It's December, so as per annual tradition at LTA Headquarters, the episodes are dedicated to discussing the best albums we heard for the first time over the year, regardless of when they were released.

I break this up into two episodes. This first one will feature me speaking to music journalists and authors Jeff Jenkins and Ian McFarlane. As well as first time listens, we also venture into musicians we lost this year, and some rediscoveries of albums past. I had a great time chatting with these fine gentlemen, and I hope you not only enjoy our conversation, but choose to follow up on their recommendations.

You can read Jeff's weekly Howzat column at http://www.livinginthelandofoz.com/howzat.html

You can read articles by Ian or order a copy of The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop at https://www.thirdstonepress.com.au/

Love That Album is proudly part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Go to  http://www.pantheonpodcasts.com/ to check out all the great shows in the Pantheon family.

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum.

If you’d consider writing an iTunes review we’d be immensely grateful. However, it’d be even better if you told a friend about the podcast and Pantheon – at a barbecue, over coffee, while hitting a six, on social media….whatever way you choose, consider me grateful.

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.