Offbeat Tracks

Two high school friends who initially bonded over their love of weird '80s music have come together to do a show about said weird music.

Johnny Hates Jazz

Are they a boy band, or just young, dreamy British sophisti-poppers? We use discussion of some of their great songs this week to dissect what sends a song off the rails from cool to nerdy, invent a word for said derailing, and, of course, to further mock the British.

Here's a playlist of the songs we mentioned in this episode: