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The Sound Logic Podcast

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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. Find us on social media at @soundlogicpod
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#14: Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones
Were The Rolling Stones in the old 2012 top 10 simply because of their name, or is there another good reason to have Exile on Main Street on this list? We mull that over, and the shift from number 7 on the 2012 list down to number 14 on on new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
50:17
November 25, 2020
#13: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
We're back with another brand new review from Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums list!  This time it's a classic album from the Queen of soul herself, Aretha Franklin! Find out what Mike and Ben thought of what Rolling Stone calls the 13th greatest album of all time on our newest episode! As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
39:50
November 21, 2020
#12: Thriller by Michael Jackson (with our special guest, Ronnie Burrage!)
Album #12 has arrived, and with it the chance to revisit another classic episode - this time, Michael Jackson and his iconic Thriller record. Thriller has shifted up slightly from #20 on the 2012 list to #12 here in 2020. When we originally reviewed this episode we were joined by the incredible and musically talented Ronnie Burrage (who happens to know the Thriller girl from the video!). We hope you enjoy our conversation. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:12:28
November 18, 2020
#11: Revolver by The Beatles
We're beyond the first ten albums, and into the next "decade" of reviews! Check out this classic episode of Revolver, an iconic Beatles album that shifted from #3 on the 2012 list down to #11 here in 2020. We'll offer some insight into this shift, and then invite you to listen to our episode which originally came out back in February of 2019! As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
47:10
November 14, 2020
Was It Sound Logic? Re-Ranking Albums 1-10
We have finished reviewing the first 10 albums on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list, and you know what this means... it's time to re-rank them! Join Mike and Ben as they discuss what order THEY would have put these first 10 albums! Listen now to find out where they rank for our show hosts. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
43:55
November 11, 2020
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Bonus Episode
We hope you enjoyed our review of Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" album!  Here's a taste of what it sounds like when our guest turns the tables and interviews us for a change (thanks Rach!) Enjoy! Side note - if you want to make your own album cover using this template, you can do that right here. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
13:41
November 8, 2020
#10: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill (with our special guests, Rachel Burkholder and Susannah Kiernan!)
We have made it through the first 10 albums of Rolling Stone Magazine's new list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!  What better way to celebrate #10 than with a brand new review, our second on this list.  We knew we couldn't do it alone, so we invited our friends, Rachel Burkholder and Susannah Kiernan, to help us discuss this iconic album from Lauryn Hill. Side note - if you want to make your own album cover using this template, you can do that right here. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:11:03
November 7, 2020
#9: Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan (with our special guest, Chris Clements!)
It's classic episode time again! Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks is now the highest ranking Dylan album on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. We know there's lots to say about this shift - if you'd like to send us a message about that, please do so! Our Dylan indifference is why we brought in our friend Chris Clements on the original review - we hope you stick around and re-listen to that episode, or hear it now for the first time! As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:17:50
November 4, 2020
#8: Purple Rain by Prince and the Revolution (with our special guest, Glen Guyton!)
Happy Halloween!  When the 2003 issue of Rolling Stone originally listed the 500 greatest albums of all time, the iconic soundtrack to the movie Purple Rain came in at number 72. In 2012 the album had fallen slightly to number 76. The new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time pushes this Prince album all the way up into the top 10 to the number 8 spot!  Since Mike and Ben didn't grow up listening to this album, we brought back our friend Glen Guyton as our guest, who originally joined us for our review of Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation of Millions. Glen is the Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA, and in addition to his appreciation for church and theology, he loves culture and music and grew up with Prince's music. He's the perfect guest for today's episode! As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
54:34
October 31, 2020
#7: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (with our special guest, Sophia Maier!)
Rumours, the iconic and heavily produced, radio-friendly, 70s rock album that made Fleetwood Mac into international superstars shows up at #7 on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. We've got a few thoughts about its shift up the chart, as well as its current influence on the music world!  As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:15:47
October 28, 2020
#6: Nevermind by Nirvana (with our special guest, Rob Jones!) Part 2
Nevermind all that, this is part two of our review of Nirvana's Nevermind which comes in at #6 on new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. If you missed part 1 which we re-released yesterday, go back and give it a listen first!  As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
49:12
October 25, 2020
#6: Nevermind by Nirvana (with our special guest, Rob Jones!) Part 1
Nevermind all that, we hope you've Come As You Are for this review of the album that lands at #6 on new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. How do we feel about this slice of 90s grunge nostalgia moving up this high? You'll have to listen to find out! As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:05:58
October 24, 2020
#5: Abbey Road by The Beatles (with our special guest, Ryan Drudge!)
The Beatles had three albums in the top five spots of the 2012 list, but Abbey Road is the only one to appear there on new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. How do we feel about that? You'll have to listen to find out!  As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:23:41
October 21, 2020
#4: Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder (with our special guest, Lynne Fiddmont!)
