Every Single Album

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Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard, two music superfans, examine the careers of some of our most iconic pop stars by going through every single one of their albums. They've covered Taylor Swift, from her self-titled debut to the rerelease of ‘Fearless,’ and up next is her 2021 rerelease of ‘Red.’ After that will be Adele, starting with ‘30’ and following with her three other iconic albums. Along the way, Nora and Nathan will talk about the impact and legacies of each album, search out Easter eggs, and assess the albums’ impacts on the music industry.

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'19' | Every Single Album: Adele
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Adele is such a powerful artist she can ask Spotify to remove the shuffle button on albums. So how did we get here? Nora and Nathan trace her career from the beginning with her debut album '19.' They talk about her getting discovered on MySpace and her American breakout moment on Saturday Night Live (8:31), "Chasing Pavements" being the major hit off of the album (13:08), her most important collaborators on this album (35:51), and the songs they would cut (48:33). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
'30' | Every Single Album: Adele
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"Sad Girl Autumn" is officially in full swing with the release of Adele's album '30.' Nathan and Nora talk about Adele's standing in the pop world and the outside influences on this album (0:00). Then they get into what they believe the biggest hit on this album will be, the poppiness of songs like "Can I Get It" and "Oh My God," Adele's powerful singing in "To Be Loved," and more of the best vocal moments throughout the album. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2021
'Red (Taylor's Version)' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Grab your red scarves and some wine, because it's time to talk about 'Red (Taylor's Version).' Nora and Nathan talk about how successful her re-records have been so far (1:00) and some of the differences between the old versions of her songs and new (22:46). Then they dive into the vault songs, talking about 'Better Man' (41:32), Phoebe Bridgers's verse on 'Nothing New' (51:01), and of course the 10-minute version of 'All Too Well' (1:01:26). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2021
Every Single Album
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Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard, two music superfans, examine the careers of some of our most iconic pop stars by going through every single one of their albums. They've covered Taylor Swift, from her self-titled debut to the rerelease of ‘Fearless,’ and up next is her 2021 rerelease of ‘Red.’ After that will be Adele, starting with ‘30’ and following with her three other iconic albums. Along the way, Nora and Nathan will talk about the impact and legacies of each album, search out Easter eggs, and assess the albums’ impacts on the music industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
'Sour' | Every Single Album: Olivia Rodrigo
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Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard are getting back together for a special one-off episode on Olivia Rodrigo. They track Olivia's rise through Instagram and her explosion onto the music scene with "Driver's License," their expectations going into 'Sour' based off of the four singles she released, how Olivia was inspired by Taylor Swift, and some of their favorite songs and lyrics off of the album. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift's version of her album 'Fearless' is here and it's everything we could want it to be. Nora and Nathan talk about some highlights from the rerecorded album and compare it to the first version of 'Fearless,' discuss how the reception of these rerecorded songs will impact what Taylor does with her other albums, and name some of their favorite songs from the vault, including "Bye Bye Baby" and "Don't You." Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Mailbag and Song Draft | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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As they begin to wrap up the series (don't worry—there will be one more episode covering the 'Fearless' rerelease!), Nora and Nathan answer listener questions (1:00) before each drafting their 10 favorite Taylor Swift songs (1:09:50). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
'evermore' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Before we even had time to process 'folklore,' Taylor Swift surprise-released 'evermore' on December 11, 2020. Nora and Nathan talk about their initial reactions to the album and Taylor's most important collaborators on this album; give some love to songs like 'no body, no crime,' 'marjorie,' and 'ivy'; and talk about some of the Easter eggs they found throughout the album. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
'folklore' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Did Taylor Swift single-handedly rescue our pandemic summer by surprise-dropping 'folklore?' Nathan and Nora think so. They talk about the influence of the National, Justin Vernon, and Jack Antonoff on this album; whether or not this an "indie" record; what makes Taylor so good at trying on new sounds; and their favorite songs off of this album. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
'Lover' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift has emerged from the darkness of 'Reputation' and into the light and happy phase of 'Lover.' This is Taylor in love. Nathan and Nora talk about the singles that lead this album, some of the music that potentially inspired songs like "Paper Rings" and "Death by a Thousand Cuts," some of Taylor's first overtly political songs like "Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince," and what music on 'Lover' foreshadows what's to come on 'Folklore.' Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
“You All Over Me” | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift revisits her country roots with a new single from the vault. In this emergency episode, Nora and Nathan give their instant reactions to the drop. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 27, 2021
'Reputation' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift is back and is entering a darker phase. But is 'Reputation' totally dark? Or is there some light peeking out at the end? Nora and Nathan answer these questions and more as they talk about Taylor's choice for singles off this album, how her drama with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West impacted this album, some of their favorite songs like "Call It What You Want" and "Delicate," and Jack Antonoff's influence on this album. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
'1989' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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'1989' is here and Taylor Swift is aiming for world domination. Nathan and Nora talk about Taylor's first full pop album that contains some of her biggest songs ever like "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off," the importance of the '1989' world tour and Taylor's "squad," some of the first Jack Antonoff–produced songs, and whether or not this album was influenced by '80s music. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
'Red' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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The beat dropped on "I Knew You Were Trouble" and everything changed, Taylor Swift had gone pop. Nathan and Nora break down Taylor's fourth album, 'Red,' and her transition from country to pop. They discuss Max Martin's influence on the album, the importance of songs like "All Too Well" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and some of the things that were going on behind the scenes in Taylor's life at this moment. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard  Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
'Speak Now' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Nathan and Nora are here to talk about Taylor Swift's third album, 'Speak Now.' Beloved by fans, the album shows Taylor's continued turn away from country and into pop, displays her sharpening songwriting skills, and includes canonical songs like 'Mean,' 'Back to December,' and of course, 'Dear John.' Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
'Fearless' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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It's time to talk about 'Fearless,' which means it's time to talk about the infamous 2009 VMA moment when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift on stage. Nathan and Nora talk about how that moment impacted her career and music, how 'Fearless' represents Taylor's first step away from country and into pop, and the significance of her choosing to re-record this album. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
'Taylor Swift' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard are on a journey to break down every single Taylor Swift album ahead of the re-release of 'Fearless' on April 9. So they're starting at the beginning with Taylor Swift's debut album, 'Taylor Swift.' They talk about Taylor's roots in Nashville and country music (4:02), the early signs that she was going to be a superstar (19:51), and all of their favorite and least favorite songs off of this album (41:26). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021