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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 &

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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…Read more

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…Read more

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 TreeRead more

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…Read more

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…Read more

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…Read more