The Sound Logic Podcast

The Sound Logic Podcast

By The Sound Logic Podcast
Welcome to Sound Logic - a podcast about music’s greatest albums from Rolling Stone’s Top 500 List. Brought to you by two guys with no credentials.

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Was it Sound Logic? Reranking Albums 11-20
After 20+ weeks its time for another shuffle as we re-rank this list the way we'd like to see it. Mike and Ben give their choices for 11-20, and then tell you which of those albums cracked their top 10! We hope you like this one as much as we did - another opportunity to reflect on all the great music we've been listening to!  You can check out the full 500 album list right here. We'd love it if you would review us in your favorite podcast app, and while you're at it, give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions.
50:27
June 22, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 22
It's that time again - reranking the Rolling Stone list! While we get ready for Saturday's show - listen to us ramble on about some of our process, and a new element to our review process! You can check out the full list right here. We'd love it if you would review us in your favorite podcast app, and while you're at it, give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions.
03:36
June 19, 2019
Episode 20 - Michael Jackson's Thriller
We wanna be startin' somethin'... we better be starting this podcast! The King of Pop, is up next on our journey through the 500 greatest albums of all time. We were thrilled to have Ronnie Burrage (incredible musician, artist, and activist!) join us for this album - the best-selling record of all time!  Rolling Stone has Michael Jackson's Thriller slotted in as their 20th greatest album of all time - which means we made it through the top 20! You can check out the full list right here. We'd love it if you would review us in your favorite podcast app, and while you're at it, give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions.
1:05:43
June 15, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 21
What do we do with the King of Pop? We can't wait to discuss our next album! Rolling Stone has Michael Jackson's Thriller slotted in as their 20th greatest album of all time - which means by Saturday we will have reached #20! You can check out the full list right here. We'd love it if you would review us in your favorite podcast app, and while you're at it, give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions.
03:34
June 11, 2019
Episode 19 - Van Morrison's Astral Weeks
How many days are in an Astral Week?! We may never know. But we do know that we've made it to our 19th episode on Rolling Stone's top 500 - Van Morrison's Astral Weeks is today's album being reviewed. After a few weeks with special guests, Mike and Ben are back to a duet for this review.  You can check out the full 500 album list right here. We'd love it if you would review us in your favorite podcast app, and while you're at it, give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions.
55:52
June 8, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 20
Every once in a while, this project reminds us of the complexity of reviewing music. In this short mid-week episode, we talk about some of the factors we've learned so far about the ways that music challenges us.  Join us again on Saturday morning - we'll be back for our full review of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks! 
03:34
June 5, 2019
Episode 18 - Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run
Baby, you may have been born to run, but we were born to podcast! The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, is up next on our journey through the 500 greatest albums of all time.  This is an album that we needed a Springsteen fan to join us for, and we got our friend Joel Weidner to hang out and talk Bruce for this one.  Rolling Stone has Born To Run slotted in as their 18th greatest album of all time. You can check out the full list right here. We'd love it if you would review us in your favorite podcast app, and while you're at it, give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions.
1:09:01
June 1, 2019
Episode 17 - Nirvana's Nevermind Part 2
Here's part 2 of our lengthy conversation with Rob Jones about Nirvana's Nevermind album. You can hear that we clearly had more to say about a piece of music that came out during our lives... if you haven't listened to part 1, go back and do that now before you venture on with part 2! Rolling Stone named Nirvana's Nevermind as the 17th greatest album of all time. You can check out the full list right here, and give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions! 
49:07
May 25, 2019
Episode 17 - Nirvana's Nevermind Part 1
For the first time in the short history of the Sound Logic Podcast, we have an album that came out during Ben and Mike's lifetime. Our guest today also falls into that category - our good friend Rob Jones, who happens to love this iconic Nirvana album. It turns out that we had more to say about a piece of music that came out during our lives... so much in fact, that we've broken down this album into a two-parter... the first one is here for your listening enjoyment today, the next part will be out tomorrow! Nirvana's Nevermind album brought them to pop culture fame, and Rolling Stone named this their 17th greatest album of all time. You can check out the full list right here, and give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions! 
