The biggest artists. Their celebrated albums. Producer and author Jesse Cannon gets unprecedented access to look at these records, piece by piece, with interviews from those involved at every level.

  • Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz

    S1, Ep. 9

    “Every album you go into it thinking, ‘this is going to be the album where I say something.’ And I feel like I did accomplish that.” “Know.,” the 2018 album from...
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  • Brent Cobb

    Brent Cobb

    S1, Ep. 8

    Brent Cobb can sure tell a story. Whether recalling his musical origins, retelling old family tales, or speaking on the creative process, the rising country artist pulls you in with...
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  • Brynn Elliott

    Brynn Elliott

    S1, Ep. 7

    College was, to say the least, a very busy time for Brynn Elliott. She would play “something like 260 shows” while excitedly pursuing her degree at Harvard, the two passions...
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  • nothing,nowhere.


    S1, Ep. 6

    When following up 2017’s “Reaper,” Joe Mulherin aimed to explore his more minimal side. From production choices, to a speedy creative process (it was written and recorded in two weeks),...
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  • grandson


    S1, Ep. 5

    It’s not just Jordan Benjamin’s musical ambitions that set him apart in his role as alter ego and Fueled by Ramen artist, grandson. His thrilling genre bend — one described as...
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  • Wallows


    S1, Ep. 4

    For a band primed to be one of the next great pillars of rock music, you’d expect a more rollicking origin story. “We became friends through our moms. Sounds funny,...
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  • Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

    Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

    S1, Ep. 3

    “It’s as intimidating as it is liberating.” From the origins of the stage production, to the “unique challenges” presented by cast recording albums, to what the artists thought of the...
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  • Vance Joy

    Vance Joy

    S1, Ep. 2

    Following up a massive hit, strumming on a junky guitalele, and solving the mysteries of songwriting. Discover how the Melbourne folk artist crafted 2018’s “Nation of Two.” Interviews: Vance Joy, Stefan Max...
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  • Dashboard Confessional

    Dashboard Confessional

    S1, Ep. 1

    “I did. I found it. There is necessity inside me to write Dashboard songs.” Ending a nine-year gap between full length albums, Chris Carrabba’s journey to 2018’s “Crooked Shadows” was...
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  • Preview — Season 1

    Preview — Season 1

    S1, Ep. 0

    A preview of season one of Inside the Album.
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