Record Roulette

Record Roulette

A Music Appreciation Podcast

This is a podcast about the greatest music of all time. Every two weeks we choose an album from the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums to discuss with a rotating cast of guests - everything from physicists and journalists to politicians and musicians.

Thriller/What's Going On - Michael Jackson/Marvin Gaye (Review)
May 15, 202400:43:3529.98 MB

Thriller/What's Going On - Michael Jackson/Marvin Gaye (Review)

This is the series finale!To mark the occasion, we've welcomed former co-host Sonya Walton back to the show to talk about TWO albums at one time - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." During this episode we cover:Which type of album would be harder to makeHow the two alb...

Thriller/What's Going On 101
May 08, 202400:08:195.77 MB

Thriller/What's Going On 101

Don't know anything about two of the greatest albums of all time? Don't worry, we're here to help fill a gap or two before our episode about Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."In this episode you will learn:the basic info about the albumits critical and commercial recep...

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Gia Mora
May 01, 202400:08:275.85 MB

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Gia Mora

We asked Gia Mora to answer the following questions:What is your dream concert?Who from the music world - dead or alive - would you most want to have a beer or coffee with?What is your favourite album?Which album doesn't get the credit or recognition it deserves?What is one song you wish you could t...

What's the best musical performance in a film?
April 24, 202400:09:526.81 MB

What's the best musical performance in a film?

We have an actress, Gia Mora, on the show this week, so it's the perfect time to mix film and music - what's the best musical performance in a film? Eamon, Nathan and Gia give their answers.Who would you like to see on VH1 Storytellers? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook at @rrmusicpod.Mu...

Giant Steps - John Coltrane (Review) with Gia Mora
April 17, 202400:47:0932.43 MB

Giant Steps - John Coltrane (Review) with Gia Mora

We asked Gia Mora - actress, writer, musician and most prolific Record Roulette guest! - to pick an album and she went with... improvisational jazz? We're talking about John Coltrane's 1960 banger, "Giant Steps," which is on the Rolling Stone list at #232. During this episode we cover:What makes a j...

Giant Steps 101
April 10, 202400:09:536.84 MB

Giant Steps 101

Don't know anything about improvisational jazz? Don't worry, we're here to help fill a gap or two before our episode on John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," which turns up on the Rolling Stone list at #232.In this episode you will learn:the basic info about the albumits critical and commercial receptionwh...

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Michael Simon
April 03, 202400:04:453.31 MB

BONUS EPISODE: Five Questions with Michael Simon

We asked Michael Simon to answer the following questions:What is your dream concert?Who from the music world - dead or alive - would you most want to have a beer or coffee with?What is your favourite album?Which album doesn't get the credit or recognition it deserves?What is one song you wish you co...

Who would you include on a VH1 Storytellers reboot?
March 27, 202400:05:494.04 MB

Who would you include on a VH1 Storytellers reboot?

We have Michael Simon - creator of VH1 Storytellers - on the show, so we figured we'd ask him about... VH1 Storytellers. Specifically, we gave him a hypothetical - if the show came back today, who would you feature on it?Who would you like to see on VH1 Storytellers? Let us know on Twitter, Instagra...

Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks (Review) with Michael Simon
March 20, 202400:41:0028.22 MB

Singles Going Steady - Buzzcocks (Review) with Michael Simon

We asked all-star guest Michael Simon - the creator of VH1 Storytellers - to FINALLY pick an album that makes him happy, after previously chatting with us about The Cure, NWA and The Velvet Underground. This is what he picked - a "compilation" by semi-obscure punk rockers Buzzcocks, which comes in a...

Singles Going Steady 101
March 13, 202400:10:237.18 MB

Singles Going Steady 101

Who were the Buzzcocks? What was a Buzzcock? Is Singles Going Steady a compilation album? Want answers to these questions? Check out our 101 about the Buzzcocks and their 1979 album, Singles Going Steady, which appears on the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums list at #250.In this episode you will le...