Category Archives: Views and Reviews

Michael Jackson: Perfection Forever Out of Reach

How did I overlook “Thriller” and “Bad” in my list of Top 10 Pop Albums of All Time? Those two are definitely in there, and “Dangerous” is damn close. I guess like so many others, I fell victim to the media’s picture of him over the past 12 years… and starting to forget the amazing, …

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Got the Blues? Here’s What I Do.

It is natural for everyone, especially artistic people to go through highs and lows. The trick is to learn to deal with it. I’ve found many coping mechanisms to help me get through my emotional low points. I’m not in any way a psychologist, but perhaps if you find yourself down in the dumps or …

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Review: Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

I was shocked and surprised to discover that a Green Day album had clawed its way into my top ten albums. That Album was American Idiot. So in one sense I had high hopes for their new CD, but in another way, I really didn’t expect something to live up. My shock… I like the …

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Review: Don’t Flip The Script

33 I am hoping to turn people onto easily the most amazing album I have heard in a couple years… Irish Band, The Script’s self-titled debut album. This is amazing soulful rock, I would classify as a jam session between Maroon 5, The Fray and The Police. There are hard hitting emotions and situations interlocked …

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Prince – Lotusflow3r & MPLSound Review

A little under the weather this week, I was able to give a few close listens to a couple of new albums. While most critics have been giving MPLSound a bigger heads-up in the reviews than Lotusflow3r, I must disagree. Lotusflow3r: 31   –  MPLSound: 22 Yes, “Chocolate Box” on MPLSound is one of the most …

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Should you appeal to the “Masses” or do your own thing?

Adam Lambert has sure been a polarizing performer on American Idol. Most people are ranking him as a top contender to win the contest, but I actually hope he doesn’t. I think he will be a bigger star if he doesn’t win. Why? The best, most memorable artists of all time did their own thing. …

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No Autotune On the Horizon, No End to Hooks in Sight!

Review: U2 – No Line on the Horizon Believe it or not, when U2 first started breaking on the scene, I HATED Bono’s voice. I found it way to pitchy and raw. Even when I started liking their hits (when “With Or Without You”) came out, I liked them despite his voice. Then all of …

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My Top 10 Pop Albums of All Time

(edited June 26, 2009) Michael Jackson, how did I miss you? “Thriller” and “Bad” should both be on this list. “Dangerous” is damn close. Please accept my apologies in this article. I hate constantly hearing the cry of “The Album is Dead” or “the iPod has killed the Album.” Since I got my iPod several …

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