In 1976 Stevie Wonder released Songs in the Key of Life - an ambitious project more than two years in the making, to try and capture the human experience in song. Coming in at #4 on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, we get to revisit this classic album, and reflect a little on the rank change and what we think at this point! Thank you to our incredible guest, singer Lynne Fiddmont, for joining us for our original review. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:12:47
October 17, 2020
#3: Blue by Joni Mitchell (with our special guest, Nora Jones!) Part 3
Joni Mitchell's iconic (Canadian!) Blue album comes in at #3 on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time! If you haven't heard Part 1 or 2 which we re-released earlier this week, go listen to that now and then come back for Part 3!  As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:13:19
October 15, 2020
#3: Blue by Joni Mitchell (with our special guest, Nora Jones!) Part 2
Joni Mitchell's iconic (Canadian!) Blue album comes in at #3 on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time! If you haven't heard Part 1 which we re-released yesterday, go listen to that now and then come back for Part 2! Part 3 will come out tomorrow. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
50:30
October 14, 2020
#3: Blue by Joni Mitchell (with our special guest, Nora Jones!) Part 1
Joni Mitchell's iconic (Canadian!) Blue album comes in at #3 on the new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time! Join us as we reflect on this new, highest-female-artist, #3 position for one of our favorite albums, and stick around for a re-visit to Part 1 of our original review which we released back in November of 2019. Part 2 and 3 will come out tomorrow and the following day. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
32:35
October 13, 2020
#2: Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
We're number 2! We're number 2! We can only imagine that's what The Beach Boys are saying after learning that the 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time STILL has their influential Pet Sounds album in the #2 spot! Join us as we reflect on the stability of this record's ranking, and stick around for a re-visit to our original review which we released back in February of 2019. As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
48:33
October 10, 2020
#1: What's Going On by Marvin Gaye (with our special guest, Rev. Donna King!)
We're back - this time to tackle the brand new 2020 Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time! Join us as we reflect on this new, list topping, #1 position for Marvin Gaye's iconic (and timely!) What's Going On record, and stick around for a re-visit to our original review which we released back in March of 2019.  As a reminder, you can find our favorite songs from the RS500 on our Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
52:15
October 7, 2020
A Brand New Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums List!
Last week's news that Rolling Stone Magazine had created a brand new list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time caught us by surprise! We recorded this episode to talk through some of our initial reactions, surprises, changes to the list, and what it means for The Sound Logic Podcast. Oh, and we invited back friend of the podcast, Brad Efford (you can hear him on our (no longer at #60) Trout Mask Replica review), from The RS 500 storytelling project to join our conversation.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's new 2020 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.
1:19:08
September 29, 2020
Was It Sound Logic? Re-Ranking Albums 51-60
We have finished reviewing another 10 albums, and you know what this means!  It's time to re-rank them!  Join Mike and Ben as they discuss what order THEY would have put the last 10 albums in! Tune in to find out more... As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
49:56
August 8, 2020
Episode 60: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica (2012 List)
We made it to 60!  And what better way to celebrate than by discussing one of the most unique albums you will ever expose your ear drums to! This week we are joined by Brad Efford from the RS500 project to discuss Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - easily one of the most unique records on this list. If you haven't heard it yet, this might be an interesting journey. Check it out some time! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:40:47
August 1, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 59
This weekend we will review what is possibly the most unique album on this entire Rolling Stone 500 list. To do so, we felt it was necessary to bring in an expert. Brad Efford is not only a big fan of "Trout Mask Replica", he is also the creator of the RS500 project, in which he and over 100 other authors wrote creative pieces, one for each album on the list. In this special episode, we chat with Brad about this 5 year project, how it came about, and what his musical influences are.  In a surprise twist, he turns the tables on Ben and Mike and interviews us on our musical influences! Don't miss this exciting conversation with Brad, as you wait with great anticipation for this weekend's review of Captain Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica!" As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
46:33
July 29, 2020
Episode 59: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits (2012 List)
Join us "Down On The Corner" for another compilation album... Oh "Suzie Q", what will we think about this one? "Hey Tonight," we're tackling Creedence Clearwater Revival's Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits, a CCR greatest hits album that was an addition to the 2012 list, "Up Around the Bend."  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
53:11
July 25, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 58
We've talked a few times about the nuances between the original 2003 Rolling Stone list of the greatest albums of all time, the coffee table book that came out a few years later, and the most recent 2012 list that we are working from. CCR's Chronicle compilation, which is #59 on the 2012 list, is up next in our ranking, but this album didn't show up on the 2003 list or the coffee table. We'll talk through some of those unique elements in today's midweek episode! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
07:04
July 22, 2020
Episode 58: The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet (2012 List)
Were back again with our old friends, The Rolling Stones!  Although, they might not consider us friends by the way we have treated them on our reviews of their albums!  Regardless of how you feel about them, the Stones are an iconic and legendary band and we hope you enjoy this discussion! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
43:12
July 18, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 57
We are "looking forward" to discussing our next album by The Rolling Stones this weekend, but first we need to talk about Rolling Stone! That's right, this marks another reference to "Rolling Stone" on this RS 500 list. Please join Mike and Ben as we recap all of the Rolling Stone references we have encountered so far! Enjoy! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
05:35
July 15, 2020
Episode 57: Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life (2012 List)
We hope you enjoyed getting to know our special guest, Lynne Fiddmont, on Wednesday's midweek episode. We're back with our full album review today of Songs in the Key of Life, the iconic double album from Stevie Wonder! Lynne's perspective is an incredible gift as we navigate this collection of songs, and try and as we try and navigate this cultural moment in time and how this music might play a role. Thanks so much for journeying with us, Lynne! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:04:52
July 11, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 56 (with Lynne Fiddmont!)
