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Fall Albums: Part Deux (Encore Episode 155) Podcast

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  1. Melody Bot

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    On this week’s episode of Encore I am joined by special guest Ryan Gardner to talk about one of my favorite times of year and the music that comes along with it. We talk about why we like fall music, what makes something, specifically, a “fall album,” and then we dive into some of our favorite albums and songs that we think fit into this category. I’ve also put a playlist together (Apple Music and Spotify) that includes some of our favorite fall songs from the albums we talk about in the episode.

    I’d love to hear other albums people associate with this time of the year, so hit me up on Twitter or in the forum and let me know what kind of music you break out when the leaves begin to change.


    A Fall Playlist: Orange and Yellow

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    Show Notes

    • The previous episode about “fall albums.”
    • Jason’s List of Albums Discussed
      • Augustana – Can’t Love Can’t Hurt
      • Bon Iver – Bon Iver
      • Explosions in the Sky – All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
      • Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
      • Noah Gundersen – Carry the Ghost
      • Now, Now – Threads
      • Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
      • Ryan Adams – 1989
      • Say Lou Lou – Lucid Dreaming
      • The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
      • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Social Network Soundtrack
      • Vasudeva – No Clearance
      • Verite – Somewhere in Between
      • Wet – Don’t You
      • Yellowcard – Yellowcard
    • Ryan’s List of Albums Discussed
      • Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties – We Don’t Have Each Other
      • Brand New – Science Fiction
      • Dashboard Confessional – Alter The Ending
      • Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
      • Further Seems Forever – The Moon Is Down
      • Go Radio – Close The Distance
      • Jack’s Mannequin – People and Things
      • Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues
      • John Mayer – Continuum
      • Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
      • Mansions – Dig Up The Dead
      • Noah Gundersen – Ledges
      • Paramore – Brand New Eyes
      • Pentimento – I, No Longer
      • Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps
      • Relient K – Forget And Not Slow Down
      • Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
      • Taylor Swift – Red
      • Transit – Listen & Forgive
      • Turnover – Peripheral Vision

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  2. Ryan G

    Moderator Moderator

    Thanks for having me on again! Really enjoyed this. Looking forward to seeing some other fall recs as well.
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  3. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Like 20 of these are go-to fall albums for me. Excited to listen!
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  4. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

    Great list! Fall is a great time for music when the weather doesn't allow for much else to do...appreciate you putting together a list, I can't wait to dive in :thumbup:.
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  5. daldalian

    this is all there is

    A fall playlist with no Copeland?

    What are you doing?
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  6. Ryan G

    Moderator Moderator

    I mention them a handful of times in the episode and say they’re more of a staple winter band for me
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  7. daldalian

    this is all there is

    Understandable. They'll always be a fall band to me since their albums consistently drop in the Fall.

    Though I'd take them in any season.
  8. MattNCheeze


    Both Superheaven Albums
    Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners) One Week Record
    The Flatliners - Cavalcade
    Transit - Listen and Forgive
    Tyler Childers - Purgatory
    Polar Bear Club - CBGP
    The Gaslight Anthem (59 Sound - Handwritten)
    Jason Isbell
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  9. Kuri44


    Hellogoodbye - Would It Kill You?

    Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me

    Dashboard Confessional - The Shade is Poison Trees

    The Front Bottoms - Back On Top and Going Grey

    Saves The Day - In Reverie
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  10. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    JEW - CTL
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  11. Ryan G

    Moderator Moderator

    Would It Kill You? is such a good record. Also need to revisit The Shade of Poison Trees
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  12. kelseyleigh

    Trusted Supporter

    Excited to listen to this one. I've been listening to a lot of Jimmy Eat World the past week or so as Fall is beginning to settle in.
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  13. JLBagnall


    For me, Jimmy Eat Worlds Futures is the ultimate autumn (or fall as you Americans call it) album. But I have to say, an album I have not listened to for ages that I was reminded of by this conversation/podcast is Pentimento’s I, No longer, which doesn’t necessarily feel like an autumn album to me but is massively underrated. If Brand New or Jimmy Eat World wrote that album, people would be absolutely raving about it.
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  14. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    @Ryan Gardner, I'm here with you on the Close the Distance limb. What a fantastic album, and perfect for this time of year. That stretch of three songs you mentioned, and the opening trio, are both some of my favorite runs of tracks this decade. They really nailed it and then broke up, which is kind of a bummer.

    Really enjoyed this episode. I thought the part talking about artists who can bridge multiple feels/seasons was especially interesting. How fascinating is it that guys like Andrew McMahon and Chris Carrabba, who are clearly obsessed with summer, both have perfect fall records?
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  15. That’s the “we’re the awesome assholes that are good at writing songs with feelings” corner.
  16. Ryan G

    Moderator Moderator

    Totally agree with you on all of this. Glad you liked the episode!
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  17. billcom6


    In fall I want to listen to depressing albums.
    In winter I want to listen to depressing albums.
    In spring I want to listen to depressing albums.
    In summer I want to listen to depressing albums.
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  18. MattNCheeze


    I notice a trend here
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  19. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Andrew Bird - Any release
    Brand New - The Devil & God...
    Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
    Built to Spill - Keep It Like Secret
    Decemberists - The King is Dead
    Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
    Dr. Dog - Be the Void
    Jack White - Any release
    Jimmy Eat World - Futures
    Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
    Modest Mouse - Any release
    My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves

    ...and that's all my attention span will allow me to type out.