Best rock album, worst national anthem? The cultural politics of musical taste and trends

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This week, music – the best album of all time, and one of the worst national anthems ever. According to some.

Sociologist Christine Feldman-Barrett, specialist in the history of youth cultures, talks about the 50th anniversary of the 1967 release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the album that music critics claim is not only the Beatles best, but the best rock music album of all time.

Then on another type of music - what some say should take first prize for the least inspiring contemporary national anthem: Advance Australia Fair. Journalist with Fairfax Media, Judith Ireland explains why.
Thursday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer & Stefan Schutt