Every Single Album

Every Single Album

Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard are two pop music enthusiasts. Together, they break down every single album from some of your favorite stars, like Taylor Swift, Adele, and Harry Styles. Topics include favorite collaborators, track five meanings, where these artists get their inspiration, and more.

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May 23, 2024 83 mins
Nora and Nathan talk about the third studio album from Billie Eilish: 'Hit Me Hard and Soft.' They discuss how Eilish is displaying new vocal ranges in songs like 'The Greatest' and 'Birds of a Feather' (17:32), her continued collaboration with her brother Finneas and whether or not she might branch out in the future (45:14), and how many songs on this album are about her discomfort with celebrity as a young artist (56:03). Hosts:...
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Nora and Nathan check in on the newly revamped Eras Tour setlist. They talk about the new 'Tortured Poets Department' section of the show, and which songs Taylor Swift chose to include (1:00), which songs she decided to cut in order to make room (36:12), and why she might have decided to change up the show even though tickets have already been sold out (48:39). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Lear...
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Nora and Nathan are here to review and discuss Dua Lipa’s third album, 'Radical Optimism.' They start by talking about their journey with Dua Lipa (2:13). Then they get into the album, starting with what they think the biggest hit is (18:52). During their breakdown of the album, they talk about the best song, what they are cutting, and much more. They wrap up by discussing the collaborators on this album and what the next album app...
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Nora and Nathan give a few final thoughts about 'The Tortured Poets Department,' including what the charts can tell us about how people are listening to this album (1:00), and whether Taylor Swift albums can be properly reviewed anymore (34:25). Then, they talk about Sabrina Carpenter's song 'Espresso,' and how she's poised to be one of our next biggest pop stars (48:08). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya Mc...
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The Tortured Podcasters Department meets again, this time to open up the mailbag! Nora and Nathan answer a bunch of listener questions about whether their opinion has changed on any songs, what they want to hear next from Taylor, and much more (4:13). Then they answer rapid-fire questions, including one about how they think Taylor will incorporate this album into her tour (59:00). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer...
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It's the inaugural meeting of the Tortured Podcasters Department. Nora and Nathan discuss the rollout for this album and how Taylor Swift releasing an entire second album worth of bonus tracks affected it's reception (1:00), whether or not "Fortnight" is going to be the biggest hit off of this album (24:06), how Swift is grappling with her level of fame on a lot of the songs on this record (57:12), and the many, many, many easter e...
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Less than a week away from the release of 'The Tortured Poets Department,' Nora and Nathan talk through some of the burning questions they have about this album. They talk about the five "stages of grief" playlists Taylor Swift released on Apple Music (1:00), what it means that this is most likely a breakup album about Joe Alwyn (13:18), and how this album might sound given that Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner are her main collabor...
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Nora and Nathan are here to break down the third album from Maggie Rogers, 'Don't Forget Me.' They talk about how the fact that the album was written over the course of five days impacted its sound (1:00), how she's moved away from the electronic sounds of 'Heard It In A Past Life' and toward the sounds of Linda Rondstadt and Sheryl Crow (32:05), and how her friendships play a major role on this record (48:01). Hosts: Nora Princio...
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Nora and Nathan take a look at Kacey Musgraves's sixth album, ‘Deeper Well.’ They start by talking about where they think Kacey is at in her career before getting into the album. They go through all the songs, talking about which were their favorites and least favorites (19:30), and at the end, they talk about what they are looking for from Kacey in the future. Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Isaiah Blakely Add...
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'Cowboy Carter' is here, marking Beyonce's foray into country music—or has she been here all along? Nora and Nathan talk about the breadth of this 27-song album (1:00), the array of influences that Beyoncé pulled from for this project (39:13), and some of their favorite and least favorite songs (1:09:46). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/ad...
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With everyone from Beyoncé to Taylor Swift to Dua Lipa releasing albums this spring, Nora and Nathan are coming together to discuss them all. They talk about why we may be seeing this flux in album releases (1:00), what Taylor's been up to ahead of the release of 'The Tortured Poets Department' (24:03), and the bonus tracks on Olivia Rodrigo's 'Guts (Spilled)' (31:35). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMul...
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Nora and Nathan are back to cover a very busy spring for pop music. They'll be breaking down everything from Beyonce's 'Cowboy Carter' to Dua Lipa's 'Radical Optimism' and of course Taylor Swift's newest release: 'The Tortured Poets Department.' It's "Pop Girl Spring" starting March 28th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Nora and Nathan convene for an emergency pod after Taylor Swift announced her new album, ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. They talk about how the announcement went over with her fan base versus in the room at the awards show (1:00), speculate on what the album is about based on the track list that was released yesterday (30:43), and discuss whether or not she worked with Jack Antonoff on this album o...
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Nora and Nathan are here to walk you through everything you need to know before two big Taylor Swift events: the Super Bowl and the Grammy's. They give a rundown on the Chiefs and the 49ers and how the game might go for Travis Kelce (1:00), the logistics of Taylor getting from Tokyo to Las Vegas in time for the game (37:01), and what squad she might be bringing along with her (60:14). Then they preview the Grammy's and make some pr...
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Taylor Swift was named TIME’s 2023 Person of the Year, and in conjunction with that honor gave a rare interview for the profile. Nora and Nathan talk about why she might have decided to give the interview (1:00), some of the major revelations that came from the piece (15:58), and what it means for her future music that she’s in a very happy moment in her life (48:21). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMull...
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Almost two weeks out from the release of '1989 (Taylor's Version),' Nora and Nathan open up the mailbag to talk about which of the rereleases have had the best vault tracks so far (1:00), which '1989' vault track they think Taylor Swift would make a music video for (45:37), and which album they think best represents Travis Kelce (1:01:51). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad c...
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Nora and Nathan break down the latest release in Taylor Swift’s re-recording project: ‘1989.’ They discuss if Max Martin not producing affected the re-recordings (1:00), which songs sound the most similar and different from their originals (35:51), and the five new vault tracks that almost sound like they could be found on ‘Midnights’ (51:17). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ...
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Nora and Nathan review the Eras Tour movie. They talk about their experiences in the theater (1:00), which songs got cut from the movie (21:35), and whether they would have liked to have seen more behind-the-scenes footage in the film (38:16). Then, they talk about "Tay-vis" (1:00:40) and the forthcoming release of '1989 (Taylor's Version)' (1:16:44). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more abo...
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September 15, 2023 105 mins
It's time to spill our guts. Nora and Nathan talk about the sophomore album from Olivia Rodrigo, the immense pressure she was under after the success of 'SOUR' (1:00), how Dan Nigro and other influences helped her develop the sound on this album (24:44), and debate whether or not songs like "the grudge" and "lacy" are about Taylor Swift (41:31). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about you...
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Nora and Nathan talk about Taylor Swift announcing that ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ is coming at the final show of the first leg of the U.S. Eras Tour (1:00), then reflect on this first leg of the tour as a whole, including how her hair became a character (23:25), which songs they changed their opinion about after seeing them live (36:16), and when we might expect to see a tour documentary (1:00:44). Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Natha...
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