57:24
May 24, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 19
Something is coming up this weekend that has us digging out our plaid shirts, ripped jeans, and dusting off our old CDs... yep, the 90s are back and we're taking on Nirvana! Ben accidentally brought up this next album on last week's episode with Chris Clements, and that took us down a high school memory lane with some thoughts as we approach this pivotal grunge album. Join us again on Saturday morning - we'll be back for a full review of Nirvana's Nevermind, with special guest Rob Jones!
08:13
May 22, 2019
Episode 16 - Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks
If you've always thought, "Mike and Ben need to review more Dylan albums", then this one is for you. Our friend (and newly-christened "Dylan expert") Chris Clements returns as our first guest to make a second-album appearance! Find out whether we like this one, the 16th episode on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the Greatest Albums of All Time.
1:10:41
May 18, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 18
Surprise! Here's a Friday episode for your listening pleasure. We had so much good stuff during our conversation for this weekend's review of Blood on the Tracks with Chris Clements that we've got a bonus Friday episode for you today. Do you remember dial-up internet? We sure do!
04:06
May 17, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 17
Last week while recording our review of Are You Experienced we got off on a side tangent about getting together this summer to record in person. Maybe you can help us out! Check out this short episode and let us know your thoughts. 
02:33
May 15, 2019
Episode 15 - Jimi Hendrix' Are You Experienced
Are you experienced in the ways of Jimi Hendrix? Rolling Stone lists this debut album as the 15th greatest album of all time... listen to find out what we think! In this episode we tackle the album, but also bring up the misunderstood lyric website, KissThisGuy.com, and Ben's first guitar (which was built to imitate Jimi).  No special guests this time - just Mike and Ben, hanging out and talking about great music!
1:07:28
May 11, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 16
Jimi Hendrix Experience's iconic debut album is #15 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Albums of All Time, and is up next on our album reviews coming up on Saturday morning. But check this out... did you know there are at least three different album covers? Depending on where in the world you lived, you would have had a very different looking album on the store shelf! Enjoy our extended look at Are You Experienced's album cover in this mid-week episode. 
07:43
May 8, 2019
Episode 14 - The Beatles' Abbey Road
We're back with one of our favorite bands. Check out our review of The Beatles' Abbey Road album, #14 on the countdown, and the fifth Beatles album on Rolling Stone's Greatest 500 Albums list! We're joined this weekend by our friend Ryan Drudge, a big enough fan of this album that he's got the album cover image TATTOOED ON HIS BACK! It's going to be great - we hope you like it! (and May the 4th be with you!)
1:14:53
May 4, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 15
Do you do vinyl? Our friend (and regular listener!) Ryan Drudge is joining us this weekend when we talk about Abbey Road. In our midweek episode we discuss vinyl albums, and what a difference this old-school style of audio makes for the listener. 
11:31
May 1, 2019
Episode 13 - The Velvet Underground's The Velvet Undergound & Nico
We made it to #13 on Rolling Stone's greatest 500 albums of all time - an album that neither of us had ever heard before. So we put out a call for someone who might have some connection to this album, and our friend Bob Brown (a Mennonite minister and professional DJ - you can check out his music here) answered that call. This is the fist debut album on the list, and its late-60s sound is definitely unique and outside of pop-music sounds. This is a challenging album that rewards people for taking the time to experience it. Give it a listen!
1:18:35
April 27, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 14
On Saturday we'll be talking about The Velvet Underground, so we brought in a friend to help us out. Bob Brown is a Mennonite minister and professional DJ (you can check out his music here) - two things that don't often go together. In our midweek episode we meet Bob, and learn about his introduction to the Velvet Underground (and some other parts of his musical background). 
10:46
April 24, 2019
Episode 12 - Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
We needed a real expert to help us out with #12 on Rolling Stone's greatest 500 albums of all time - Miles Davis' iconic jazz album, Kind of Blue. We're thrilled to be joined by Jason Crane, host of the incredible (and long-running!) The Jazz Session podcast. This is the fist fully instrumental album on the list, and also our first jazz album, so this episode sounds and feels somewhat jazz-like (appropriately). We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did while we made it!
1:28:44
April 20, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 13
Sometimes even the greatest podcasters have a problem recording. Lesson learned, in this episode of The Sound Logic Podcast. In this episode we talk a little about that experience, and Ben reveals that he is a bit of a newbie when it comes to jazz music. We also meet our special guest...  We're joined this week, as we ramp up for Miles Davis' iconic Kind of Blue album (#12 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Albums of All Time) review this weekend, by a real legitimate podcaster and friend of ours, Jason Crane. Jason is host of The Jazz Session, an incredible jazz-interview podcast that explores the depth of this music style, featuring special guests and a close look at the genre. 
