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Cole Cuchna, Spotify



Critic Rating


Learn more about the albums you love with Dissect. Analyzing one album per season, one song per episode, Dissect dives deep into albums like Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly & DAMN., Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Frank Ocean's Blonde, and more. Let's Dissect.

Critic Reviews

Score: 2

James Marriot - The Times UK - Apr 9, 2021

"Listening to the popular music podcast Dissect, I felt unpleasantly as if I were being prepared for a GCSE in hip-hop. And not by one of those charismatic Dead Poets Society teachers. More one who is suffering a midlife crisis. I appreciated the headmasterly solemnity with which he delivered the information that “Kendrick compares Sherane’s body to that of a stripper and her butt to the hump of a camel.”…"

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Score: 5

Jahla Seppanen - The Manual - Jun 19, 2020

"Do you only have 20 minutes for a quick sweat sesh? Queue up Dissect, the serialized music podcast from Spotify Studios that “forensically” dissects one song per episode, lyric by lyric, bar by bar, in a slow yet punchy way that will elevate your appreciation of music."

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Score: 5

Kevin Goldberg - Discover Pods - May 2, 2018

"Dissect Is A Master’s Course in Hip Hop. Dissect has become the perfect encapsulation of the democratic medium podcasts make possible. Instead of creating something made for the masses, podcast creators can dive into something niche, self-described as “nerdy”, and still become a hit. Chances are if you’re incredibly interested in a particular subject others likely are as well."

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Score: 5

Caroline Crampton - New Statesman - Sep 22, 2017

"(Season 2 - Kanye) Cuchna’s artfully constructed episodes, teeming with critical insight, shine a light back on the music. His approach is magpie-like, using Paganini to explain a point here, afrofuturism to illustrate something there, and always revealing."

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