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

You Make the Rocking World Go ’round

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 – Jazz (1978)

Tim continues his month of Queen with Jazz.

Except for last week’s II, Jazz follows the trend of every other Queen album we’ve listened to over the last few years: Some great hits, with the rest being solid songs and almost no total strike outs. And plenty of eclectic genre-jumping. Continue reading

Look Towards the Dark Days with a Glad Heart

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.

George Michael – Faith (1987)

Last year, we lost quite a few music icons. Tim decided to share something from one of them. Continue reading

A Sudden Taste of Magic

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.

The Winery Dogs – Hot Streak (2015)

Spencer shared another blues rock band he discovered, but this time it’s a bit harder. And it features Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater on drums. Continue reading

Do You Think This Aching Could be Love?

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.

Genesis – Invisible Touch (1986)

I hadn’t really listened to any Genesis (or Phil Collins) aside from what I’ve heard on the radio (like Tonight, Tonight, Tonight), so I was kind of excited to listen to this. Continue reading

Jungle Sounds were in My Ears

Some of my co-workers and I started sharing some of our favorite music. We’ve been doing it for a while, but now we’re actually reviewing them and sharing those reviews with one another.

Here’s how I rate things. If I give something one star, it means I don’t think it qualifies as music. Five stars mean I wish I wrote the thing. Most music for me is a three.

Florence and the Machine – What the Water Gave Me (2011)

Kari just shared one song this week. Actually, she didn’t share anything this week, so I’m reviewing something she sent me via Spotify last Friday. Continue reading

Break the Spell of the Typical

Some of my co-workers and I started sharing some of our favorite music. We’ve been doing it for a while, but now we’re actually reviewing them and sharing those reviews with one another.

A note on how I rate things. One star means I don’t think it qualifies as music. Five stars mean I wish I wrote the thing. Most music for me is a three.

The Clash – London Calling (1979)

The truth is, I’ve only been a radio listener of The Clash. It’s not because I don’t like what I hear. I don’t know why, but I just haven’t ever sought them out. I have heard Joe Strummer with The Pogues and The Mescaleros, but never The Clash (beyond the hits). So I was kind of excited when Greg suggested this album. It felt like something I should have listened to a long time ago. Continue reading