The Junior League’s ‘Also Rans’ is smooth enough to boast power-pop accessibility, but flashes of punk-like energy keep things interesting.
Ben Folds’ ‘Way to Normal,’ released in September 2008, found him recalling past glories, even as he became ever more potty mouthed.
I’m still looking for a published interview where any of the Beatles or producer George Martin indicate a preference for monaural sound.
Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers vs. Monkees’ Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.: Odd Couples
One went on to acclaim; the other to No. 1 on the charts. Both are high water marks, not just for the Byrds and Monkees but for all of ’60s pop.
Promoting both ecstasy and heartache, the never-reissued ‘Love Songs’ is perfect for those who prefer the softer touches of the Beatles.
Sidemen Joey Molland and Alan White joined us for a deeper dive in John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ released on Sept. 9, 1971.
Toto’s “All Us Boys” starts side two of Hydra by throwing all of the previous themes out the window. It only gets more confounding.
Decades after “Cars” arrived on September 7, 1979 as part of ‘The Pleasure Principle,’ Gary Numan’s influence is only becoming more obvious.
Hall and Oates scored their first No. 1 song in the summer of 1976. John Oates tells us why they refused to stand pat after that.
Damfino’s poppy vocals, blended with jerky rhythms and angular hooks, aim to revive memories of bands like the dBs and XTC.