I continue to ‘date’ myself the longer I continue doing reviews on this site. Do you remember such 90’s radio gems as ‘All I Wanna Do is Rock,’ ‘Tied to the 90’s,’ ‘Why Does it Always Rain on Me,’ or ‘Sing?’ If you do then you’re in for a pleasant surprise because THAT band is back with a brand new album that takes all of those great moments in the band’s early history and carries on the legacy that began [...]
We’re picking up a little bit before the Summer ends with some big names and even bigger albums (We also have another contest to mention but more on that later)! Honestly, regardless of the new albums from Blue October, Travis, Jimmy Buffett, or Earl Sweatshirt today, all eyes are looking at John Mayer and Paradise Valley. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of his last one (Born and Raised) but this one seems to be getting praise from everyone. It also [...]
Remember the mid-90’s British Rock band Travis? No? You mean you don’t remember such memorable tracks as ‘ Tied to The 90’s ‘ ‘ All I Wanna Do Is Rock ,’ or ‘ Sing ?’ For anyone who peeled a layer of the onion past Oasis and Blur, they’d find a treasure trove of great Brit Pop Rock with Travis, James or Manic Street Preachers. Travis was literally a blueprint band for what Coldplay would eventually springboard to. Fran Healy and company are back on August 19th, with their seventh full-length [...]
The Counting Crows pay homage to Gram Parsons, Dawes, and Dylan on “Underwater Sunshine”, a covers album and their first record since 2008.
Scottish outfit Travis was one of those bands who got signed in the wake of the 90s Britpop invasion that kinda never was, at least not on these shores. While they’ve been best sellers in the UK for over a decade, they never made a major impact on British shores. A damn shame, in my opinion, ’cause I’d take “The Man Who” or “12 Memories” over anything by Oasis (except for maybe “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory”) in a heartbeat. [...]
Following last year’s Beatles reissues, the folks at EMI/Capitol are commemorating what would have been the 70th birthday of the great John Lennon by remastering and reissuing his entire eight-album catalog. If you have the scratch and/or are a tremendous Lennon fan, there is also the 11-disc [amazon-product text="Signature Box" tracking_id="popblerdcom-20" type="text"]B003TVMIDO[/amazon-product] that contains just about everything the man ever recorded and released. As John Lennon is one of the most iconic figures in popular music, I can think of [...]