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The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 2

The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 2

  The Top 40 Most Underrated Singers in Rock Part 2 Okay, here we are for the 2nd installment of the 40 vocalists that deserve far more credit then they’ve been given by the music industry at large. If you missed part 1, catch up here. I’ll have Youtube links to specific songs highlighted in […]

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The Top 15 Lyricists in Alternative Rock

The Top 15 Lyricists in Alternative Rock

  The Top 15 Lyricists in Alternative Rock It’s easy to pinpoint your favorite vocalists. Lung power, pitch and emotion make identification easy. And not every song needs great lyrics. There are plenty of great songs where wordplay is negligible at best. But when you can find a song whose words hit you deeply, you’re […]

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Why the Mix-Tape will never die

Why the Mix-Tape will never die

Ah, the Mix-tape: We don’t think much about cassettes anymore. They were inherently a horrible medium for sound quality. Every time you played one you’d get audio loss,  eventually warped sound, or in the worst case, a snapped ribbon of tape meaning one more piece of plastic chucked in the trash, resting in a landfill […]

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The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time Part 3

The Top 30 best film soundtracks of all time Part 3

  Okay, so we’re in the final stretch of the best film soundtracks of all time.  Assuming, you’ve read the 1st 2 entries (which you recap here and here), then off we go. And remember any click on image will take you to Amazon if you’re looking to add one to your collection. These to […]

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The End of the Album, and are we bothered enough to care?

This past Christmas I got 2 gifts that were at the top of my Amazon wish list: The landmark albums by The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish and Siamese Dream, in their remastered deluxe edition formats. Upon opening the box sets, looking at all the postcard style images from the original album art, the lengthy liner notes, […]

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Escape From San Francisco

So a few weeks ago my wife and I had the opportunity to take a brief vacation. She’d always wanted to go to San Francisco, and we had friends there, so it seemed like a good choice. I’ve visited San Fran several times throughout the years and it always makes for a great getaway. So […]

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