1 – Rehab – Amy Winehouse – four years after her death, Amy is timeless on this great song which bypasses irony because it is so good,and so catchy, that its frothy good nature can’t be depressed by a nightmare and uncontrollable addiction – A
2 – Ong Ong – Blur – I am getting round to reviewing the new album, I was gonna do it yesterday and ran out of time, but when I do I will call this track the most fun on the album, (I will also sneer at the UK critics overreaction, though that goes without saying) – A
3 – Over My Head – Alabama Shakes – I gave the album a paragraph last week, and I stand by it, but songs like this Gospel-y charmer that ends the album makes we wanna write more – A
4 – Heavy Metal And Reflective – Azealia Banks – Down to counting the days till her Irving Plaza gig (fifteen), this has a teutonic beat and a metallic sting to it and it rocks but in place. She really is one of the best rappers around – A
5 – You Stole The Sun From My Heart – Some bloke commented that this isn’t a love song, it is about Nicky’s hatred of touring. God I hope not – A-
6 – Looks Like Rain – Passion Pit – I am beginning to wonder if I got this guy I love this song so much – A
7 – Deja Vu – Giorgio Moroder – Sia’s best moment since “Titanium”, maybe ever, gives the character to Moroder’s magic metronome – A-
8 – Bring Him Home – Josh Groban – My friend Roger Arnold on Groban: ” I cannot STAND his staccato tremolo. It’s supposed to be delivered from the diaphragm, a sweet tail on the note like BBs vibrato. His is like a kid making machine gun noises.But he is funny.”
9 – The Glamourous Life – Sheena Easton – This is one from the days when Prince had the magic touch, a puccussion dream of a track – A
10 – Meme – Brand New – Terrific headbanger of a rocker, moves fast and furious all the way through – A
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-10-23 – 3-16-23
a potential top album of the year.
Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed
Refreshingly honest and considerate
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Albums 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
can they survive an entire album?
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks March 20th To 26Th
Fleet Foxes are at the Belasco on Wednesday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1985 (Volume 16, Number 12)
highlighting hair metal bands simply to make fun of them was more amusing than profitable
UK Top 10 Albums 3-17-23 – 3-23-23
In the US, Morgan will be pushing Miley out in a week or two but in the UK…?
A Superhero For Late Night TV Is On The Way
On his way to save the day… and the night
Robert Smith Is Fighting The Good Fight: Will Scalpers Always Find A Way?
How is Vividseats able to get around this technical problem?
Taylor Swift Began Her Latest World Tour Yesterday in Arizona… Here is the setlist
she really underrepresented her first ten years