We are overjoyed this week to have singer/songwriter/arranger/producer Lynne Fiddmont with us as we tackle Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life! Lynne has toured with a number of significant artists, perhaps none more significant than Stevie Wonder, making her the perfect guest for this week's shows! Check out this midweek as we get to know Lynne and move toward our full album review on Saturday! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
04:06
July 8, 2020
Episode 56: Elvis Presley's self-titled album (2012 List)
We are back with THE KING!  Join Ben and Mike as we discuss Elvis Presley's debut album.  We were both surprised by the journey we embarked on while listening to and discussing this album.  We hope you will come along with us as we tackle some of the earliest Rock 'N Roll music ever recorded.  Enjoy! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
53:22
July 4, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 55
We are very excited to talk about Elvis Presley again, but first... we want to talk about another list!  Please join us as we discuss another podcast about a list of songs while we prepare for Elvis' debut album.  Enjoy! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
04:02
July 1, 2020
Episode 55: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland (2012 List)
We tackled the Jimi Hendrix Experience way back on episode 15. How does this album compare? Listen for our full review of this iconic double album from one of the all-time great electric guitar virtuosos!  We can't wait to hear what you think.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:00:45
June 27, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 54
We get to talk through another Hendrix album this weekend! For our midweek episode, we've got just a snippet of our conversation about related to Electric Ladyland. We hope you enjoy! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
04:47
June 24, 2020
Episode 54: Ray Charles' The Birth of Soul (2012 List)
We are back at it again with another compilation album!  This time it's Ray Charles' years recording with Atlantic, captured on a 90's 3-CD box set!  We haven't always been so kind to compilation albums... how will this one fare? As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
46:05
June 20, 2020
Episode 53: The Beatles' Meet The Beatles (2012 List)
Another Beatles album! You might remember back to episode 39 with Ann Erdman. She and Ben have a mutual blogger friend from Pasadena who reached out to see if he might join us for a future episode... that episode is here! Thanks to Ron Rosen, better known as Mr. Earl in the bloggerverse, for joining us to talk about The Beatles' American debut album that Rolling Stone tabulated as the 53rd greatest album of all time.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:02:29
June 13, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 53
The Beatles are on this list quite a number of times, but for those of us who didn't grow up in the 60s, their album releases that differ from the USA, Canada, and the UK can be perplexing. Fortunately we have a guest with us this week to shed some light - we're happy to have Ron Rosen with us as we move toward Saturday's review of Meet the Beatles! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
09:11
June 10, 2020
Episode 52: Al Green's Greatest Hits (2012 List)
After reaching the 50 Episode mark, Ben and Mike decided, "Let's Stay Together!"  Join us as we review the iconic sound of Al Green's Greatest Hits, album #52 on Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 album list! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
56:20
June 6, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 52
The upcoming episode will once again have Mike and Ben discussing a compilation album.  This time, it's Al Green's Greatest Hits!  Before we do, we first need to have a good rant about all the problems we have with compilation albums.  Enjoy! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
05:04
June 3, 2020
Episode 51: Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water (2012 List)
Here is episode #51! We can't wait to dig in to this one, and we've got our friend Sarah Fry along as a special guest for the album that Rolling Stone ranked number 51 on the list of the greatest albums of all time! If you missed our midweek where we tackled the title track, please go back and check it out as well! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:01:11
May 30, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 51
Simon and Garfunkel's iconic Bridge Over Troubled Water album is coming up on Saturday, but we had so much to say about the title track that we pulled a segment of our conversation for this week's midweek episode. Our friend Sarah Fry joins us as our special guest this week. If you like this episode, be sure to join us on Saturday when we go through the entire album! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
13:10
May 27, 2020
Was It Sound Logic? Re-Ranking Albums 41-50
We have finished reviewing another 10 albums, and you know what this means!  It's time to re-rank them!  Join Mike and Ben as they discuss what order THEY would have put the last 10 albums in! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:00:34
May 23, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 50
As we look forward to re-ranking the last ten albums this weekend, Mike and Ben discuss how far through the list we thought we would get before we started, and what we should do if we ever decide to pull the plug early! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
06:50
May 20, 2020
Episode 50: Little Richard's Here's Little Richard (2012 List)
#50! Did you think we'd make it this far? Little Richard makes his first appearance on our list, and this episode showcases what we thought about his debut album, appropriately titled, Here's Little Richard.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
52:22
May 16, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 49
We're getting to know the weird, wild, world of Little Richard this week! Check out this midweek episode as we get ready for the weekend.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
04:18
May 13, 2020
Episode 49: The Allman Brothers Band's At Fillmore East (2012 List)
We are please to be joined by special guest Kelli Dowd as we discuss this iconic live album from the Allman Brothers!  Not only will we discuss why this is not just a great live album, but we will also get to hear of Kelli's great love of music and her many live concert experiences. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
53:41
