Don’t Go to Places You Should Not Go

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.

Robben Ford – Into the Sun (2015)

I know almost nothing about Robben Ford other than he’s a five-time Grammy nominated blues guitarist who has played with George Harrison, KISS and Miles Davis. Exactly the kind of thing I’m not surprised Spencer would share. Continue reading

Stop Pretending that You’re Gonna Turn Yourself Around

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.

Train – Save Me, San Francisco (2009)

To be honest, I haven’t listened to their first couple of albums in a long time, but I’m pretty sure their fifth album (out of seven so far) is their best. How much do I need to say to introduce this album? Continue reading

I Got No Time to Mess Around

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.

Billy Joel – 52nd Street (1978)

Tim shared another Billy Joel album. Continue reading

The Worst Songs of All Time

Months ago, one of my old coworkers found a NPR podcast where they discuss the worst songs of all time. They do admit that all of these songs are really well known songs and divisive. Some people (even some of the panelists) love some of these songs. And many are by really well known, successful artists. But, in the podcast, they argue that when a great artist comes out with even a half-horrible song, it’s worse because of the expectation factor. The horrible songs by the unknown artists never get attention, because of course they’re terrible. That’s why those artists never got famous.

The song the used as an example? Continue reading

It’s Just the Soul that Matters

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.

Twenty Øne Piløts – BLURRYFΛCE (2015)

Here’s a band I know nothing about! Tim didn’t know anything about them either, but that didn’t stop him from sharing. He also reviewed it, but we’ll get there in a minute. Continue reading

We’ve All Seen Better Days

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.

Styx – Paradise Theatre (1981)

I really love Styx. They hold a special place in my heart. Part of it is this game and part is because my computer with all my music died a year and a half ago (and I’ve only slowly been putting all my music back on my new computer), but I don’t think I’ve really listened to any Styx in a year – not since Spencer shared The Grand Illusion. Continue reading

I Know Things Could Never Be the Same

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.

Four Tet – Rounds (2003)

Here’s an electronic album by a Brit named Kieran Hebden, released under his stage name. And that’s all I know about it. Continue reading