Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tribal Machine, "The Orwellian Night"

Tribal Machine
The Orwellian Night

Chances are, if you were born past 1980 and you hear the words “concept album”, your mind automatically jumps to Green Day and their most recent two albums. However, they're not the only band making such albums today (and they were hardly the first), and other than a political theme, Tribal Machine shares nothing in common with the California pop-punk-sters, so before you listen to The Orwellian Night, get that thought out of your head.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Willie Nelson, "Setlist: Best Of Willie Nelson Live"

Willie Nelson
Setlist: Best of Willie Nelson Live

What can you really say about an American legend who still makes worthwhile music? Plenty of Willie Nelson's musical brothers are churning out poor albums and starring in Victoria's Secret commercials, but Nelson continues to make good music, and even a greatest hits CD is worth your money.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Percy Howard's Meridiem, "A Pleasant Fiction"

Percy Howard's Meridiem
A Pleasant Fiction

Before I look at any information about an artist or the album I'm reviewing, I listen to the entire thing first. I did this with A Pleasant Fiction, the 2004 release from Percy Howard, and then I looked him up on his website and on Google expecting to find people like me who didn't quite understand or particularly enjoy the album. Instead, I was greeted by rave review after rave review.

Heathen, "The Evolution of Chaos"

The Evolution of Chaos

If you're not a metal fan, then you probably haven't heard of Heathen, but you probably have heard music just like their newest album The Evolution of Chaos.