Posts in category "Album Reviews"

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Bolo Tie" Featuring YG

For the last 3 days, I have jumped into the whip, pushed the power knob, and selected song number 11, or “Bolo Tie” from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s latest opus, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. The lyrics are incredible, the flow is addicting, and the beat is simple. A kick drum and a snare guide... Read more »

Morrissey : Bengali In Platforms (Alternate version)

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I’ve been going through a “Bengali” phase again, with extreme listens and endless vocalizations. Let me explain, I can’t stop singing, or streaming, Morrissey’s “Bengali In Platforms.” The guitar is fantastic and I love his voice on this track. Like many of the songs from Viva Hate, I go through phases where I pick apart... Read more »

Catfish & The Bottlemen "Kathleen"

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The incessant need to hear “Kathleen,” by Catfish & The Bottlemen, leads me to believe they’re the next big thing. When I’m not dancing to the The Wiggles with my girls, or listening to kids jams, (scope the street cred) I’m rifling through new releases and searching playlists. The other day, while giving my girls... Read more »
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The Dylans-"Spirit Finger" Suffers The Sophomore Slump

The Dylans-"Spirit Finger" Suffers The Sophomore Slump
When folks were stuck in Stone Roses purgatory, waiting for the “Second Coming,” the rest of Britain was piggybacking off of that Madchester success they birthed. Hoping to be the next big thing, we witnessed a slew of new bands who didn’t have the sustainable success or longevity of their predecessors, but did put out... Read more »

Bash & Pop's One & Only Album

Bash & Pop's One & Only Album
Following the breakup of the Replacements in 1991, bass player Tommy Stinson formed a band with a few of the remaining members and called it Bash & Pop. Friday Night Is Killing Me, released in 1993, was the only studio album they recorded.  But, it’s definitely a gem worth hunting down, especially if you like... Read more »

Finally Purchased A Copy of Peter Murphy's "Deep"

Finally Purchased A Copy of Peter Murphy's "Deep"
Well, I did it. I finally broke down and purchased a copy of Peter Murphy’s Deep.  it was $0.50, and brand spanking new! As a kid, I saw this record cover a lot. I heard the lead single “Cuts You Up” countless times on Chicago’s WXRT and saw the video, over and over, on MTV’s 120... Read more »
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"May The Lines Sag Heavy And Deep Tonight"

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“And May the lines sag heavy and deep tonight” -Morrissey eureka: I just realized he’s talking about the wrinkles on this persons face. As you get older, you get more lines, and the face starts to sag. Am I Right? Fans and Friends? Unhappy Birthday-The Smiths I’ve come to wish you an unhappy birthday (x2)... Read more »

Top 10 Listens Of 2015 In No Order

Top 10 Listens Of 2015 In No Order
Hey Rosetta-Second Sight I literally listened to this record the most in 2015. In the CD player, on Spotify, on YouTube, and live in Chicago. Call it “Pop rock salvation!” A seven piece band,with a take-no-prisoners attitude, that brought the stage to life every night. A must see for the fan of live music. Surfer... Read more »

Hey Rosetta Perform Their Album Of The Year In Chicago

November was a whirlwind month for the family. The first part of the month saw us good beer hunting in Grand Rapids, while the second half had us living in Disney heaven for a week. Or hell, however you look at it. We celebrated Thanksgiving, our daughters 3rd birthday, and then hauled home the biggest Clark... Read more »
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The Ocean Blue To Play First Two Albums & Release Colored Vinyl Editions

The Ocean Blue To Play First Two Albums & Release Colored Vinyl Editions
If I didn’t have two young girls who demanded 100% attention, I would be on a plane to see The Ocean Blue this November. The band will be performing their first two albums, in their entirety for the first time, in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Lancaster, PA. They are doing this in... Read more »