I hate to break it to you, but Pearl Jam’s 10th album is both a beautiful – and disjointed – mess. Let’s face it – any band that makes it to 10 studio albums deserves the title of ‘legacy act.’ As such, the pressure to make the album that befits the pedigree of such a widely accepted rock band is gargantuan in nature. Another pitfall of a legacy album is that you’re generally only a good as the last two [...]
Part Two of our look at the music of Justin Timberlake…with a playlist of his biggest and best!
Coming Around Again is back…with Jermaine and Stevie.
Paying tribute to the career of Justin Timberlake, and remembering the early, awkward years.
Alexi Krauss and Derek Miller are now into the third album of the discography for their noise pop/rock duo known to the general public as Sleigh Bells. I’m personally waiting for them to hit the five album mark so I can simply cherry pick the singles for a ‘best of,’ collection. This band finds its roots in others like The Raveonettes, The Pixies and Andrew WK. While they take the collective wisdom of those precursors…they have not proven to string [...]
Monnie goes track-by-track on Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz. Amidst all the attention craving, might it actually be a decent pop album?
Richard Melville Hall (aka Moby) is back with his 11th album and continues his deft broad stroke artistry utilizing electronic music as the backdrop for his tales. For this album he’s enlisted a some interesting choices for guest vocals. Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, QOTSA), Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips) and Cold Specks are just a few of the names to drop by. He has a script and sticks to it. The album opens with an echoed/syncopated set of notes that [...]