Hope and Despair: Reexamining U2’s The Joshua Tree and Pop. March marks the 30th anniversary of U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ and 20th anniversary of ‘Pop.’ Our own Dave Dierksen delves into both albums political relevancy and respective legacies. By David Dierksen This month, two records by the rock and roll behemoth we call U2 celebrate […]
U2 ‘Songs of Innocence’ Review: Anthemic Irish foursome fail to roar back to life on latest release. Depending on who you ask, U2 have peaked at various points in their career and have been on a downward slide ever since. For some folks it’s ‘The Joshua Tree’, for others ‘Achtung Baby’. And while some folks (like […]
This is Part 2 of our list of the 40 Most Underrated Alternative Rock Albums Of All Time. Click here to read Part One to see what’s already been covered and to read the criteria for which albums made the cut. If you’d like to buy/preview any of the albums discussed, clicking on the album image […]
Tips For Making A Rocking Wedding Music Playlist *Tips on making a wedding playlist that avoids being generic or groan inducing. Here we’ll cover the process of how to get your selections pre-planned and timed. If you want to see the songs I selected for my own wedding (complete with iTunes links, so you […]
PiL This is PiL album review My Rating PiL (aka Public Image Limited, or P.I.L.) were always a curious beast. When the Sex Pistols imploded, few thought any of the band members would go on to greater ventures, esp given Sid Vicious’s tragic end. So it was with great curiosity that snarling, sardonic vocalist […]
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 […]
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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