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

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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

Door to a Secret World

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 then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Roger Taylor – Strange Frontier (1984)

Here is the second solo album from Queen drummer Roger Taylor. There’s a little Queen in there (to be expected) and some just ’80s goodness (also, to be expected), but it’s mostly just solid, straight up rock and roll. Continue reading

As Good as Gold

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 then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

I was going to suggest a different band this week, but Spencer thought it might be nice to do a Tom Petty tribute week. So that’s what we did.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Nobody’s Children (1995/2015)

Here’s their latest release, although it’s not their latest studio album. It’s disc six (tracks 81-92) from their Playback box set released in 1995, and re-released digitally in 2015. Or maybe the first of the six was released in 1995 and it took 20 years to release the final one. I’m not sure. Still, it’s part of a compilation. Continue reading

Live the Life You Please

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 then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Dave Chisholm – Instrumental (2017)

Tim found this at Salt Lake Comic Con this year. This is the soundtrack to Dave Chisholm’s second graphic novel (he has a music background, and teaches at a conservatory in New York, so he has the musical ability as well as artistic storytelling), and each track is a chapter in the book. It’s about a guy with a trumpet that plays the most amazing music, but when he does someone dies. I’ve heard Scott Pilgrim and Jem and the Holograms are some of the best comics about music, so I’d love to see how this comic compares to those. You can check out all of Dave’s stuff at his website. Continue reading