Hmm, Interesting Choice... is a podcast wherein an album, selected using the vague criteria of being "interesting", is reviewed comically to see what happened, what went right, what went wrong and what's so funny.


39 Sublime - 40oz to Freedom (Feat. Ari Shaffir)
Happy new year! We took a break but we are back finally to unload on Sublime with our guest Ari Shaffir as we listen to 40oz to freedom. We learn about wizards who eat cheese in castles, tweaking from meth, how many joints a gentleman should carry and white people rapping.Listen

38 David Bowie - Labyrinth (Feat. Erin McGathy)
New season, new guest, new episode with comedian Erin McGathy joining us to review the soundtrack to the David Bowie star vehicle Labyrinth. Erin gives us crash course on Advanced Labyrinth Theory, Martin expounds on his love of Hoggle and John will not shut up about video games.Listen

37 Best Of Season 3
It's the most wonderful time of the year, HIC's best-of episode! John has a cold and an SFX board, Martin has the hosting duties and both of them are incredibly tired. So take a walk down HIC memory lane...Listen

36 Terry Funk - Great Texan (Feat. Colt Cabana)
We return to the rich world of wrestling music on this episode by checking out Terry Funk's "Great Texan" as recommended to us by today's guest Colt Cabana. Ever wonder what a cross between Kermit and Hank Hill would sound like if they wrote a song about how school sucks? Wonder NO LONGER!Listen

35 Bruce Willis - The Return Of Bruno (Feat. Michael Redmond)
If you thought Bruce Willis was just an actor then think again because today we reviewed his 1987 debut album "The Return Of Bruno". We're joined by Michael Redmond as we all try to figure out if this is a joke, how it could be stopped in the future and who exactly this "Bruno" really is.Listen

34.5 Leonard Cohen - Bird On The Wire
In today's mini episode Martin gives John a blind review of the Leonard Cohen song "Bird On The Wire". Martin likes Leonard Cohen, but does he like this particular song? Is this an improv gameshow? What happened to that homeless man? Will we start featuring the Hat on Dog mascot on every episode?Listen

34 Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
We're doing it old school on today's episode by rolling without a guest, reviewing Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory". We talk about face promises, the robot soldiers of the future, the Flintstones and we're briefly joined by an in-studio visitor called Julian.Listen

33.5 Deerhoof - Hot Mint Air Balloon
This mini episode is another blind review featuring alt rock weirdos Deerhoof. Does John like this song? Does Martin? What is the point of this game? Does someone win something at some point? Please help us.Listen

33 Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint (Feat. Chris Ward)
Our hip hop correspondent Chris Ward joins us to review Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint". The Wizard of Oz is back, our vaguely insulting lack of world knowledge is back and we present a pitch for Quentin Tarantino's next film.Listen

32.5 U2 - Numb
Our eighth mini-episode is a video commentary of U2's weird art project which also functions as a music video for their song "Numb". Spoiler alert, there's a solid half a minute of blank screen, and this was released in an age when you could not fast forward.Listen

32 Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Feat. Eleanor Tiernan)
We're joined by Eleanor Tiernan to discuss Irish cultural icons Thin Lizzy and their hit album "Jailbreak". Who are these "boys"? Is it a good thing that they're back in town? When will the health and safety executive close down Dino's Grill ?Listen

31.5 Blink 182 - Carousel
Another blind review on today's mini episode, featuring Blink 182's early hit Carousel. Who will win the mind games? Blink and you'll miss it.Listen

31 Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (Feat. Richard Youngs)
Today acclaimed musician Richard Youngs joins us to discuss his love for Pink Floyd and in particular their cray cray album "Ummagumma". We get to the heart of what keeps such a diverse band together; adhesive.Listen

30.5 John Cage - 4'33"
We review the hit single 4' 33", John Cage's experimental song consisting of only silence. Could your 5 year old do that? Really? How about the other experimental song that involved butterflies...Listen

30 Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence (Feat. Jena Friedman)
We're joined by the excellent Jena Friedman to discuss Simon & Garfunkel's dark folk rock classic "Sounds of Silence". Turn the hipster dial up to 11 and sit back as we sing a little baby to sleep with a song about a suicidal man.Listen

29.5 Toto - Africa
Our fourth mini-episode is a commentary of Toto's problematic video for the world music/rock fusion hit "Africa". We try follow the impenetrable plot which seems to involve the borrowers, "natives" and fire.Listen

29 Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime (Feat. RM Hubbert)
Today we're joined by Scottish Album of the Year award winner RM Hubbert to discuss the influence of Minutemen's seminal punk album "Double Nickels On The Dime". We talk about what exactly "punk" is, "twinkle twinkle little star" and various songs 'bout plumbing.Listen

28.5 Lightning Bolt - Murk Hike
Today's mini-episode is a blind review, where we play songs that each other have never heard. We review the song and try guess if it's a song the host likes, today Martin is exposed the the band Lightning Bolt via their song Murk Hike.Listen

28 Peter Gabriel - So (Feat. Philip Larkin)
We begin the year by considering Peter Gabriel's classic album "So", joined by Philip Larkin. We discuss making the "big time", the terror of floating saucepans and the insatiable desire for a hug-threesome with Gabriel and Kate Bush.Listen

27.5 Rachel Marie - New Habit
This mini-episode is a live review of a single promoted to us personally; Rachel Marie's "New Habit". Will we decide to make listening to Lil' Marie our new habit? SPOILER ALERT... No.Listen

27 Phil Spector - A Christmas Gift For You (Feat. Felicity Ward)
Tis' the season to listen to our Christmas episode, reviewing Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector". We're joined by guest Felicity Ward as we unpack the Christmas mysteries of JFK, Cthulhu, mononucleosis and supposed "bluebirds"Listen