15:58
April 17, 2019
Episode 11 - Elvis Presley's The Sun Sessions
The King shows up at #11 on Rolling Stone's greatest 500 albums of all time. This is an interesting album - the first compilation on the list, made up of songs recorded early in Elvis' career; and also the earliest album we've covered so far. The real question is - was it sound logic to have it this high on the list? Tune in to find out!
38:38
April 13, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 12
Mike and Ben are distantly related to someone who once performed with Elvis - who was it, and what is the connection? Check out this episode, as we get ready to discuss Elvis' Sun Sessions album this weekend - the #11 album on Rolling Stone's top 500 list!
10:19
April 10, 2019
Was it Sound Logic? Reranking the Top 10
We thought this was going to just be a short little exercise in our experience with the top 10 albums on Rolling Stone's list... and then we started talking and apparently we had a lot to say! We hope you enjoy this look back, and where we'd rank these 10 albums if we were the ones creating the list!
1:06:52
April 6, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 11
What's this... another mid-week episode?? This weekend we are re-ranking the top 10 albums, and we figured we should give some pre-amble to our recording session (plus, this Saturday's episode includes enough rambling on as it is). 
09:26
April 4, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 10
This weekend we are re-ranking the top 10 albums... in the meantime Mike wondered how we might re-rank the four Beatles albums that appear on the top 10. Here's where that conversation ended up... 
04:59
April 2, 2019
Episode 10 - The Beatles' self titled album (The White Album)
Three Beatles albums wasn't enough, so the creators of Rolling Stone's top 500 album list put one more on for good measure! We round out the top 10 today with our review of the iconic "white album" in all its 30-track weird and wonderfulness. We should note - The Great Albums Podcast did a phenomenal (and thorough!) review of this album several weeks ago - if you want even more depth and background, go check it out! Thanks for listening. 
1:04:34
March 30, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 9
The Beatles White Album is our next review, but before we get there, what are some other albums that go by a color? Join us as we follow that trail to see where we wind up on the rainbow! (and let us know what we missed!)
17:32
March 27, 2019
Episode 9 - Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde
Way back in Episode 4 we struggled to know what to do with Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited... so we brought in a fan! This week we're excited to have Chris Clements with us as our special guest to discuss the weird and wild world of The Bard himself. Spoiler alert - we liked this one more. Blonde on Blonde comes in at #9 on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest albums of all time. Give this episode a listen to hear what we thought of it. We had a lot to say... this is our longest episode of The Sound Logic Podcast ever!
1:06:47
March 23, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 8
Mike and Ben were somewhat hard on Bob Dylan way back in episode 4, so we decided to bring in a real Dylan fan to walk us through Blonde on Blonde which comes in at #9 on Rolling Stone's top 500 albums. In this episode we sit down with Chris Clements, long-time friend of Mike, and new-found friend of Ben, to discuss music, friendship, raising kids, and what we might expect from our full review of Blonde on Blonde this weekend. 
16:55
March 20, 2019
Episode 8 - The Clash's London Calling
Is it classic punk, or post punk? How does a lead singer get away with crowing in the middle of a song? What does this album have to do with late-90s Christian Punk music? These questions about The Clash's incredible album, London Calling (ranked #8 on Rolling Stone's top 500 album list), will be answered in this episode of The Sound Logic Podcast! Join us as we explore with special guest, Dustin Wood!
52:53
March 16, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 7
On Saturday we'll review The Clash's iconic London Calling album, a piece of music that was profoundly important to our good friend, and former bass player for the band Grand:PM, Dustin Wood. Dustin joins us for our mid-week episode to chat about his musical journey - both as a professional bass player, but also as a connoisseur of vinyl and album collecting. Dustin also happened to be with us at Molson Rocks for Toronto (which we discussed last week), and worked alongside Mike and Ben in the sweet corn fields. Tune in to hear more!
19:53
March 13, 2019
Episode 7 - The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street
It seems fitting that Rolling Stone's top 500 album list would include an album from The Rolling Stones in the top 10. What did Mike and Ben think of Exile on Main Street, and how does it fit with rock and roll history? Tune in to find out! 
