A couple of new listens this week, not only new releases but also new to me. I also happened upon, meaning, I forgot I had the album when searching for something to listen in the car. See, the Weekly Playlist works as I normally would have left the house without anything in hand.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Soundtrack (album)
My nephew has amazing music tastes for a kid his age, one of the many things I love about him. He has found bands on his own as well as those I nudge him towards. He’s mostly a classic rock guy embracing the Beetles, Styx, sort of Rush (I think he likes them just not as much as he leads me to believe) and Lynyrd Skynyrd among others. He also agrees with me that Metallica did not sellout with the Black Album something his dad, my brother, have not seen eye to eye on. Anyway, my nephew sent me a YouTube link to the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. This is what he likes.
Speaking of Styx…
- Styx – The Grand Illusion (album)
- TobyMac – Promised Land (song)
Still in rotation. If you have not seen the video, watch below. An interesting take matching the lyrics to a coal miner’s life. I have tickets to see him in March. I hope this song kills like “Paradise” did for Coldplay.
Speaking of Coldplay…
- Coldplay – Music of the Spheres (album)
Coldplay released their ninth album yesterday to a very mixed review. A few good songs amongst a whole lot of nothing. I once told a friend I thought Coldplay would help fill the void left over from the old school rockers retiring or passing on. He wasn’t convinced and now neither am I.
- Athey Music – He Is Good (song)
A new single released yesterday from a local Christian band from their forthcoming debut album Goodness & Mercy.
- Adele – Easy On Me (song)
Adele returns! Again! I wanted to hear the hype. A good song but between Adele and Lauren Daigle who sound eerily similar at times, I’ll take Lauren Daigle, hands down, who has greater range and far more depth. And, Daigle doesn’t seemingly “retire” after every album only to return a few years later.