Posts tagged "America"
Spin Cycle: Band of Horses, Mirage Rock

Spin Cycle: Band of Horses, Mirage Rock

Band of Horses reign it in and craft a harmonic homage to 70s AM radio on fourth album “Mirage Rock”

Spin Cycle: America’s “Back Pages”

Really, the concept of an artist, established or otherwise, churning out a covers record pretty much amounts to: “because I can, that’s why.” America is no exception – fourteen albums in, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley clearly have acoustic-flecked, reedy-voiced, lite-rock MOR compositions to spare. Still, Back Pages┬ápays tribute to songwriters both old and young – it’s twelve cover songs, essentially, and if the concept of twelve cover songs by America either excites or repulses you, well, there’s your review […]

New Release Report 7/26/11: R&B Overload…and Rabbits

It’s got to be tough living in someone’s shadow, especially when you’ve got talent of your own. Kelly Rowland has spent the last fifteen years (for better or for worse) being perceived as “the other chick in Destiny’s Child”. That does her kind of a disservice-seeing as a) she’s fine as hell (prettier than Beyonce, IMHO) and she’s got a pretty voice, even if the material she’s given is often terrible. Her solo career has really never gotten off the […]

Happy 4th!!: Songs About America

On Friday, we posted a Billboard article about the best and worst versions of our national anthem. Yesterday, we posted a video for a song that makes for great driving music on this holiday weekend. Today, I’m posting videos for a couple of my favorite songs about America. Hey, when I find a theme, I stick to it!! Pay special attention to this first one, ’cause you KNOW it’s gonna get taken down sooner or later.