Every Single Album

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How did five teen boys performing separately on 'The X Factor' become one of the best-selling boy bands of all time? In the latest season of 'Every Single Album,' Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard will be breaking down every single One Direction album, then exploring the solo careers of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and the rest of the band after their 2015 split. Calling all Directioners, Harries, and more: 'Every Single Album: One Direction' premieres April 11, with episodes every Monday and Thursday.

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'Harry's House' | Every Single Album: Harry Styles
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It's finally time to enter 'Harry's House.' Nora and Nathan talk about whether "As It Was" is the biggest hit off this album, or if there are other songs in contention (9:28). They also discuss songs on this album where Harry shows more vulnerability (30:25), plus all of the references to food, drugs, and alcohol that happen throughout (47:26). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Mailbag and Song Draft | Every Single Album: One Direction
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Nora and Nathan and joined by longtime One Direction fan Kate Halliwell to answer a few mailbag questions. They talk about whether or not they want any kind of One Direction reunion and what that would look like (10:26) and what songs the band will be known for 20 years from now (42:36). Then, Nora and Nathan draft their favorite One Direction songs and songs from the boys' solo careers (1:10:57). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Guest: Kate Halliwell Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Zayn, Louis, and Liam's Solo Careers | Every Single Album: One Direction
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So what happened to all of the other boys after One Direction split up? It's time to talk about Zayn, Louis, and Liam's respective solo careers. Nora and Nathan talk about Zayn Malik's hit "Pillowtalk" and his turn toward R&B music (8:36), Liam Payne leaning into club music with songs like "Strip That Down" and "Familiar" (46:55), and Louis Tomlinson being inspired by bands like Oasis (55:26). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
'Heartbreak Weather' | Every Single Album: Niall Horan
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Is 'Heartbreak Weather' one of the most underrated albums of 2020? Nora and Nathan are going to make a case for it. They talk about their love for the song "San Francisco" (14:14), the heavy soft-rock vibes on this album (29:10), and what could possibly be coming next for Niall (46:29). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2022
'Fine Line' | Every Single Album: Harry Styles
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Harry Styles is back with another album and it's all about having sex and feeling sad. Nora and Nathan talk about 'Fine Line' and the breakup that influenced this album (1:00), Harry being inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills & Nash (31:00), and Harry's most important collaborators for this album (58:58). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
'Flicker' | Every Single Album: Niall Horan
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Who could have predicted that Niall Horan would have a no. 1 album debut? Nora and Nathan talk about the surprise hit that was 'Slow Hands' (10:35), how Niall's work ethic as an artist made this album possible (23:45), and this album's slow, sad rock sounds (37:56). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2022
'Harry Styles' | Every Single Album: Harry Styles
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After making 'Made in the A.M.,' One Direction announced they were going on indefinite hiatus, which means it's time to dive into the boys' solo careers. First up is Harry Styles and his eponymous first album. Nora and Nathan talk about the heavy 1970s and '80s influences on this album, his relationship with people like Stevie Nicks and how that is shaping him as an artist, and how the album having only 10 songs affects it. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
'Made in the A.M.' | Every Single Album: One Direction
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They're down one member, but they're still rocking. Nora and Nathan talk about One Direction's bittersweet final album as a band. They discuss "Drag Me Down," the defiant lead single they released (1:00), their sophistication as songwriters showing through in songs like "Olivia" and "Hey Angel" (17:40), and how this album telegraphs what comes next for the members of One Direction (44:13). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
‘Four’ | Every Single Album: One Direction
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It’s One Direction’s final album as a band of five, and arguably their best so far. Nora and Nathan talk about some of the big stadium songs on this album, including “Steal My Girl” and “Stockholm Syndrome” (1:00), the marked improvement in their singing voices from when they first started (55:07), and how the boys and the fans handled Zayn leaving the band (1:12:10). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
'Midnight Memories' | Every Single Album: One Direction
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The boys of One Direction are back just a year after 'Take Me Home' with their new album, 'Midnight Memories,' and they're trying on some rock sounds for size. Nora and Nathan talk about their musical influences for this album (1:00), some of the new collaborators they worked with (21:10), and some of the head-scratching lyrics in these songs (47:18). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
'Take Me Home' | Every Single Album: One Direction
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'Up All Night' was a huge success and not even a year later, One Direction came back with their second album, 'Take Me Home.' Nora and Nathan talk about the band's breakneck speed when putting out new music and how it affects this album (1:00), the boys starting to try out songwriting (34:45), and some of their favorite and least favorite songs from this album (51:03). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
'Up All Night' | Every Single Album: One Direction
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Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard kick off their One Direction journey with the band's debut album, 'Up All Night.' They talk about the boys' origin on 'The X Factor' (1:07), the artists they drew inspiration from for their first album (41:42), and the intense touring schedule they immediately embarked on following the release of their album (1:02:35). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Introducing 'Every Single Album: One Direction'
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How did five teen boys performing separately on 'The X Factor' become one of the best-selling boy bands of all time? In the latest season of 'Every Single Album,' Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard will be breaking down every single One Direction album, then exploring the solo careers of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and the rest of the band after their 2015 split. Calling all Directioners, Harries, and more: 'Every Single Album: One Direction' premieres April 11, with episodes every Monday and Thursday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
‘The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection’ | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift
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Happy holidays! Nora and Nathan have a present for you: They’re talking about Taylor Swift’s Christmas discography. They cover her Christmas album, ‘The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection,’ her much better Christmas song ‘A Christmas Tree Farm,’ and debate whether or not ‘evermore’ is a Christmas album.   Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Wrapping Up Our Adele Journey With Juliet Litman. Plus, A Song Auction! | Every Single Album: Adele
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Nora and Nathan are joined by Juliet Litman, an Adele superfan, to talk about Juliet's love for '19' (1:00) and revisit '30' now that it has been out for a month (25:31). Then, Nora and Nathan use an auction to build their perfect six-track Adele EP (43:10). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Guest: Juliet Litman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
'25' | Every Single Album: Adele
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Hello from the other side...it's time to talk about Adele's third album '25.' Nora and Nathan talk about the massive hit that was "Hello" (1:00), one of their favorite songs on this album, "When We Were Young," (22:29), how Adele's insistence on perfection affected the creation of this album (46:29), and her infamous appearance on Carpool Karaoke during this time period (58:42). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
'21' | Every Single Album: Adele
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With '21' Adele enters the next phase of her career with a lot more resources behind her. Nathan and Nora talk about how the success of '19' set her up for her next album (1:00), the power behind songs like "Rolling In The Deep" and "Someone Like You" (17:52), and how the throat surgery she had during this time affected her voice (39:41). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
'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