NO ENCORE #221 | TOP 5 PHONE CALL SONGS / POP SMOKE REVIEW

Sure, the NO ENCORE massive has been clamouring for a Craig Fitzpatrick solo joint, but you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.

A far more appealing prospect, in truth, is the appearance of Bandwagons co-host (and all-round top-tier social media-r) Fionnuala Jones on the second mic.

She’s packing her trademark positive vibes and infectious energy (and it’s kinda needed!) as the pair navigate the decidedly choppy waters of an extremely busy week in music.

Continuing Kanye sagas, court cases, legendary composers passing, posthumous album releases, a Pop Smoke review, and Harry Styles soothing our brows – it really is, all happening.

Oh, and Fionnuala also brings a Top 5 theme FOR THE AGES, as we run through the very greatest songs involving telecommunications. Will Big Lionel feature?! Listen on…

ACT ONE: Catchin’ up with FJ. Fionnuala fills us in on her pandemic experience, as Craig gloats about Zoom quiz success.

ACT TWO [9:46]: News! Kanye West gets real about his presidential run in a rambling Forbes interview and it’s really quite worrying. We pay homage to the legendary Ennio Morricone, look at the fallout surrounding the domestic assault conviction of Kasabian’s Tom Meighan, and… have a bunch of far lighter stories to put a smile on your face, we swear!

ACT THREE [48:34]: 50 Cent went above and beyond to pull together Pop Smoke’s debut album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon following the young NY drill icon’s tragic passing in February. It’s already made a big splash on the charts, but does the feature-laden record do his talent justice?

ACT FOUR [1:03:30]: Craig and Fionnuala compare their Top 5 songs involving phone calls. Spoiler alert: bangers galore.

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