Every Single Album

The Ringer

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
    'The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess' | Every Single Album: Chappell Roan

    Nora talks about her experience at the Eras Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland (1:00). Then, Nora and Nathan talk about the meteoric rise of Chappell Roan and her 2023 album 'The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess.' They discuss how her career took off this summer after opening for Olivia Rodrigo and performing on NPR's 'Tiny Desk Concert' (16:05), what happens when an artist with a really passionate fan base breaks into the mainstream (30:59), and how the specificity of her songs turns them into hits (47:43).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    14 June 2024, 5:59 pm
  • 1 hour 2 minutes
    The So-Called Vinyl Wars and Other Pop Music News and Notes

    Nora and Nathan cover a grab bag of pop music news, including Sabrina Carpenter's announcement that her next album, 'Short n' Sweet,' is coming in August (1:00), whether or not Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish are feuding over releasing vinyl variants (15:21), and what surprise songs Taylor has been playing at Eras shows recently (38:31).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    5 June 2024, 7:37 pm
  • 1 hour 37 minutes
    'Eternal Sunshine' | Every Single Album: Ariana Grande

    At long last, Nora and Nathan cover Ariana Grande's 'Eternal Sunshine,' her seventh studio album. They talk about how this album seems to be lacking the viral hits that 'Sweetener' and 'Thank U, Next' had (1:00), whether this is a divorce album or if it's actually about Grande's relationship with the press (22:38), and the classic Max Martin production that can be found throughout the record (1:07:36).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    30 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 23 minutes
    'Hit Me Hard and Soft' | Every Single Album: Billie Eilish

    Nora and Nathan talk about the third studio album from Billie Eilish: 'Hit Me Hard and Soft.' They discuss how Eilish is displaying new vocal ranges in songs like 'The Greatest' and 'Birds of a Feather' (17:32), her continued collaboration with her brother Finneas and whether or not she might branch out in the future (45:14), and how many songs on this album are about her discomfort with celebrity as a young artist (56:03).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    23 May 2024, 9:29 pm
  • 1 hour 12 minutes
    An Eras Tour Update | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift

    Nora and Nathan check in on the newly revamped Eras Tour setlist. They talk about the new 'Tortured Poets Department' section of the show, and which songs Taylor Swift chose to include (1:00), which songs she decided to cut in order to make room (36:12), and why she might have decided to change up the show even though tickets have already been sold out (48:39).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    15 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 23 minutes
    ‘Radical Optimism’ | Every Single Album: Dua Lipa

    Nora and Nathan are here to review and discuss Dua Lipa’s third album, 'Radical Optimism.' They start by talking about their journey with Dua Lipa (2:13). Then they get into the album, starting with what they think the biggest hit is (18:52). During their breakdown of the album, they talk about the best song, what they are cutting, and much more. They wrap up by discussing the collaborators on this album and what the next album appetizer is (1:00:41).

    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Isaiah Blakely

    Additional Production Supervision: Kaya McMullen

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    9 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    'The Tortured Poets Department' Wrap-Up, and the Power of 'Espresso' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift

    Nora and Nathan give a few final thoughts about 'The Tortured Poets Department,' including what the charts can tell us about how people are listening to this album (1:00), and whether Taylor Swift albums can be properly reviewed anymore (34:25). Then, they talk about Sabrina Carpenter's song 'Espresso,' and how she's poised to be one of our next biggest pop stars (48:08).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    2 May 2024, 5:05 pm
  • 1 hour 21 minutes
    The ‘Tortured Poets Department’ Mailbag | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift

    The Tortured Podcasters Department meets again, this time to open up the mailbag! Nora and Nathan answer a bunch of listener questions about whether their opinion has changed on any songs, what they want to hear next from Taylor, and much more (4:13). Then they answer rapid-fire questions, including one about how they think Taylor will incorporate this album into her tour (59:00).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Kaya McMullen

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    26 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 2 hours 18 minutes
    'The Tortured Poets Department' | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift

    It's the inaugural meeting of the Tortured Podcasters Department. Nora and Nathan discuss the rollout for this album and how Taylor Swift releasing an entire second album worth of bonus tracks affected it's reception (1:00), whether or not "Fortnight" is going to be the biggest hit off of this album (24:06), how Swift is grappling with her level of fame on a lot of the songs on this record (57:12), and the many, many, many easter eggs that are sprinkled throughout this album (1:17:32).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    21 April 2024, 5:25 am
  • 43 minutes 16 seconds
    What's Coming on 'The Tortured Poets Department'? | Every Single Album: Taylor Swift

    Less than a week away from the release of 'The Tortured Poets Department,' Nora and Nathan talk through some of the burning questions they have about this album. They talk about the five "stages of grief" playlists Taylor Swift released on Apple Music (1:00), what it means that this is most likely a breakup album about Joe Alwyn (13:18), and how this album might sound given that Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner are her main collaborators on it (27:54).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    16 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    'Don't Forget Me' | Every Single Album: Maggie Rogers

    Nora and Nathan are here to break down the third album from Maggie Rogers, 'Don't Forget Me.' They talk about how the fact that the album was written over the course of five days impacted its sound (1:00), how she's moved away from the electronic sounds of 'Heard It In A Past Life' and toward the sounds of Linda Rondstadt and Sheryl Crow (32:05), and how her friendships play a major role on this record (48:01).


    Hosts: Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard

    Producer: Kaya McMullen

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    12 April 2024, 4:00 am
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