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TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2014 – #4: U2 – SONGS OF INNOCENCE…

Hopefully now that the frenzy over the iTunes fiasco has died down, people can appreciate Songs of Innocence for what it is: one of the best albums U2 has recorded in a long time. All OF those things that make U2 great are here. They are tight still as a four piece. They use atmosphere, […]

THE DEFINI-SPECIA-LUXE EDITION: CYNDI LAUPER – SHE’S SO UNUSUAL – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION…

30 and a half years ago, Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual hit the stores. It didn’t burn up the charts right away, but it crept up and when MTV started playing the now famous video for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, it started a chain of events and hits that made Cyndi a bonafide […]

THE REBOOT: MORRISSEY – YOUR ARSENAL (DEFINITIVE MASTER EDITION)…

This week one of Morrissey’s arguably finest albums was released in a “Definitive Master” edition. 1992’s Your Arsenal was the full-length album debut of Moz’s new band featuring Boz Boorer, who would stick with him the rest of his career to date and become an important collaborator. The album was a ferocious change of pace […]

Top 25 Albums of 2013 – #6: FRANZ FERDINAND – RIGHT THOUGHTS, RIGHT WORDS, RIGHT ACTION…

Franz Ferdinand’s first album in 4 years is everything I could want in a Franz album. It has the high energy guitar licks, the quirky and instantly catchy choruses, witty lyrics and a type of nerdy funk that this band does right. Like with the band’s past albums, all of which I love, they have […]

Top 25 Albums of 2013 – #21: BLACK SABBATH – 13…

After literally a couple of decades of talking about it, but never having it come to fruition, this year we finally saw the first album by the classic seventies lineup of Black Sabbath. Well… sort of. By the time the guys finally got their stuff together and got serious about recording, original drummer Bill Ward […]

THE REBOOT: IMAGINE DRAGONS – NIGHT VISIONS “DELUXE EDITION”…

Earlier this year one of my favorite albums of 2012 was re-released in a Deluxe Edition. Typically an after-the-fact re-release like this is put out there for one of a couple main reasons. Sometimes an unlikely one-off single by an artist is released *after* the album, and the record company tacks the song on in […]