January is almost dust but there’s still time for a music podcast to throw its scalding hot takes around. Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick mine Top 5 gold this week as the best one-and-done albums come into focus. Before that, we chat with Elaine Mai and MayKay as they release the stomping pandemic antidote that is ‘No Forever’ – WARNING: Not strictly an antidote, just a great song that helps you escape for a few minutes at a time.

ACT ONE: A couple of announcements including Dave getting an unlikely shock.

ACT TWO (7:25): The role of the critic is up for debate yet again, Wayne Coyne makes it to Morning Ireland, Dolly Parton wants to accompany you on a walk and an old favourite returns – it’s the week in music news.

ACT THREE (26:34): Elaine Mai and MayKay in conversation.

ACT FOUR (48:54): We’ve teased it once or twice but it’s finally time to shine a light on the greatest one-and-done albums to ever do it. High emotions, unsolved mysteries and the tension of possible crossover abound on this week’s Top 5.

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