The Best Albums of 2015

1. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love 

For their first album in 10 years, Sleater-Kinney returned with a fierce pop-vengeance.  Every track on this album is killer from the opener “Price Tag” to the closer “Fade.” 
2. Carl Barat &

My Favorite Beatles Song From Every Album

For those of you who know me, you may know that the Beatles are my all-time favorite band.  Their catalogue is a constant source of inspiration.  I have made this little list of what is my favorite song off each…

Sticky Fingers Revisited – the 2015 Reissue!

Everybody knows that Sticky Fingers is one of the all-time great rock and roll records.  This past week, the album was reissued again, but this time with extras.  So the million-dollar question is are the extras worth it?
That depends…

Another Beauty From FOB . . .

On the band’s second post-hiatus album, American Beauty/American Psycho, Fall Out Boy prove that they are still one of the boldest pop-rock bands around.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of FOB’s commercial breakthrough From Under the Cork Tree

Shawn & Shelby's Sparse & Beautiful Debut

Sleeping In A Spell is the beautiful debut release by Cleveland-based duo Shawn & Shelby a.k.a Shawn Brewster and Shelby Lynn Sangdahl.  Many may already be familiar with the two’s work in their other band Oldboy.  What is most notably…

The Best Records of 2014

Oh yeah – there was a lot to enjoy in 2014!  Here are the records that excited me the most! 
The Rolling Clone Blogazine’s Top 5 Records of 2014:
  1. Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Weezer came…

AC/DC "Rock or Bust" Rocks

Throughout their 40-year career, AC/DC have never altered their signature sound.  They have never apologized for not growing artistically.  They have never written a ballad and for that, we salute them.  There is something so inherently primal and blood boiling…

Nothing Really New, But Still Solid Foo

At this point, it would be tough for the Foo Fighters to make a bad record.  They are too talented and too consistent to fall into those traps.  On their new album Sonic Highways, the band stays within familiar…

Gerard Way's Brit-pop Experiment

Gerard Way’s solo debut Hesitant Alien is an interesting experimental tribute to the Brit-pop of the 1990s and late-seventies Bowie.  From the instrumentation to the way the album is mixed, he definitely had a vision for what he wanted.  It…

Weezer Makes Things Right

Weezer have never put out a “bad” album.  The music was always pleasant enough, but their more recent albums can be criticized for lacking the emotional depth that made their earlier work so compelling.  This month, Weezer released Everything Will

U2’s Gift Horse Album

So much has been said about U2’s surprise “free” album, Songs of Innocence.  Rumor has it that the band earned 100 million dollars from Apple.  Questions have been raised:  Is it a violation of privacy for Apple iCloud users…

Foxy Shazam’s Gonzo Mess

Steve Albini producing Nirvana = good idea.  Apparently, Steve Albini producing Foxy Shazam = bad idea.  Gonzo, the follow-up to 2012’s (and Rolling Clone Blogazine’s winner of album of the year), The Church of Rock and Roll