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Chicago, “Italian From New York” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Italian From New York” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

You won’t find this on anyone’s list of Top 10 favorite Chicago songs, but “Italian from New York” proves just how versatile they were in the ’70s.

Chicago, “Critic’s Choice” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Critic’s Choice” from Chicago VI (1973): Saturdays in the Park

‘Chicago VI’ doesn’t get off to a great start, as “Critic’s Choice” becomes Robert Lamm’s first misfire.

Yes, “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from ‘Tormato’ (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from ‘Tormato’ (1978): YESterdays

I know a lot of fans will disagree with me but I believe “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” is a Yes classic. Re-live it, if you dare.

Yes, “Circus of Heaven” from Tormato (1978) YESterdays

Yes, “Circus of Heaven” from Tormato (1978) YESterdays

The Jon Anderson-penned “Circus of Heaven” continues a trend of inconsistency which plagued Yes’ ‘Tormato.’

Yes, “Arriving UFO” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “Arriving UFO” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

While the earlier “Madrigal” seemed to end too soon, Yes’ “Arriving UFO” instead overstays its welcome.

Yes, “Future Times / Rejoice” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “Future Times / Rejoice” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

As an opening track, “Future Times/Rejoice” is not a good omen for the rest of Yes’ ‘Tormato.’

Metallica, “Hardwired” from Hardwired … to Self Destruct (2016): One Track Mind

Metallica, “Hardwired” from Hardwired … to Self Destruct (2016): One Track Mind

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.

Steven Tyler – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)

Steven Tyler – We’re All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)

I wasn’t going to listen to Steven Tyler’s new country-influenced album, but I’m such an Aerosmith fanboy that I unfortunately just couldn’t resist.

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

Pity the poor Brits, who didn’t initially receive the full 11-song U.S. version of the Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ released on Nov. 27, 1967.

Paul McCartney’s Give My Regards to Broadstreet had one moment that wasn’t awful

Paul McCartney’s Give My Regards to Broadstreet had one moment that wasn’t awful

Tucked away inside the largely avoidable ‘Give My Regards to Broadstreet,’ issued on Oct. 22, 1984, was Paul McCartney’s first real rock song in years.

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