Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #479: Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)

You know how I always promise these posts will be quick and to the point? Short and sweet, this review shall be.  While this album is full of songs that are fine, I do have to say that I find it completely lacking of material to place it on this exclusive list.  Having said that, … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #479: Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)

Bought Some Albums Yesterday (or: Golly, I Love The Record Exchange)

Yesterday afternoon was one of those late-February days in Boise that can lull you into the fanciful notion that spring has arrived- the sun is shining, temperatures are flirting with the 60s, and things feel ALIVE.  My head knows that more cold, wind, and clouds are coming, but my heart soars as I start to … Continue reading Bought Some Albums Yesterday (or: Golly, I Love The Record Exchange)

A Few of My Favorite Side Projects Featuring Artists You Know and (Maybe) Love

  This one was a labor of love, folks.  I hope you find something new that brings you unbridled joy- we could all use a little more of that. It occurred to me while talking tunes with a buddy last week that there is a lot of little-known but interesting material derived from some of … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Side Projects Featuring Artists You Know and (Maybe) Love

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #480: George Michael – Faith (1987)

Wham! We’re at #480 already! Before George Michael, Arrested Development character (#georgemaharris), there was George Michael, pop star.  And before that, there was Wham! – but that is not what this post is about.  Look, I am not here to throw any shade or disrespect to a man who has built an impressive career and … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #480: George Michael – Faith (1987)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #481: The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)

I’ll go ahead and be on record, even if it costs me street cred, and say I don’t really get it. Many people I know enjoy this band and this album in particular, so I was excited to give it another chance.  But I gotta be honest, it’s just too simultaneously mopey and pretentious for … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #481: The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)