May 9, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 48
We are looking forward to talking to Kelli Dowd this weekend about The Allman Brothers Band's Live At Filmore East, but first we need to discuss all the concerts we've been to!  Here is a sneak peak of us discussing everything form The North Mississippi Allstars, to the Black Crowes, to Jack White.   As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
06:19
May 6, 2020
Episode 48: Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (2012 List)
The wait is over all you Hip Hop fans! We finally get to our first classic Rap album on the RS 500 list: Public Enemy's "It takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back".  Our special guest, Glen Guyton (Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA!), joins us to tackle this influential album. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:07:01
May 2, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 47
Before we discuss Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back", let's take a minute to introduce our very special guest this week, Glen Guyton.  Here's a preview of Glen describing how he approaches this classic Hip Hop music today, as a Mennonite Minister in America. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
04:27
April 29, 2020
Episode 47: John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (2012 List)
John Coltrane's musical dissonance didn't stop us from putting out one heck of an episode! Check out our thoughts about this iconic jazz record while we talk with our friend and special guest, Jeff Moore! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:21:28
April 25, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 46
We've talked at length about our "Christian Punk" upbringing and music experience. This week, one of our childhood friends joins us to talk through John Coltrane's album, A Love Supreme (out on Saturday!) but first, we take a trip to the soft punk scenes from our youth, including one of our favorites - MxPx! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
11:38
April 22, 2020
Episode 46: Bob Marley's Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers (2012 List)
Uh oh... another compilation album! This time from Bob Marley. What did we think about the reggae king? You'll have to listen to find out! Our friend and Penn State student, Bram Wooley, joins us this week.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:24:51
April 18, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 45
What have we been up to during COVID-19 self-quarantine? We share a little from our recent lives, as well as what role music is playing for our families during this pandemic time. How are you coping? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Send us a voicemail or message at one of our social media spaces! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
11:34
April 15, 2020
Episode 45: The Band's self-titled album (The Brown Album) (2012 List)
Join us this week as we discuss the self-titled album by The Band! We've finally got another appearance by a Canadian group on the Rolling Stone list - the second appearance by this group. Listen on to see what we think of this one! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
56:14
April 11, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 44
Our Canadian favourites from The Band are on deck for Saturday's review. In the meantime, here's a fun midweek episode from when Mike and Ben watched The Last Waltz with two of our good friends - Steve (who joined us for our recent review of Dark Side of the Moon), and Rob (who joined us for our past review of Nevermind). As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
11:40
April 8, 2020
Episode 44: Patti Smith's Horses (2012 List)
Dig back into the history of punk music and you're bound to hear Patti Smith. Check out Ben and Mike's conversation with special guest, Holly Hight, as they discuss an album that changed music history. This is "Horses" by Patti Smith!   As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:10:49
April 4, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 43
We are looking forward to chatting with our friend Holly Hight this weekend about the Patti Smith's Horses album! Before we get there, have a listen to our conversation about how we engage some of the music from past eras. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
05:41
April 1, 2020
Episode 43: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (Part 2) (2012 List)
We knew it would be hard to make this album review short and sweet.  Well, is has been sweet, but anything but short.  Join us as we continue our discussion on Pink Floyd's masterpiece, Dark Side of the Moon, with special guest, Steve Burkholder. Part 1 can be heard right here.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:21:32
March 29, 2020
Episode 43: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (Part 1) (2012 List)
Finally!  Mike and Ben are joined by Steve Burkholder to discuss one of the greatest albums of all time (for real)! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
50:01
March 28, 2020
Episode 42: The Doors' The Doors (2012 List)
The Doors are here with their self-titled album! Join Ben and Mike as they discuss an album this iconic album, with its unique sounds and emotions. Halloween music, or sheer brilliance? We'll find out on this episode covering the album Rolling Stone said was the 42nd greatest album of all time.  As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:02:43
March 21, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 42
As we get warmed up for The Doors (this weekend!) Mike fills us in on his spouse's least favorite bands. It's a fun mid-week ep - we hope you enjoy! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
06:08
March 18, 2020
Episode 41: The Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (2012 List)
Join us as we launch Season 3's first album review with our discussion of the iconic and solitary album by the Sex Pistols, coming in at #41 on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest albums of all time. We are joined by Ben's former professor, Barry Taylor. Check out what we have to say! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:36:02
March 14, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 41
We are looking forward to chatting with Barry Taylor this weekend about the Sex Pistols' debut (and only) album!  Before we get there, have a listen to Barry talk about how he became a Seminary professor, where he is at right now, and some general thoughts about pop music. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
15:42
March 11, 2020
Sound Logic Season 3 Welcome Back!
