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Diving deep into movies, media, and culture.

September 17, 2018

In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 by Coheed and Cambria - Best. Album. Ever.

In this episode of Best. Album. Ever. Ben sits down with good friend and fellow Overthink host, Nick Gates to talk about his contendor for Best. Album. Ever.: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 by Coheed and Cambria.

After some intro stuff, we get into Nick's criteria for whittling down his list of albums around 2:30, then how he finally landed on In Keeping Secrets at 7:30. We catch you up on The Amory Wars at 23:00 in, then FINALLY go through the track list around 26:45, and one final question at 63:30. Whew. Enjoy! 

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June 30, 2018

Woodstock - Best. Album. Ever.

In this episode of Best. Album. Ever. Ben sits down with his own mother, Glee Helms, and talks about her suggestion for the greatest album of all time: Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More

They start out with why she picked the album (12:15), as well as some tech specs and historical context for it (22:00). After that they finally dive into the tracklist (32:45) as well as chat about omitted bands and songs, as well as which is her favorite track on the whole album. 

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May 20, 2018

Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen - Best. Album. Ever.

In this episode of Best. Album. Ever. Ben talks with CineSoul host Jorge Castellanos about his contendor: Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen

Per usual, they talk about the album as a whole, how the guest came about this album, and how it evolved into one of the greatest of all time. Then they take a nice long walk through the tracklist, diving deep into the soul of Springsteen himself. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks to Jorge for joining us on this uber-long episode! You can follow Jorge on Twitter and read about his takes on movies and TV on his personal website

Hope you're enjoying Best. Album. Ever. Look forward to another classic album next month!  

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March 31, 2018

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins - Best. Album. Ever.

In this episode of Best. Album. Ever. Ben talks with TJ McLemore about his contendor: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins.

They start off with some overview stuff on the band and the album as a whole, then dive into the monster tracklist around the 14:30 mark. Then they get into a few follow up questions and get a little personal around 78:30. Enjoy!

 

Thanks again to TJ for joining us on this double-album episode! You can find more of TJ's poetry and music here: www.tjmclemore.com

Hope you're enjoying Best. Album. Ever. Look forward to another classic album next month!  

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January 19, 2018

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel - Best. Album. Ever.

This week Ben talks with occasional cohost and constant brother, Jason Helms about his contender for Best. Album. Ever. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. 

They talk about the band and the album as a whole for the first bit, then start going through each song around 26min in.  

Thanks again to Jason for sharing his thoughts and experiences with ITAOTS. You can find him hosting his other podcasts on The Overthink Network and on his twitter timeline as well. 

Hope you're enjoying Best. Album. Ever. Look forward to another classic album next month!  

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December 17, 2017

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar - Best. Album. Ever.

Today Ben talks with good friend and cohost of Overthink Podcast Network's sister show, West Coast Bias, Brent Peterson to chat about his contender for Best. Album. Ever: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"

They spend some time on the big picture of the album and the overall flow and influences around it, then at about 18min in they get into Brent's personal journey of discovery and appreciation of the album before diving into the tracklist at 21min. From there on out it's a track-by-track breakdown of the record. 

Thanks again to Brent for taking the time to go through this album so thoroughly! (And also a special thanks to Overthink advisors and hosts Jason Helms and Corrigan Vaughan.) 

Hope you're enjoying Best. Album. Ever. Look forward to another classic album next month!  

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November 3, 2017

Lasers by Lupe Fiasco - Best. Album. Ever.

On today's episode of Best. Album. Ever. Ben talks to Danny Rodriguez about his contender, the 2011 album "Lasers" by Lupe Fiasco.

They start off talking about some of the history of Lupe Fiasco, as well as where this album fits into his discography, and how Danny came to be such a big fan of his. Then at around 23min in they get into Lupe's perspective on the album and making of the album, before talking about other conscious rappers and runner ups Danny was contemplating at 28min, and then finish things with a discussion of where Lupe lines up all time at 32 min.

Thanks again to Danny for joining us for this episode!

Hope you're enjoying Best. Album. Ever. Look forward to another classic album next month!  

Make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday!

Until then, you can find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunesStitcher, & Google.

You can also email us, and see our full slate of shows at: www.overthinkpod.com

If you like what you hear, please rate and review us in iTunes. It seriously takes like 2 minutes. Thanks again for listening!

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September 22, 2017

So by Peter Gabriel - Best. Album. Ever.

On today's episode of Best. Album. Ever. Ben talks to Andrew Capra about his contender, the 1986 album "So" by Peter Gabriel.

After some catching up, they get into the album at around the 4min mark, then get into what Andrew says are his favorite and the best songs on the album at 13min in. At around 20min they get into the mix and the musicians involved and Ben talks about his favorite song at the 22min mark. Then they end things talking about how artists arrange their songs on their albums and why it matters at 25min in, and what else Andrew's up to and where you can find him at 37min.

Hope you're enjoying Best. Album. Ever. Look forward to another classic album next month!  

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If you like what you hear, please rate and review us in iTunes. It seriously takes like 2 minutes. Thanks again for listening!

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August 20, 2017

Phantoms by Acceptance - Best. Album. Ever.

Welcome back to The Overthink Podcast Network! We'll be dropping new episodes every Monday, so make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss a single episode. 

Today's show is the pilot episode of Best. Album. Ever. hosted by Ben Helms. Todays' guest: Corrigan Vaughan. Her album: Phantoms by Acceptance. They get into the nitty gritty of why she ended up choosing this album as the best album (13:40) before getting into her favorite song (or "best" song) on the album (19:50). Then they get into the historical significance of the album (21:50) and analyze the lyrical stylings of singer/songwriter Jason Vena (23:55). Then Ben breaks out his convoluted theory that ties the entire album together (28:00). After that they talk about how artists arrange their albums overall (34:00), as well as the ability to appreciate art for different reasons (40:15). 

And that's it for Best. Album. Ever. Each show will appear on this general Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for ep 2 of Best. Album. Ever. coming back in September. As for next week? How To Read Comics. Get psyched!

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