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January 16, 2023 95 min

The Big Mates discuss Mastermind, Studio Ghibli, Doctor Who, and In Rainbows by Radiohead.

Adam, Steve, and Lucas continue their deep dive into  In Rainbows, the highly praised seventh album by Radiohead. They begin their track-by-track discussion, and offer up analysis, opinions, and thoughts from three differing perspectives on music, from being deeply into analysis and music, to not caring for art or critique, and everything in between.

Why do we feel anxiety? Can Lucas do the claps from 15 Step? What's the weirdest fish? Find out on this episode of What Is Music?

Our next episode is out on Monday January 23rd and will conclude the deep-dive into In Rainbows.

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