The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022

Happy New Year! The final Weekly Playlist. Though, it did ultimately serve the intended purpose of getting me to listen to more music, a month or so ago I had to make an extra effort, as I thought about letting this series lapse and not return. But the goal when I started at the end of August was to finish out the year even if ending on a whimper. Not a whole lot of music this week but I did pull out a few from the past and an obvious one. The Sam Morrison Band – Self-titled (album) I interviewed … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2022

The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

Merry Christmas! The penultimate Weekly Playlist. Such an odd word to describe the second to last of something. Well, I digress. Not a huge week of listening to music but got in some all-time favorites and broke in a new speaker. Metallica – (various songs) Night 2 of Metallica’s 40th Anniversary show occurred Sunday which I tuned in for with nearly the same amount of excitement as attending a concert in person. Seriously. Night 1 was awesome and Sunday did not disappoint with another two-hour, 15 song setlist of classic and deep album Metallica cuts. The livestreams were very well … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

With the Top 10 Best Albums of 2021 mostly wrapped up, I concentrated my listening efforts on music that came to mind or I heard about or that sat around a bit too long without listening. Def Leppard – Self-titled (album) The underrated and underappreciated self-titled Def Leppard album from 2015, also the band’s “latest.” This one sounds like a missing record or some type of vault release from the 1980s without feeling dated. The band didn’t give this one much play on ensuing tours either, despite plenty of worthy tracks. Where is Def Leppard anyway? Twice cancelled tour with … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 12 to Dec. 18

The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

The reviews of all the albums reviewed this year continue to pile up. The Top 10 Best Albums of 2021 has been finalized, I think, with the final album added this week but some shuffling around of those picked has started the second-guessing. Oh! I also got a new Rush album. Don’t get too excited, see below. Merry Axemas – (album) I told you Merry Axemas would remain on The Weekly Playlist for a few weeks. Mammoth WVH – Self-titled (album) Wolfgang Van Halen’s debut album. Read the review. Duran Duran – Future Past (album) Still going after 40 years, Duran … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Dec. 5 to Dec. 11

The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

A busy week as December rolled in with lots of listens for the forthcoming Top 10 Best Albums of 2021. The new releases have slowed down for the year as nothing has peaked my interest in recent weeks but just to mix it up I listened to a remixed album. But tis the season… 1. Merry Axemas (album) Expect this one to appear on this list for a few weeks. A fun guitar oriented approach to classic Christmas songs. “The Little Drummer Boy” my favorite for some obvious reasons. You can check out the artists and what they contribute here. … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 28 to Dec. 4