202. Veronica Milsom (triple j) on The Shins 'Wincing the Night Away' (2007)

Comic, actor and triple j host Veronica Milsom is a rare guest who knew exactly what her favorite album is straight away - the seminal decade young album from The Shins 'Wincing the Night Away'. We talk about how Veronica's older brother's mixtapes introduced her to the Shins, how frontman's James Mercer's insomnia fuelled the creation of the album, the intimacy of his singing, the Zach Braff driven high expectations and backlash toward this album, and whether any contemporary music has hit her as hard as this record did ten years ago. Plus, we discuss Veronica's legendary "thing" for Bernard Fanning, how the events of your life change how you perceive time, why her perspective as a radio DJ has made her hate certain songs, her own self-induced bout with insomnia in Perth and the questions she feels guilty for asking bands during interviews. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.  

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