26.5 Limp Bizkit - Rollin
Our first mini-episode of season 3 is a video commentary, discussing the Limp Bizkit's "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)". Featuring the haunting image of a pre-9/11 world and a terrifying skeleton man.Listen

26 Radiohead - Kid A (Feat. Jamie Lee)
We start season 3 with Radiohead's critically lauded "Kid A" as recommended by comedian Jamie Lee. If you like tone-poems, biblical studies or hat derived song writing you're going to love this episode.Listen

25 Best Of Season 2
Another year, another indulgent best-of episode. This month we spend a full hour listening to the funniest bits of our own show from the last year. If you like clip shows and dick jokes, you'll love today's episode!Listen

24.2 Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica (pt2) (Feat. Gavin Crawford)
(PART 2) The final stretch of the Captain Beefheart Trout Mask Replica marathon; surely a sprint finish, possibly a slamdunk. Will the boys descend into madness after being locked in a room together (with the Captain (and alcohol...?)) for so long?Listen

24.1 Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica (pt1) (Feat. Gavin Crawford)
PART 1. The long-awaited Captain Beefheart episode, recorded Dec 2013. Why the wait? Why the secrecy? Were the boys rehearsing in a barrel for almost 20 months? Why part 1? Will any of these questions be answered?Listen

23 Ed Sheeran - +
This month Ed Sheeran's debut album + is on the chopping block. Is this album all about algebra?! Does it 'add' anything to the western canon? Let's find out y'all!Listen

22 One Direction - Four
This episode will appeal to One Direction fans (specifically of their album "Four"), Bruce Springsteen fans, Journey fans, Killers fans, Probability Theory fans, and everyone else in the world!Listen

21 Adam and the Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox (Feat. Vic Galloway)
This month we are joined by DJ Vic Galloway to review Adam and The Ants debut album, "Dirk Wears White Sox". Is this an album for ANTS? Listen and find out!Listen

20 Brokencyde - I'm Not A Fan But The Kids Like It (Feat. Gavin Crawford)
This month we get straight to the point and review an album considered by some as "objectively bad music"; Brokencyde's debut album "I'm Not A Fan But The Kids Like It". Is Crunkcore what the kids are listening to? And if so, is that a good thing? So many questions...Listen

19 Mumford & Sons - Babel
Today we listen to our first ever family band with Mumford & Sons - Babel. Don't let the walls hold you back, we will wait for your pale, trembling hands to click play and light up your tired eyes.Listen

18 Ghostdini - Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City (Feat. Chris Ward)
On today's episode we're joined by Chris Ward to listen to Ghostface Killah's new loverman persona on the album "Ghostdini - Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City". We're off the see the Wizard, but will he give us the brain, heart and courage needed to listen to this album?Listen

17 Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
This month we evaluate critically renouned/completely insane indie-rock album "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel. Synthetic Flying Machine? Dead Dog Sing? SEMEN STAINS THE MOUNTAIN TOPS?!?!Listen

16 Sleep - Dopesmoker (Feat. Chris Turner)
Today's show is a very special drug episode, confronting the awful vice of stoner rock. We're joined by recovering riff addict, the excellent comedian Chris Turner, battling a 63:31 demon called "Dopesmoker" by Sleep.Listen

15 Soyo Oka - Pilot Wings OST (Feat. Brent Weinbach)
We venture into our first video game soundtrack with comedian, legacy videogame expert and elevator operator Brent Weinbach.Listen

14 Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - Red Clydeside (Feat. Simon Munnery)
In today's episode we are taken to school by Simon Munnery as we discuss his favourite album, the little known Scottish folk protests songs of "Red Clydeside" by Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick.Listen

13 Best Of Season 1
This month we go full-indulgent by turning the comedy-review shotgun on ourselves, letting loose a double barrelled, 20 gauge, buckshot, full hour long episode.Listen

12 WWF - Wrestlemania The Album (Feat. Mike Lawrence)
This month's episode features American stand up comedian Mike Lawrence, brother of Jennifer Lawrence, as we tear through Simon Cowell's magnum opus; WWF - Wrestlemania.Listen

11 David Gray - White Ladder (Feat. Ben Docherty)
On today's episode we are joined by our academic guest, presenting his thesis on the murder mystery allusions found within David Gray's White Ladder.Listen

10 Ringo Starr - Liverpool 8
Today we investigate the injustice of the Liverpool 8, or more specifically the various crimes commited on this album by the loveable lad from Liverpool, Ringo Starr.Listen

9 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Hey hey, we're reviewing the Arctic Monkeys. Join us on a journey of exploration with our guest Chris, to underderstand the multifaceted world of nightclubs.Listen

8 Kanye West - Yeezus
The notorious B.I.G.? No, the notorious episode that was pulled from Soundcloud!Listen

7 Travis Morrison - Travistan (Feat. Liza McInnes)
We engage a historically infamous album, question how bad it really is and consider whether it really is the worst album ever reviewed.Listen

6 Justin Bieber - Believe
Your intrepid hosts are put through a crucible, underwhich only Beliebers emerge. Will they live?Listen

5 Brian Wilson - SMiLE (Feat. Gavin Crawford)
We take a journey through Brian Wilson's shattered mind are joined by our first guest on this quest.Listen

4 Bob Dylan - Christmas In The Heart
Bob Dylan gets into the christmas spirit, except that spirit appears to have been bourbon.Listen

3 Nickelback - Dark Horse
Nickelback are given the opportunity to plead their case, and appeal to the ever popular "misogyny" demographic. Call the FBI.Listen

2 The Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas teach us foundational skills in linguistics, algebra, sexual hygiene and apiology.Listen

1 Amy Macdonald - This Is The Life
We review Amy MacDonald's debut album, the musical equivalent of a hypocritical can of pringles.Listen

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