1. Diamond Rings And Old Barstools – Tim McGraw -I never claimed McGraw had no voice, I claimed he had no personality. And he has no personality. He also has lousy taste in songs. But this duet with his cousin Catherine Mann is more than a generic ballad, it is a lovely song with a smart metaphor – B+
2 Flora-Bama – Kenny Chesney – Kenny continues to mine his his Jimmy Buffett via Jack Johnson, and lightning can always strike one. This is a goodie – B+
3. Two Heats – Chris Isaak – Mines Roy Orbison for all he’s worth with a song to back it up – A+
4. Rendezvous – The dB’s – Possibly the best song about Presley ever written and his most brutal epitaph, “taking care of business doesn’t mean a thing” – A+
5. Seen It All – Jeezy, Jay-Z – Southern rapper plus Jigga and a talented little hook they got there – A-
6. Baby, Let’s Play House (Rehearsal) – Elvis Presley – On the first verse? “you may get religion but don’t be nobody’s fool” – A
7. Sherry Baby – Bruce Springsteen – elsewhere, Edward Huerta didn’t rate this but I consider it one of his greatest songs, a terrific story with a free highway leading to happiness – A+
8. The Way I Am – Eminem – Brutally, he tears apart fame – A+
9. Do it Again – Robyn and Royksopp – The albums one real pop move – A-
10. That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas) – Lyle Lovett – This song is so great Julia Roberts married him for it – A+
Going Steady: New Singles 3-17-23 – 3-23-23 Reviewed
it is like a change in the drill direction
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