->''"[[CatchPhrase Hi, everyone. Anthony Fantano here, the internet's busiest music nerd.]]"''\\
-- '''Anthony Fantano'''

[[caption-width-right:263:TvTropes.... [[EveryEpisodeEnding forever.]]]]

The Needle Drop is a web and radio based review show hosted by Anthony Fantano with various cameos by his bizarre roommate Cal Chuchesta. The music he reviews is usually more of indie and underground fare with the occasional bigger name slipping in either because of popular demand or relatively high critical acclaim. The show is highly popular on 4chan's music board, partially due to the fact Anthony also is a [[{{Imageboards}} /mu/tant]]

His Website/YouTube channel can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/theneedledrop here]]

!!This show provides examples of:
* AccentOnTheWrongSyllable: A frequent habit of Cal's, along with [[{{Mondegreen}} Mondegreens]].
* {{Adorkable}}: Anthony when he gets excited.
* AlterEgoActing: Cal Chuchesta constitutes the Type 1 variety.
* AscendedFanboy: Anthony works in radio and is an NPR contributor.
* BerserkButton: Steven Wilson fans pushed it after his review of ''The Raven That Refused To Sing''. Also, Childish Gambino seemed to push it in his lyrics on his ''Camp'' album, which got one of the lowest scores Anthony's ever given.
* BrokenRecord: Some of the edits thrown in each video.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNS2lFLHedE "My hands are bread. My hands are bread. My hands are bread. My hands are bread. My hands are bread. My hands are bread."]]
* BrownNote: [[spoiler:The cover of [[LadyGaga ''Born That Way'']] causes Anthony and Cal to throw up.]]
** Amusingly, [[spoiler:Cal then chose Born This Way as one of his favorites albums of 2011 (so far), and when called out by Anthony on the fact that it made them throw up, he replied by stating that it was the most fun he'd had throwing up all year.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Anthony Fantano here, the Internet's busiest music nerd."
** "Forever."
** "...I hate Cal Chuchesta."
* CausticCritic: Averted as he tends to be quite calm and collected even with music he dislikes, managing to point out its strengths as well as its flaws. That said, he usually avoids the other extreme, GushingAboutShowsYouLike, giving a balanced look into both the strengths and weaknesses of the albums he reviews.
* CloudCuckooLander: Once again, Cal.
* CouchGag: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qkiu1efwFk The tree]].
** Anthony [[MadLibsCatchphrase mutating his catch phrase]], like "...thony ...tano here, the Internet's ...est music nerd."
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In his video debating messages in music, Anthony asks the audience "And what about people who're in my position? In every review, do I have to throw in a footnote that says 'Anthony Fantano does not necessarily agree with the ideology of the artist he is currently reviewing in this review?'"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His pre-2010-to-2011 videos, recorded with much more [[NoBudget meager means]], don't feature Cal, and are recorded against a black background instead of in front of his apartment walls as they are in later videos.
* GentleGiant: Despite his very buff and intimidating appearance, he's a vegan and known for his very kind, calm, and {{Adorkable}} demeanor.
* FanVid: There are a few odd remixes of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ZbusEysCw reviews]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFaoc6SRmAo livestreams]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: Click on any video of his where he is seen making a face. The video will start with him making that face for a split second before he says his introductory CatchPhrase.
* LargeHam: [[{{Creed}} Scott Stapp]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fGBb7uyssQ apparently]].
* MindScrew: His 2014 april fool's joke had him do [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ovkjrJFMI two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO_DTx7DOTo reviews]] of the same album, but one gives it a 0/10 and one gives it a 10/10. Well the joke itself isn't confusing, the way he delivers both reviews in his [[SignatureStyle usual style]] makes it hard to tell which of his reviews is serious, which is a joke, how much of it is a joke, and all that.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Cal with lyrics and names.
* OverlyLongGag: His review of [[LimpBizkit ''Gold Cobra'']] basically consists of Anthony eating food.
* SoundEffectBleep: Anthony usually bleeps himself out when he swears, although this is subverted in his review of ''David Comes to Life'' [[note]] by fucked up[[/note]], and drops the F word in the CouchGag before the review starts.
** Actually, when Anthony first started his reviews he was not averse to swearing, then sometime in 2010 he started censoring any curse words that popped up, and as of 2012, he does let the occasional "goddamn" or even the occasional "fuck" slip out without censoring it.
* SurrealHumor: His editing gags, Cal's segments, and [[CouchGag the tree]].
* StylisticSuck: Cal's reviews are very poorly done. Of course, [[IntendedAudienceReaction that's what makes them hilarious]].
-->[[TheStinger "Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?"]]