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Album Review: Rockin’ With The Rhythm

Rockin’ With The Rhythm, by the Judds As the second full album I have listened to by the Judds, I have to say that the 1980s are a strange era of country music. Despite growing up in the country, this … Continue reading

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The Unmet Hunger For Genuine Competition

One of the more pervasive and frustrating aspects of contemporary life for me personally, and it appears for many other people as well, is the unmet hunger for genuine competition that exists in so many areas of life. As a … Continue reading

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Album Review: Master Of Puppets

Master Of Puppets, by Metallica By the time they were beginning work on their third album, Metallica had moved from the minor leagues to a larger label, and their earlier albums had slowly grown into popular albums that demonstrated that … Continue reading

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Album Review: Look Into The Future

Look Into The Future, by Journey Only one year after their debut, Journey recorded eight songs for their follow-up album. It is unclear if the band itself was aiming for pop success, but at least in terms of the runtime … Continue reading

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Album Review: Journey (1975)

Journey, by Journey In the period from the late 1970’s to the mid-1980’s, Journey was among the most successful bands on the planet, with a pleasing arena rock sound that led to massive album sales and numerous hit singles that … Continue reading

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Album Review: When Christmas Comes Around….

When Christmas Comes Around…., by Kelly Clarkson For the record, I review this album upon request as someone who does not happen to celebrate Christmas. I have discussed my thoughts about the season on numerous occasions and do not wish … Continue reading

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Zanz Kant Danz (But He’ll Steal Your Money)

One of the most notable and least examined aspects of the music industry is how many songs that seem on their face to be songs about dysfunctional romantic relationships end up being about the dysfunctional relationship between musical acts and … Continue reading

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Read ‘Em And Weep

This evening as I was heading off to dinner, I found myself listening to satellite radio, which was playing the top 40 for this week in 1983. 1983 is recognized as one of the greatest years in music history, and … Continue reading

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Villain Arc Incoming

One of the ways one can tell that we are in an evil age is that we glorify villain arcs and sympathize far more with villains than with heroes because we can identify with the fallen and wicked but not … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

One of the unfortunate realities when it comes to women in the music industry is that people–and it is unclear exactly who is responsible for this–are keen on pitting these women against each other, as if there is only room … Continue reading

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