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Popular Music: The Podcast

Feb 25, 2019

It’s like maaaaaagic! “Livin’ Thing”  is FULL of magic - so how appropriate that Omar and Analise are talking to Epic Space Synth Rock artist, Ihui Wu (aka Polartropica) to discuss what it is that makes ELO such a magical band (Ihui thinks it has something to do with the cinematic nature of their music), while Analise breaks down how this unusual little chord progression only adds to the out-of-this-world nature of the song! Also, the three of them just geek out about space...a lot.



No guilt. Only pleasure. Popular Music is a pop music podcast hosted by Omar Najam and Analise Nelson. New episodes every Monday.

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This week's Spotify Mix:



Additional Recommendations:

ELO - “Rockaria!”

ELO - “Tightrope”

ELO - “Eldorado”

ELO - “The Diary of Horace Wimp”

ELO - “Confusion”

ELO - “Turn To Stone”

They Might Be Giants - “Istanbul”

London Soul - “When I’m With You”

Nickel Creek - “Destination”

The Move - “Flowers in the Rain”

ELO - “Xanadu”

Sparks - “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us”

St. Vincent - “Surgeon”

Queen - “Bohemian Rhapsody”

The Motors - “Airport”

Polartropica - “Crystal Ramen”


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