostalgia bomb on this one, along with some despair at this show's format.
Albums discussed this week:
-"Please Mr. Lostman" (1997)
 -"Little Busters" (1998)
-"Runners High" (1999)
 -"Happy Bivouac" (1999)
 -"Thank You My Twilight" (2002)
 -"Moondust" (2014)

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Episode 66: THE LOCUST

Listener Request Month rolls along with THE LOCUST! Included in this episode: discussions of breakdowns and Hatebreed, little discussion of the Locust. Albums discussed in this episode:
-The Locust (1998)
-Plague Soundscapes (2003)
-New Erections (2007)

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Episode 65: ARIEL PINK

Caroline and Jeff are back to the future talking about Ariel Pink! Hope you like hazy lazy dreamscapes and the most horrifying game of "Would You Rather" imaginable.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016


It's a super-sized episode with TWO special guests! Andrew and Max both return to discuss The Gerogerigegege. This band is deep. And caution to those in the front row, you will get wet. Also be sure to hit us up on Facebook, RateYourMusic, or the blog if you want us to do an episode on your favorite band during July's Listener Request Month!

Also, apologies for the audio quality. It's hard to coordinate four different people, one of whom is in a foreign land.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Episode 63: R.E.M.

You asked for it, and we obliged, Nathan is back to talk about REM! What a great band. That's all we got. Also be sure to hit us up on Facebook, RateYourMusic, or the blog if you want us to do an episode on your favorite band during July's Listener Request Month!

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Friday, May 13, 2016


Tensions run high and friendship is tested on our Skullflower episode. Bonehead drone or rock as ritual? You decide! One thing is for sure, we may disagree on Skullflower, but we both love films.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016


The loudspeaker spoke up and said, "OPCBYL is stupid!" We're talking about Negativland today. They're hilarious, confounding, genius, and important. Come along on a journey with your pals Caroline and Jeff as they dive back into the underground.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016


Swimming in the Mainstream is Such a Lame Dream month draws to a close with an all-out lovefest. Our resident Smashing Pumpkins expert, Zack, returns to talk about the White Stripes. There's some fun to be had, but overall, the OPCBYL gang finds this twosome to be an utter delight, and we hope you do too.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Episode 59: WEEZER

Caroline and Jeff swim upstream in the mainstream to talk about Weezer. Secondhand embarrassment is the name of this game, so get ready to get uncomfortable. We sure were.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016


Champion friend and champion dude Harry returns to talk about Queens of the Stone Age. And the jolly gang in OPCBYL takes a break from swimming in the mainstream to talk about geography, cars, and U2.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016


"Swimming in the mainstream is such a lame dream" and nobody will tell you more than Rage Against the Machine! These jolly boys have some stuff to say. Caroline and Jeff on the other hand, not so much.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Episode 56: BECK

Our second annual "Swimming in the Mainstream is Such a Lame Dream" month kicks off with BECK! We have some perhaps unpopular opinions about this kooky songster, but we can all agree that Midnite Vultures totally bangs.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016


Caroline and Jeff bring on RateYourMusic's mookid to talk about Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Boy if you want a whole lot of nothin' going on, here you go.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Episode 54: FLIPPER

The core duo is back to talk about Flipper, San Francisco's heroinest band! Caroline has a deeply personal connection to them, Jeff thinks they're fine. Also, stay tuned for a discussion of the 2013 bad movie classic, CBGB.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016


Champion friend Andrew joins us for our long-awaited Animal Collective episode! We get very, very mean, but there is fun to be had, and some insight. Perhaps.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016


Caroline and Jeff dive into the ether (or something) with My Bloody Valentine! Put the kids to bed, it gets a little blue. And Caroline gets combative.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Episode 51: ROYAL TRUX

It's hard to follow up your fiftieth episode, but Jeff and Caroline bring on a special guest to try. They discuss Royal Trux, Caroline defends the criminally underrated Rolling Stones, and nobody's into Jon Spencer.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016


Celebrate our 50th episode by jamming econo with us! Jeff and Caroline debate the modern lesbian classic, "Carol", discuss the growing feud between Mike Watt and Missy Elliott, and talk about some band called the Minutemen or something.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Episode 49: DEATH GRIPS

Today, Jeff, Caroline, and a special guest hurtle into the 21st century with Death Grips. Kids these days.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Episode 48: DESTROYER

We wish we were talking about the Kiss album! Today, return guests Lucy and Cat try to convince Caroline and Jeff about the merits of perpetual college boy Dan Bejar. Do they succeed? Find out!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Episode 47: WIRE

Today, Caroline and Jeff talk about Wire and argue about shirtings, and shaving.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016


OPCBYL is back for the new year and we're talkin' about Beat Happening! Caroline loves them, Jeff thinks they're okay, they both think they're kind of creepy. It's good to be back!

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