WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD: The Decemberists’ least Decemberists album? – That Thing You Like #96


Brian and Chris, two Decemberists fans, review the new album – WHAT A TERRIBLE WORLD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WORLD! It’s a pleasant collection of nice enough songs. But where does it rank in The Decemberists catalogue? Is it their least ‘Decemberists’ album? And why can’t we just have another completely inaccessible folk-prog-rock opera?

We give a song by song review of the new album, and end by talking about how we’d recommend anyone interested get into The Decemberists. It’s a long pod with plenty of music chat – enjoy!

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The 2013 Likey Awards! – That Thing You Like #42

2013 Likey Awards

It’s time, friends. Time to celebrate the best and worst of the year that was 2013! THAT THING YOU LIKE is here with our first inaugural LIKEY AWARDS to do just such a thing! Categories include: Best Surprise of 2013, The “Just Stop and Start Over” Award, and Best Social Media Follow of the year! These are truly prestigious categories, folks. Join us on a podcast night where ALL the stars come out, and we use the framing device of an awards show to talk about noteworthy things that maybe didn’t warrant an entire podcast! Plus, Beyonce talk. Beyonce, so hot right now. #Surfbort

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Happy 2013 all! And thanks immensely for listening to the show. If you liked it and want to help us out, please leave a rating and review on iTunes, or just tell your friends about the show. Spreading your love of That Thing You Like really is the perfect new year’s resolution!


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Best Albums of 2013 – That Thing You Like #38

2013 albums

Happy December friends! The end of the year is upon us, which means it’s time for one thing: The ritual listing of our favourite things that happened in 2013! In this podcast, THAT THING YOU LIKE taps into our music nerd powers to bring you a piping hot list of the best albums the year! With bonus LIGHTNING ROUND album recommendations at the end! Good luck getting that from your other, real music websites.

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Just consider this our All Songs Considered episode. Only with slightly less pleasant voices.  If you liked this week’s show, please consider leaving us a rating and review on iTunes, and tell your friends!


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That Thing You Like #22 – Summer Jams (with Kathleen de Vere)

That Thing You Like - Summer Jams

Summer breeze – it doesn’t just make me feel fine, it blows through the speakers of your preferred MP3 playing device! That Thing You Like is here to bring you a very special music episode featuring a very special guest: TALKIN’ SUMMER JAMS with KATHLEEN DE VERE.

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Kathleen is best known for her work producing great comedy videos as part of Loading Ready Run. We’re here to say that, going forward, she should be equally famous as a well-learned authority on all things music. This podcast (which Kathleen deserves 100% credit for, as she pitched it to us) let us all unleash our inner music nerds, and it was an amazingly fun time. This is as close as we’ll ever get to an All Songs Considered episode. Check out the full song list below.

For more Kathleen goodness, follow her on twitter and visit Loading Ready Run.  Loading Ready Run’s content is also syndicated through Penny Arcade TV and the Escapist, and they were the production team behind a little show called Strip Search. Is that supposed to be good? Someone should podcast about it.

Enjoy the 15 songs!

1. AlunaGeorge – Your Drums, Your Love
2. Blitzen Trapper – Furr
3. The Roots – The Seed (2.0)
4. Prince Rama – So Destroyed
5. M. Ward – Epistemology
6. New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
7. Jagwar Ma – The Throw
8. The Swell Season – Feeling the Pull
9. French Montana – Pop That (feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil’ Wayne)
10. Fuck Buttons – Prince’s Prize
11. Fitz and the Tantrums – MoneyGrabber
12. Daft Punk – Lose Yourself to Dance
13. Boards of Canada – Hey Saturday Sun
14. Old 97’s – Big Brown Eyes
15. Haim – Don’t Save Me


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Guest – Kathleen de Vere (@Kathleen_LRR)

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