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Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler is out to find the best stories, albums, and artists in music and tell you all about them here. He enlists artists, music nerds, and other people in the know along the way to make sure you leave every episode with a healthy dose of brain food, new music to listen to, and a few things to laugh about as you plummet into the void with the rest of us.

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Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler is out to find the best stories, albums, and artists in music and tell you all about them here. He enlists artists, music nerds, and other people in the know along the way to make sure you leave every episode with a healthy dose of brain food, new music to listen to, and a few things to laugh about as you plummet into the void with the rest of us.

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All talk, no music

By BioProf - Jan 18 2018
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I am currently lsitening to the 2017 best-of episode. I think that I have listened to a few episodes previously that were more interview-y... So here I am wanting to hear a few music clips from these top 10 records. But alas, all talk from two dudes who must say "like" 1000s of times in this episode. ugh.

Keeps Getting Better and Better

By @rtesquivel - Jun 20 2017
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Great work on the new intro and outro on the Snoop episode. Keep up the great work, Tyler and Co!

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
4
2
3
3

All talk, no music

By BioProf - Jan 18 2018
Read more
I am currently lsitening to the 2017 best-of episode. I think that I have listened to a few episodes previously that were more interview-y... So here I am wanting to hear a few music clips from these top 10 records. But alas, all talk from two dudes who must say "like" 1000s of times in this episode. ugh.

Keeps Getting Better and Better

By @rtesquivel - Jun 20 2017
Read more
Great work on the new intro and outro on the Snoop episode. Keep up the great work, Tyler and Co!
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The Vinyl Me Please Podcast

Latest release on Apr 23, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Tyler the Creator's "Flower Boy"

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I hopped a plane to L.A. to hang out with Jeff Weiss and Paul Thompson, two of the best and brightest when it comes to rap, to talk Tyler the Creator's new album Flower Boy. We talked his history and the rise of Odd Future, Tyler's evolution as a musician, and why Flower Boy is not only our favorite album from him but also one of the best of year. 

Aug 04 2017

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Rank #2: The xx

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This week Andrew is out with a sinus infection so Tyler is on his own to talk about the latest album from The xx. He gets into the background of the group, the rise of Jamie xx as a solo artist, and how this album finds the group nesting in a new kind of maturity as they continue to fine-tune their balance between the dimly-lit whisper rock that made them famous and the club floor they can't seem to get enough of.

Jan 20 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: Interview with Panda Bear (Noah Lennox)

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We had the pleasure of sitting down with Noah Lennox, the mastermind behind this month’s featured record Person Pitch, to talk about quite a bit more than just the making of the album, though we got to that too. As far as interviews go, I think it ranks at or near the very top of any we’ve ever done. Noah has an incredible depth to him, and his creative process ended up mirroring a great deal of his inner workings as well. He came across as someone who is always constructing and then deconstructing. Someone who is always pushing further into the forest not in search of answers so much as a quiet place for meditation and reflection. Noah is an incredible talent and this may very well be his best work to date, though that’s the cause of some debate. He’s also a prototype of a new kind of songwriter. One who assembles and curates and synthesizes his spectrum of influences into a literal collage that serves as the backdrop for his own art. And this album found him at a number of foundational crossroads which we all face, sometimes several times, during the course of making those specific choices that shape what our life will eventually be. This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, for sure, but one who is transforming before our ears into something much more than he was when he first set out from New York with his Roland 303 and a one way ticket to Lisbon. This is the sound of a genius in flux, and he did an incredible job in our interview of pulling back the curtain on who that version of himself was. As always, here’s the quick reminder that you can sign up to get your special edition of Person Pitch if you aren’t already slotted to get one and I hope that you do. Not because I’m selling you on something but because I think it’s important you give this album the time it deserves. Noah is a rare gift and we’re lucky to be living during the time he’s making music. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.

Dec 20 2016

51mins

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Rank #4: Interview with Angel Olsen

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This week we had a very special guest on the show. Angel Olsen stopped by to talk about her upcoming album My Woman (which drops on Sept. 2nd) and in the process, we ended up talking quite a bit about traveling, how cities are a lot like people, and what it's like to navigate life in the midst of the web of modern and historical narratives that shape it even more than we may think. Suffice to say, I learned a lot from her about all of those topics as well as what went into her new record and I think you will too.

Aug 22 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: Bon Iver, Danny Brown, and Big Smoke

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This week we tackle the Big Smoke project that Andrew and Yours Truly just finished, Danny Brown's new record "Atrocity Exhibition", and Bon Iver's new album "22, A Million", as well as the incredible new FX show Atlanta.

Oct 06 2016

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: Rae Sremmurd

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This week we talk Rae Sremmurd's new album, HBO's new show The Night Of, and why Rae Sremmurd are way more contextually important than you may think.

Aug 18 2016

41mins

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Rank #7: Beck, Mogwai, and Muse with Special Guest Josh Gaines

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This week, Andrew is on a roadtrip through the South so Tyler's friend Josh Gaines fills in as guest host. Josh is a filmmaker and fiction author from Denver and he stops by to talk fiction writing, his new short film, and some of the records he keeps closest. We get into Beck's penchant for inducing meditation, why Muse was sort of heady sort of not, and what it's like living in a (possibly?) post-post-Rock world and still loving Mogwai.

Jan 13 2017

1hr 49mins

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Rank #8: The Most Overlooked Albums of 2016

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This week, Tyler and Andrew dive into their lists of the most overlooked albums of the year and Andrew convinces Tyler to listen to the new Sleigh Bells record sort of against his will.