41:00
March 9, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 6
On Saturday we'll review a Rolling Stones album. They happen to be the first artist on this list who both Mike and Ben have seen in concert. That moment took place all the way back in 2003, so for this episode we'll go down memory lane to talk about Molson Rocks for Toronto - a benefit concert hosted by the Rolling Stones to try and kickstart tourism in the city of Toronto after a breakout of SARS had hurt the city's local economy. Join us as we remember that monumental concert event! 
29:17
March 6, 2019
Episode 6 - Marvin Gaye's What's Going On
Welcome back Sound Logic-ers! We hope you enjoy our look at what's happenin' baby... Marvin Gaye's iconic album comes in at #6 on Rolling Stone's top 500 album list. This week we've got a special guest - Rev. Dr. Donna King, minister at St. Paul AME Church in Bellefonte, PA! Check it out, and send us a message to let us know your thoughts! (hint - we really liked it!)
40:10
March 2, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 5
This week we take a bit of a side tour to one of our favorite bands that unfortunately won't show up on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest albums for a few hundred more spots... Coldplay is what we're talking about this time - Parachutes, Ghost Stories, and one of Ben's biggest regrets. It's going to be hard to wait until they show up on the list to talk about them again!
04:35
February 27, 2019
Episode 5 - The Beatles' Rubber Soul
What's that you say? Another Beatles album?? You bet! Coming in at #5 on Rolling Stone Magazine's top 500 Album list is Rubber Soul. Tune in to find out what we liked, what we didn't like, and which song is pretty much the worst. 
39:27
February 23, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 4
Our review of The Beatle's Rubber Soul album (#5 on Rolling Stone's top 500 album list) will launch on Saturday, but in the meantime here are a few of our random thoughts that didn't make the cut for that album review. What does Rubber Soul have to do with jazz music, middle school talent shows, and Jay-Z? Listen to find out!
08:04
February 19, 2019
Episode 4 - Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
How fitting that Rolling Stone's top 500 album list includes Dylan's iconic song, Like A Rolling Stone! The real question is... was it sound logic to include this high on the list? Give this episode a listen - this time we check out Highway 61 Revisited - an album neither of us had ever heard in its entirety before this project. You can check out the full list right here, and give us a like on our Facebook Page or Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and send us a message if you have any comments or questions!
38:35
February 16, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 3
Happy Valentine's Day! Are there any romantic albums on the Rolling Stone top 500 album list? What are our favorite romantic albums? These questions and more will be answered in this teaser episode of The Sound Logic Podcast!
14:32
February 13, 2019
Episode 3 - The Beatles' Revolver
What can we say about The Beatles' Revolver that hasn't already been said? You'll have to listen to find out what we love (and don't love!) about this classic record. In this episode we chat about Revolver, Rolling Stone's #3 on the list of the top 500 albums of all time!  You can check out the full list right here, and give us a like on our Facebook Page and send us a message if you have any comments or questions!
36:56
February 9, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 2
Sometimes we talk about music, and sometimes we just talk. In this installment we ramble on about the Canadian content on Rolling Stone's top 500 album list. Who made the cut, who might be missing, and what do we think about it? Stay tuned for Episode 3, set to come out on Saturday!
36:57
February 6, 2019
Episode 2 - The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
We've done it again - a new episode featuring one of Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time. This one is The Beach Boys iconic album, Pet Sounds. Did we like it? What do we think about Brian Wilson's artistic journey? Give it a listen to find out! You can check out the full list right here, and give us a like on our Facebook Page and send us a message if you have any comments or questions!
39:05
February 2, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 1
Sometimes we talk about music, and sometimes we just... talk. Here's an outtake from our last time we connected to record, in which we reference what's been happening in our lives, and how it might shape The Sound Logic Podcast. Stay tuned for Episode 2, set to come out on Saturday!
07:08
January 31, 2019
Episode 1 - The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Episode 1 is here! In this one we review the Beatles' iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Rolling Stone's choice for the top spot on the list of the top 500 albums of all time!  You can check out the full list right here, and give us a like on our Facebook Page and send us a message if you have any comments or questions!
54:29
January 27, 2019
Sound Logic Introduction Episode
Why did two long-time friends decide to start a podcast in which they review all 500 albums on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums list? Listen to find out, and subscribe to follow their journey!
14:32
January 26, 2019
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