Archive for January 8th, 2013

Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked (again!)

Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked (again!)

We called “All You Need Is Love” a pasted-together goof, “The Long and Winding Road” a devastatingly maudlin bore. And you ripped us to shreds. Now, we’re back for more.

Steve Lukather – Transition (2013)

Steve Lukather – Transition (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCgVy1dmfIQ&w=500&h=305] Steve Lukather has, over the last few years, made a considered effort to embrace the underrated command of popular genres that made his band Toto such an ear-wormy pleasure. Transition adds a personal undertow.

One Track Mind: Dan White Sextet, “Man Out Of You” (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VnAnyN41FI?list=PLiBatcGAw37n4mgLvfZ4rsxquHkuM4-C0&w=420&h=315] Ever since Dave Brubeck brought tunes like “Someday My Price Will Come” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” into the jazz world in 1957, savvier cats have found a melodic gold mine from the Disney movie soundtracks.

Streams: David Bowie, “Where Are We Now?” (2013)

Streams: David Bowie, “Where Are We Now?” (2013)

You knew that if David Bowie ever ended his premature retirement, it would be like this — completely out of nowhere. One of rock’s most mercurial figures, he has returned as suddenly as he left.