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Tuesday Tunes: Favorite studio album by year since 1970

As a follow-up to last weeks’ list, here are my favorite albums by year since 1970. The list identifies only studio albums, not greatest hits, live, compilation, or similar types of albums. For only two years (1990 and 1999), I … Continue reading

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Wolf Alice proves that great rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well

London-based rock band Wolf Alice released their third full-length album, Blue Weekend, on June 4th to rave reviews by their fans and by the critics. In fact, as of June 6th, Blue Weekend has the highest composite score on Metacritic … Continue reading

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Memphis – “The Cradle of American Music”

  Yes, Nashville may bill itself as “Music City” and Austin claims to be America’s “Live Music Capital,” but if there is one city in the United States that has truly given birth to the greatest variety of music genre … Continue reading

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American music birthplace geography

From Jazz to Blues to Hip Hop and Rock ‘n Roll, there are many styles of music that populate the United States. The following map depicts the geographic location(s) where these varied forms and their sub-genres have germinated across the … Continue reading

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Little Graves release their first full-length album – “Rituals”

It’s not often that you get a chance to review a first full-length album from a band that you have followed almost from the start. Little Graves, who formed back in 2017, just released their first full-length album on Friday. … Continue reading

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“Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers packs a powerful punch!

I became a big fan of Phoebe Bridgers when I first heard and then bought her joint album with Conor Oblerst under the band name of Better Oblivion Community Center in 2019. This led me to all kinds of fabulous … Continue reading

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2013’s top album – “Soft Will” by Smith Westerns

I have got to admit that I discovered this album later in the calendar year even though it was released in the summer. Despite my tardiness, the crisp, melodic indie/alternative  rock sounds and the fine lyrics of Soft Will make … Continue reading

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The loss of urban innocence

There are many finely crafted songs and complete records that have been written about cities and towns, both specific to a particular community and in general. Some may note the dynamic vibrancy of the city, such as “New York, New … Continue reading

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One helluva rock n’ roll tune!

While surfin’ the net this past weekend, I came across a post on Word Press highlighting a song entitled Revolution by the John Butler Trio who formed in Fremantle, Australia.  My first thought was, “Hum…I wonder if this is a cover of … Continue reading

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Finding musical gold at the end of a rainbow

On Being is the title of a fantastic album by an alternative rock/indie band from Mid-Michigan called Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers. Yes, they have a lengthy band name that would qualify for inclusion on my list of the … Continue reading

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