Archive for December 27th, 2011

Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked: Gimme Five

There is much about the Beatles that’s easy to love. Still, lend them your ear and you’ll discover a few duds.

Half Notes: Neko Case – Middle Cyclone (2009)

You will never hear anyone accuse Neko Case of “phoning it in.” She’s the kind of singer about whom there’s no doubt that she’s passionate about her craft, belting out a modern combination of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. The alt-country chanteuse returned here from a three-year break, and continued the slow, graceful distancing of herself from those backwoods rootsRead More

The Delfonics – La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection (1997)

“Philly soul” was a phrase used to describe and categorize a distinctive style of music produced and pressed on the Philly Groove label located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

One Track Mind: Jeremy Schonfeld, "Yet" (2011)

At its core, Jeremy Schonfeld’s new Iron and Coal is the singer-songwriter’s devastatingly effective memorial to his late father and the millions of Jews who suffered and died under the brutal Nazi regime in World War II-era Germany.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Badlands" (1978)

There was a time when Bruce intended to release “Badlands” with no saxophone solo. It’s kind of hard to imagine, much like it’s hard to erase all of that history