The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?
One Track Mind
Bob Seger’s ‘The Distance’ has a musical power which exceeds the lyrical heft of the far-more-popular ‘Night Moves,’ as heard on stand-out cuts like “Boomtown Blues.”
The haunting “Walk the Walk” is heartfelt, bold tale of broken promises in a relationship. There’s real fire and fury in what Lizzy Rose says here.
I didn’t want to go with a knee-jerk reaction to Metallica’s “Hardwired.” I wanted to give it a chance to grow on me. It hasn’t yet.
A rebuilt lineup of Kansas recalls their past, even as they show tremendous growth, on an advance track from the band’s first new album in 16 years.
Blackberry Smoke’s last album needed a little more grit. If “Waiting for the Thunder” is any indication, maybe we’ll get some of that back.
The most tragic histories can make the greatest songs, as the Indigo Girls’ “Rise of the Black Messiah” reminds us.
Taped in Room 124 of the Edwardsville, Ill., Holiday Inn, 1977’s “Shaky Town” is one of the rawest Jackson Browne recordings – and a must-have song when traveling.
As with the last two albums, Flotsam and Jetsam gives us something a little different here – providing a tasty tribute to metal legends Iron Maiden.
Jumping with joyful energy, the Secrets’ “Feel Pretty Good” is honestly one of the best power pop workouts ever to be.