There’s Singing Forever

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

Last week, Tim said he was going to share Queen’s self-titled debut album, and suggested we all share a band’s first offering.

Queen’s self titled (1973)

Here is where Queen started, although Freddie wasn’t convinced until their next album. Continue reading

You Make the Rocking World Go ’round

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

Queen – Jazz (1978)

Tim continues his month of Queen with Jazz.

Except for last week’s II, Jazz follows the trend of every other Queen album we’ve listened to over the last few years: Some great hits, with the rest being solid songs and almost no total strike outs. And plenty of eclectic genre-jumping. Continue reading

Rocking You to Sleep from the Otherside

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

Queen – II (1974)

Tim shared Queen. Again. I’m not complaining. He’s getting himself ready to go see them + Adam Lambert in a couple of weeks.

I tried to pay attention to the lyrics because I knew I’d love most if not all of the music. And I’m kind of glad I did, Continue reading

The Sky was Bruised, the Wine was Bled

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

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973)

Here’s where Herbie Hancock departed from pure jazz and delved more into funk. It’s a landmark album for jazz fusion. With just four tunes, these are some long grooves. Continue reading

Unraveled Words like Moths upon Old Scarves

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

Last week, we just listened to one album (because we tried doing this as a podcast). But for that week, we each suggested something and as a group decided what we were going to listen to. That left some albums un-heard. So I decided to take up Spencer’s suggestion as something to listen to this week.

Panic! at the Disco – Pretty. Odd. (2008)

Panic! at the Disco is a band that has been at the edge of my radar for longer than I’d care to admit. I have played in two different bands who, before I joined, opened for Panic when they were still just a hot local band in Vegas and recommended them to me – I even met them once. And I have a friend who when to school with Brendon Urie and would tell me to check out Panic when they were just starting to make a name for themselves.

But I never did until now. Maybe it’s because the vocals just seem kind of generic pop punk rock. Maybe because they were getting popular I didn’t want to seem like I was just jumping on the latest bandwagon. Continue reading

Does it Remove All of Our Pain?

For a couple of years some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group.

This week, we did something different. We tried an audio review; a pilot podcast episode.

Editors – The Back Room (2005)

There’s something about his voice I can’t pin down that reminds me of some more famous late ’90s/early ’00s alt. rock band. I’m not sure I nailed it exactly, but I’d say they’re kind of Tonic meets The Strokes meets Foo Fighters meets David Bowie meets The Bravery. And (I didn’t realize this until after we recorded) the late Chris Cornell. Continue reading

Don’t Let Them Applaude

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

Jefferson Starship – Red Octopus (1975)

Tim was going to share Queen’s The Works, but after realizing he shared that album last November, he went with Jefferson Starship. They’re a classic rock radio staple, but I’ve never really taken a dive into their catalog. Continue reading