Favorite Albums of 2019

It looks like another year has passed where I did not write any individual album reviews.  Sorry about that.  I did listen to a lot of music and I wrote a decent amount of it too.  Often, I am discovering…

Favorite Albums of 2018

Remember when I used to write album reviews?  Remember when I would write lengthy explanations as to why I chose things for my lists? Me too.  Anyway, I lack the time to do that.  This year is soon to be…

Best Albums of 2017

1. Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want? 

It has been 25 years since the last proper Roger Waters' solo album. Is This The Life We Really Want? is Waters' greatest work since Pink Floyd’s…

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Music For Marching

My new record Love Under Fire was made so that people could have modern fight songs during these trying political times. I have always been a person who enjoyed 1960s and 70s rock. From that era, there are plenty…

Best Albums of 2016

1. David Bowie - Blackstar 
  
Two days before he died, David Bowie left his fans with one doozy of a parting gift.  Blackstar is a masterpiece that shows that even in death this icon was still pushing boundaries and finding…

Chestertons Release New Single “Heaven”


Cleveland’s Chestertons have dropped a new jam, “Heaven,” from their forthcoming EP.  The song begins with an ambient arena rock guitar build that recalls bands like U2 and Angels & Airwaves.  However, as soon Kevin Bianchi’s beautiful vocal kicks in…

Out of the Shadows . . .

Meet the Shadow Division, the four-piece rock outfit based out of Cleveland, OH featuring: Max Espinosa (vocals and guitar), Michael Ridley (guitar), Joe LaGuardia (bass) and Kevin Hannah (drums).  On their self-titled debut EP, the band weaves a sonic tapestry…

Blink-182 Go Back to the Basics


With California, we have a rebooted Blink-182 deciding how to carry on after parting ways with co-lead-singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge.  In many ways the album is very nostalgic and plays heavily to the music of the band’s Enema

Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death


Having reached a new level of commercial success on 2013's Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara continue in the same indie pop vein with their latest effort, Love You To Death.  However, the follow up is not as compelling.  LYTD

Clapton Still Does


At 71, Eric Clapton proves that he still has his fire.  The icon's newest record, I Still Do, is a swampy and soulful blues journey that is arguably the man's finest album since his 2004 tribute to Robert Johnson…

Rocky Return of P!ATD


Brendan Urie is a great vocalist and front man.  He is the sole remaining original Panic! member and has been dutifully keeping the brand alive by delivering inspired live shows and a steady flow of new music.  However, in a…

5 Under-rated Bowie Deep Cuts


I have not felt this bad about a legend passing since Lou Reed left us.  Today I have had nothing, but David Bowie on my mind.  I’ve eulogized about him on Facebook and been listening to him constantly on Spotify…