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.
Green Day – American Idiot (2004)
We’ve made it nearly two years without anyone sharing any Green Day. Not that they’re mind-blowing, but they are a big name in the pop punk scene, so it is a little surprising we’ve covered other punk artists before these guys. Continue reading →
For almost two 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.
On Friday, David Bowie‘s 69th birthday and the day this album was released, fellow-music-game-sharing-friend David Hays suggested we listen to this album this week. If you didn’t know, Bowie died after a year and a half battle with cancer on Sunday, Jan. 10. So we turned this week into a David Bowie marathon week and it’s appropriate that we’re listening to his swan song this week. He’s done some … interesting stuff in the last fifty years. I love some stuff and other stuff not so much, but I think the world of music is a better place for him having been in it.
If you’ve read my blog at all in the last 9 or so months, you know why I’ve been sharing what I have. Every week, some of my co-workers and I have been sharing some of our favorite music with one another. We’re supposed to review it, rate it, and share that with one another – but that doesn’t always happen.
The Strokes – Room on Fire (2003)
This is garage rock all grown up. It’s a short, controlled burst of no-nonsense rock and danceable grooves. They are one of those bands where every element is distinguishable and tight. Two guitars tag team around a very capable rhythm section, while singer Julian Casablancas’ howl matches their distortion. It’s real rock n’ roll swagger. At least most of the time. Continue reading →