Podcast: What Makes a Great Visual Album with Evan Sawdey

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On this episode of Long Live the Music, Kiel Hauck is joined by fellow music journalist Evan Sawdey of PopMatters and Yardbarker to discuss a recent article titled, “The Definitive Ranking of Every Visual Album.” Sawdey shares the genesis of the piece and the qualifications used to define what a visual album actually is. Evan also breaks down the key elements of a great visual album and what it looked like to consume and then rank each piece of work. Kiel and Evan also dive into several visual albums on the list, including those from Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Fall Out Boy, Kanye West, Halsey and much more. Take a listen!

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Podcast: 2016 Grammys Recap

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On this episode of the podcast, Kiel Hauck talks with the person who helped him fall in love with music – his mom. The two reflect on their memories of watching the Grammys in years past and break down the performances and awards that took place during the 2016 Grammy Awards. During the discussion, they chat about moments involving Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, the cast of Hamilton, The Eagles and much more. Listen in!

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