We're glad to be back - we hope you are too! We've got a great number of new shows lined up for the next few weeks. On this episode we'll talk about our excitement as we begin a new season. We'll be back with our next album review next Saturday - we hope you join us as we continue on our journey! Season 3 begins now! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
10:19
March 7, 2020
Was it Sound Logic? Reranking Albums 31-40
Another 10 album reviews are in the books, and that means its time for another re-ranking shuffle! Join us this week as we re-rank the past 10 albums in our own unique order. We give you our choices for 31-40, and then tell you which of those albums cracked our updated top 10! We hope you like this one as much as we did - let us know what your top choices are! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
49:10
February 8, 2020
Episode 40: Love's Forever Changes (2012 List)
Join Ben and Mike as they discuss an album (and band) you have probably never heard of before!  This is "Forever Changes" by Love! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
57:34
February 1, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 40
As we approach our 40th review, Ben and Mike discuss yet another top albums list! This time it's Colin Larkin's 1000 Greatest Albums! Enjoy listening as we discuss the differences between this list and the Rolling Stone top 500 list. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
12:29
January 29, 2020
Episode 39 - The Beatles' Please Please Me (2012 List)
We've already enjoyed going through five albums from the Beatles (#1, 3, 5, 10, & 14, plus a John Lennon album at 23 thrown in for good measure!), but we're excited to finally be back with another one from the Fab Four! If you joined us for our mid-week episode you'll know that Ann Erdman is our guest this week, retired Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena, California! Thanks for being with us Ann, and providing your unique perspective on the Beatles. We hope you join us for a future episode! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:21:03
January 25, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 39
Ann Erdman, retired Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena, California, joins us as our special guest this week! In this mid-week episode Ann shares her memories of seeing the Beatles perform in her hometown as a child. She'll be back with us on Saturday for our review of the Beatle's debut album, Please Please Me! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
12:15
January 22, 2020
Episode 38 - Muddy Waters' Anthology (2012 List)
Whether you call him Muddy, the Father of Chicago Blues, or McKinley Morganfield (his given name),  one thing is certain - Muddy Waters is a legend. Join us as we journey back in time with our listen of this great compilation album that Rolling Stone named #38 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
43:33
January 18, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 38 (RIP, Neil Peart)
One of the greatest rock drummers of all time passed away last week. Not only was Neil Peart an incredible drummer and lyricist for the  band Rush, he was also a Canadian and a quality human being. Mike and Ben share a few memories of their experience with his drumming and this band, and talk through some of the reaction by our family and friends. 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. You can also find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go!
24:19
January 15, 2020
Episode 37 - The Eagles' Hotel California (2012 List)
As you picked up from our mid-week episode, back in college Ben was in a cover band that performed the song, Hotel California. Given that it appears on this week's album of interest, we invited two of his bandmates to join us for this review. Ko hails from Sapporo, Japan, while Peter is currently living in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Combine that with Ben in the USA and Mike in Canada and we end up with our first four-nation recording session! Listen on for our conversation about The Eagle's amazing Hotel California album, in all of its west coast 70s rock glory. This album came in at #37 on Rolling Stone's list. Listen to find out what we thought! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:13:43
January 11, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 37
16 years ago Ben was in a cover band at his alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University, that played one concert that included the song Hotel California by The Eagles. Since this weekend's album review is the album by that very name, we thought we'd invite a few of Ben's bandmates on to talk about that performance from long ago. Here's a glimpse. Thanks for joining us! 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. You can also find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go!
06:05
January 8, 2020
Episode 36 - Carole King's Tapestry (2012 List)
Its our first episode of 2020!  We move from one of the longest album titles, to one of the shortest! This week we tackle Carole King's amazing Tapestry album. Join us as we journey through this album written by one of the most prolific music writers of our time. This album came in at #36 on Rolling Stone's list. Listen to find out what we thought! As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
55:57
January 4, 2020
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 36
It's been a great year! Here's our year-in-review of the things we most appreciate from our first calendar year. Thanks to all who have supported our journey along the way! 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. You can also find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go!
28:12
January 1, 2020
Episode 35 - David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (2012 List)
Mike and Ben are back, flying solo this week for our final Saturday episode of 2019! Join us as we try and understand the genius of David Bowie, aka Ziggy Stardust, as we journey through this album that Rolling Stone tagged as the 34th greatest album of all time (one of the longest album titles on this list!). As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
57:42
December 28, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 35 (Merry Christmas 2019!)
