Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #490: Gang of Four – Entertainment (1979)

The ol’ RS-500 project leads to another pleasant new discovery for yours truly. Considering the massive volume of bands that cite these guys as an inspiration, I am ashamed to admit I had not heard them before this exercise.  This record finds them working a consistent formula of tight and jangly guitar riffs, concise drumming, … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #490: Gang of Four – Entertainment (1979)

Old Releases: April 2019 edition (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Staind, Pixies)

And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Yep, I am wicked late on this one... try buying a house and starting a new job and see how your blogging goes... back at it!   Notable April 2009 releases: Bob Dylan – Together Through Life Mr. Zimmerman’s last great record … Continue reading Old Releases: April 2019 edition (Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Staind, Pixies)

Neil Young Update aka The Greatest of All Time is Still Going Strong

It looks like 2019 and 2020 are going to be busy years for Neil, to the delight of his fans everywhere. Even at the tender age of 73, my favorite musician is still getting after it.  The famously prolific and meandering rocker is keeping true to his reputation, and I recently heard a few tidbits … Continue reading Neil Young Update aka The Greatest of All Time is Still Going Strong

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #491: Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (1972)

This set of glam-rock with sass was a pleasant surprise for yours truly. This sounds very 70s, and I mean that in a good way.  Any dive bar worth its salt was probably blaring a song or two from this record during the Ford and Carter administrations.  The title track is a take on being … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #491: Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (1972)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #492: Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (1994)

After their first two albums shot them into the stratosphere, Ed, Mike, and crew begin their descent into doing what they want to do – and it suits them incredibly well.  There have been solid albums on this list so far (#500-493), but this is the first I am truly passionate about. ***Disclaimer: Attentive readers … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #492: Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (1994)