Category Archives: Music History

Album Review: Playlist: The Best Of Five For Fighting

Although this album was never released in the United States (at least to my knowledge), the album is pretty easily available on cheap imports, so there’s that.  The real criteria that matters for an album like this one is whether … Continue reading

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Album Review: Slice

I must admit that I have a great fondness for the music of Five For Fighting.  Suffice it to say that I own most of the project’s albums, although I bought most of them before I reviewed everything and they … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: INXS

It seems rather shocking and surprising that Australia, for all of its influence on American pop and rock music, has so few acts inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame [1].  While there are several worthy candidates from … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Great Masters: Haydn–His Life And Music

Great Courses:  Great Masters:  Haydn–His Life And Music, taught by Professor Robert Greenberg As someone who has listened to a couple of series of lectures by this professor before [1], this lecture is full of the infectious enthusiasm he has … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Course: Great Masters: Beethoven–His Life And Music

Great Course:  Great Maters:  Beethoven–His Life And Music, taught by Professor Robert Greenberg I must admit that I did not know a great deal about the personal life of Ludwig von Beethoven before taking this fantastic course from the always-entertaining … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Lesley Gore

I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of Lesley Gore is rather limited.  Like most people, I am most familiar with a couple of songs she recorded before the age of eighteen:  “It’s My Party” and “You … Continue reading

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Album Review: We Beefin (EP)

We Beefin, by Wendy’s Although I don’t blog about it often [1], I’m a pretty big fan of Wendy’s.  When I was a kid I ate there because they had a nice salad bar to go with chicken sandwiches and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Rainbow (2017)

Rainbow, by Kesha Ultimately, this album may prove to be among the most culturally significant albums of 2017.  The context of this album is illuminating, in that it was released after a massive popular outcry against Kesha’s label forced their … Continue reading

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Album Review: Melodrama

Melodrama, by Lorde Lorde’s second album, recorded during a period of personal struggle for the young singer, was released a few years after the very successful first album she released, which I have not heard in its entirety although the … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Joe Walsh

[Note:  After this post had been written but before it was published, one of my readers, Mike Honcho, said the following about Joe Walsh that I thought would be good to share:  “How about Joe Walsh/James Gang. I know he’s … Continue reading

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