Join Ben and Mike as they discuss some of their favourite Christmas music over the years.  Merry Christmas to all from the Sound Logic Podcast! 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. You can also find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go!
17:15
December 25, 2019
Episode 34 - The Band's Music From Big Pink (2012 List)
Jason Crane (podcast host of The Jazz Session and A Brief Chat!) joins us this week, his second time on the podcast (go back and listen to Ep. 12 - Miles Davis' Kind of Blue if you haven't already) to offer his musical perspective. Jason is here to help two helpless Canadians understand why this mostly-Canadian band called The Band is so important. Join the three of us as we journey through this album that Rolling Stone tagged as the 34th greatest album of all time. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:40:36
December 21, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 34
As Monday's early-week episode hinted, one of our favorite special guests returns this weekend. Jason is one of the hosts of A Brief Chat, and so we had our own brief chat about the iconic film, The Last Waltz. It's a great lead-in to this weekend's episode!  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. You can also find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go!
06:30
December 18, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 33
One of our favorite special guest returns this weekend for our review of The Band's iconic album, Music From Big Pink. For our early-week episode, here's a little of our pre-episode pre-amble.  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. You can also find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go!
04:31
December 16, 2019
Episode 33 - Ramone's Ramones (2012 List)
Do we call them The Ramones, or just Ramones as they are often known (at least in print?). While we figure that out, check out these early punks, as they take us back in time to a moment when this music was revolutionary and unlike anything ever heard before. Blitzkrieg bop along with us, as we journey through this album that Rolling Stone tagged as the 33rd greatest album of all time. As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
56:56
December 14, 2019
Episode 32 - The Rolling Stone's Let It Bleed (2012 List)
The Rolling Stones are back, and this time we don't just mean the magazine! This is the second Stones album that will show up on the list. We weren't too kind to Exile on Main Street when we reviewed that some time ago, so what did we think of this one? Listen to find out! This band has 10 albums on the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The people polled for the Rolling Stone ranking placed this particular Stones album at #31 on their list. Where would it land for you? As a reminder, you can find our new Spotify playlist right here - we'll be updating it as we go with our favorite songs from each album! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
57:15
December 7, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 32
In honor of The Sound Logic Podcast now being available on Spotify, we thought we'd create a Spotify playlist of our favorite  tracks from each album that we've reviewed! In this midweek episode we each pick a song from all 31 albums we've looked at so far, and every following week we will add two more songs to the list until we reach the end!  You can find our Spotify list right here - we'll be updating it as we go! 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.
16:54
December 4, 2019
Episode 31 - Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home (2012 List)
Thomas Bona (fantasy baseball-playing friend of Ben, and music aficionado) joins us on The Sound Logic Podcast this week to tackle Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home. This is the forth Dylan album on our list so far - this time we brought in a real New Yorker to help us navigate Dylan's iconic flavor of music. Thomas also hosts a weekly radio show on 91.1 FM The Globe, in Goshen, Indiana. Rolling Stone placed this album at #31 on their list of the greatest albums of all time. Where would it land for you?  You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:47:11
November 30, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 31
What do we talk about before we talk about what we're supposed to talk about? That is the question... 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.
04:44
November 27, 2019
Was it Sound Logic? Reranking Albums 21-30
Another 10 album reviews are in the books, and that means its time for another shuffle! Join us again as we re-rank this list the way we'd like to see it. Mike and Ben give their choices for 21-30, and then tell you which of those albums cracked their updated 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.
57:08
November 24, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns 30: Blue Bloopers
When you have a 3 hour conversation amongst 3 great people, there are bound to be some funny moments!  Well, mostly just Mike talking nonsense.  Enjoy these bloopers from our conversation about Joni Mitchell's Blue album.  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.
