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)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #493: Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s the Way of the World (1975)

Just what the world needs – a white dude in 2019 critiquing 1970s funk music.  Well, thanks Rolling Stone!  Here we go… If you ask me, which I guess you didn’t… these guys are definitely at their best when they up the tempo and boogie down, and they just don’t do that enough here.  There … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #493: Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s the Way of the World (1975)

Old Releases: March 2019 edition (Cage the Elephant, Silverchair)

And now for a (slightly delayed) stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Ok, ok, its not March anymore - so sue me. Notable March 2009 releases: Cage the Elephant – Cage the Elephant Matt Schultz’s unique, in-your-face vocal delivery is what first caught my attention on this eponymous debut, and his band … Continue reading Old Releases: March 2019 edition (Cage the Elephant, Silverchair)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #494: Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983)

Madonna who?  If it has to be an 80s female pop vocalist, I’ll take Cyndi without a doubt. Part of the beautiful/horrible dichotomy of this project is the fact that it exposes me (and perhaps you, dear reader) to music that I otherwise would literally never voluntarily listen to.  She’s So Unusual is a perfect … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #494: Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #495: Husker Du – New Day Rising (1985)

While admittedly some of this album doesn’t do it for me, it is incredibly easy to hear the influence this album and their other mid-80s work had on so much of the music I love from the early 90s. When Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton started making music in Minneapolis in the early … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #495: Husker Du – New Day Rising (1985)