The album, unlike the single, is a complete offering. It’s not just verse, chorus, verse, chorus, interlude, chorus, outro. It’s not one lone musical idea. It’s an entire pallet of ideas. It’s an opera, a play, a novel. The album can be one of the greatest pieces of art, and when properly done, it’s magical.
Dear friends, family, loyal readers, and music lovers alike,
Just yesterday, I got engaged to the most wonderful girl in the world. And now, on top of the world, it’s time to share my joy with you, in the form of wedding songs. Thanks for reading and sharing in my happiness and as always – enjoy the music.
We’ve just about reached the halfway point of the year, and with it comes the time for us to take a gander back at all the amazing new albums released this year. We had some great debut albums and myriad later releases, in a year that has so far released few of the albums I was excited about (Radiohead, The Strokes, Arcade Fire) but still has managed to keep me highly entertained.
So here it is: my list of the best, the most interesting, the quirkiest, and the stuff I just love to listen to; all combined into a no-order-necessary and no-nonsense list. Check out the tracks, buy the albums, and as always – enjoy the music. Continue reading →
We’re in the awkward post-tour stage where Ed Ved and Co. are no longer on tour (at least in this country), but the official bootlegs aren’t out yet. Well, thank goodness for YouTube, audience bootlegs, and (more recently) PJ Radio bringing us the songs we want immediately after the shows. I know it’s childish to need this much this soon, but at this point in their touring career, every show packs with it such unbelievable energy and excitement and one can’t wait to relive it.
So these aren’t the official bootlegs, but they’re not far off. (Thanks, Yonah!) Due to copyright concerns, I’m only going to stream these tracks. But that’s ok – they’re awesome enough for you to stick around and listen.
So, while I did get to see Pearl Jam on Thursday night, I was unable to see the opening band, The Black Keys, whom I’ve been meaning to see live for a while. Alas, it wasn’t to be this time around. Another band that was not to be was Band of Horses, who opened for Pearl Jam on every other date of the tour. But with BOH, at least I have this bootleg from the Columbus, Ohio show to listen to. And now you do too.