03:23
November 20, 2019
Episode 30 - Joni Mitchell's Blue - Part 3 (2012 List)
This always seems to happen when we love an album and have a special guest on, but we had so much to say this week that we had to break it down into multiple episodes. Joni Mitchell happens to be the first woman on the Rolling Stone list so far, and also the first Canadian. It's a major joy for us to tackle this one (especially with our special guest, Mike's partner-in-crime, Nora Jones!) , and we've chosen to break it down in THREE parts! Before you listen to part 3, go back and check out part 1 and 2! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:12:59
November 16, 2019
Episode 30 - Joni Mitchell's Blue - Part 2 (2012 List)
This always seems to happen when we love an album and have a special guest on, but we had so much to say this week that we had to break it down into multiple episodes. Joni Mitchell happens to be the first woman on the Rolling Stone list so far, and also the first Canadian. It's a major joy for us to tackle this one (especially with our special guest, Mike's partner-in-crime, Nora Jones!) , and we've chosen to break it down in THREE parts!  Before you listen to part 2, go back and check out part 1! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
50:12
November 15, 2019
Episode 30 - Joni Mitchell's Blue - Part 1 (2012 List)
This always seems to happen when we love an album and have a special guest on, but we had so much to say this week that we had to break it down into multiple episodes. Joni Mitchell happens to be the first woman on the Rolling Stone list so far, and also the first Canadian. It's a major joy for us to tackle this one (especially with our special guest, Mike's partner-in-crime, Nora Jones!) , and we've chosen to break it down in THREE parts! "Blue" comes in at #30 on the list, which makes us a little blue... You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
24:58
November 14, 2019
Episode 29 - Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin (2012 List)
Self-titled debut album, or perhaps more appropriately named by its "Zeppelin I" moniker... regardless of what you call it, this is one epic album by Led Zeppelin. Is it classic rock, amped up jazz-blues, hard rock, heavy metal, or all of the above? What is Robert Plant wailing about? And what exactly is John Bonham doing on those drums? We try and tackle all this and more, as we review Rolling Stone's #29 album on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of all time, on the newest episode of The Sound Logic Podcast. You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:27:55
November 9, 2019
Episode 28 - The Who's Who's Next (2012 List)
Who, who... who, who... Who is up for a new review? Who's on first? Who dun it? Who thinks the Who deserves to be on this list, and where does it deserve to be? Who's your daddy? We hope we find out! Rolling Stone placed The Who's iconic album, Who's Next at #28 on their list of the 500 greatest albums.  You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
54:26
November 2, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 29
We ramble on! One of our favorite (or is it favourite?) bands has dropped two singles on us in the past few days, so we're talking about Coldplay this week on our midweek episode as we look forward to Saturday's next album review. You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
12:03
October 30, 2019
Episode 27 - U2's The Joshua Tree - Part 2 (2012 List)
We hope you enjoyed yesterday's first part of our conversation - here's where we get into the nuts and bolts of the actual songs!  Again, Rolling Stone placed U2's The Joshua Tree #27 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. If you were with us yesterday, you know that we went back to our childhood friend Phil Burkholder to bring his wisdom and insight into this band that was so deeply apart of our younger years. This may be the album we are most familiar with from this list of 500. If you haven't listened to part 1 yet, we'll wait until you go back and do that! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
50:22
October 26, 2019
Episode 27 - U2's The Joshua Tree - Part 1 (2012 List)
We still haven't found what we're looking for, but that doesn't stop us from continuing the journey through Rolling Stone's list of the greatest albums of all time! For the album that Rolling Stone named #27 on their list of the 500 greatest albums, we went back to our childhood friend Phil Burkholder to bring his wisdom and insight into this band that was so deeply apart of our younger years. This may be the album we are most familiar with from this list of 500, which will make our conversation an interesting one to be sure! We had so much to say that we needed to break it into two parts. Part 2 will be released tomorrow! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
43:04
October 25, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 28
Mr. U2, AKA Phil Burkholder, our childhood friend and the person we knew we had to have when we tackled U2's Joshua Tree, joins us for our midweek episode before our upcoming Saturday episode! Hear our rambling thoughts as we get ready for Saturday, talking about one of our favorite bands of all time.  You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
06:57
October 23, 2019
Episode 26 - Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (2012 List)
Penn State grad student Sophia Maier joins us this week to tackle one of the best selling albums of all time - Fleetwood Mac's Rumors. Though the band was not exactly thriving on a personal level, they were able to create a masterpiece of music, an iconic album that Rolling Stone named #26 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. We also talked about our own interaction with this music during our younger years, and so much more! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:09:09
October 19, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 27
As our Canadian listeners are recovering from too much turkey, please enjoy some entertaining outtakes from our upcoming episode!  You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
03:01
October 16, 2019
Episode 25 - James Brown's Live at the Apollo (2012 List)
We can't wait to share this episode with you - mostly because our special guest is just so special! We were thrilled to have jazz legend, Joe Bowie join us to talk about what life was life when James Brown was around. His years of experience touring with Defunkt and other jazz and funk acts gave us a unique look at this iconic album that Rolling Stone named #25 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. We also talked about James' influence and charisma, racism in the music industry, and so much more!  You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:13:13
October 12, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 26
This 5 minute conversation with our special guest, jazz legend Joseph Bowie, starts us down the path of learning about the way Black music has been used as a tool to fight oppression, and the way oppressive powers have tried to control it. We can't believe how honored we are to have Mr. Bowie with us. Stay tuned for Saturday's full album review of James Brown's Live at the Apollo (coming up next on The Sound Logic Podcast!). You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
05:47
October 9, 2019
Episode 24 - Stevie Wonder's Innervisions - Part 2 (2012 List)
What do the NBA finals, chromatic harmonicas, and the animated film SING! have to do with Stevie Wonder's Innervisions? Listen to our newest episode to find out! Just as with Part 1 we knew we needed to find a guest who could help us on this journey to Higher Ground. Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel agreed to be an expert guide, and what an incredible gift she was on our journey! We had so much to say about Stevie Wonder's iconic Innervisions that we needed two episodes to pack it all in! Join us for the second part of our conversation as we reflect on how this album fits in with Stevie's amazing career, the depth of his song writing, and so much more about the album that Rolling Stone named #24 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. If you haven't listened to Part 1, go back and do so first! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
