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Revival of the Legendary 90s URN show. A music review show with an edge - well, four edges and legs and a flat top.Hosts Noax and John Tyndall take you on a track-by-track journey through the 90s compilation album scene with wit, whimsy and warmth.

Latest Episodes

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Ruby Trax

A Bank Holiday Triple Disc bonanza for you, as John and Noax head back to 1992's NME Charity Album Ruby Trax.40 Number One hits*, spanning the 40 years of the NME Top 40 singles chart - the only catch being that they're cover versions by popular artists of the day.Sometimes sublime, occasionally awful, and THAT Vic Reeves song - enjoy a unique and unforgettable collection of music in the company of the Oblong Desk team.Let us know your favourites and flops @theoblongdesk on social media, or oblongdesk.podbean.com where you can also subscribe, by clicking "subscribe".

98 min3 w ago
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Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Ruby Trax

Oblong Desk - Episode 8 - Now 26 "Abram's A*se Ups"

Noax and John review the final Now Album of 1993, festooned with the usual mix of the magical and moribund.Cracking tracks from James, REM, Stakka Bo and The Spin Doctors, plus we delve into the unseemly world of Now vs Hits track selection battles, unnecessary punctuation, and reveal a brand new sound effect.And if that wasn't enough, there's Look What You Could Have Won, Nowhere Else and the Warnock Award to keep you on the edge of whatever it is you're sitting on.Like, share and subscribe!oblongdesk.podbean.com@theoblongdesk

75 minAUG 17
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Oblong Desk - Episode 8 - Now 26 "Abram's A*se Ups"

Oblong Desk - Episode 7 - Hits 93 Vol 3 and 4 "The Greatest Shamen"

John and Noax return to the murky world of Terry Star and his Hits compilations to round up 1993's alternative to the Now Albums.Two discs, so Double Warnocks! Plus plenty of hits big and small, possibly the greatest remix of all time and a fervent disagreement on the merits of a song that reached number 40.Like, follow, share and subscribe to this, potentially the finest record review show on the planet.

76 minAUG 10
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Oblong Desk - Episode 7 - Hits 93 Vol 3 and 4 "The Greatest Shamen"

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Footballers Singing Songs

John and Noax lift the lid on the best and worst cases of what happens when you give highly talented football players a microphone and some words to sing into it.From club anthems to FA Cup singalongs to genuine actual attempts at pop careers, OD's OT reviews every assault on the pop charts with a footballer attached to it.Get involved on social media @theoblongdesk and like, share and subscribe.

81 minJUL 25
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Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Footballers Singing Songs

Oblong Desk - Episode 6 - Now 25 "Sweaty Shabba"

Noax and John are back with an in-depth look at "The Worst Now Album Of All Time". Is it really? Find out.Tracks from Ace of Base, D:Ream and Duran Duran mixed in with some lesser-heard gems, plus we find out how well male and female reggae tracks have aged, discuss the delusions of Peter Hook, and reveal a truly horrendous Warnock winner.Have your say on a surprising and delightful trip back to summer 1993, @theoblongdesk on Facebook or Twitter.

80 minJUL 24
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Oblong Desk - Episode 6 - Now 25 "Sweaty Shabba"

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Mega Dance and Mega Dance 2

Some nicher-than-usual offerings from 1993's dance scene get the Occasional Table treatment.Noax and John bring you their esteemed thoughts on The Grid, The Prodigy, Fluke and Fargetta amongst others, plus ragamuffins, zagamuffins and the Mandolin Orchestra of Ljubjana.Listen, subscribe, share and get in touch @theoblongdesk

51 minJUL 3
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Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Mega Dance and Mega Dance 2

Oblong Desk - Episode 5 - Hits 93 Vol 1&2 - "Oily Wrestlers"

John and Noax head to The Dark Side to discuss the cheap and nasty alternative to Now albums. Hits 93 volumes 1 and 2 take you through the spring and summer of 1993, a time of cheeky rave, plinky plonky covers, and a song you think you hate, but you actually don't.Hits from Usura, Rapination and The Prodigy amongst others, plus a double Warnock to look forward to.Your thoughts and feedback as ever to @theoblongdesk on social media.

