I Play Along When I Hear that Favorite Song

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

This week I’m continuing my tour through musical children of famous artists, but first, here’s what Tim shared:

Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah (2006)

Tim described these guys as “a blend of old sound with new that just makes it sound fresh…. They just seem to pull from what worked in the past and make it sound modern.”

This is their second studio album. Continue reading

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If We Listen to the Voices that were Silent for So Long

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

This week, I’m sharing some music from some current coworkers. Last week was employee appreciation week and (almost) all employees at my company (about 35,000 of us) got some Bluetooth headphones. Our CEO posted a five song playlist on his blog of things he’s been listening to and encouraged everyone else to do the same: Continue reading

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

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

Nowhere to Look but Inside

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. 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 – The Nylon Curtain (1982)

We’ve had some Billy Joel in this game before; what makes this special is that of all the things he has recorded, this is what Billy Joel is most proud of. Continue reading