Wednesday, November 23, 2016

One Sentence Reviews: Alice Cooper Goes to Hell by Alice Cooper



Forget the details; let's get to the heart of the matter. Here's our one sentence review of Alice Cooper's big conceptual successor to the smash hit, Welcome to My Nightmare.

Alice Cooper Goes To Hell is both silly and heartfelt, like if Paul Lynde & Paul Williams teamed up to write a disco musical about the literal damnation of glam rock degenerates.



Monday, October 17, 2016

One Sentence Reviews: In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson


Forget the details; let's get to the heart of the matter. Here's our one-sentence review for King Crimson's debut album and progressive rock progenitor, In The Court Of The Crimson King.

If John Coltrane had lived to form a rock band in 1969, this would be the Bible Black to that band's more orthodox expressions.



Monday, October 10, 2016

One Sentence Reviews: Sandinista! By The Clash


Forget the details; let's get to the heart of the matter. Here's our one sentence review of The Clash's follow-up to the instant classic, London Calling.

Sandinista! is the 80's companion album to Self Portrait that Bob Dylan should have made.


Monday, September 5, 2016

The September Playlist: Kansas Is A Band

Kansas is a band--a band whose songs are played every day on classic rock radio ("Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust In The Wind"), who have toured frequently throughout their existence, and who return to the album charts this month (hopefully) with The Prelude Implicit, their first new studio album in 16 years.
In celebration of this monumental release, we've compiled a playlist of one song from each of Kansas' previous studio albums, arranged chronologically. You may hear some songs you recognize, while others may turn you on to albums you forgot existed. These selections run the gamut of Kansas' classic sounds, from outright prog to southern boogie to ballads and harder-edged rock.

1. "Bringing It Back" from Kansas
2. "Lamplight Symphony" from Song For America
3. "Mysteries And Mayhem" from Masque
4. "Opus Insert" from Leftoverture
5. "Closet Chronicles" from Point Of Know Return
6. "Angels Have Fallen" from Monolith
7. "No One Together" from Audio-Visions
8. "Chasing Shadows" from Vinyl Confessions
9. "End Of The Age" from Drastic Measures
10. "We're Not Alone Anymore" from Power
11. "Inside Of Me" from In The Spirit Of Things
12. "Black Fathom 4" from Freaks Of Nature
13. "The Sky Is Falling" from Always Never The Same
14. "When The World Was Young" from Somewhere To Elsewhere
15. "Blood In The Water" from Native Window