On Second Thought

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

A new Led Zeppelin reissue gives S. Victor Aaron, Nick DeRiso, JC Mosquito, Fred Phillips and Mark Saleski the chance to reassess.

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014): On Second Thought

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014): On Second Thought

This is the post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album that David Gilmour should have made in the first place — one that reflects his own strengths.

Thirty Steps to Forward – The Bird and The Fool (2009): On Second Thought

Thirty Steps to Forward – The Bird and The Fool (2009): On Second Thought

Warm, tranquil, and making do with minimal fuss, Thirty Steps to Forward’s ‘The Bird And The Fool’ is immaculately alluring.

John Lennon – Walls and Bridges (1974): On Second Thought

John Lennon – Walls and Bridges (1974): On Second Thought

John Lennon’s 40-year-old ‘Walls and Bridges’ is long overdue for a critical reevaluation.

The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1967): On Second Thought

The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1967): On Second Thought

The Foundations’ ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’ didn’t just aspire to Motown’ classic sound. They captured it.

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

On Second Thought: David Ackles, “Montana Song” from American Gothic (1972)

Bombastic and wildly ambitious, but also deeply moving.

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969): On Second Thought

Simultaneously the Beatles at their best, and the sound of a band disintegrating.

On Second Thought: The June – Magic Circles (2009)

On Second Thought: The June – Magic Circles (2009)

The surprise is a cover of a lesser-known gem from Badfinger’s Pete Ham.

On Second Thought: The Above – The Above (2010)

On Second Thought: The Above – The Above (2010)

This Brooklyn five-piece races down Carnaby Street, circa 1966.

On Second Thought: The JuJus – You Treat Me Bad (2009)

On Second Thought: The JuJus – You Treat Me Bad (2009)

These songs were an ideal vehicle for the Julus’ energy and vision.