Episode 27: Gulden Draak & our Favourite Albums of 2012

Colin & I were joined by Chris Rohling to drink some Gulden Draak and talk about our favourite albums of 2012. Brett was also there for a little bit. Belgian beer was basically the only thing we could find that was both available to Chris in Minnesota and us in Winnipeg and Gulden Draak seemed like a good idea. This episode is our first with episode notes, which is helpful because we covered a lot of ground.

– Adrian

Show Notes

00:00 – Introductions. I’m hosting *shudder*
00:30 – Gulden Draak and Brouwerij Van Steenberge run-down.
01:57 – Gulden Draak tasting time. Highlights: It tastes good
05:11 – More details on Brouwerij Van Steenberge
06:55 – We discussed beer prices on both sides of the border (hint: Canada isn’t cheap)
10:20 – Chris plugs Odell Double Pilsner. Apparently it’s good.
12:45 – Brett gave us his top three albums before he left, Evil Ebenezer – The Birds, Snack the Ripper – White Dynamite, Danko Jones – Rock and Roll is Black and Blue. Florence and the Machine MTV Unplugged
13:22 – Chris get’s us started with his favourite albums. In reverse order: Tied for third place is Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D City and P.O.S’ We Don’t Even Live Here. Second place: Jack White’s Blunderbuss and his favourite: Of Monsters and Men, My Head is an Animal. We started with Of Monsters and Men
18:38 – The cool P.O.S album artwork Chris talks about:

31:05 – Jack White – Blunderbuss
32:00 – Chris has a great taste in music. Listen to his radio show here, starting at the beginning of February from 8pm – 10pm Central on Thursdays.
33:00 – Colins picks! 3. Propagandhi – Failed States. 2. Aesop Rock – Skelethon. 1. Jake Bugg (self titled)
33:23 – Propagandhi – Failed States. A local band!
35:45 – Aesop Rock – Skelethon. A child drowned in one of his songs (he survived).
38:27 – Jake Bugg. Colin likes Jake Bugg. A lot. We all liked it and talked about it for a while. Some are calling him a young Bob Dylan, Chris is calling him jangly.
44:15 – It’s time for my choices! 3. alt-J – An Awesome Wave. 2. Ellie Goulding – Synthetica. 1. Metric – Synthetica
44:51 – alt-j – An Awesome Wave. It’s a weird album, I’ll concede that. But awesome.
47:00 – Ellie Goulding – Halycon. Sexy raspy!
50:13 – We all ripped in to Tinie Tempah. Sorry. #notsorry
51:37 – Metric – Synthetica. It is really good. And Canadian. Double win!
57:30 – Goodbye and wrap up! Chris (Twitter, Guerilla Geek) Colin (Twitter, Blog) Adrian (Twitter, Blog)