Archive for February 8th, 2014

Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made: Special Edition (2014)

Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made: Special Edition (2014)

There’s a reason most prog albums leave the epic song for the end, as Marillion’s 17th album made clear. They began here with “Gaza,” a dramatic rumination on the senselessness of war, and then seemed to struggle for a while to regain momentum.

Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’: ‘Someone was thinking about you’

Julian Lennon on inspiring the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’: ‘Someone was thinking about you’

As the celebrations marking 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America reach a fever pitch, Julian Lennon remembers their legacy — and his role in it.

One Track Mind: Band of Horses, “Neighbor” from Acoustic at the Ryman (2014)

It’s not like “Neighbor,” the closing moment of Band of Horses’ 2010 album Infinite Arms, was a boisterous, plugged-in stomper. And yet, this new version — part of their forthcoming Acoustic at the Ryman, due on February 11, 2014 — finds a quieter place

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Two Folk Songs” (1980)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Two Folk Songs” (1980)

I have to admit that intellectually, I was not prepared for 80/81. I had not yet listened to enough jazz music. American Garage, First Circle, Kind of Blue and Weather Report’s 8:30 rounded out nearly my entire listening discography. It just wasn’t enough. And even when I finally took the deep dive, the enormity of this body of music wasRead More

Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band – The Red Day Album (2014)

A band I have heard of, but never actually heard until now, Thomas Edisun’s Electric Light Bulb Band attained a good amount of recognition in their home state of Louisiana during the 1960s.

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