Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! This particular topic will cover one of my favorite Podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for as long as I can remember, and always love the diverse subject that they go into. You can imagine my delight when I found out about this one! I discovered this gem when researching information about Kevin MacLeod’s music. He did a very in depth interview on how Kevin produces his Royalty-Free Music. The Podcast is simply titled Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast. This podcast covers a variety of musical topics from Royalty Free Music, to Slot Machine Music. The host of this podcast is Charlie McCarron, an incredibly talented Composer and Producer that lives in Minneapolis. From He has a very quirky personality, and vast knowledge of everything music. Every week, for four years (1/2/13-1/24/17, he interviewed a different composer about a different genre of music. He would give various composing tips, and explain the inner workings in a way that was easy to understand. There’s 177 episodes to choose from, so the possibilities are nearly endless. The best part is that all of the Podcasts are completely free, and easily accessible on his website, charliemccarron.com, and on iTunes. I highly recommend this Podcast, and will share my favorite episodes below. Final Rating: 10/10 (CHECK THIS OUT IMMEDIATELY!)
Slot Machine Composing
Kevin MacLeod, King of Royalty-Free Music
Cyriak’s Surrealist Music And Animation
Game Music so Sweet it’ll Make Your Teeth Hurt
Chiptune Composing With Ben Barnes
Eggs, Bacon, and Composer Wisdom from Rick Sowash
Schizophrenic Synthpop Storytelling with Felix Frost
Torley on Creativity, Asperger’s, and Music Production
Metal 101 with Devin Earlywine
How to write a pooping duck robot song with Matt Schubbe
Fuck Gravity by Virtual Riot from the album “100% No Bangers” 2014: Allow me to introduce you to the amazingness that is Glitch Hop. It’s a unique style of music that blends Hip Hop with electronic sounds. Virtual Riot is a German DJ that is a master of this genre. The track starts with a synthesized beat that repeats for about 10 seconds. Next, we get the first drop, and your ears are assaulted with electronic brilliance. Astonishing as it may be, that’s not the final drop! A few seconds after the first drop, we get to the second one, and it just rocks! If you are a fan at all of Electronic music and Dubstep, pick this up ASAP!
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Only Love by The Nth Power from the album “Abundance”: Are you guys ready for an incredibly awesome piece of music? I sure hope so! This is a very unique and wonderful example of Soul music. The lead singer’s vocals are filled with passion, and will make your head bob to the awesome beat. The funky guitar drums, and backup vocals are also amazing, and it’s a true treat to the ears. It’s a truly fantastic song that I hope you all will enjoy.
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Low Rider by War from the album “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” 1992:
Ah, this song is an absolute classic! I’m pretty sure most of you have probably heard this piece before. It starts with a funky cowbell, and then a groovy guitar and drums start to play. I especially love the chorus, that’s accompanied by a unique horn. This piece has everything, catchy vocals, an awesome beat, and an excellent use of a cowbell. I ‘d love to hear what you guys think of this piece, so be sure to leave a comment in the comments section below.
Crystals by Of Monsters and Men from the album “Beneath The Skin” 2015 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Yes, this is one of the more resent songs on my jukebox. I absolutely adore this song! It starts with a very epic drum beat, and then, the powerful vocals start up. This is a very unique piece, and it will get stuck in your head very easily. The catchy vocals, wonderful beat, and poetic chorus make this piece an absolute ear worm. I highly recommend this piece to anyone who likes interesting power ballads. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments section below.
She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals from the album “The Raw & the Cooked” 1989 (info about album from en.wikipedia.org) Now here’s an old classic that I know you’ll enjoy! I remember first hearing this piece as a kid, and completely falling in love with it. It starts with a very catchy drum beat, and then the guitar starts to play. The vocals on this track remind me of Radiohead’s lead singer, due to the almost ghostly feeling behind them. The lyrics tell of a crazy love story, and you’ll be humming the chorus for hours on end! I highly recommend this piece to anyone who likes old Rock tunes. Tell me what you think of this song in the comments section below.
Aqualung by Jethro Tull from the album “Aqualung” 1971 (album info from en.wikipedia.org) Are you guys ready for a very interesting Rock song? I sure hope so! This piece starts with a very catchy guitar riff, and then the melodic vocals start up. According to songfacts.com, the song is about the poor life of a homeless man named Aqualung. The story is like poetry, and fills you up with emotion. Near the middle of the piece, the song turns into a smooth Rock ballad that will have you playing air guitar in no time! I highly recommend this piece to everyone, so be sure to tell me what you think of it in the comments section below.