Jeff Lynne’s ‘Armchair Theatre,’ released this month in 1990, struggled to live up to its opening track’s promise – but often charmed us, anyway.
In its best moments, the National Anthem is a heady combination of patriotism and emotional resonance. Then, there are the other times.
The hard-rocking, unjustly overlooked Rugbys certainly had good ideas and a rich imagination, so there’s a lot of neat stuff going on here.
‘Hydra,’ Toto’s second album, confounded critics and fans alike upon its release in October 1979, but it has aged well.
Bad Company was better than they were given credit for. And Paul Rodgers, these reissues make clear, ranks among the best rock singers of all time.
It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.
“Don’t Ya Tell Henry,” released 40 years ago this month on ‘The Basement Tapes,’ illustrates how Bob Dylan and the Band pushed each other to greatness.
Alan Parsons Project’s prophetic ‘I Robot,’ issued this month in 1977, focused on the uneasy relationship between human and machine.
It turns out master singer-songwriter John Hiatt hit the nail on the head concerning the current Confederate flag controversy – some 15 years ago.
‘Dance Me This’ is diverse in its content and genre references, outer-worldly, edgy and, OK, a little bit weird. Just like Frank Zappa.