Nov 10 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: On Rotation feat. Childish Gambino, The xx, and Bernice

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Tyler and Alex take you through VMP's killer weekly On Rotation playlist and talk through why they love each track and artist featured there that week. This week, highlights include new music from Childish Gambino, The xx, Bernice, and an appearance from a semi-terrible cold.

Nov 18 2016

40mins

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Rank #10: Why We Love Sad Music During The Fall

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I’ve been pretty curious for a long time why it is that as soon as there’s the faintest nip of cold in the September air, I’m immediately in my flannel stuff and listening to For Emma Forever Ago and relating every line of it to every girl that I have ever been in a committed monogamous relationship with or seen in line at the bagel place. It’s genuinely sort of strange how seasons can affect our moods and the music we listen to during them, and Allie Baughman stopped by to talk about the whole thing.

We got pretty deep here into some mysticism stuff, the nature of aesthetics, and how we’re tied much closer to the natural world than our iOS 11-crippled iPhones would like us to believe. It may sound a bit off the beaten path for you but this was genuinely one of my favorite conversations I’ve had in quite some time.

Nov 03 2017

45mins

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Rank #11: Frank Ocean (Part 1?) and Nao

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This week we talk all things Frank Ocean and Nao's new record "For All We Know" which is easily one of our favorite mid 90's albums regardless of when it came out. We go full on nerd this time around so tune in, who knows, you might learn a thing or two.

Aug 04 2016

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Rank #12: The Weeknd and Childish Gambino

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This week, Tyler and Andrew break down new albums from The Weeknd and Childish Gambino and get into why the right thing at the wrong time is still the wrong thing and why "Awake, My Love!" is more like a Charles Bradley album than it is a sonic adventure.

Dec 08 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #13: Aphex Twin, Arca, and Clams Casino with Geoff Rickly

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This week Andrew is on vacation so I had a very special guest (Geoff Rickly) stop by to talk about IDM and new music from Aphex Twin, Arca, and Clams Casino. It turned into quite the conversation and I think you're going to love it even if you have no idea what the hell IDM is.

Jul 15 2016

54mins

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Rank #14: Big Thief and Fleet Foxes

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This week Tom Breihan from Stereogum is here to talk through Big Thief's crushing new album Capacity and the new metaphysically tongue in cheek maze Crack Up from Fleet Foxes. We try to lift the overwhelming weight of Big Thief's new album to see what's underneath, we explore where the hell Robin Pecknold has been for the last 6 years, and we get into the purposefully opaque and wonderfully dense inner workings of his and the band's latest effort. Get ready for some gut punching stuff and a few big laughs along the way, and make sure you put both of these albums on your rotation. 

Jun 23 2017

37mins

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Rank #15: Thursday, Sampha, and A Killer New Song From Rooms

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This week Geoff Rickly from Thursday stops by for an interview about the band getting back together and their upcoming tour, Alex from VMP talks us through the incredible new druggy disco track "Cry Baby" by Room, and Andrew and I dive into the what probably is the best album of 2017 in Sampha's "Process". Timestamps: Intro and Show notes: 00:17 Storf Sounds Off On Sampha: 11:06 "Cry Baby" by Rooms Review: 29:34 Geoff Rickly Interview: 44:57

Feb 09 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: The Selector Series with Egon from Now Again Records

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We've recently launched a new series in our online store where each month, we ask someone with unbelievably good taste to pick 4 records they love that you have to hear. This month's edition features Egon of Now Again/Madlib/Stones Throw fame, and I learned a TON from him. I think you will too, and I'm excited for you to listen!

Nov 14 2016

32mins

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Rank #17: Interview with Glass Animals

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I sat down with Glass Animals minutes after they came off stage from their Tumblr IRL show to talk about the event, their record, and how they're dealing with the frenzy that's ensued since their album was released. The lead visual artist for the event Whoopi was also there to talk some about what it was like to bring their new album literally to life.

Sep 07 2016

25mins

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Rank #18: Lorde's Melodrama

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Caitlin White, Managing Editor at Uproxx, is here to unpack Lorde's new millennial masterpiece Melodrama. We dig into what makes Lorde a generational talent after only 2 albums, why she gets what makes her generation tick better than anyone else, and how much of a relief it is to finally get a female artist's response to 808's and Heartbreaka, along with much much more. We go deep in this episode, and things get emotional at times, and Caitlyn's insights on this album are an essential part of your developing attachment to this music and Lorde herself.

Jun 29 2017

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Rank #19: "Boxer" and the Brilliance Behind The National's Bleed Rock

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Steve Hyden, writer for Uproxx and staunch defender of rock music of all shapes and sizes, is here to talk the Vinyl Me, Please album of the month "Boxer" by The National. As a general PSA, he and I love The National to a possibly unhealthy degree and we go long on the history of the band, what makes them such a singular group, and why "Boxer" may be the perfect synthesis of their most important elements and themes. Prepare to be haunted by this album, but in like a cool way, and get the full backstory on one of the most important indie rock records of the modern era.

Jul 25 2017

38mins

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Rank #20: Jim James, Kacey Musgraves, and ASAP Mob

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This week Andrew and Tyler talk about new records from Jim James, Kacey Musgraves, and ASAP Mob. They also dive into what role protest albums actually play, why you should care about the Black Friday Record Store Day, and why it's probably ok that Christmas is coming soon to a store near you.

Nov 04 2016

55mins

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