Guess who’s back, back again
Wicked’s back. Tell a friend.
Guess who’s back, back again
Wicked’s back. Tell a friend.
I have realized something interesting lately. 8 out of 10 albums that have been in my rotation lately have singers with beards.
I have been listening to a ton of The Avett Brothers lately. They are currently resting comfortably in my list of top 5 bands of all time. They are way to complex to dissect in this quick post, but damn I love them.
I am also looking forward to the new Kings of Leon album. I have been listening to the song “Southland” from it, thanks to our good friend Lucy Gray.
The new Band of Horses album, Infinite Arms, is also very intriguing. It has some really good songs. The last song on it, “Neighbor”, is currently my favorite. Hard not to like a song with the line, “If Bartles and James didn’t need no first names, we could live by our own laws and favor”.
Some really good music coming out lately, check them out. If you aren’t gonna buy an album, buy a ticket, a t-shirt, or maybe even a beer glass.
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I am not going to judge Michael Jackson on what he may or may not have done. I am just going to remember him for his musical body of work. I was in 5th grade when I got Thriller and it was amazing. Thriller stands alone and does not need nor does it fit in with other music at the time. If you think Thriller was a specific genre, that is because so many other people wanted to sound like Thriller.
Even today, you can go almost anywhere in the world and hundreds of thousands of people will turn out to catch a glimpse of Michael Jackson. His body has passed on but he will never die. The best of Michael Jackson will always be here in Thriller.
This is what Johnny and Waylon are sitting around Heaven listening too.
As you know, Tuesdays are the major music release days for record labels so we are starting up New Music Tuesday around here. This will be a list of some of the new music being released every Tuesday. The list isn’t complete, it will be some we pick out. Just because we pick them out doesn’t mean we are endorsing them. The only criteria for being listed here is I think our readers might possibly care about the CD. I make no guarantee the CD won’t suck.
The New Music Tuesday list is in no particular order but I am very excited about the new O.A.R. release.
O.A.R. – All Sides
David Banner – Greatest Story Ever Told
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard – The Dark Knight
Nas – Nas
John Mellencamp – Life Death Love and Freedom
Randy Travis – Around The Bend
Delta Goodrem – Delta
Ace Young – Ace Young
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.” – H.L. Mencken
As you have noticed I do generally try and keep my reviews positive around here. If I don’t like something I just ignore it and move on. That may change one day because, well frankly, you are hear to read my opinion about music I am blogging about. I am just sorta accepting that philosophy. So anyway to the point of this short post.
I haven’t listened to much Hip Hop lately so I wanted to work in a new CD review. Listening to Hip Hop isn’t exactly a chore for me because it is hard to beat a great hip hop song. I don’t listen to it all the time though. I am a much darker individual so I really have to be in the mood for the fake world of hip hop riding on the coat tails of brilliant producers.
Anyway before I get to far off topic I decided to listen to Usher’s new CD Here I Stand. “Love in This Club” has really been growing on me and I am really feeling it when I hear it. So I fired up the CD on Rhapsody and started listening.
The intro comes and goes, I hear my favorite song come along, and then I start getting pretty bored. I mean bored like wondering if that itch in my nose is a stray hair and I should go check in the mirror. Then I remember I am listening to a new CD to tell you fine folks about.
There isn’t much on it I really like. I kept listening to it waiting for that Usher hit. It was pretty disappointing. The second best song on Here I Stand is probably “What is a Man to Do”. Although it needs to lose the rancid whale mating sounds that chick is trying to make. I mean what is that? If that is suppose to be a middle eastern flair? You need to go back and listen to Sting and “Desert Rose” to see how it is done.
The other notable song on the CD is notable because of it’s absurdity. Your honor please allow me to enter these lyrics in as evidence.
Stay struggling with the part of me that wants to run the streets,
My Mac is in my backpack, I’m surfing on the sites,
I’m chatting, this ain’t cheating, jus telling myself a lie,
And it’s almost like I’m caught up and living another life,
Man I’m hungry for something, I need to feed this appetite
Did he really say he is struggling with the streets, he has a Mac in his backpack, and is cheating on his wife by having cyber sex in one whole verse? I don’t think they are gonna let you back in the ATL bro. I am just keeping it real.
We have expanded on our 10 Kickass Youtube Video idea and added it to the sidebar. I just finished adding my first 10 to the list. Now to give you some background, this isn’t a best of list. The only criteria is a good fucking live song on Youtube.
That means the list is highly debatable and very subjective. I don’t think you will have too look to close at the list I put up tonight to figure out I was in a dark aggressive mood.
Antimatter will love the Oasis song and Salviad will love the Pink Floyd and Neil Diamond songs but I love them all. This list is gonna change often so send us your favorite live youtube performances. Make sure they are live. You can email us here. One last thing. Make sure the sound and video are decent quality. None of us want to hear our favorite song recorded from a cell phone in the upper deck.
This is an excellent album that I have had for a while although I haven’t really listened to it much yet. For some unknown reason, I tend to buy like ten albums at one so a lot of times something gets lost in the shuffle. Well, this morning I was looking for something to listen to and decided on this album. I don’t remember where I heard about the band but I’m thinking I saw them perform at Glastonbury. Usually when I first listen to an album, the first thing that I pay attention to is the music to see if it interests me or not. Then I start to notice the lyrics more and more and usually a song will have like a great line or chorus that I catch onto so I will start to play that track over and over and listen more closely.
I know the music is in my wheelhouse so I’m ready to put a little more of the puzzle together. To do something a little bit different in this post since I have just really started paying attention to this album, I’m going to pick one line from each track that initially stands out. Also, I am going to resist the urge to look up the lyrics so if I am wrong here then that will just be a part of the process.
“Some want to kiss, some want to kick you.”
“Who would want to be a man of the people when they’re people like you?”
D is for Dangerous
“I think that you should know you’re his favorite worst nightmare.”
“And the daggers are drawn, who is the crook in this crime?”
“You used to get it in your fishnets, now you only get it in your night dress”
Only Ones Who Know
“I bet she told a million people that she’d stay in touch but all the little promises that don’t mean much when there memories to be made”
Do Me a Favour
“Curiosity becomes a heavy load, to heavy to hold.”
This House is a Circus
“Like a search for murder clues in dead man’s eyes”
If You Were There, Beware
“I wouldn’t have said it if I would have known”
The Bad Thing
“She said it’s the red wine this time but that is no excuse”
Old Yellow Bricks
“You’re such a fugitive but you don’t know what you’re running for”
“I’d probably still adore you with your hands around my neck”