It's Bonus Song Thursday! Bill and Brian get only semi-tangential from our Rilo Kiley episode and chat about Jenny Lewis' "She's Not Me." We talk about Ryan Adams' smooth production, the excellent guitar solo, and whether or not...
Singer songwriter Lance Scott Greene (not-poprecords.bandcamp.com) joins Bill and Brian as we make our way through Indie August to discuss Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous (2004, Brute/Beaute). Lance talks about discovering the band via a discman into...
It's Bonus Song Thursday! And Bill and Brian take a deeper dive into Lou Barlow's non-Dinosaur Jr project Sebadoh and their song "The Freed Pig." We talk a little about...
Bill and Brian kick off Indie August with podcaster Josh Flanagan (ifanboy.com) joining them to discuss Dinosaur Jr's You're Living All Over Me (1987, SST). Josh explains how his 'mid-life crisis' helped him dive into a band that has been circling him for decades. Then Bill, Brian, and Josh discuss...
Podcaster and WXPN music director Dan Reed (soundcloud.com/ddmusicpodcast) joins Bill and Brian to discuss Afghan Whig's Gentlemen (1993, Elektra) in front of a live audience at the 2017 Philadelphia Podcast Festival.
Bill and Brian continue having fun on their summer vacation, but in the meantime, we won't leave you without an episode. So we hung out and spent some time chatting about the legendary musicians that ruled the rock and roll studios in the 60s...
We continue our journey through the musical dabblings of Hollywood's TV and movie stars by looking at another half-dozen surprising albums from the likes of, believe it or not, Katey Sagal, Jasmine Guy, Don Johnson, and Crystal Bernard!
We continue our look at surprising - and surprisingly enjoyable - albums from famous actors who you may not have realized ever moonlighted as recording artists, including Tim Curry, Cheryl Ladd, and Eddie Murphy!
Our Common Thread column returns as we take a look - six at a time - through two dozen better-than-average musical excursions from moonlighting notable actors, beginning with discs from the likes of Alan Arkin, Peggy Lipton, and - believe it or not - Anthony Perkins!
Join us as we pay tribute to the late, great legendary country-pop vocalist (and session guitarist extraordinaire) by selecting and examining his fifteen most seminal long-players!
Our Albums from the Lost and Found column returns with a look at this delightful 1983 pop album - jam-packed with Top 40 hits yet strangely never released on CD in the U.S.! - from actress-turned-singer Irene Cara (best known for her starring role in the movie musical Fame and her award-winning theme song from the movie Flashdance).
Rating and reviewing every Jackson 5 and Jacksons studio album from the 1976 archival package Joyful Jukebox Music through 1989's oft-derided 2300 Jackson Street, and helping you select the best live album and hits compilations from the brothers!
We finish our two-part look in Albums from the Lost and Found at the vastly-underrated Jermaine Jackson's body of work by looking at his final solo album for Motown and his first two outings for Arista Records!
Rating and reviewing every studio album from the Jackson 5 from their debut Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5 through the last album they ever recorded for Motown, Moving Violation!
Our Albums from the Lost and Found column returns with a two-part look at five very fun '80s platters from the criminally-underappreciated Jermaine Jackson, starting with the 1980 discs Let's Get Serious and Jermaine!
Rating and reviewing every Rod Stewart studio album from Soulbook through Another Country and helping you select the best live album and hits package! We also delve into some miscellaneous obscurities in his catalog, including the tough-to-find belated issue of the shelved '90s album Once in a Blue Moon!
Rating and reviewing every Rod Stewart studio album from Human (the criminally-overlooked closing cut of which finds Rod teaming up with New Radicals!) through Still the Same ... Great Rock Classics of Our Time!
Rating and reviewing every Rod Stewart studio album from Camouflage through When We Were the New Boys!
Rating and reviewing every Rod Stewart album from A Night on the Town through Body Wishes!
Rating and reviewing every Rod Stewart studio album from his debut disc The Rod Stewart Album through Atlantic Crossing!
Through A Note Darkly is a weekly feature on thegreatalbums.com in which contributor Chris Villalta searches for lessons in an album he's heard a lot about, but has never heard in full before
We finish off our look at the full Luther Vandross catalog by rating and reviewing all his studio albums from Power of Love through Dance with My Father and helping you select his best hits package!
By special request, we review every Luther Vandross studio album from Never Too Much through Any Love!
Rating and reviewing every Marvin Gaye studio album from In Our Lifetime through the posthumous archival package Vulnerable, and helping you choose his best hits package and live album!