Wrestling with the Contradictions of Lil Peep's Posthumous Final Album

On a grimly musical Waypoints, the gang discusses 'Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2' and 'Let England Shake', as well as complicated legacies.

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Nov 15 2018, 11:49pm

It's time for another episode of Waypoints! This one is a bit unusual for a couple reasons, the first being that we ended up having way too much to talk about for one episode and ended up splitting it out into two episodes.

For this week, we have an unusually music-centered episode as the gang welcomes Noisey's Colin Joyce to talk about Lil Peep's posthumous Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2. What does it imply about the what Peep's creative direction might have been, and do the circumstances, assumptions, and compromises around its production complicate its place in Peep's body of work? And then Rob has been listening to Let England Shake as the world observes the centennial of the end of World War I. What does PJ Harvey's Great War-themed album tell us about the nature of the war's remembrance, and how it ties into the self-conception of the British Empire and Commonwealth? And if Harvey's album suggests the insularity and self-deception that was shaken by the horrors and scope of the First World War, is she entirely in on the joke?

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