A Truth They’ll Never Know

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen.

Josh Smith – Over Your Head (2015)

Spencer shared some more blues rock, which I’m okay with. I don’t really know much about this kid except that he started playing professionally when he was 13 (although he’s almost 40 now)(so I assume that if that’s him on the cover, it’s an old picture)(but maybe I’m totally off and that’s a girl on the cover) and each track off this album is (apparently) a single full take of three guys (plus occasional guests) in one room. Continue reading

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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