69 minJUN 15
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Oblong Desk - Episode 5 - Hits 93 Vol 1&2 - "Oily Wrestlers"

Oblong Desk - Episode 4 - Now 24 "Lambrusco and Femidoms"

Back to Spring 1993, and artists getting frisky, jiggy and rave-y on Now 24.John and Noax are your guides through every track, featuring amazing guitar riffs, a massive comeback single, and a really terrible pun. Sister Sledge talk us through niche female contraception, how to ruin a date with Shabba Ranks, and what is the Big Mac of dance music?Plus discover who wins the Warnock, which tracks missed out, and which are our favourites.Send your thoughts to @theoblongdesk in the traditional manner.

77 minJUN 1
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Oblong Desk - Episode 4 - Now 24 "Lambrusco and Femidoms"

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Now Dance 92 and Mega Rave

The first special bonus edition of Oblong Desk sees John and Noax get the glowsticks and whistles out for a late '92 rave.Hits from The Shamen, Stereo MCs, TC1992 and U96, plus discover the producers who collectively sound like the back four of AC Milan, how not to put together a compilation album, and how a German satellite radio station caught Noax off guard.Send your thoughts to @theoblongdesk on Facebook and Twitter.And like, subscribe, share with your friends too.

53 minMAY 25
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Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Now Dance 92 and Mega Rave

Oblong Desk - Episode 3 - Now 23 "Thunderthighs and Photocopiers"

Noax and John review the mammoth 39 track offering from Christmas 1992.Featuring a woman shouting at the moon, Andrew Lloyd Webber being very silly indeed, a whole stack of remixes that were better than the originals, and one of the worst cover versions of all time.Plus what are now "regular features" - NOWhere Else, Ashley Abram Applause, Look What You Could Have Won, The Neil Warnock Award, and our favourite track of the album (which we haven't thought of a clever title for).Get involved in the usual places: Twitter @theoblongdesk, Facebook (look for the Oblong Desk Page) and on the Oblong Desk Website oblongdesk.podbean.comAnd enjoy!

80 minMAY 18
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Oblong Desk - Episode 3 - Now 23 "Thunderthighs and Photocopiers"

Latest Episodes

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Ruby Trax

A Bank Holiday Triple Disc bonanza for you, as John and Noax head back to 1992's NME Charity Album Ruby Trax.40 Number One hits*, spanning the 40 years of the NME Top 40 singles chart - the only catch being that they're cover versions by popular artists of the day.Sometimes sublime, occasionally awful, and THAT Vic Reeves song - enjoy a unique and unforgettable collection of music in the company of the Oblong Desk team.Let us know your favourites and flops @theoblongdesk on social media, or oblongdesk.podbean.com where you can also subscribe, by clicking "subscribe".

98 min3 w ago
Comments
Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Ruby Trax

Oblong Desk - Episode 8 - Now 26 "Abram's A*se Ups"

Noax and John review the final Now Album of 1993, festooned with the usual mix of the magical and moribund.Cracking tracks from James, REM, Stakka Bo and The Spin Doctors, plus we delve into the unseemly world of Now vs Hits track selection battles, unnecessary punctuation, and reveal a brand new sound effect.And if that wasn't enough, there's Look What You Could Have Won, Nowhere Else and the Warnock Award to keep you on the edge of whatever it is you're sitting on.Like, share and subscribe!oblongdesk.podbean.com@theoblongdesk

75 minAUG 17
Comments
Oblong Desk - Episode 8 - Now 26 "Abram's A*se Ups"

Oblong Desk - Episode 7 - Hits 93 Vol 3 and 4 "The Greatest Shamen"

John and Noax return to the murky world of Terry Star and his Hits compilations to round up 1993's alternative to the Now Albums.Two discs, so Double Warnocks! Plus plenty of hits big and small, possibly the greatest remix of all time and a fervent disagreement on the merits of a song that reached number 40.Like, follow, share and subscribe to this, potentially the finest record review show on the planet.

