Archive for February 1st, 2013

Best of January 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Steven Wilson, Richard Thompson, Depeche Mode

Four of this month’s reader-selected Top 10 items on Something Else! Reviews deal with Beatle-y things: Specifically, the times they whiffed as a group and as solo artists

Deep Beatles: “I’ve Got A Feeling” (1970)

Volumes have been written on the Lennon/McCartney dynamic, after point/counterpoint exchanges graced “We Can Work It Out,” “Getting Better,” and “She’s Leaving Home.” One of their finest moments as a duo occurred during the troubled Get Back sessions.

Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes – U R My Everything (2013)

As Professor Porkchop’s album rocks and sways, there is much to be said about the music. U R My Everything weaves in every thread in the crazy-quilt tapestry of sounds associated with Louisiana

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Beats (2013)

A new remix project focusing on Mike Oldfield’s 1973 genre-defining new-age smash Tubular Bells ends on a stirring note, as the multi-instrumentalist is joined by ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen on the finale “Never Too Far.”

The Friday Morning Listen: Joy Kills Sorrow – Darkness Sure Becomes This City (2010)

Though I have occasionally written about politics (and in that case, it was about the stupidity and lack of logic as opposed to particular ideas), I’ve for the most part avoided writing about religion. Can (or should) an atheist write about religion?