1:01:36
October 5, 2019
Episode 24 - Stevie Wonder's Innervisions - Part 1 (2012 List)
People, keep on podcasting. Listeners, keep on listening. Gonna keep on tryin', till we reach the highest ground.  Since Mike and Ben were both born after this album came out, we knew we needed to find a guest who could help us on this journey to Higher Ground. Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel agreed to be an expert guide, and what an incredible gift she was on our journey! We had so much to say about Stevie Wonder's iconic Innervisions that we needed two episodes to pack it all in! Join us as we reflect on how this album fits in with his amazing career, the depth of his song writing, and so much more about the album that Rolling Stone named #24 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. Part 2 will be released tomorrow! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
41:14
October 4, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 25
Each episode recording session begins with just hitting the record button and seeing where the conversation leads us. Before we even got to the album review of Stevie Wonder's Innervisions (coming up next on The Sound Logic Podcast!), we had this lovely conversation with this week's guest, Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel. We hope you enjoy, and that you come back again for our full conversation (hint: we had a LOT to say about this record). You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
05:19
October 2, 2019
Episode 23 - John Lennon's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (2012 List)
We've already made it through several Beatles albums - this time we get to review an album from a former Beatle taking a solo project journey. Join us as we reflect on how this album fits with the Beatles sound, how Yoko fits in with all this, and so much more about the album that Rolling Stone named #23 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
58:46
September 28, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 24
Sometimes it takes Mike and Ben a few minutes of musical chatter to finally get to the album review. What was it this week? Why, Jim Croce, of course. Operator, can you help me place this podcast? Stay tuned for a new album review on Saturday! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
02:52
September 25, 2019
Episode 22 - Robert Johnson's The Complete Recordings (2012 List)
Would you sell your soul to the devil in order to be the best guitarist of your generation? So goes the myth of Robert Johnson, one of the great artists of his generation, but a figure surrounded by mystery, racial bias, and misunderstandings. Join us as we journey back in time with our listen of this great compilation album that Rolling Stone named #22 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
46:55
September 21, 2019
Sound Logic Upbeats and Beatdowns - 23
Mike and Ben sit down to chat about the first moment in time where the 2012 Rolling Stone list diverges from the original 2012 list. Stay tuned for a new album review on Saturday! You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
03:50
September 18, 2019
Episode 21 - Chuck Berry's The Great Twenty-Eight (2012 List)
Chuck Berry, the father of Rock and Roll, is up next on our journey through the 500 greatest albums of all time. The Great Twenty-Eight is a compilation album of many familiar tracks from Berry's iconic career. Join us as we journey back in time with our listen of this great album that Rolling Stone named #21 on their list of the 500 greatest albums. You can check out Rolling Stone's 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.
42:03
September 14, 2019
Sound Logic Season 2 Welcome Back!
We're glad to be back - we hope you are too! Here are a few of our summer ramblings. We'll be back with our next album review on Saturday - we hope you join us as we continue on our journey! Season 2 begins now! 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.
22:32
September 11, 2019
Sound Logic Season 2 Teaser
It's been a long break - is anyone still listening? You might be wondering when we're gonna get back to work, tackling Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums... here's a glimpse at some of our summer conversations. Season 2 is just around the corner. We hope you join us! 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.
03:55
August 27, 2019
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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 (2012 List)
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. 
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April 17, 2019
Episode 11 - Elvis Presley's The Sun Sessions (2012 List)
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!
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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!
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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!
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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). 
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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... 
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April 2, 2019
Episode 10 - The Beatles' self titled album "The White Album" (2012 List)
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. 
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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!)
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March 27, 2019
Episode 9 - Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde (2012 List)
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!
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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. 
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March 20, 2019
Episode 8 - The Clash's London Calling (2012 List)
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!
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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!
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March 13, 2019
Episode 7 - The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street (2012 List)
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! 
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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! 
29:44
March 6, 2019
Episode 6 - Marvin Gaye's What's Going On (2012 List)
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!)
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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!
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February 27, 2019
Episode 5 - The Beatles' Rubber Soul (2012 List)
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. 
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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!
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February 19, 2019
Episode 4 - Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited (2012 List)
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!
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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!
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February 13, 2019
Episode 3 - The Beatles' Revolver (2012 List)
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!
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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!
37:24
February 6, 2019
Episode 2 - The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds (2012 List)
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!
39:31
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!
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January 31, 2019
Episode 1 - The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2012 List)
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!
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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!
14:59
January 26, 2019