76 minAUG 10
Comments
Oblong Desk - Episode 7 - Hits 93 Vol 3 and 4 "The Greatest Shamen"

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Footballers Singing Songs

John and Noax lift the lid on the best and worst cases of what happens when you give highly talented football players a microphone and some words to sing into it.From club anthems to FA Cup singalongs to genuine actual attempts at pop careers, OD's OT reviews every assault on the pop charts with a footballer attached to it.Get involved on social media @theoblongdesk and like, share and subscribe.

81 minJUL 25
Comments
Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Footballers Singing Songs

Oblong Desk - Episode 6 - Now 25 "Sweaty Shabba"

Noax and John are back with an in-depth look at "The Worst Now Album Of All Time". Is it really? Find out.Tracks from Ace of Base, D:Ream and Duran Duran mixed in with some lesser-heard gems, plus we find out how well male and female reggae tracks have aged, discuss the delusions of Peter Hook, and reveal a truly horrendous Warnock winner.Have your say on a surprising and delightful trip back to summer 1993, @theoblongdesk on Facebook or Twitter.

80 minJUL 24
Comments
Oblong Desk - Episode 6 - Now 25 "Sweaty Shabba"

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Mega Dance and Mega Dance 2

Some nicher-than-usual offerings from 1993's dance scene get the Occasional Table treatment.Noax and John bring you their esteemed thoughts on The Grid, The Prodigy, Fluke and Fargetta amongst others, plus ragamuffins, zagamuffins and the Mandolin Orchestra of Ljubjana.Listen, subscribe, share and get in touch @theoblongdesk

51 minJUL 3
Comments
Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Mega Dance and Mega Dance 2

Oblong Desk - Episode 5 - Hits 93 Vol 1&2 - "Oily Wrestlers"

John and Noax head to The Dark Side to discuss the cheap and nasty alternative to Now albums. Hits 93 volumes 1 and 2 take you through the spring and summer of 1993, a time of cheeky rave, plinky plonky covers, and a song you think you hate, but you actually don't.Hits from Usura, Rapination and The Prodigy amongst others, plus a double Warnock to look forward to.Your thoughts and feedback as ever to @theoblongdesk on social media.

69 minJUN 15
Comments
Oblong Desk - Episode 5 - Hits 93 Vol 1&2 - "Oily Wrestlers"

Oblong Desk - Episode 4 - Now 24 "Lambrusco and Femidoms"

Back to Spring 1993, and artists getting frisky, jiggy and rave-y on Now 24.John and Noax are your guides through every track, featuring amazing guitar riffs, a massive comeback single, and a really terrible pun. Sister Sledge talk us through niche female contraception, how to ruin a date with Shabba Ranks, and what is the Big Mac of dance music?Plus discover who wins the Warnock, which tracks missed out, and which are our favourites.Send your thoughts to @theoblongdesk in the traditional manner.

77 minJUN 1
Comments
Oblong Desk - Episode 4 - Now 24 "Lambrusco and Femidoms"

Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Now Dance 92 and Mega Rave

The first special bonus edition of Oblong Desk sees John and Noax get the glowsticks and whistles out for a late '92 rave.Hits from The Shamen, Stereo MCs, TC1992 and U96, plus discover the producers who collectively sound like the back four of AC Milan, how not to put together a compilation album, and how a German satellite radio station caught Noax off guard.Send your thoughts to @theoblongdesk on Facebook and Twitter.And like, subscribe, share with your friends too.

53 minMAY 25
Comments
Oblong Desk's Occasional Table - Now Dance 92 and Mega Rave

Oblong Desk - Episode 3 - Now 23 "Thunderthighs and Photocopiers"

Noax and John review the mammoth 39 track offering from Christmas 1992.Featuring a woman shouting at the moon, Andrew Lloyd Webber being very silly indeed, a whole stack of remixes that were better than the originals, and one of the worst cover versions of all time.Plus what are now "regular features" - NOWhere Else, Ashley Abram Applause, Look What You Could Have Won, The Neil Warnock Award, and our favourite track of the album (which we haven't thought of a clever title for).Get involved in the usual places: Twitter @theoblongdesk, Facebook (look for the Oblong Desk Page) and on the Oblong Desk Website oblongdesk.podbean.comAnd enjoy!

80 minMAY 18
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Oblong Desk - Episode 3 - Now 23 "Thunderthighs and Photocopiers"
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