The Cobain 50

By KEXP

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Kurt Cobain’s influence went beyond just the music he created with Nirvana. He also put the masses on to some of his own favorite artists. One particular document from his journals has been instructive to many fans – his top 50 albums. Each week, The Cobain 50 podcast digs into albums from this famous list and how they may have influenced Cobain and Nirvana. While learning the individual histories of the different albums on the list, we gain new insights into artists on the fringes as well as some of the biggest groups of all time. The podcast takes us through the legacies of acts like Sonic Youth, Pixies, The Breeders, Public Enemy, PJ Harvey, Black Flag, Mazzy Star, The Shaggs, Shonen Knife, and more. Episodes drop weekly starting January 10, 2024.


Episode Date
R.E.M. – Green (1988)
Jul 17, 2024
The Knack – Get the Knack (1979)
Jul 10, 2024
Michael Azerrad, the Man Who (Literally) Wrote the Book on Nirvana
Jul 03, 2024
Jack Endino on the Northwest Sound and the 35th Anniversary of 'Bleach'
Jun 26, 2024
Beat Happening – Jamboree (1988)
Jun 19, 2024
Wipers – Is This Real? (1980), Youth of America (1981), and Over the Edge (1983)
Jun 12, 2024
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
Jun 05, 2024
Bonus: Hiro Yamamoto on Soundgarden, Forging New Paths, and the Circles of Power
May 31, 2024
Roundtable: Breaking Punk
May 29, 2024
Black Flag – My War (1984)
May 22, 2024
The Shaggs – Philosophy of the World (1969)
May 15, 2024
Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)
May 08, 2024
Shonen Knife – Burning Farm (1985 via K Records)
May 01, 2024
Bonus: Introducing KEXP's In Our Headphones
Apr 24, 2024
Bonus: Introducing KEXP's A Deeper Listen
Apr 17, 2024
Roundtable: Women in Punk
Apr 10, 2024
30 Years After Kurt's Death
Apr 05, 2024
Anything by Kleenex (1978-1983)
Apr 03, 2024
The Raincoats – The Raincoats (1979)
Mar 27, 2024
The Slits – Cut (1979)
Mar 20, 2024
PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)
Mar 13, 2024
Roundtable: The "Radical" Politics of Kurt Cobain
Mar 06, 2024
Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
Feb 28, 2024
MDC – Millions of Dead Cops (1981)
Feb 21, 2024
Bad Brains – Rock for Light (1983)
Feb 14, 2024
The Clash – Combat Rock (1982)
Feb 07, 2024
Roundtable: What Do The Stooges, Pixies, and The Vaselines Have in Common?
Jan 31, 2024
The Vaselines – Dying for It (1988)
Jan 24, 2024
The Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)
Jan 17, 2024
The Stooges – Raw Power (1973)
Jan 10, 2024
The Cobain 50: Coming January 10
Jan 03, 2024
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1974: The Cedar Park Jams
Dec 20, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1978: Old School Tapes
Dec 18, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - Women in Modern Hip-Hop
Dec 15, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2011: "Thuggin'" by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1999: The Alchemist Masterclass
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1988: Nasty Nes on Seattle's Halcyon Days of Hip-Hop
Nov 22, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1996: 3 'n the Mornin' (Part Two) by DJ Screw
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2014: "Sheplife" by Briggs
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1982: "Bam Bam" by Sister Nancy
Oct 04, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1976: Lee Quiñones on the Art of Graffiti
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1995: "Shook Ones, Pt. II" by Mobb Deep
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1984: Whodini, Run-DMC, Fat Boys, and a Pivotal Year in Rap
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2009: Reese's Puffs and the Commercialization of Hip-Hop
Aug 23, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2004: "All Caps" by Madvillain
Aug 16, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1973: DJ Hollywood Starts the Party
Aug 09, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1989: "Cha Cha Cha" by MC Lyte
Aug 02, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1981: "Rapture" by Blondie
Jul 26, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2003: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast
Jul 19, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1985: "I Can't Live Without My Radio" by LL Cool J
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2013: "3005" by Childish Gambino
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1979: "Rapper's Delight" by Sugarhill Gang
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2017: DoNormaal on "THIRD DAUGHTER" and Hip-Hop's Accessibility
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50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1997: PaRappa the Rapper
May 26, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1980: "The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow
May 24, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1983: The Wu-Tang Clan and Asian Influences in Hip-Hop
May 10, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2005: “luv(sic) pt 3” by Nujabes
May 03, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2021: "Industry Baby" by Lil Nas X
Apr 26, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2016: "Caroline" by Aminé
Apr 19, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2001: The Rivalry Between Jay-Z and Nas
Apr 12, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2012: "Oldie" by Odd Future
Apr 05, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1986: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" by The Beastie Boys
Mar 29, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2000: The Soulquarians
Mar 22, 2023
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Mar 15, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2006: "Mr. Me Too" by The Clipse
Mar 08, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1993: "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty by Nature
Mar 01, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2010: "Zodiac Shit" by Flying Lotus
Feb 22, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - Scratching and the Art of DJing
Feb 17, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1977: Grand Wizzard Theodore and the Invention of Scratching
Feb 15, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1975: "Let's Take It to the Stage" by Funkadelic
Feb 08, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1994: "Stress" by Organized Konfusion
Feb 01, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2018: "Vindaloo" by Armand Hammer
Feb 01, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 1987: "Paid in Full" by Eric B. and Rakim
Feb 01, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - 2002: "Work It" by Missy Elliott
Feb 01, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop - Hip-Hop's Origins
Feb 01, 2023
50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1
Jan 24, 2023