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Popular Music: The Podcast

Mar 11, 2019

Happy 3/11, Popettes! Obviously, we couldn’t let this day pass without us talking about 311, which Analise lovingly dubs as “underloved, like Smash Mouth.” “Amber” is the hit of choice and Omar and Analise talk about why this song is so gentle and earnest (which is probably why there are some insecure haters out there) and why it’s beautiful AF. Also this song was a formative queer song for Analise back in 2003, so there’s that.



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:

Electric Guest - “Amber”

Poolside - “Lost At Last”

311 - “Champagne”

311 - “I’ll Be Here Awhile”

311 - “Running”

311 - “Stealing Happy Hours”

311 - “Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm” (start at 5:20)

Third Eye Blind - “An Ode To Maybe”

Sugar Ray - “Answer The Phone“

Damian Marley - “Welcome To Jamrock”



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