Give This Song Another Listen

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Hey There Delilah off Plain White T’s All that We Need

I had a really hard time deciding what to share this week. It took me until Thursday, so I decided to just share a single. When I first heard this song, I really liked it. Then I heard it everywhere and I got tired of it really quickly. It’s been maybe 10 years since everyone got tired of listening to it (and I heard it last). It isn’t as great as people wanted to make it out to be when it came out, but it’s still a solid tune and I’d be lying if I didn’t say it didn’t influence my music writing at least a little.

If any of my friends tell me what they think of this song, I’ll post their reviews here. Feel free to share your own comments, or an overrated song that you actually think is pretty good, down below.

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You’ve Been Eating up inside Me for Some Time

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Billy Joel – Piano Man (1973)

Here’s another Billy Joel album from Tim. This time, it’s the album that put Joel on the map. It seems like if someone knows any Billy Joel song, it’s the title track, and it’s really good, but the rest of the album is worth a listen as well. Continue reading

Soar Like a Bird with His Heart Full of Song

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Billy Joel – Cold Spring Harbor (1971)

As Tim prepare’s for the Billy Joel concert this weekend, he shared Joel’s first album.

I’ve listened to a lot of Billy Joel, but I don’t think I’ve ever listened to this album before. Apparently there was a mixing/mastering mistake that made his voice sound a little higher and Billy Joel hates it. Continue reading

The Way to Stay in Someone’s Soul

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man (1983)

After last week’s disco diversion, Tim is back on track with his journey through Billy Joel’s catalogue.

I never realized that this album was an homage to American music from the ’50s and ’60s on purpose. I thought it was just what kind of mood he was in at the time. But as it turns out, it was a conscious effort to do an homage to some of his influences. Continue reading

If You’re All Alone When the Pretty Birds Have Flown

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Last week Tim wanted to do some disco, but with Halloween, I convinced him to put that off another week. Also, I needed time to listen to some disco and choose an album to share. I only own two records I would say are disco. I was going to share one of them, but Tim beat me to the punch:

Abba – Gold (1992)

Being a greatest hits album, this album is full of great tunes. Continue reading

The Stained-Glass Curtain You’re Hiding Behind

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Weezer – Pacific Daydream (2017)

Weezer‘s latest release, only a couple of days old.

The first thing I have to say is that the artwork seems very un-Weezer-y. It looks like art, instead of just a picture of the four of them, and I like it. Continue reading

Smiling Tooth and Nail

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Heart – Heart (1985)

Every once in a while, I’m surprised to realize some of that bands we haven’t shared yet in this game. Heart is a staple of classic rock and one of the bands I was listening to in high school when I was writing stuff for my own band (although that was mostly from their late ’70s stuff). Continue reading