Bill and Brian are joined by thegreatalbums.com blogger and resident bin-diver Jeff Fiedler to count down his top 10 albums of 2017. Listeners are in for a treat as we get into an all new, all different list of great albums that were released in the 2017 calendar year!
It's Bonus Song Thursday! Bill and Brian continue talking about our favorite albums of 2017 by highlighting a release from a local NJ band, Ruby Bones! We talk about what a great guy band leader Chris Nova is and his dedication to...
Bill and Brian count down their top 10 albums of 2017. As has become our custom, Bill defers to Brian to give us a list of 10 hip, cool albums that came out in the past calendar year.
It's Bonus Song Thursday! Bill and Brian get a little tangential, finally bringing one of the all time greats to the podcast, as we discuss Phil Collins' very 90s-tastic cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." We talk a little about Phil, Genesis in the 80s, and uilleann pipes before we then...
Massive Albums November comes to a close as Bill and Brian chat about Cyndi Lauper's smash debut She's So Unusual (1983, Portrait). Bill and Brian talk about learning to appreciate pop albums, the contributions of the Hooters' Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian, how Lauper made...
It's Bonus Song Thursday! Bill and Brian break out the their Ocean Pacific gear as they remember the 90s and their early experiences hearing Billy Joel's "The River of Dreams." Brian tells a heartbreaking tale of a young man who didn't...
Rating and reviewing every Santana studio album from 1977's Moonflower through 1992's Milagro!
Rating and reviewing every Santana studio album from their self-titled debut through 1977's Festival!
The Great (Live) Albums is our new bimonthly column taking a look at some of
the best—or at least most interesting—live recordings in pop music history. How
do these odd documents fit in to an artist’s overall discography? What do they
teach us about the history of rock? Let’s find out!
Rating and reviewing every studio album by the Doors from their 1967 self-titled debut through the posthumous Jim Morrison poetry disc An American Prayer!
Rating and reviewing every one of Bill Wither's studio albums from his 1971 debut Just As I Am through 1985's Watching You Watching Me, and helping you select his best hits package and live disc!
In the second half of this week's Lost and Found column on late-'70s comeback albums from female pop stars of the '60s, we take a look at Love Me by Name by Lesley Gore, which reunited the "It's My Party" singer with her first producer Quincy Jones and features unlikely collaborations with the likes of Herbie Hancock and the funk duo The Brothers Johnson!
Our Lost and Found column returns from a brief break with this two-part feature on late-'70s comeback albums from female pop stars of the '60s, beginning with this look at Victim of Romance from former Mamas and the Papas member Michelle Phillips!
In the conclusion to our four-part look at one-hit wonders of the late '70s, we showcase discs from Ian Gomm, Lauren Wood, McFadden & Whitehead, New England, The Rockets, McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, and Suzi Quatro!
In this Part 3 of 4, we showcase discs from Ian Matthews, Bell & James, Rubicon, Walter Egan, Celebration, Bobby Caldwell, and Nick Gilder!
In this Part 2 of 4, we showcase discs from Smokie, Starz, Alan O'Day, Peter McCann, Starland Vocal Band, Silver, and Ram Jam!
We turn our attention to one-hit-wonders of the late '70s with this four-part series, beginning with discs from Dwight Twilley Band, Dean Friedman, John Miles, Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids, Lady Flash, Larry Santos, and Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band!
Rating and reviewing the final nine Supremes studio albums from 1970's New Ways but Love Stays through 1976's Mary, Scherrie, and Susaye, and selecting the best hits packages and live discs from the group! These discs might hail from the post-Diana Ross years, but don't let that prevent you from taking a look at this column! This era produced much of the most criminally underrated music in their entire catalog.
The siblings’ fourth album was its most commercially successful yet, although, ironically, it’s the one they had the least involvement in making (six of the nine songs surprisingly are ...
The follow-up disc, 1983’s In a Special Way, is the group’s masterpiece and ranks among the very best full-lengths to ever come out of the Motown machine (critic Robert Christgau has gone so far as to hail it as one of ...
They’re one of the most heavily-sampled acts in all of rap and hip-hop and their silky-smooth ballads made them R&B legends. Yet DeBarge strangely commands little attention from most music critics and their music – though it’s never really gone away, living on both in the form of ...
Rating and reviewing all the Supremes studio albums from Reflections through the Four Tops duets album The Magnificent 7! How do the group's first post-Diana Ross discs fare? Get our surprising take here!
Rating and reviewing the first ten Supremes studio albums from Meet the Supremes through The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart!