Toad the Wet Sprocket released Starting Now today, their seventh studio album and first in eight years, stepping a bit outside of their usual range but ultimately staying within the confines of comfortable rock songs that peaceably relax but sometimes … Continue reading Album Review: Toad the Wet Sprocket – Starting Now
Megadeth unplugged? I’m in. The heavy metal giants forever fronted by singer, guitarist and co-founder Dave Mustaine released Unplugged in Boston last week, previously only available to fan club members, from a live 2001 radio broadcast in a fully stripped … Continue reading Album Review: Megadeth – Unplugged in Boston
Lots of people surely used the coronavirus pandemic to redefine themselves, make changes in their lives or find new meaning. This, of course, filters into their working life proven, perhaps, by the various headlines in the last year indicating people … Continue reading Album Review: Switchfoot – Interrobang
Finally open. Somehow, I have three of them. Two I have had for some time. Both of those signed by the four. I hesitated to open either choosing to keep both as true collectible keepsakes. But with the second-edition release … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Rush – Hugh Syme
Thirty years ago today the album that ruled college campuses across the nation, changed the direction and scope of the band, and split a fan base was released with much acclaim and extraordinary sales. Metallica’s self-titled fifth record, also known … Continue reading Album Review: Metallica – The Black Album
Those two guys on that show you watch will never go anywhere. A paraphrased quote – thus no quotation marks – attributed to my mom. She was only half right but one of the very few times my mom was … Continue reading Album Review: Miami Vice Soundtrack (1985)
Based on the title, you’d think Duran Duran’s new single “More Joy,” off their forthcoming album Future Past coming October 22, might toe the line of an upbeat, catchy pop song expressing a desired reprieve from the last year and … Continue reading Single Review: Duran Duran – More Joy
Record Store Day usually eludes me. I forget or don’t make the effort to drive to the closest record store 20 minutes away or to the coolest record store 30 minutes away. But if I’m tuned in to the vinyl … Continue reading Album Review: The Def Leppard E.P.