The Music Department is launching a new hour-long webshow, Vinyl Countdown, on Thursday 11 Feb at 2pm, broadcasting on its YouTube channel.
Each week, a group of panellists will be invited into the virtual studio to talk about their nominated album – why they chose it, what they love about it, why it’s important to them – with the other guests, and then at the end of the show, guests and live viewers will be invited to vote for their favourite, resulting in Album of the Week.
Each guest’s nominations will be shared the week before each show, to give everyone a chance to listen to that week’s choices; a great opportunity to explore new albums, revisit familiar ones and vote for your favourite. Later episodes may even involve University staff…!
The first episode airs next week, and includes nominations for Queen’s 1975 album, A Night at the Opera, which spawned ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ by guest panellist Amy Tokel (reading Literature and Drama); Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts nominated by Carmen Mackey (reading Drama & Theatre Studies); Jacob Collier’s Djesse vol.3 nominated by second-year Physics student, David Curtiss and Blondie’s Parallel Lines, released in 1978, featuring ‘Heart of Glass,’ nominated by Sophie Meikle. The show is free to watch here on YouTube, and also on Facebook and Twitter:
Come and explore music old and new…
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