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    Top 10 Posthumous Albums

    Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

    The recent release of the late Amy Winehouse’s Lioness: Hidden Treasures got me thinking about posthumous albums. How, when done out of love and respect, they can be a true artist tribute and a treasure to any fan; and how they can just as easily be a shameless attempt on the part of the record […]

    Top 10 Women in Rock

    Thursday, October 27th, 2011

    Rock and roll has always been a male-dominated arena, but there’s no overemphasizing the great impact female rockers have had on the last 50 years of music. Here we acknowledge the women who not only paved the way for others by changing people’s expectations of women in rock and dismantling gender barriers, but who stretched […]

    Top 10 David Bowie Albums

    Saturday, October 15th, 2011

    There’s no denying the impact this English artist has had on music over the last four decades. The sheer amount of innovation and eclecticism in his oeuvre is staggering. Therefore, it’s not difficult to fill up these 10 slots. What is difficult is to rank his genius. David Bowie has had so many incarnations—mod Bowie, […]

    Top 10 Aerosmith Albums

    Friday, September 30th, 2011

    Full disclosure: Aerosmith was my first rock and roll crush. As an 11-year-old in the early ’90s, I was forever changed the day I received a copy of Get a Grip. Perhaps I was in awe of the fact that this band, one of the defining hard-rock groups of the ’70s, had overcome internal conflicts […]

    5 Ridiculously Skilled Musicians You Have to Hear to Believe

    Friday, August 27th, 2010

    Ultimately, music isn’t about talent, but about artistic expression. Popular music is full of musicians who may have not had the greatest skills, yet made a huge impact on music and the world. Groups like The Beatles, Nirvana, The Ramones…all great, but not exactly “virtuosos”. This post isn’t about these musicians. Nope, here we’re going […]


    Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

    Sometimes I go through writers block on this blog. You can see there are times when I write lots of posts, then times when I don’t write for weeks. I think I found a solution: I shuffle all of the songs on my iPod, then I write about the first 3 albums that come up. […]

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