It’s About to Get Heavy

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.

The Struts – Everybody Wants (2014 2016)

This week Tim shared The Struts’ Everybody Wants … which I shared last June. And that’s okay. They really rock, and I’ll take whatever excuse to listen to them.

When they re-released this album in 2016, they changed the tracks. And then in 2017, there was a Japanese edition with a few bonus tracks. I have all of the tracks from the different versions, so on my computer it’s all one album. If there are song titles you don’t recognize because you have one version of the album or the other, I really recommend hunting down the other tracks on this album. Continue reading

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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

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

The Names You Drop are Second Hand

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.

Like Mustard Plug, the album I shared is partly to give you context for the next album (really EP) I’m going to share, so keep an eye out for that. But first, here’s what my friends shared:

The Sweet – Desolation Boulevard (1974)

Tim admitted his share for this week is for one song. He’s never heard the full album, just a few tracks – and I’ve only heard their big hit.

This band came out of the UK in the ’70s, but now nobody really remembers them for anything but The Ballroom Blitz, which never appeared on a UK album and was only on the US version of Desolation Boulevard … so make sure you listen to that version of the album. 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

Take Off Your Shoes Babe, it’s Time for Dancin’

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 – Innuendo (1991)

This is it. On Thursday, Tim went to Denver to see Queen + Adam Lambert live. And to close out his month of listening to Queen albums before the show, Tim shared the last Queen album released during Freddie Mercury’s lifetime.

I know what you’re saying: “But we haven’t done Hot Space or Flash Gordon or The Cosmos Rocks.” I know. don’t tell Tim. I think Hot Space was an oversight, and I bet we’ll get there eventually. Although I think Flash Gordon may have been intentional and may not make it into this game. The Cosmos Rocks isn’t a “real” Queen album, so who knows. Continue reading

Living Breathing Rock ‘n’ Roll

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 – The Miracle (1989)

As Tim comes to a close on his month of Queen, we visit one of Queen’s last albums.

The only two songs I knew before this listen weren’t actually the versions I knew. I’ve only heard the single versions. So even the familiar tracks were new to me. Continue reading