Episode 16 of This Is Not Happening goes as big as it gets with Billie Eilish's new album, Happier Than Ever. Following angular synth and guitars of Lonelady in episode 15, we take an album that's already one of the most talked-about of the year, and delve into what it means for us, and the music world. David is bringing us this album.
In the second half of the episode, we go for intros, and pick out some of our favourite opening tracks of the albums we love. It's a mighty list, and we've also had some cracking shortlists from Guy here. The tracks we chose were:
Joey - Bjork - Human Behaviour from Debut (1993)
Guy - Etienne De Crecy - Le Patron Est Devenou Fou! - from Super Discount (1996)
David - Bill Withers - Harlem - from Just As I am (1971)
Nolan - A Tribe Called Quest - Excursions - from The Low End Theory by Tribe (1991)
October's album of the month and all our new tracks, playlists, and chat from the past decade or more can be found on our blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which runs alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. Head down there and hopefully you'll like what we're talking about and if you do, we'd love to hear from you on the socials (links below).
Episode #17 arrives with a nod to the dancefloor from Nolan, who picks Dublin artist Mano Le Tough's At The Moment. This next episode will be landing before the end of November ahead of our review of the year in December.
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