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The Show

Thanks for listening to The Album Drop – Online! We were on the radio, then we weren’t. Now we are again. Phil Shirakawa & occasionally Brad Martel(webmasters here at TheAlbumDrop.com) bring you our views on the best (and worst) of the new release shelf. Listen live in Ottawa, Ontario – every Tuesday at 3pm on CHUO 89.1FM or here shortly afterwards.

Current Episode

The Album Drop on CHUO – March 6, 2012

New records from Said The Whale, Grimes & DZ Deathrays plus tunes from Brendan Canning’s latest project Cookie Duster as well as The Decemberists, Justice and Ottawa’s own Gunsmoke. Stream/download most of the music here.


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Previous Episodes

The Album Drop on CHUO – February 28, 2012

New music this week from of Verona, Plants And Animals, WZRD, The Menzingers and Sound Of Lions (as remixed by Ottawa’s Fevers) – more info [including album streams and free downloads] here!



The Album Drop on CHUO – February 21, 2012

New Stuff from Tennis, Sleigh Bells, Silverstein, and singles from La Sera, Plants & Animals, The Junction & Caracol. Stream and/or download these tunes here.



The Album Drop on CHUO – January 24, 2012 – New Stuff from Lamb Of God, Cold War Kids, The Darcys, Plants & Animals, Trust, Sarah Blackwood, Little City & Sleigh Bells. Find out where to stream, download or buy these tunes here.

The Album Drop on CHUO – January 10, 2012
Silversun Pickups, O’Brother, The Bad Bad Bad, The Manix, The Wooden Sky & La Sera!!! Find out where to stream, download or buy these tunes here.

The Album Drop on CHUO – January 3, 2012 – Betty Wright & The Roots, Zoo Legacy, The Steve Adamyk Band and The 21st Century. A new segment called The Music Meltdown, and tunes from Adrock Acoustic & The Weeknd.

Our Best of 2011 Series

The Album Drop on CHUO – December 13, 2011 – The Black Keys, The Lower 48, Jónsi (of Sigur Rós) and Ottawa’s own Ornaments. We also look at 2 holiday themed collections of New Canadian Music, and a new single from Tennis.

The Album Drop on CHUO – December 6, 2011 – The Roots, Jimmy Cliff & Silverstein as well as singles from Plants & Animals, Wilco, Silversun Pickups, Black Bananas & Charlotte Gainsburg.

The Album Drop on CHUO – November 29, 2011 – Black Star, Mister Heavenly, Weekend Dads, Fevers and singles from The Evens, Craig Finn & illScarlett.

The Album Drop on CHUO – November 22, 2011 – Wilco, D-Sisive, Doll, Young River, and singles from J Mascis and Kid Cudi’s latest project, WZRD.

The Album Drop on CHUO – November 15, 2011 – Dog Day, Electric Sun, Beirut, Rouge, Sound of Lions & Tennis.

The Album Drop on CHUO – November 8, 2011 – Archives, Bear & Moose, The Black Belles and The Schomberg Fair, as well as singles from Said The Whale, Wordburglar & Monster Truck featuring George Pettit (Formerly of Alexisonfire).

The Album Drop on CHUO – November 1, 2011 – The Darcys, Deer Tick, Loney Dear, Surfer Blood & Slow Learners

The Album Drop on CHUO – September 20, 2011 – Thrice, Ladytron, The Subways, The Pack A.D., Yukon Blonde & Austra

The Album Drop on CHUO – September 6, 2011 – This episode includes a Free Download from The Amalgamation and a look at new music from Sloan, Blood Orange, Carleton Stone, The Drums, Whitehorse & The Black Lips

The Album Drop Podcast – August 31, 2011
Phil and Brad join the music world’s discussion on new records from Tom Morello and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Album Drop on CHUO – August 23, 2011 – This week guest host Lauren Davis (@LaurenOnAir) joins Phil to discuss releases from Stephen Malkmus, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltzin, Yukon Blonde, Library Voices and the soundtrack to the upcoming Muppets Movie.

The Album Drop on CHUO – August 16, 2011 – The Handsome Furs, YOB, Portugal The Man, Kae Sun and much more!!!

The Album Drop on CHUO – August 9, 2011 – Royce Da 5’9″, Buck 65, Best Coast, The Horrors and Those Gulls.

The Album Drop on CHUO – August 2, 2011 – An exclusive interview with An Horse, in addition to music from and discussion about The Polymorphines, The Pack A.D, Guster, Moonface (Spencer from Wolf Parade) and some of the artists playing Ottawa Ska Festival 2011.

The Album Drop on CHUO – July 26, 2011 – On our CHUO debut, we include A Free Download from Lightburn, as well as music from and discussion about Two Crown King, Thrice, An Horse, Ladytron, Graham Wright (from Tokyo Police Club) & Ziggy Marley!

The Album Drop Podcast #8 – Our thoughts on new music from Sublime With Rome, Incubus, Alkaline Trio & More…

The Album Drop Podcast #7 – 2011 Summer Preview Show: Coldplay, Sublime With Rome, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and much more…

The Album Drop Podcast #6 – The Black Lips, City and Colour, Battles, Arctic Monkeys, Fucked Up & More!

The Album Drop Podcast #5 – Eddie Vedder, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Matthew Good and More!

The Album Drop Podcast #4 – Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Foster The People & She Wants Revenge.

The Album Drop Podcast #3 – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, Face To Face & Ben Harper.

The Album Drop Podcast #2 – Brad looks at Sloan. Phil tells you what NOT to buy.

The Album Drop Podcast #1 – Beastie Boys, Fleet Foxes, USS and more.

The Album Drop on CKDJ – April 12, 2011 – Foo Fighters, TV on the Radio, Atmosphere, The Meat Puppets & more!

The Album Drop on CKDJ – April 5, 2011 – Death Cab For Cutie, The Ravonettes, The Kills, Timber Timbre & Robbie Robertson.

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