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If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.

 

Jan 11, 2019

 

If you expected the mystery record, our first of 2019, to be a neo-soul album then kudos, you clearly read our minds.

And if you did actually read our minds, good God was that a mistake.

This week we’re a man down as David attends to some family business, but that’s ok! Not only do Chris and Mark talk about D’Angelo’s inventive third album ‘Black Messiah’, but they cover all the topics you love: race, religion, abortion, consent, Veganism, sex, money, drugs and alcohol. It’s a real rollercoaster of an episode. And yes, we were entirely sober.

We also get down to the actual business of discussing D’Angelo’s career, the RnB stylings of his first two albums, his mysterious retreat from the public eye for 14 years in between ‘Voodoo’ and ‘Black Messiah’ and we attempt to do a little deconstruction of his reasons behind the huge gap between them.

There’s also a couple of interesting nexuses, and Dave makes a miraculous appearance at the end to back Mark’s decision on this record.

Have we finally lost the plot? You can decide.

If this is how 2019 starts, lord knows how it’s going to end.

Is ‘Black Messiah’ worthy of a place in our discography? Vote below.