True Crit

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Join @Jon_Digital and Lizzie Bonito on a musical journey through the discography of artists they love. Season 1 explores the work of rock cynics Steely Dan, from Can’t Buy a Thrill to Sunken Condos and everything in between.

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  • It’s 1997 and things can only get better. Juxtaposed against the post-Tory optimism of the late 90’s Portishead’s eponymous second album scrutinises the dark side of…

    S2 E2 63 mins

  • True Crit returns with season 2 and a complete change of direction, as we uncover the unique sound of pioneering Bristolians, Portishead. Episode 1 tackles their…

    S2 E1 45 mins

  • This week, Lizzie & Jon reach the end of season one of True Crit. Don’s most current record, Sunken Condos shows him in fine fettle as…

    S1 E15 62 mins

  • …the conversation continues. Jon continues to blow Lizzie’s mind with takes. Christ comes back as a woman, shit gets medieval in the post apocalypse and Walter…

    S1 E14 31 mins

  • Walter Becker’s second solo album from 2008 proves to be a reckoning of his life and destiny. In true Steely Dan fashion, the most obscure, hard…

    S1 E13 58 mins

  • "Storms raged, things changed forever." Never one to shy away from challenging subjects, Donald Fagen’s third solo album grapples with an event which profoundly shook the…

    S1 E12 56 mins

  • Attention all shoppers! The Steely Dan Store is closing down for good. Jon and Lizzie browse the aisles of Steely Dan’s final studio album Everything Must Go,…

    S1 E11 56 mins

  • Two decades since their last album, Don and Walt rekindle their partnership, returning with Two Against Nature, a record hanging heavy with ghosts from their past.

    S1 E10 59 mins

  • This week on the Steely Dan saga: Don’s had a ten year case of writer’s block. He hooks up with Walt for help with his concept…

    S1 E9 44 mins

  • From the perspective of 1982, Steely Dan are no more. As we flip over to side B of the Dan saga, we find Don in a…

    S1 E8 46 mins

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