Monthly Archive: January, 2013

Best British Albums (1989-1997)

1989-1997 was a fantastic time period for music, for me. The ‘80’s were when I first started developing an ear for the obscure, but it was undoubtedly the ’90’s where my obsession really… Continue reading

The Cars Deep Tracks

It’s time for a critical re-evaluation and subsequent ranking of The Cars discography, folks. Rick Ocasek’s crew of misfits put out a solid stream of hit albums between the years of 1978 and… Continue reading

The Smashing Pumpkins, Revisited

I can admit when I’m wrong. It just takes time for me to do so. Case in point: The Smashing Pumpkins. I remember when and where I was when I first heard 1993’s… Continue reading

Not The Beatles, But An Incredible Facsimile

Is the music of The Beatles so pervasive that every pop and rock artist and every pop or rock band contains some semblance of their sound? Were their sonic innovations so unique they… Continue reading

My Kids Are Cooler Than Your Kids

If you’ve never seen the IFC comedy show Portlandia now is the time.  Here’s a clip of parents arguing over what type of music is best for their children…

The 50 Best Progressive ALbums (#10-#1)

#10. Tago Mago, CAN: Took me a while to get this one, but I eventually did and boy is this ever a fantastically weird and creative album. For a double album released way… Continue reading

The 50 Best Progressive Albums (#20-#11)

#20. Jordan: The Comeback, Prefab Sprout: A double album released in 1990, with 4 distinct parts dealing with different aspects of American History. The band brought back super producer Thomas Dolby, and the… Continue reading

The 50 Best Progressive Albums (#30-#21)

#30. Skylarking, XTC: A song cycle about life and death, it kind of sounds like the aural version of Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life, doesn’t it? The production is some of the… Continue reading

The 50 Best Progressive Albums (#40-#31)

#40. The Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks: Everyone knows this is Ray Davies ode to England’s naïve and pastoral past, held together with clever character sketches. Everyone also knows that it was… Continue reading

The 50 Best Progressive Albums (#50-#41)

#50. Duke, Genesis: The one with Misunderstanding and Turn It On Again, and the one before they went all shit, led by Phil Collins proclivity towards schmaltz. This is the last truly great… Continue reading