What Is Music?: A Music Podcast About R.E.M.

Murmur (Pt. 2)

December 04, 2023 Adam Scott Glasspool, Steve Murphy, Lucas Way Season 6 Episode 5
What Is Music?: A Music Podcast About R.E.M.
Murmur (Pt. 2)
Show Notes

The Big Mates discuss niche British TV theme tunes, inherent emotion, time signatures, and Murmur by R.E.M.

Adam, Steve, and Lucas continue their track-by-track analysis on R.E.M.'s debut album, released in 1983. They talk about the writing and recording process, the context surrounding the songs, and offer up analysis, opinions, and thoughts from three differing perspectives on music, from being deeply into analysis and music, to not caring for art or critique, and everything in between.

They touch on indecipherable lyrics, late evening football games, nostalgia, and the mechanics of songwriting.

What is a Moral Kiosk? Does Talk About the Passion sound like Hans Zimmer? What crimes are good? Find out on this episode of What Is Music?

Our next episode is out on Monday December 11th and will conclude our track-by-track analysis of Murmur.

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