TuneDig is an in-depth and informed conversation between two lifelong friends about the power of music — one album at a time.

In each episode, we go down the rabbit hole to spend a while in the strange world we discover. We take an honest look at creativity in all its complexity—from writing and production to history and cultural impact.

We promise you’ll learn something new every time, no matter how much you already love the album we explore.

Season 2

  • TuneDig Episode 016: Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”

    There’s little doubt at this point that “Miseducation” is a great album, but after really spending time with it, we came away with a deep belief that it’s one of the best ever, full stop. It’s a perfect record — albeit from an imperfect vessel — delivered at the perfect moment for maximum impact, and we only manage to scratch its surface here. We hope it hits you like it has us.

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  • Episode 015: The Mars Volta’s “Frances the Mute”

    TuneDig Episode 015: The Mars Volta’s “Frances the Mute”

    Frances the Mute is a sonic séance, conjuring spirits buried beneath stories left behind by lost souls. The album finds restless living spirits walking a hallucinatory hall of mirrors of space and time, trying to find light beyond the darkness of a friend gone too soon. Don’t be afraid to get your mind bent—we’re here to guide you.

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  • Episode 014: BADBADNOTGOOD’s “IV”

    TuneDig Episode 014: BADBADNOTGOOD’s “IV”

    If you’re worried about kids these days and/or the pitfalls of technology, we’d like to point to an antidote to all those fears. Meet BADBADNOTGOOD, the jazz quartet you can crowdsurf to, and IV, the album where they found their own voice. What a time to be alive.

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  • Episode 013: Cream’s “Wheels of Fire”

    TuneDig Episode 013: Cream’s “Wheels of Fire”

    Clapton. Bruce. Baker. This supergroup was a strange brew that was simply too potent for the world (not to mention the band themselves), and we see that on display in “Wheels of Fire”. The double album finds the trio at—ahem—a crossroads, the contrast between their inspirations creating tension to mixed—but often magical—effect.

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  • Episode 012: Mono’s “You Are There”

    TuneDig Episode 012: Mono’s “You Are There”

    File “You Are There” under evidence for Huxley’s thesis that, “after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.“ We gave our best effort trying to capture Mono’s magic, who don’t utter a single world but manage to say everything about life, death, and all that’s between.

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  • Episode 011: Rage Against the Machine’s “Rage Against the Machine”

    TuneDig Episode 011: Rage Against the Machine’s “Rage Against the Machine”

    On the eve of an opportunity for Americans to lift their voices in demand of a more perfect union, we seek wisdom for this moment from the uncompromising, incendiary vision of our generation’s most effective revolutionaries. Troubling as it may be that so much still rings so true in Rage’s quarter-century-old debut, there is strength to be drawn from its message: We, the People, have a world to win.

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  • Episode 010: Kanye West’s “The College Dropout”

    TuneDig Episode 010: Kanye West’s “The College Dropout”

    The Kanyepalooza™ of 2018 made us question if Ye ever actually made anything that made him worth all this fuss. (SPOILER: He did.) This investigation wasn’t as simple as missing the old Kanye — because every Ye fan seems to have a different favorite album — but we wound up looking back with admiration on the first time Donda’s son held the zeitgeist in his hands and turned it upside-down.

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  • Episode 009: Norma Jean's "Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child"

    TuneDig Episode 009: Norma Jean’s “Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child”

    Local scenes are forces of nature, catching fire and burning out as people come and go. We kick off season 2 close to home, looking back at a scene stoked by an abrasive, electric mess of a thing from little ol’ Douglasville, Georgia, setting our unsuspecting Southern hometown all ablaze. Guess you had to be there.

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